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“We’ll Always Have Casablanca” Book Giveaway (Feb 13 through March 18)

Celebrating a Classic among Classics! “We’ll Always Have Casablanca” Book Giveaway In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Casablanca’s premiere, we are thrilled to say that we’ll be giving away TEN COPIES of “We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Character Actor S. Z. “Cuddles” Sakall

Born February 2, 1883 Character Actor S. Z. “Cuddles” Sakall! Character Actor S. Z. “Cuddles” Sakall appeared in over 100 films. He started his career in Hungarian and German silent films and early talkies, but is probably best remembered for … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Paul Henreid

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Paul Henreid, born January 10, 1908! For me, one of the factors that creates the “Classic Hollywood Mythos” is its time period. With an evolution that ranges in time from the Roaring Twenties, … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Humphrey Bogart

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Humphrey Bogart, born December 25, 1899! The balance of stoicism and passion is a character trait I’ve always admired. The ability to hide a burning passion behind a well maintained veneer of a cool, … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Michael Curtiz

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Michael Curtiz, born December 24, 1886! Some directors are remembered for a specific reason. Hitchcock will be forever known as the master of suspense, Cuckor earned the moniker of “womans director,” and Ed Wood … Continue reading

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Play it again, Sam: Casablana Piano Sold at Sotheby’s Auction

The Iconic Casablanca Piano was Sold at Sotheby’s for over $600K! “Play it again, Sam”… The iconic piano used in the film Casablanca was sold to an unknown buyer for more than $600,000 at a Sotheby’s auction in New York. … Continue reading

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Coming To A Theater Near You — Casablanca / Hollywood’s Greatest: Then and Now – Shirley MacLaine

Before I go on to talk about fantastic actress Shirley MacLaine, I wanted to let you know about a wonderful event happening on Wednesday, March 21st — Casablanca will be re-released in select theaters around the country. As you already … Continue reading

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2011 Best Picture Winner – The Artist

2011 Best Picture Winner – The Artist Other Nominated Films: The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, War Horse When I first decided to do my Best Picture Countdown, … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture # 1 — Casablanca (1943)

1. Casablanca (1943) Other Nominated Films: For Whom the Bell Tolls, Heaven Can Wait, The Human Comedy, In Which We Serve, Madame Curie, The More the Merrier, The Ox-Bow Incident, The Song of Bernadette, Watch on the Rhine Casablanca is … Continue reading

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