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5 Things You May Not Know about Busby Berkeley

  5 Things You May Not Know about Busby Berkeley   Like that today is his birthday. Happy 121st Birthday to the legend Busby Berkeley! ….. 1) He was a performer and a fighter  I couldn’t find a a picture … Continue reading

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British Empire in Film Blogathon: Lawrence of Arabia

British Empire in Film Blogathon Lawrence of Arabia: Part One –The Creation of Myth A portrait of the real Lawrence of Arabia. We open on a lone motorcycle – the very symbol of freedom, the open road – and escape … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Sessue Hayakawa

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Sessue Hayakawa, born on June 10th, 1889! Some stars, long after they are gone, manage to stay front and center in the scope of pop-culture. People like Audrey Hepburn, James Dean, and Marlon … Continue reading

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Turner Classic Movie – Twenty Years of Classic Movies!

  Turner Classic Movie – Happy 20th!   I would like to wish a happy 20th birthday to one of my dear friends: Turner Classic Movies. OK, so perhaps the term “friend” is a bit intimate for a non-living entity, … Continue reading

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Preserving History: The Essanay Studios Indiegogo Campaign

Preserving History: The Restoration of Iconic Essanay Studios The Famous terracotta entrance to present-day Essanay Studios. History is such a beautiful thing. Like a giant puzzle with endless pieces, History provides us with context for concepts and events as infinite in … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Fred Zinnemann

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Fred Zinnemann, born April 29th, 1907! In his heyday, Fred Zinneman was as revered a name as his peers Hitchcock, Capra, and Wyler. Now enter 2013, where the other three are icons of the film … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Stanley Donen

Happy Birthday to Classic  Movie Legend, Stanley Donen, born April 13th, 1924! Stanley Donen has a special place in my heart. Though never reaching the levels of cultural fame achieved by his peers such as Vincent Minnelli or frequent co-worker … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: David Lean

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend David Lean, born March 25th, 1908! As human beings, and by reading this I assume you are one, we love seeing things grow. We plant tiny little seeds to watch them grow into … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: W.S Van Dyke

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, W.S Van Dyke, born March 21st, 1889! W.S. Van Dyke is a producer’s dream director. Not only was he capable of directing multiple genres, he had an unprecedented skill of finishing pictures on-time … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Ida Lupino

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Ida Lupino, born February 4th, 1918. To me, Ida Lupino is one of best female role models in the world of classic film. She had the gall of Katharine Hepburn, the independence of Bette Davis, … Continue reading

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