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Classic Movie Travels: Mel Tormé – Chicago

Classic Movie Travels: Mel Tormé – Chicago Mel Tormé Mel Tormé was one of the great jazz singers of his day. Nicknamed “The Velvet Fog,” he was responsible for entertaining many audiences with his singing, in addition to composing the … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Danny Thomas – Toledo and Memphis

 Classic Movie Travels: Danny Thomas Actor and philanthropist, Danny Thomas. Many remember Danny Thomas as an individual who made his mark upon the entertainment industry as a nightclub comedian, singer, actor, and producer. His lengthy career included a starring role … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Ray Bolger – Boston, NY and LA

Classic Movie Travels: Ray Bolger Actor, vaudevillian, TV presenter, singer, and dancer, Ray Bolger. For nearly a century, audiences all over the world have fallen in love with Ray Bolger’s portrayal of the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (1939). Beyond … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Vivian Blaine

Classic Movie Travels: Vivian Blaine – New Jersey, New York The beautiful, talented Vivian Blaine. Whether in her days as a glamorous cherry redhead or a zany blonde, Vivian Blaine was an enthusiastic delight in many films. Harboring musical talents … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Billie Burke

Classic Movie Travels: Billie Burke – New York The beautiful Billie Burke. While best remembered for her portrayal of Glinda the Good Witch of the North in The Wizard of Oz (1939), Billie Burke led a fascinating life and career … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Francis Farmer from Seattle to Indianapolis

Francis Farmer… A Turbulent Journey When I relayed the complicated tale of Frances Farmer’s life to a friend of mine, his response was, “Now, that would make an interesting movie.” I immediately pointed him to the 1982 film, Frances, starring Jessica … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: The Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy

The Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy Red Skelton is probably one of the most endearing American comics. Maintaining a simple brand of patriotic comedy, stemming from the clowning tradition, Skelton charmed audiences through live performance, radio, and television broadcasts. … Continue reading

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