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Breaking Barriers: Dorothy Dandrige

  Breaking Barriers Dorothy Dandridge Multi-talented, incredibly beautiful, and disciplined in the performing arts since childhood, Dorothy Dandridge could have been as big as Beyonce if she was just born 80 years later. Instead she was born in 1922. A … Continue reading

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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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5 Things You May Not Know about Veronica Lake

  5 Things You May Not Know about Veronica Lake Like that today, November 14, would have been her birthday. Happy 94th Birthday to Hollywood legend Veronica Lake! ….. 1.) Her signature hair, that was an accident So, are we … Continue reading

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The Oscars: A Time to Talk

  The Oscars: A Time to Talk ….. Finally it’s here! February always seems to be us movies lovers’ favorite time of year. And why? Well, it’s simple:  The Oscars. Yes, it’s the time of year when Hollywood votes on … Continue reading

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Five Facts About Fred MacMurray

  Five Facts About Fred MacMurray Other than that he was beautiful… ….. 1) He was a super hero Can you see it? Fred MacMurray has the power of superhuman strength/speed, flight as well as a genius level intellect. OK, … Continue reading

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Val Lewton: His Brand of Fear

Val Lewton His Brand of Fear In the magical world of movie making, it’s the director that usually gets all the creative glory. Heck, there’s even a popular notion in film criticism called the auteur theory that rests on that … Continue reading

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From a Lord to a Queen: Katharine Hepburn Blogathon

From a Lord to a Queen: Katharine Hepburn Katharine Hepburn, Peter O’Toole and Anthony Hopkins star in The Lion in Winter (1968, Anthony Harvey director) It only makes sense that The Great Katharine Hepburn would take on the role as … Continue reading

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getTV: Your Christmas and New Years Escape

  getTV: Your Christmas and New Years Escape The Holidays. They say it’s a time for friends, family, and celebrating tradition. When we light up the house, decorate the tree and drink approximately 10 pounds of eggnog in the span … Continue reading

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Nevermore! Eclair and Essanay Pursue ‘The Raven’ (Remakes and the Early Days of Film, 2)

  Nevermore! Eclair and Essanay Pursue ‘The Raven’ As recent as 2012, Edgar Allan Poe has been portrayed in a medium which he never lived to see. His works and his life have provided ample material for film. In fact, … 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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