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The Politics of Yankee Doodle Dandy – Exclusive Guest Post by Author Alan K. Rode (Michael Curtiz: A Life)

The Politics of Yankee Doodle Dandy The notion for a biographical film about legendary show business powerhouse George M. Cohan had been kicking around Hollywood since the late 1930s. The father of American musical comedy claimed to be born on … Continue reading

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Cagney, the Musical: Exclusive Interview with Robert Creighton

Made it Ma! Top of the World! “Cagney” Interview with Star and Co-Author Robert Creighton It would be no exaggeration to say that I was on ‘top of the world’ when I left the Westside Theatre in NYC after seeing … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Mae Clarke

Born August 16, 1910, Actress Mae Clarke! Grapefruit anyone??? 🙂 All kidding aside, actress Mae Clarke appeared in over 115 roles. She is probably best remembered as Henry Frankenstein’s (Colin Clive’s) fiancee, Elizabeth, in the 1931 classic, Frankenstein, and as … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: James Cagney

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, James Cagney, born July 17 in 1899! Triple threat: Singer. Dancer. Actor. Once a staple in the Hollywood lexicon of classic stars — the ability to sing, dance, and act is sadly no longer … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture #’s 14 and 13 — The Sound of Music (1965) and Marty (1955)

14. The Sound of Music (1965) Other Nominated Films: Darling, Doctor Zhivago, Ship of Fools, A Thousand Clowns Now this is one of the weeks I’ve been looking forward to writing about! There are a lot of movies I’ve enjoyed … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture #’s 22 and 21 — Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and Hamlet (1948)

22. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) Other Nominated Films: Alice Adams, Broadway Melody of 1936, Captain Blood, David Copperfield, The Informer, The Lives of a Bengal Lancer, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Les Misérables, Naughty Marietta, Ruggles of Red Gap, Top … Continue reading

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