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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 poor … 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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