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Breaking Barriers: Rita Moreno

Breaking Barriers Rita Moreno  To quote Barack Obama at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors, “[Rita Moreno] is still a leading lady of her era, a trailblazer with courage to break through barriers and forge new paths.” That’s not the only … Continue reading

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Breaking Barriers: Hattie McDaniel

  Breaking Barriers Hattie McDaniel Hattie McDaniel has the distinct honor of being the first black actor in history to win an Academy Award. On February 29th, 1940, she defied the odds and beat four white actresses, including her own … Continue reading

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“Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford” Book Giveaway (February via Facebook and Blog)!

“Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford” Book Giveaway – Qualifying Entry Task for Facebook/Blog Contest “My name is John Ford and I make Westerns.” To continue our celebration of John Ford’s birthday this month (born February … Continue reading

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“Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford” Book Giveaway (via Twitter February 1 through February 27)!

“Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford” Book Giveaway – Qualifying Entry Task for TWITTER Contest “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” In celebration of John Ford’s birthday, today, February 1 (born in 1894), CMH … Continue reading

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TCM Star of The Month: Maureen O’Hara

Maureen O’Hara: Technicolor’s Queen July: what a beautiful month. With the summer season finally in full swing, everything seems extra vibrant, extra lively, and full of color. It makes sense, then, that Turner Classic Movie would choose the vibrant and … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Thomas Mitchell

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Character Actor Thomas Mitchell, born July 11, 1892! Veteran Character Actor Thomas Mitchell has appeared in such a wonderful array of iconic films — and has portrayed such a diverse palette of characters — … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: John Ford

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, John Ford, born February 1st, 1894. One of the most powerful aspects of film is its ability to create a self-contained world void of the trappings of reality. A well-crafted film can transport … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Magnet Madness Giveaway: Citizen Kane (Today’s Entry Task)

Classic Movie Magnet Madness Continues! Entry Task for today… In order to win today’s Citizen Kane Classic Movie Magnet, be the FIRST person to TWEET the correct answer to the following question — (US and Canada entries only please, sorry) … Continue reading

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U.S. Postal Service Honors Legendary Classic Movie Directors Capra, Ford, Huston and Wilder: May 23, 2012

Fun news for all us Classic Movie Fans! The US Postal Service is honoring four Legendary Classic Movie Directors — Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston and Billy Wilder  – with the issuance of the Great Film Directors First-Class Forever … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture # 5 — Rebecca (1940)

5. Rebecca (1940) Other Nominated Films: All This and Heaven Too, Foreign Correspondent, The Grapes of Wrath, The Great Dictator, Kitty Foyle, The Letter, The Long Voyage Home, Our Town, The Philadelphia Story Finally, we are at the Top 5. … Continue reading

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