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5 Things You May Not Know about Harry Belafonte

5 Things You May Not Know about Harry Belafonte  Like today is his birthday. Happy 90th Birthday to the legend Harry Belafonte! ….. In the Navy… OK, so this may be a promotional picture of Belafonte from Carmen Jones (1954, director Otto … Continue reading

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5 Things You May Not Know About Sidney Poitier

  5 Things You May Not Know About Sidney Poitier Like that today is his birthday. Happy 90th Birthday to the legend Sidney Poitier. ….. 1.) He’s a Loyalist and a Patriot… Loyal to Both The States and The Crown Sidney … Continue reading

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The British Invaders Blogathon: To Sir, With Love

And my British Invaders Blogathon Pick is… To Sir, With Love… “But how do you thank someone who has taken you from crayons to perfume? It isn’t easy, but I’ll try…” Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve loved … Continue reading

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Mark Thackeray: Classic Movie Characters with Kickass Confidence

Mark Thackeray — in To Sir with Love, played by Sidney Poitier As an unemployed engineer looking for work, Mark Thackeray takes a temporary position as a teacher in the tough East End of London. Thackeray’s students come from disruptive … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Sidney Poitier

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Sidney Poitier, Born February 20th, 1927! It’s always a hard task to write about a ground breaker. It’s an even harder task to write about an African American ground breaker during black history … Continue reading

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Let’s Hear it for the Dads: Three Father-Centric Classic Films

If you’ve been to, oh say, any store in the last couple of weeks, you are well aware of what time of year it is — Father’s Day. And of course all the stores are telling you, in brightly colored … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture #’s 12 and 11 — In the Heat of the Night (1967) and My Fair Lady (1964)

12. In the Heat of the Night (1967) Other Nominated Films: Bonnie and Clyde, Doctor Dolittle, The Graduate, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Prior to compiling this countdown list, I’d never seen a Sidney Poitier movie. I knew who he was, and I knew about the profound effect he had … Continue reading

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