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Vitaphone View: The Coming of Talkies – The Theatre’s Angle, Part 2

  Vitaphone View: The Coming of Talkies The Theatre’s Angle, Part 1 This is the second part of my two-part blog series on the effect of the coming of sound to exhibitors in the late 1920’s…….. ….. A New Deal on … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Director Stanley Donen

  Born April 13, 1924 Director and Choreographer Stanley Donen! Short and sweet, three of my favorite Stanley Donen dance scenes, in no particular order: “I’m singin’ and dancin’ in the rain” – Gene Kelly, Singin’ in the Rain (1952, … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Stanley Donen

Happy Birthday to Classic  Movie Legend, Stanley Donen, born April 13th, 1924! Stanley Donen has a special place in my heart. Though never reaching the levels of cultural fame achieved by his peers such as Vincent Minnelli or frequent co-worker … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Gene Kelly

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Gene Kelly, born on August 23, 1912! As mentioned before with James Cagney, a prerequisite for stardom in classic Hollywood cinema was to hold the moniker triple threat. But what about a quadruple … Continue reading

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Singin’ In The Rain: What a Glorious Feeling! (TCM Fathom Movie Event)

Singin’ In The Rain: What a Glorious Feeling, I’m Smiling Again… Ah! What a glorious song, what a glorious scene, what a glorious film! And, I’m so happy to say that — thanks to NCM Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture #’s 40 and 39 — Cavalcade (1933) and The Broadway Melody of 1929 (1929)

40. Cavalcade (1933) Other Nominated Films: 42nd Street, A Farewell to Arms, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, Lady for a Day, Little Women, The Private Life of Henry VIII, She Done Him Wrong, Smilin’ Through, State Fair At the … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture #’s 42 and 41 — Cimarron (1931) and The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

42. Cimarron (1931) Other Nominated Films: East Lynne, The Front Page, Skippy, Trader Horn One of the first films to ever win an Oscar, it’s interesting watching it now, to say the least. It’s one of those films that, for the time … Continue reading

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