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Mini Tribute: W.S. Van Dyke at Work

Born March 21, 1889 Director W.S. Van Dyke! Woody Strong Van Dyke started his film career working as an assistant to the legendary D. W. Griffith. In 1917, he directed his first film, The Land of Long Shadows for Essanay Studios, followed by five … Continue reading

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From the Page to the Screen: Six Favorite Books and their Screen Adaptations

  From the Page to the Screen: The Final Stretch of Summer Reading Good books and good moves: the two things I couldn’t possibly live without. All right, so food, water, and shelter may rank a little higher in terms … Continue reading

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Just for Fun! Asta the Dog — Hollywood’s Most Famous Canine Scene-Stealer!

Just for Fun! Asta the Dog! One of Hollywood’s most famous Canine Scene Stealers, Asta the terrier was born ‘Skippy’ in 1931 (or possibly 1932).  Asta* appeared in 12 film and television roles, most notably as ‘Asta the Dog’ in The … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: W.S Van Dyke

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, W.S Van Dyke, born March 21st, 1889! W.S. Van Dyke is a producer’s dream director. Not only was he capable of directing multiple genres, he had an unprecedented skill of finishing pictures on-time … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Myrna Loy

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Myrna Loy, born August  2 in 1905! Supportive yet stern; attractive yet approachable; intelligent yet playful. What am I talking about here? Well, if you guessed the perfect wife, then you would be correct … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: William Powell

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, William Powell, born July 29 in 1892! William Powell: Master of the Screwball Comedy. More so than Cary Grant, more so than Clark Gable, more so than James Stewart; in my humble opinion, Powell represents the … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture # 10 — It Happened One Night (1934)

10. It Happened One Night (1934) Other Nominated Films: The Barretts of Wimpole Street, Cleopatra, Flirtation Walk, The Gay Divorcee, Here Comes the Navy, The House of Rothschild, Imitation of Life, One Night of Love, The Thin Man, Viva Villa!, … Continue reading

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