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Breaking Barriers: Lena Horne

  Breaking Barriers Lena Horne When Lena Horne signed a long-term contract with MGM it was a very big deal. The year was 1942 and prior to that no black actor had ever been privy to such a lucrative contract … Continue reading

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The MGM Blogathon – All Aboard The Band Wagon

  The MGM Blogathon  All Aboard The Band Wagon Nothing in this world fills me with more unadulterated joy than a well made musical. Every since I was a wee-little lady I wanted nothing more than to live in a … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Producer Pandro S. Berman

Born March 28, 1905 Legendary Producer Pandro S. Berman! Before I start, I must add a quick ‘disclaimer’ –  this post is only labeled a ‘Mini’ tribute because it is ‘mini’ in ‘written’ content — but given that Pandro S. Berman … Continue reading

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What we Love about Dads: A Salute to Three Classic Movie Fathers

In Celebration of Father’s Day, what we love about our Dads!  ….. For being a role model of integrity: Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch (with Mary Badham as daughter Scout) in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962, directed by Robert Mulligan). … 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 Legend Tribute: Judy Garland

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Judy Garland, born June 10 in 1922! The one, the only Judy Garland (as ‘child’ actress) with Mickey Rooney. “I sing, you know.” -Judy Garland as Betsy Booth in Love Finds Andy Hardy. (UNDERSTATEMENT!) Garland … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Cole Porter

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Songwriting Legend, Cole Porter, born June 9 in 1891! Whenever I think of the Fabulous Cole Porter, I can’t help but think of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing to “Night and Day” in The … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture #’s 30 and 29 — An American in Paris (1951) and Gigi (1958)

30. An American in Paris (1951) Other Nominated Films: Decision Before Dawn, A Place in the Sun, Quo Vadis, A Streetcar Named Desire There are very few films that are as vibrant and lavish as An American in Paris. There … Continue reading

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