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The Politics of Yankee Doodle Dandy – Exclusive Guest Post by Author Alan K. Rode (Michael Curtiz: A Life)

The Politics of Yankee Doodle Dandy The notion for a biographical film about legendary show business powerhouse George M. Cohan had been kicking around Hollywood since the late 1930s. The father of American musical comedy claimed to be born on … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Character Actor S. Z. “Cuddles” Sakall

Born February 2, 1883 Character Actor S. Z. “Cuddles” Sakall! Character Actor S. Z. “Cuddles” Sakall appeared in over 100 films. He started his career in Hungarian and German silent films and early talkies, but is probably best remembered for … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: James Cagney

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, James Cagney, born July 17 in 1899! Triple threat: Singer. Dancer. Actor. Once a staple in the Hollywood lexicon of classic stars — the ability to sing, dance, and act is sadly no longer … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture #’s 36 and 35 — The Life of Emile Zola (1937) and Mrs. Miniver (1942)

36. The Life of Emile Zola (1937) Other Nominated Films: The Awful Truth, Captains Courageous, Dead End, The Good Earth, In Old Chicago, Lost Horizon, One Hundred Men and a Girl, Stage Door, A Star is Born I’m going to … Continue reading

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