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California (1947) was a Romance - Western Film directed by John Farrow and produced by John Farrow.

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California Fires Are Burning Hollywood History

By Lara on Nov 10, 2018 From Backlots

Image of the Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles, courtesy of ABC7 New York As I write this post, I’m looking out the window into a haze of smoke, blowing down to the Bay Area from the Camp Fire in Chico. California is fighting several severe wildfires right now, and as of this writing, the entire cit... Read full article


Small Town Theaters: A Gem in the Wine Country, the Sebastiani Theatre in Sonoma, California

By The Lady Eve on Mar 8, 2018 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

Opened in 1934, the Sebastiani Screens Current and Classic Films On a recent trek into the wine country, we took some time to cruise Sonoma Plaza in the town's center, an area now lined with restaurants, specialty shops and food and wine sellers. Amazingly, in the midst of all this modern-era com... Read full article


Olivia de Havilland, Allison Janney, and Right of Publicity in the California Courts

By Lara on Mar 2, 2018 From Backlots

Going about my day this afternoon, an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times entitled “What Does Olivia de Havilland Have Against Allison Janney?” came to my attention. Following the de Havilland case closely as I have been, there are some things from the article that I would like to add... Read full article


You're invited! Presenting HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM NOIR at Sacramento's California Museum 9/24

on Sep 5, 2017 From GlamAmor

After a couple months of planning, I'm finally able to start announcing my events for the Fall. They start with this September talk centered on film noir style at Sacramento's California Museum that's part of their Light & Noir exhibition. If you live in Northern California, I hope to see you th... Read full article


California 2017: Highlights from the Warner Bros. Studio Tour

By Jennifer Garlen on Apr 6, 2017 From Virtual Virago

We spent spring break in Los Angeles and Anaheim this year, ostensibly to tour colleges for our teenager (whose dream school is Cal Arts). While I was once again too early to revel in the delights of the TCM Film Festival in Hollywood, I did manage to enjoy plenty of movie buff destinations, from Ho... Read full article


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Quotes from

Pokey: I thought this was God's country.
Mr. Pike: Not no more it ain't!


Lily Bishop: You may think you're pretty high and mighty, Trumbo. But let me tell you this... if I live long enough, and I will, I'm going to pull you down off that fancy horse of yours and shove your face in the muck - so help me!


Lily Bishop: He was a gambler. He played the Mississippi boats. He always used to say, 'It's your cheat who's most afraid of being cheated.' You better stay on your horse after this, Trumbo. It makes you look more important than you really are. Another thing my father told me: 'Always leave a man burying money.'


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Facts about

In Feb. 1958, a reissue of this film was in wide release by Paramount on a double bill with another western, Desert Fury.
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onJanuary 30, 1950 with Ray Milland reprising his film role.
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