Category Archives: Posts by Danny Miller

Classic Conversations: Debbie Wileman Channels Judy Garland Like No One Else

The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for the entire planet, to say the least, but it has also produced some unexpected gifts. If not for the pandemic, a British woman named Debbie Wileman, who hadn’t sung professionally in years, would … Continue reading

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Classic Conversations: Director of ‘Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It’

I adore Rita Moreno. I mean, who doesn’t? The 89-year-old actress has it all. I loved her as silent movie star Zelda Zanders in the MGM classic Singin’ in the Rain, I loved her as poor Tuptim in the spectacular … Continue reading

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Classic Conversations: Adam-Michael James Brings the Beloved ‘Bewitched’ Characters Back to Life in His New Book ‘Samantha’s Seventies’

There’s no one on the planet who knows more about the classic TV series Bewitched than talented writer Adam-Michael James. His deliciously comprehensive first book, The Bewitched Continuum, was an encyclopedic tome packed with everything you ever wanted to know about the series that ran … Continue reading

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Classic Conversations: Jacqueline Bissett and the Stars of ‘West Side Story’ Talk About the 2021 TCM Classic Film Festival

I have attended all of the TCM Classic Film Festivals since TCM premiered the festival in Hollywood in April 2010. It is my favorite classic movie event and many of us look forward to it all year long, talking about … Continue reading

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Classic Conversations: The Late Michael Apted, Director of the Acclaimed ‘Up’ Documentaries

In my opinion, the most extraordinary documentary series in the history of the medium is the late director Michael Apted’s “Up” films. Beginning in 1964 with “Seven Up,” a group of 14 British children from various socio-economic backgrounds were interviewed … Continue reading

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Classic Conversations: Oscar-Nominated Ronee Blakley Talks About Her Iconic Role as Barbara Jean on the 45th Anniversary of Robert Altman’s ‘Nashville’

Ronee Blakley discusses her role as Barbara Jean in Robert Altman’s “Nashville” on the 45th anniversary of the film’s release Continue reading

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Classic Conversations: Vivien Leigh Slays in Zoom Call with Samuel Goldwyn, Kenneth Tynan, and Edward R. Murrow

During this isolated time of quarantine, I’ve been catching up on some of my favorite conversations with the classic movie artists that I love. One of the greatest conversations I’ve ever seen among show biz folk occurred in 1958 on … Continue reading

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Classic Conversations: A Rare In-Depth Interview with the Great Katharine Hepburn

Celebrating Katharine Hepburn’s birthday by watching her fascinating two-part 1973 interview with Dick Cavett Continue reading

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Classic Conversations: Director Benedict Andrews on How He Helped Kristen Stewart Bring Jean Seberg’s Fascinating and Tragic Story to Life

Seberg is inspired by true events in the life of French New Wave darling and Breathless star, Jean Seberg (Kristen Stewart), who in the late 1960s was targeted by the FBI because of her support of the civil rights movement and … Continue reading

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Classic Conversations: Chatting with Barbara Rush on Her 93rd Birthday

It’s no secret that I’m in love with Barbara Rush, star of stage, screen, and television. She appeared in some of my favorite movies and added immeasurably to every one of them. And her co-stars were equally legendary. The Young … Continue reading

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