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Silver Screen Standards: Transformative Drag in Some Like It Hot (1959)

Transformative Drag in Some Like It Hot (1959) Some Like It Hot (1959) is widely celebrated as one of classic Hollywood’s greatest comedies, even though its cross-dressing plot roused conservative ire and caused the movie to be released without Hays … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: The Seven Year Itch (1955)

Silver Screen Standards: The Seven Year Itch (1955) News of summer heatwaves naturally put thoughts of The Seven Year Itch (1955) and undies in the icebox into my mind, so it seemed like the perfect time to revisit this sweltering … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Sensational Pola Negri

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Sensational Pola Negri We’re all familiar with the stereotype of the flamboyant silent film actress: the lavishly-dressed temptress being chauffeured around Hollywood in gold-plated automobiles, stalking through the most exclusive parties, leaving a … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: The Gay Divorcee (1934)

Silver Screen Standards: The Gay Divorcee (1934) I knew I wanted to write about Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers for this month’s column, but with ten movies to choose from the hard part was deciding which one I particularly wanted … Continue reading

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Cinemallennials: Some Like It Hot (1959)

Cinemallennials: Some Like It Hot (1959) For those of you who are unfamiliar with Cinemallennials, it is a bi-weekly podcast in which I, and another millennial, watch a classic film that we’ve never seen before, and discuss its significance and … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Operation Petticoat (1959)

The Funny Papers: Operation Petticoat (1959) There are classic comedies that capture the perfect blend of superior direction, cast, writing, and appealing aesthetics. You can tell that it works well when we find ourselves forming nostalgic bonds to such films. … Continue reading

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Marilyn: Behind the Icon – The Seven Year Itch

Marilyn: Behind the Icon –The Seven Year Itch Delivers Monroe’s Immortal Iconic Image In 1955, after Marilyn Monroe left Hollywood to study at The Actor’s Studio in Manhattan, she sat in a booth in a diner facing Lowe’s State Theatre … Continue reading

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Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Some Like It Hot

Marilyn: Behind the Icon –A Comedic and Pregnant Monroe Triumphs inSome Like It Hot and Wins the Golden Globe In 2000, the American Film Institute honored Some Like It Hot as the “Best Comedy of All Time.” In the six … Continue reading

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Five Facts About Fred MacMurray

  Five Facts About Fred MacMurray Other than that he was beautiful… ….. 1) He was a super hero Can you see it? Fred MacMurray has the power of superhuman strength/speed, flight as well as a genius level intellect. OK, … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Dave Barry

Born August 26, 1918 Dave Barry! Dave Barry appeared in over 35 film and TV roles but is probably best known for his role as Beinstock in Some Like It Hot 🙂 “I’m the manager of the band, not the … Continue reading

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