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Silver Screen Standards: The Harvey Girls (1946)

Silver Screen Standards: The Harvey Girls (1946) I’ve had a particular fondness for The Harvey Girls (1946) since the first time I saw it, but my love increased when I visited the El Tovar Hotel in the Grand Canyon some … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Corriganville

Western RoundUp: Corriganville Some of the best-known Western movie locations are beyond Southern California… places like Lone Pine’s Alabama Hills, further north in California, or Monument Valley, where John Ford shot Westerns on the Arizona-Utah border. However, hundreds of Westerns, … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 3

Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 3 It’s time for another look at some Western “Hidden Gems”! These are relatively lesser-known yet entertaining movies that deserve a look from fans of the Western genre. I’ve found both of these films, which … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Stagecoach (1939)

Silver Screen Standards: Stagecoach (1939) I took a short ride in a stagecoach once, at the Old Tucson Western theme park in Arizona, and it permanently altered my impression of films like Stagecoach (1939), where travelers make long journeys in … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Rio Bravo (1959)

Western RoundUp: Rio Bravo (1959) This month I’m taking a look at Rio Bravo (1959), which is not only one of my favorite Westerns, it’s one of my all-time favorite movies. My history with this film goes back to May of 1977 … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Cinematic Fascination with The Big (and Sometimes Blended) Family

The Funny Papers: Cinematic Fascination with The Big (and Sometimes Blended) Family When my husband and I married a dozen years ago, we were each going to the altar for the second time. We became a blended family, bringing with … Continue reading

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How Many Films did Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne Star in Together?

How many Films did Maureen O’Hara andJohn Wayne Star in Together? “There’s only one woman who has been my friend over the years andby that I mean a real friend, like a man would be. That woman is Maureen O’Hara.” … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Yvonne De Carlo

Western RoundUp: Yvonne De Carlo Canadian-born actress Yvonne De Carlo is remembered by many classic film fans as one of Hollywood’s most glamorous women. Born Margaret “Peggy” Yvonne Middleton in Vancouver in 1922, De Carlo began her film career in … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Streaming Westerns at Home

Western RoundUp: Streaming Westerns at Home This month many of us find ourselves unexpectedly forced to stay home for an indefinite period, so I thought this would be the right time to take a look at some excellent Westerns which … Continue reading

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Western Roundup: Western Film Book Library – Part 2

Western Film Book Library – Part 2 Last summer I shared a few of the favorite books on Westerns in my library.  Some of the books I wrote about encouraged my love of Westerns from an early age, while other … Continue reading

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