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A Judy Garland tribute

Judy would have celebrated her 93rd birthday today.  I celebrate her always.  This one’s my heart. ________________________________________________________ There are people whose work we enjoy and by virtue of that alone we […]

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Bedtime Story for Loretta Young

A Delirious and Delightful Delving into Love’s Most Entrancing Moments of Mirth and Madness! As far as taglines go, that’s a mouthful!  It belongs to a romantic comedy from Columbia […]

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DUELING DIVAS À l’ombre du noir

Concluding a year during which this blog took on a life of its own, I submit what I believe is my last blogathon entry of 2012.  This is a very special […]

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Thugs, mugs and dames…a pictorial

A crime-laden gallery.  As an homage to classic crime films and the legends who portrayed the criminals, following is a historical pictorial from the earliest days of the crime genre […]

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My Movie Alphabet

So how many times have I said that I hate lists in posts?  OK.  Many.  I will never do so again.  I ran into Mettel Ray Movie Blog and saw […]

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Everybody comes to Rick’s

Widely considered one of the best films ever made, there is no lack of information and/or commentary available on Michael Curtiz‘ 1942, classic of classics, Casablanca.  We can’t seem to […]

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Sunset Blvd…It IS Big!

Norma Desmond: “You see, this is my life! It always will be! Nothing else! Just us, the cameras, and those wonderful people out there in the dark…” _______________________________________________ The opening credits […]

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Gene Kelly does Summer Stock

The blogosphere is all abuzz this week in celebration of the life and work of Gene Kelly.  Today would have been his 100th birthday.  I just had to do something […]

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The magic of Lemmon

This is by far the most difficult post I’ve ever tried to write. I’ve thought about it since I first saw the announcement for the Summer Under the Stars (SUTS) […]

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The Best Years of Our Lives

There are movies.  And then there are MOVIES. WWII has just ended and three servicemen meet on their way back home to the town of Boone City.  Air Force Captain […]

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High Society in The Philadelphia Story

For the most part, I am not a fan of film remakes and am certainly against the remaking of great classic films.  There’s just no need for it.  Remakes are very […]

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The Hitchcock Signature

For the Love of Film: The Film Preservation Blogathon III _____________________________________________ Everyone knows that all Alfred Hitchcock films have a lot in common, all that is Alfred Hitchcock. The mark […]

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Set a thief… To Catch a Thief

I sit on a lazy Saturday afternoon watching the beauty of Hitchcock.  Not the man (necessarily), but his work.  He is so deliberate, the master manipulator – I am putty […]