Jack Lemmon

A Twist of Lemmon

Here’s to Jack Lemmon on what would have been his eighty-ninth birthday. A wonderful actor to whom I’ve already dedicated a post noting my favorite performances, The Magic of Lemmon, Jack was also a self-taught, accomplished pianist and a damn… Read More ›

Marilyn – a career in pictures

It’s difficult to fathom a near 90-year-old Marilyn Monroe.  The legend would have celebrated a birthday today, June 1st.  To honor the occasion I am re-posting the following tribute, which I originally published in honor of the 50th anniversary of her… Read More ›

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) blogathon hosted by Michael and Jill.  I believe that’s over… Read More ›

Billy Wilder Speaks

While on a plane recently I watched Billy Wilder Speaks (2006), a film by Volker Schlöndorff. My intention was to find one of the great director’s films to dedicate a post to in celebration of what would have been his 106th… Read More ›


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