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Mar.30.2014
According to the Los Angeles Times, long-missing comedy two-reel shorts such as 1927’s Mickey’s Circus, featuring a 6-year-old Mickey Rooney in his first starring role are among the American silent films recently found at the EYE Filmmusem in Amsterdam. The series was notable for essentially...
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Jan.22.2014
The 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival will honor legendary actor, filmmaker, and humanitarian Jerry Lewis with a celebration of his remarkable career. Highlighting the tribute, Lewis will have his hand and footprints enshrined in concrete in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX. In addition,...
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Dec.02.2013
Throughout the silent era, sheet music for cinematic-inspired tunes brought together the public’s fascination with the silver screen, and their love of popular music. Written by Tin Pan Alley songwriter Charles McCarron in 1915, Those Keystone Comedy Cops capitalized on the popularity of ...
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Nov.16.2013
After seven decades in show business, Angela Lansbury finally will receive her due. It’s the kind of moment traditionally given to stars who should have been recognized by film award’s groups long ago. In Lansbury’s case, few actors can match her commitment...
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Sep.26.2013
A couple of years ago on my Saturday afternoon radio program on the Financial News and Talk Network, my guest, radio legend Art Laboe, admitted that Shane was one of his favorite Golden Age Cinema motion pictures of all time. The Western boasts other additional influential supporters,...
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Sep.24.2013
Just before tearing down an old barn in New Hampshire in 2006, a contractor discovered a treasure: seven reels of film that he donated to the Keene State College Film Archives.  Four of those films were considered lost, including Their First Misunderstanding, a 1911 silent short film...
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May.07.2013
The legacy of Ray Harryhausen dates back to the creation of King Kong in 1933. His mentor, Willis O’Brien, pioneered the concept of stop-motion model animation, made famous when he brought his iconic ape to life on screen. An astonished audience were amazed by his creation. The work...
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May.01.2013
The child star who began her cinematic career appearing with Judy Garland in an MGM two-reeler has passed away. Deanna Durbin shared screen time with Garland in Every Sunday Afternoon, and it served to become a screen test for the two aspiring stars. Following a screening of the short for...
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Mar.11.2013
Wow! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is premiering a new digital restoration and screening a Digital Cinema presentation with a newly restored 4-channel stereo soundtrack of Bye Bye Birdie. Adapted from the Tony Award-winning 1960 Broadway production, it was directed by George...
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Aug.08.2012
Kirk Douglas will be the very special guest on stage at a screening of Spartacus on August 13th at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Pete Hammond will serve as moderator for a discussion with the iconic 95-year old actor and producer. The event is sponsored by the Academy of...