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Apr.01.2014
The 80th anniversary celebration of the 1934 Todd Theatre Festival at the Woodstock Opera House that 19-year-old Orson Welles orchestrated. With the production of Trilby in which Welles played Svengali, Welles made his debut as an American theater director. Also in Woodstock in 1934, Welles co-...
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Jan.09.2014
Experience the life of a Hollywood icon as the historic Alex Theatre hosts Loretta Young’s 100th Birthday Gala. The event will be held on January 30th, Thursday at 8p. A paragon of grace and beauty, the Oscar and Emmy-winning actress stole Clark Gable’s heart, and advanced women’s status in...
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Dec.01.2013
Based on the overwhelming response to the sold-out World and American premieres of Too Much Johnson, the George Eastman House hosted a one-night-only screening of the movie in New York City. It was shown last Monday at the Directors Guild of America Theater. Thought to be...
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Oct.21.2013
The Workshop Theatre is proud to be Calgary’s longest running community theatre  (since 1969). They are pleased to announce the War of the Worlds, which opens on  October 29th. It’s the 75th anniversary of the Mercury Theatre broadcast. Shortly after 8p on the Halloween Eve, 1938,...
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Oct.09.2013
This Halloween will mark the 75th anniversary of a classic War of the Worlds radio broadcast presented by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre. This science fiction radio drama was aired in the form of a real time news report which interrupted a big band dance concert in a Manhattan ballroom. It...
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Aug.08.2013
An Italian film archive has announced the discovery of a long-lost Orson Welles flick, a silent movie he made just before going to Hollywood to direct Citizen Kane. A rep of the Italian film archive Cineteca del Friuli found the 1938 slapstick comedy Too Much Johnson in a warehouse in the...
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Jun.21.2013
           The days were long and scorching and the nights nearly as hot and long, and there we were, in Ouarzazate, someplace in the inland desert of Morocco.  Furnace-like winds flew like the music of discordant, battling bands past our...
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Feb.23.2013
Having authored a trilogy of thrillers based on Kate Conway as an intrepid investigative reporter, I’m pointing out some of the classics that inspired me—and based on their explosive story value may inspire you.  Citizen Kane (1941) The brilliant expose and bio-pic of newspaper tycoon William...
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Aug.01.2012
With the 2012 Summer Olympics chugging along in London, the British Film Institute has made their choices for the greatest films of all time. These selections are compiled and updated every decade, and printed in their official magazine, Sight and Sound. There were 846 critics,...
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Jun.23.2012
Son Guy asked me to wake him at 2 p.m. today, in order to pick up his medicines at the pharmacy, and I cocked my eye to help him.     Most of the afternoon, I watched Fiona Banner's art installation of Orson Welles' screenplay for Joseph Conrad's THE HEART OF DARKNESS at the BBC's Queen...