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Feb.11.2014
Shirley Temple Black was THE top film actress, singer, and dancer of the 1930s. Her mother began styling her daughter’s hair in ringlets similar to those of silent movie star Mary Pickford, which became a signature look for the tot. Many Temple-inspired products were manufactured and...
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Aug.02.2013
A yoga teacher used to annoy me to no end when he asked us to shift our kidneys to the right or left. How in the world could we do this? I think it was all in the name of heightening body awareness, but something about the lesson was lost on me. My mind and kidneys have no mental connection...
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Nov.20.2012
 Turner Classic Movies has secured the rights to broadcast  about 50 vintage interviews from The Tonight Show. Beginning in the Summer of 2013, TCM will air the footage in a series of ten one-hour episodes, primarily prior to, or after, a motion picture starring the subject...
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Aug.30.2012
It's been a rough week and a half. In addition to Bill's suicide and what that did to my reality for a few days, there was also another tragedy of similar proportions that threw me for a loop last week. Because of that, I didn't really want to post to my blog last Thursday that it was the 86th...
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Jul.08.2012
I got a rare treat today. I was able to watch the movie classic, "To Kill a Mockingbird" on the big screen at our local movie palace. Every Sunday from mid-June through August, The Florida Theatre shows a series of classic movies. Over the past few years I've seen, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Wait Until...
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Jun.27.2012
First off, I need to say how shocked and saddened I was to learn last night that Nora Ephron had died. I really enjoyed her movies a lot. I especially liked This Is My Life, and of course Julie & Julia, although I have to say I really only liked the "Julia" part, but I really really liked that...
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Jan.24.2012
For the third year, here is my ballot for this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. I consider 2011 an incredible year of cinema. And I believe several folks and films in each category should be considered for their specific awards. Let me explain: OUTSTANDING MALE: George Clooney (The Descendants...
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Dec.13.2011
It’s a well known fact that Orson Welles did not receive an Oscar for Best Director in 1941 for his work on Citizen Kane. The honor went to John Ford for How Green was My Valley. Nor did Kane win the Best Picture statuette. Welles and Herman J. Mankiewicz (the grandfather of Ben Mankiewicz at...
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Sep.04.2011
September promises to be interesting at Turner Classic Movies. While Robert Osborne remains on hiatus, the cable channel will continue to feature celebrity hosts introducing the classic motion pictures we love. Among those temporarily hired: * Illeana Douglas - The granddaughter of the two...
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Jun.30.2011
Turner Classic Movies is taking their first ever vacation on a cruise ship filled with folks interested in Hollywood’s Golden Age. According to their website: Sailing December 8-12, 2011, cruisers will travel from Miami to Key West and Cozumel aboard the Celebrity Millennium. The world of classic...