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Sep.17.2012
The most ambitious Classic Film Festival will begin today in Upstate New York. Over the next two years, Proctors on State Street in Schenectady is proud to present FILM 100: The American Film Institute Essentials, a thorough countdown from the AFI lists of the TOP 100 films. Each Monday screenings...
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Sep.13.2012
With Halloween a little over a month away, eight of the most iconic cinematic masterpieces of the horror genre will soon be available together on Blu-ray. Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection debuts on October 2nd from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. For almost a...
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Sep.09.2012
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is proud to  be celebrating the 100th anniversary of Universal with the month of October devoted to their best known  genre… HORROR. Here are the details:    ~ Universal’s Legacy of Horror: A Centennial Exhibition is a free...
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Sep.06.2012
Carl Rollyson is Professor of Journalism at Baruch College, The City University of New York. He reviews biographies regularly for The Wall Street Journal, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and other newspapers and periodicals. Professor Rollyson was kind enough to write a fitting review in one of his...
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Sep.06.2012
Key Largo, Florida will be the sight of the 1st Annual Humphrey Bogart Film Festival. It’s the brainchild of the actor’s estate and the city’s Chamber of Commerce. The event is set to take place on the 65th anniversary of the release of Key Largo.     Each year, the...
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Sep.04.2012
 Old Town Musical Hall is presenting their annual Laurel and Hardy Comedy Festival this weekend. Located at 140 Richmond St. in El Segundo, this is the perfect venue to enjoy a collection of silent and sound films that were created by the comic duo. Stan Laurel choreographed many of their...
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Sep.01.2012
While you visit your local theater to check out the latest Blockbuster, or a classic flick… Remember one thing: Just sayin’…    HAPPY LABOR DAY WEEKEND at the movies!!   Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History and Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History shares...
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Aug.29.2012
I’m thrilled to be part of the Film Book Fair at CINECON 48. It’s part of the Memorabilia Show, located on the third floor meeting area of the Loews Hollywood Hotel (formerly the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel), at 1755 N. Highland Ave., and it’s going on all weekend. I’ ll be presenting the...
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Aug.29.2012
A series of events around the world is set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond films. According to the official SkyFall website:   It has been announced that October 5th, 2012 will be Global James Bond Day, a day-long series of events for 007 fans around the world....
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Aug.29.2012
SOME EXCITING NEWS! According to their Facebook page: THE BIG PICTURE: PARAMOUNT’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY The Hollywood Bowl September 2nd at 7:30p A nostalgia-filled night of unforgettable scores and clips from Paramount studio’s rich history, including Wings (the first...
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Aug.26.2012
The passing of the first man on the moon caused me to think about how important Neil Armstrong was to motion pictures. The origins of cinema’s relationship to human space travel dates back to 1902, when Georges Melies created The Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage dans la Lune). The film...
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Aug.21.2012
Dick Van Dyke will receive the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award at their next gala in January. The 86-year old actor can add this accolade to his multiple Emmys, Tonys, and a Grammy he has received.  Dick Van Dyke is best remembered on the small screen...
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Aug.20.2012
William Windom was an intelligent award-winning actor with the folksy attributes of a Will Rogers. His performances were quite understated in a way that Spencer Tracy and Paul Scofield crafted in their screen roles. Windom had a simple movie career with parts in To Kill a...
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Aug.13.2012
Helen Gurley Brown was a best-selling author and publisher. As the iconic editor-in-chief for Cosmopolitan Magazine for three decades, she spoke for woman’s issues, and captured the essence of the feminine mystique. Her husband produced top films, including Jaws, The Sting, Cocoon, and Driving Miss...
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Aug.11.2012
In the spirit of the Olympics, the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood was handed the baton from the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica to honor the late Ernest Borgnine. The weekend event takes place each night at 7:30p, August 16th – 19th.    Here’s the schedule to make your plans: ~ THURSDAY –...
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