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All About Eve: Behind the Scenes

All About Eve: Behind the Scenes

      One of my favorite classic movies is “All about Eve,” whose leading lady is Bette Davis. There is nothing more entertaining than to know what happened behind the scenes in a movie. In fact, we may find what happens there a whole lot more entertaining. Talk about “drama.” But the film has a brilliant script; it’s filled with biting humor, and has a stellar cast. The Cast in “All About...

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Mosaic of Marilyn Monroe

Mosaic of Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe’s last film was The Misfits, (1961) a story of four wounded and lost souls. Marilyn plays a recently divorced dancer, Roslyn who is trying to figure out what to do next in her life. Her co-stars, Montgomery Cliff, Eli Wallach, Clark Gable,  her (soon to be estranged) husband, Arthur Miller, who had written the script, and director John Huston did indeed have unique insights as to who the actress was in an article in...

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Ten Classic Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die!

Ten Classic Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die!

  It’s Halloween and all my life, as far as I can remember,  in our house we watched old horror classic films the whole month of October. It became such a habit as a kid that I still do it today.  I’ve seen many, and picking ten was very hard for me. It took a good while to decide on the ten below. I am sure you will wonder, why didn’t she pick this one, or that one? Your pick may have been one I had  on the list, but it...

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Ava Gardner & Frank Sinatra: Happily Ever After?

Ava Gardner & Frank Sinatra: Happily Ever After?

Like today, tabloids and magazines of the 50’s were full of gossip, scandal, and all kinds of weird stories.  And unlike today scandal did not make you all the more famous; it could destroy any actor’s career in seconds. So the actors of the day kept their scandalous lives out of the public eye if possible. If they were smart, and many were, they’d spin a scandal and make it work to their advantage. I love reading old magazines, it...

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Jimmy Cagney: How a “Failure” Became an Overnight Success!

Jimmy Cagney: How a “Failure” Became an Overnight Success!

      James Cagney   When studio boss Darryl Zanuck viewed the first unedited scenes of “The Millionaire,” in 1931 with Jimmy Cagney, he thought he made a huge mistake in hiring Cagney. Cagney’s performance in the film, according to Zanuck, well, sucked. As far as Zanuck was concerned, Cagney was a failure. It was the ad-lib that won Cagney his career.   Cagney did not know the cameras had stopped running one...

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Casablanca: Behind the Scenes

Casablanca: Behind the Scenes

  Round up the usual suspects.. If Only I were a fly on the wall..   We don’t see the behind the scenes activity on a movie set when we sit down to watch a movie. A lot goes on, and boy don’t we wish we could see that! Now, that is some real entertainment! If only I could be a fly on the wall!  I had a chuckle when I read about some things that went on during the filming of “Casablanca.”   Sorry, but I need a...

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