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Judy Garland not the First Pick For The Wizard of Oz

Judy Garland not the First Pick For The Wizard of Oz

It has been quite a while since my last post. It’s been the longest 2-3 months for me. It’s now 8:23 PM and I managed to grab a few minutes to write a little post. I’ve been working on an on line business, and I’m lucky to get these few minutes to scribble a few words. Although I am working really hard on my business I still find time to watch my classic movies. They are my refuge! I look forward to that time of...

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All the King’s Men- Dark Willie Stark

All the King’s Men- Dark Willie Stark

This is my contribution to The Great Villain Blogathon “Dirt is a funny thing, some of it rubs off on everybody,” Willie Stark, in “All the King’s Men,” 1949 with Broderick Crawford. This is the guy I chose for The Great Villain Blogathon. Oh yea, I know there are other villains in movies, but Willie left a lasting impression on me when I first saw this movie. I guess it did because the way I saw this character go from a modest,...

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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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