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The Prides of March

The Prides of March

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 31st 2017

Born in Racine, Wisconsin, 120 years ago today, Fred Bickel – professional name Fredric March (1897-1975) – “is a good instance of the durable leading man, much relied upon by major studios, but ne

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Hannibal Holiday

Hannibal Holiday

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 4th 2017

All across America, celebrants young and old alike will gather today in festive communal commemorations of our nation’s 241st birthday, and traditional and contemporary music will likely play a lar

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McKenna's Free Association

McKenna's Free Association

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 7th 2017

To mark last year’s 50th anniversary of the beloved film version of Joy Adamson’s cherished memoir Born Free (1966), actress/activist Virginia McKenna, who turns 86 today, went back to the regions

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Together Again – Almost

Together Again – Almost

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 12th 2017

This week’s Feud: Bette and Joan episode, bluntly named Hagspolitation, depicted the disillusioning aftermath of the effect What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) had on the subsequent careers of

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Vintage Quinn

Vintage Quinn

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 21st 2016

Many a toast will be proposed today in commemoration of the 90th birthday of England’s venerable Queen Elizabeth II, that nation’s longest reigning monarch who has been portrayed in movies by the l

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