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Reliable, Relatable Arthur

Reliable, Relatable Arthur

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 29th 2018

Possessed of a natural charm that made human fallibility into a strength, the dictionary-definition character actor Arthur O’Connell (1908-1981) was a reliable screen presence for more than 35 years

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Little Girl, Big Ideas, Fullest Width

Little Girl, Big Ideas, Fullest Width

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 12th 2017

The name of Gidget immediately conjures up the pretty faces and bubbly personalities of the actresses who portrayed the vivacious Southern California girl on the big screen (Sandra Dee, Deborah Wall

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Recollected Dream

Recollected Dream

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 11th 2017

On this 55th anniversary of the day the national rollout release began on Elvis Presley’s easygoing “hillbilly family” musical Follow That Dream (1962), fond memories of the entertainer’s impact on

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April in November

April in November

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 27th 2015

Today’s date in 1957 marked the day before Thanksgiving, and Twentieth Century-Fox’s new holiday weekend offering in theatres had the non-seasonal title of April Love, but moviegoers didn’t mind. Fo

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