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Shared Songs

Shared Songs

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 23rd 2018

In his 2009 Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne, biographer James Gavin chronicled the icy relationship that played out on the set of MGM’s film adaptation of Cabin in the Sky (1943) between t

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Happily Hailing Harold

Happily Hailing Harold

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 15th 2018

Two screen legends of titanic talent. Two movies with jazzy and bluesy song scores linked to backstage stories shaped around the ups and downs of show business careers. Two torchy title tunes that

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The Perfect Stormy

The Perfect Stormy

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 21st 2017

Director Andrew L. Stone’s 40 years of moviemaking is chiefly remembered for two particular types of films: gripping, tightly-wound thrillers (Highway 301, The Steel Trap, Julie, Cry Terror!, The L

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Historic Weather

Historic Weather

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 11th 2016

To celebrate Black History Month, many screen projects come to mind that chronicle the past, glorify heroes and reenact harrowing, even tragic events on the road to civil rights advancements. But ra

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