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In Thrall of Tommy Rall

In Thrall of Tommy Rall

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 27th 2018

Fans of high-stepping, lighter-than-air screen choreography have a veritable feast of new Blu-ray release choices this month, what with Warner Archive’s fabulous restoration of the beloved Seven Bride

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June Preorders: Girls to Be Taken With

June Preorders: Girls to Be Taken With

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 6th 2018

It’s a romantic and tuneful women’s world this month at Twilight Time, which offers scintillating song-showered showcases for the lovely likes of Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, Hayley Mills and the de

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Sister Betty

Sister Betty

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 23rd 2018

“Judy Holliday had gotten into a contract dispute with Columbia as they were getting ready to film My Sister Eileen [1955] and they needed a replacement in a hurry. They wanted me.” Fortunately for mo

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Dustin Time

Dustin Time

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 8th 2017

One passage-of-time notion perhaps even more sobering than the prospect of the counter-culture classic The Graduate (1967) celebrating its 50th anniversary later this year is that its highly unlike

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Succeeding, Despite Close Calls

Succeeding, Despite Close Calls

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 28th 2017

Born 116 years ago today, Rudy Vallée (1901-1986) had already enjoyed an amazing entertainment career run as a sweetly voiced, seductive crooner, bandleader and radio and recording superstar in the

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