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Expediting Exodus

Expediting Exodus

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 23rd 2016

Even as he was busy promoting his two prestigious 1959 releases, Porgy and Bess and Anatomy of a Murder, which opened within two weeks of each other that summer, producer-director Otto Preminger was

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Saddle Up with Lemmon

Saddle Up with Lemmon

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 20th 2016

Jack Lemmon has always been considered an “everyman” actor, accessible, identifiable and pretty much always indelible. He excelled in comedies (particularly with good friend Billy Wilder), serious

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Paradise Found

Paradise Found

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 2nd 2015

“This year…give paradise!” That invitation headlined the ticket-touting newspaper ads Manhattan’s DeMille Theatre ran in December 1966 for their current smash roadshow engagement run of Hawaii, th

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Unamerican Times

Unamerican Times

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 24th 2015

On this date in 1947, a cloud descended upon popular culture that hasn’t fully dissipated to this day. A group of movie writers, producers and one director, later to be called “The Hollywood Ten,”

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