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King of Connections

King of Connections

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 24th 2018

In a conversation he had with film historian and documentary moviemaker Kevin Brownlow, the revered director King Vidor reportedly remarked: “I’m a pioneer. I’ve been in this business for years. Bu

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Yul Rules

Yul Rules

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 11th 2017

Once he became immortalized – and a Tony® and Academy Award® winner – as 19th-century King Mongkut of Siam in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s stage and screen versions of The King and I, Yul Brynner (1920

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Still Heavenly After 60 Years

Still Heavenly After 60 Years

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 13th 2017

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957), the much-loved Cinemascope World War II tale set in a 1943 battle zone, which marked the first time its two star

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Sheilah and Scott, Coincidentally

Sheilah and Scott, Coincidentally

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 16th 2016

Tomorrow marks one of those strange-but-true coincidences you might have read sometime in a gossip column. On November 17, 1988, long-time author and show-business gossip maven Sheilah Graham, who c

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Divine Deborah

Divine Deborah

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 14th 2016

The New York Film Critics Circle had a thing for Deborah Kerr playing a nun: both of her in-habited performances claimed their Best Actress Award. The first came for her work as the fallibly heedles

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