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A Special Starting Place

A Special Starting Place

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 23rd 2018

In a 1971 San Antonio Light interview months before her new film, Dalton Trumbo’s shattering Johnny Got His Gun, would premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, actress Diane Varsi (1938-1992), who woul

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Dr. Nolan's Healing Art

Dr. Nolan's Healing Art

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 11th 2017

Great acting can be a healing thing, perhaps even more so when it draws from a well of personal heartache. Considering the enduring stage and screen career of Lloyd Nolan (1902-1985), who would have

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Peyton Placement

Peyton Placement

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 2nd 2017

“Peyton Place was one of the best-selling novels of all time and no one thought it could be made into a decent movie. The subject matter was so steamy it was feared that it might be truncated and d

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