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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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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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Fellow Passengers: Moffat and Steinbeck

Fellow Passengers: Moffat and Steinbeck

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 18th 2016

Born this day in Havana, Cuba, British screenwriter Ivan Moffat (1918-2002) is best remembered through his long association with producer-director George Stevens, assisting the Hollywood icon on his

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Fitzgerald, Her Infidel

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 24th 2015

This Thing Called Love was the name of the movie laurelled author F. Scott Fitzgerald and gossip columnist Sheilah Graham saw the night before Fitzgerald died on December 21, 1940. Those things cal

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