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The Grooming of Galahad

The Grooming of Galahad

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 20th 2017

Veteran actress and sultry-voiced recording artist Lola Albright (1924-2017), who lent distinction to the classic private-eye TV series Peter Gunn (for which she was Emmy®-nominated) and the big-sc

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Recollected Dream

Recollected Dream

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 11th 2017

On this 55th anniversary of the day the national rollout release began on Elvis Presley’s easygoing “hillbilly family” musical Follow That Dream (1962), fond memories of the entertainer’s impact on

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More with Less: Gordon Douglas

More with Less: Gordon Douglas

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 15th 2016

Born today 107 years ago, Gordon Douglas (1909-1993) directed dozens of movies, including Our Gang comedy shorts, romances, whodunits, action/adventures, Westerns, musicals, docudramas and even mad

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On the Road with Elvis

On the Road with Elvis

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 8th 2016

Elvis Presley would have turned 81 today, his still-celebrated body of musical, movie and concert work looming large in our cultural history. His name also adorns some well-traveled thoroughfares,

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