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Master of Miserly Menace

Master of Miserly Menace

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 13th 2017

This year’s Most Valuable Player for holiday season Bah! Humbuggery is today’s venerable birthday honoree Christopher Plummer, the Academy Award®- and double Emmy®- and Tony®-winning now-88-year-old

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The L-Shaped Triumph

The L-Shaped Triumph

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 20th 2017

When the startling film adaptation of the daring 1960 Lynne Reid Banks bestseller The L-Shaped Room (1962) debuted in its native Britain 55 years ago today, it was transformative for its star Lesli

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Little Girl, Big Ideas, Fullest Width

Little Girl, Big Ideas, Fullest Width

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 12th 2017

The name of Gidget immediately conjures up the pretty faces and bubbly personalities of the actresses who portrayed the vivacious Southern California girl on the big screen (Sandra Dee, Deborah Wall

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Chance Encounters

Chance Encounters

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 29th 2017

According to Janet L. Meyer’s 1998 Sydney Pollack: A Critical Filmography chapter on Bobby Deerfield (1977), which opened in theaters 40 years ago today, actor and auto racing enthusiast Paul Newma

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Mineo's Journey

Mineo's Journey

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 10th 2017

Before he became a screen teen idol as a result of his poignant Oscar®-nominated performance as Plato in the scorching Rebel Without a Cause (1955, directed by Nicholas Ray), Sal Mineo (1939-1976),

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