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Shared Songs

Shared Songs

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 23rd 2018

In his 2009 Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne, biographer James Gavin chronicled the icy relationship that played out on the set of MGM’s film adaptation of Cabin in the Sky (1943) between t

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Happily Hailing Harold

Happily Hailing Harold

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 15th 2018

Two screen legends of titanic talent. Two movies with jazzy and bluesy song scores linked to backstage stories shaped around the ups and downs of show business careers. Two torchy title tunes that

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Shining Light

Shining Light

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 7th 2017

At the start of one of the best films Judy Garland ever made, A Star Is Born (1954), beams of radiant light cast by giant buzzing klieg lights pierce the starry night sky and we’re caught up in the

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Historic Weather

Historic Weather

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 11th 2016

To celebrate Black History Month, many screen projects come to mind that chronicle the past, glorify heroes and reenact harrowing, even tragic events on the road to civil rights advancements. But ra

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