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Alternate Actress Awardees

Alternate Actress Awardees

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 22nd 2018

The final deadline for membership voting on the 90th Academy Awards® for 2017 movies closes next Tuesday, and it’s always interesting to pull out one’s dog-eared copy of film historian Danny Peary’

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The Prides of March

The Prides of March

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 31st 2017

Born in Racine, Wisconsin, 120 years ago today, Fred Bickel – professional name Fredric March (1897-1975) – “is a good instance of the durable leading man, much relied upon by major studios, but ne

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Hombre: Still Tough and Terrific at Age 50

Hombre: Still Tough and Terrific at Age 50

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 21st 2017

The last of Paul Newman’s three iconic mid-1960s “H” roles that started with Hud (1963) and continued with Harper (1966) took moviegoers on a tense and absorbing ride that opened 50 years ago today

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Newman and Glenn Abide and Endure

Newman and Glenn Abide and Endure

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 27th 2016

Two Actors Studio alumni of deep provenance share today as a birthday, one a legend of Hollywood and Broadway history and the other a chameleonlike presence whose gruff exterior and cool authority

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Light Paintings of James Wong Howe

Light Paintings of James Wong Howe

Posted by Twilight Time on Aug 28th 2015

“Painting with light.” “A master of naturalistic black-and-white photography.” That’s how director Daniel Mann described the work of cinematographer James Wong Howe (1899-1976), who was born today i

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