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Overabundance on Offer

Overabundance on Offer

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 28th 2017

When it held its gala New York world premiere 63 years ago this week, there was already too much muchness about writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s glamorous The Barefoot Contessa (1954) to admi

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Barefoot and Bravura

Barefoot and Bravura

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 21st 2016

Among the great female screen stars, Ava Gardner seemed to experience personal highs and lows in juxtaposition. Her two signature 1951 movie roles – that of Julie LaVerne in Show Boat and Pandora Re

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