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French Postcard

French Postcard

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 18th 2017

When In the French Style (1963) opened in New York 54 years ago today, the reception for this maverick, modern-style, continentally adult look at romance crafted by screenwriter/producer Irwin Shaw

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A Soldiers' Epic

A Soldiers' Epic

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 6th 2017

On this date of World War II D-Day invasion remembrance, one can also recall that fighting forces who distinguish themselves in fierce in bloody conflict in theaters of war are made up of individua

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Dean's Dramatic Year

Dean's Dramatic Year

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 7th 2016

The year 1958 was a turning point for Dean Martin (1917-1995), born 99 years ago today. Severed from his comedic partner Jerry Lewis after 10 years as a dominant box-office team and enjoying some re

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Americans in Paris

Americans in Paris

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 22nd 2016

When long-time friends, writer/producer Irwin Shaw (The Young Lions) and director/producer Robert Parrish (The Wonderful Country), set to work on an adaptation of two of Shaw’s Paris-set short

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