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American Authors

American Authors

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 30th 2017

Two rascally and eloquently outspoken men of letters born a century apart share today as a birthday, and each has spawned movie and TV adaptations from either the printed page or the stage that shar

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The Law and J. Lee Thompson

The Law and J. Lee Thompson

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 1st 2016

The director of The Guns of Navarone (1961), Cape Fear (1962) and Mackenna’s Gold (1969) was born today 102 years ago, and at the time of the veteran moviemaker’s death, Adrian Turner in The Guard

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Pancho and Charles

Pancho and Charles

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 7th 2016

1939 has become known as Hollywood’s Golden Year due to its surfeit of outstanding and beloved films that have stood the test of time. This day in 1939 marked another golden arrival: producer Pancho

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