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Pairs of Dreamers

Pairs of Dreamers

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 29th 2019

Melvin Dummar and Howard Hughes were very real people who may have shared a very real encounter in a Nevada desert, and though the reclusive aviation pioneer/movie studio head/billionaire entrepreneur

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"Every Bad Nose in Hollywood" – and The New York Times

"Every Bad Nose in Hollywood" – and The New York Times

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 26th 2018

A good picture is a good picture anytime in the calendar year, so the Vintage Hollywood of bygone decades wasn’t overly season-conscious when it released movies. What if Going My Way (1944) opened in

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Tough Variations on a Warm Personality

Tough Variations on a Warm Personality

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 13th 2018

“When the movie industry was shaken up like a kaleidoscope in 1969/70 there emerged strange new patterns,” historian David Shipman wrote in his The Great Movie Stars: The International Years, “and

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John, Bill and Their Abiding Concerns

John, Bill and Their Abiding Concerns

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 3rd 2018

For two names in cinematic history sharing today as a birthday, stories they portrayed to popular effect made a sufficiently profound impact that compelled both to revisit them, one on screen, the

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Fonda Fonda at 80

Fonda Fonda at 80

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 21st 2017

A powerful presence on movie and television screens for 58 years, Jane Fonda, 80 years old today, says she’s got a renewed energy to move forward in her professional work, family life, charitable ca

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