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Darin Duets

Darin Duets

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 14th 2018

A native New Yorker born 81 years ago today packed an amazing amount of activity into his regrettably short life: a velvet-voiced Grammy®-winning singer/composer of songs and chart-topping recording a

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Hilda's Notorious Homecoming

Hilda's Notorious Homecoming

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 9th 2018

By the ripe old age of 27, Jean Simmons had already portrayed many aspects of womanhood on screen, from gawky innocence to stately courtesans to noir femme fatales. When a number of films about worl

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May's American Parade

May's American Parade

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 26th 2018

An ambitious silent-era Civil War epic that changed moviemaking forever – and still challenges audiences with its raw and innovative film techniques in a visceral storytelling mode still agonizingl

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Jean's Great Expectations

Jean's Great Expectations

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 31st 2018

In The Great Movie Stars: The International Years, film historian David Shipman echoed the thought of many movie fans regarding today’s birthday honoree, who would have turned 89: “Jean Simmons [19

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The Reluctant Emperor

The Reluctant Emperor

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 17th 2017

Being the most acclaimed and in-demand actor in movies didn’t sit well with Marlon Brando in his banner year of 1954. Although his iconic performance as On the Waterfront’s New York longshoreman Te

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