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Désirée’s Alluring Charms

Désirée’s Alluring Charms

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 15th 2016

Despite reviews of the Annemarie Selinko source novel by several book reviewers touting it as one of the most dazzling exercises in historical fiction since Gone with the Wind, the movie of Désirée

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Breathless Talent

Breathless Talent

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 29th 2016

The author of 29 books, biographer/historian Donald Spoto has written essential studies of Alfred Hitchcock, Hollywood icons Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe, and thea

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Meet Miss Jones

Meet Miss Jones

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 31st 2016

Have You Met Miss Jones? is a bouncy romantic ditty written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart for their 1937 musical I’d Rather Be Right. This fall at the New Theatre in Kansas City, KS, it takes

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Magnificent Merle

Magnificent Merle

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 4th 2016

Turner Classic Movies’ star of the month for March is one of the screen’s great beauties, Merle Oberon (1911-1979), and starting tonight and on the next three Fridays, two-dozen of her movies, seve

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Ancient and Modern Maturity

Ancient and Modern Maturity

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 29th 2016

Even in repose, leading man Victor Mature (1913-1999), bore the surly expression of rough trade, which made him an ideal player in film noir (I Wake Up Screaming, Kiss of Death, Cry of the City) an

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