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Love Affair

Love Affair

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 10th 2018

What with real-life personal insecurities, a drug dependence and a prominent and public marriage to celebrated playwright Arthur Miller headed into a tailspin, the earnest and enchanting Marilyn Monro

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Her Working Women Wisdom

Her Working Women Wisdom

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 12th 2018

Many a book occasions the evaluation: “This’ll make a great movie.” A rarefied subset of this is the book that is written because movie creators will it into being so that it can be brought to the scr

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A Special Starting Place

A Special Starting Place

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 23rd 2018

In a 1971 San Antonio Light interview months before her new film, Dalton Trumbo’s shattering Johnny Got His Gun, would premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, actress Diane Varsi (1938-1992), who woul

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The Real and the Almost Reel of Everything

The Real and the Almost Reel of Everything

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 9th 2017

When the smartly adapted film version of Rona Jaffe’s Manhattan-set career women saga The Best of Everything (1959) opened 58 years ago today, it closed the successful three-film collaboration betw

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