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Christmas Presents of 1952 – Part One

Christmas Presents of 1952 – Part One

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 22nd 2017

Opening on Christmas day at the cozy, now long-gone Beverly-Canon Theater in Los Angeles 65 years ago came that rare movie gift: an adaptation of a hit Broadway play featuring five members of its or

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Julie's Christmas Gifts

Julie's Christmas Gifts

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 2nd 2016

Whether on stage, movie screens or TV displays, watching the luminous, honey-voiced Julie Harris (1925-2013), who would have marked her 91st birthday today, was an event akin to the bestowing of a

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Fred's Favorite

Fred's Favorite

Posted by Mike Fnnegan on Apr 29th 2016

Born this day 109 years ago, esteemed director Fred Zinnemann (1907-1997), after delivering one of 1952’s most admired and popular movies in High Noon, owed its producer Stanley Kramer another pictu

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