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King of Connections

King of Connections

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 24th 2018

In a conversation he had with film historian and documentary moviemaker Kevin Brownlow, the revered director King Vidor reportedly remarked: “I’m a pioneer. I’ve been in this business for years. Bu

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Giving to Exhaustion

Giving to Exhaustion

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 30th 2017

When one examines the list of 110+ movies made featuring today’s Turner Classic Movies Summer Under the Stars Festival honoree George Sanders (1906-1972), it’s no wonder that biographer Richard Van

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Yul Rules

Yul Rules

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 11th 2017

Once he became immortalized – and a Tony® and Academy Award® winner – as 19th-century King Mongkut of Siam in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s stage and screen versions of The King and I, Yul Brynner (1920

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Power Surge

Power Surge

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 5th 2016

"He said many times, he became a movie star long before he became an actor. So he sort of hit the jackpot at a very early age and instead of just riding the roller coaster, he kept trying to get bet

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Celebrating with Sheba

Celebrating with Sheba

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 30th 2015

As New Year’s Eve commemorations approach, those needing to spruce up their festivity skills might check out some movie moments where the characters knew how to party in style. Among recent fare, B

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