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The Grooming of Galahad

The Grooming of Galahad

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 20th 2017

Veteran actress and sultry-voiced recording artist Lola Albright (1924-2017), who lent distinction to the classic private-eye TV series Peter Gunn (for which she was Emmy®-nominated) and the big-sc

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Mining Musical Gold

Mining Musical Gold

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 13th 2017

After breaking into films via B-pictures and some wonderful Gerald McBoing Boing animated shorts, Vienna-born composer/conductor Ernest Gold (1921-1999), whose 96th birthday is marked today, enjoye

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Together Again – Almost

Together Again – Almost

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 12th 2017

This week’s Feud: Bette and Joan episode, bluntly named Hagspolitation, depicted the disillusioning aftermath of the effect What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) had on the subsequent careers of

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Before and After Ballou

Before and After Ballou

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 26th 2016

Still heartily enjoyed after 50 years, the box-office hit Cat Ballou (1965) made Comedy Westerns – a merely occasional presence in the past – a happily going concern again. The results were mixed,

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