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100-Proof Hayworth

100-Proof Hayworth

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 23rd 2018

The brutal holiday weekend Eastern U.S. cold snap was shared with the nation during coverage of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but New Yorkers have a special way to generate heat in the coming days t

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Commanding Presence

Commanding Presence

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 3rd 2018

The legend still lingers. Charles Bronson (1921-2003), born 97 years ago today, continues to exert his hold on the affections of movie lovers, one of whom, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Carla Meyer, p

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Bronson Birthday Bash

Bronson Birthday Bash

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 3rd 2017

“Charlie represents the quintessential male in the eyes of the audience. The women see strength and toughness mixed with tenderness, while the men see Charlie’s power and his ability to prevail ove

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Jerry's Moviemaking Run

Jerry's Moviemaking Run

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 15th 2017

Marking today’s 106th birthday of studio executive/screenwriter/producer Jerry Wald (1911-1962), one asks: “What made Jerry Wald run?” Across 30 years of remarkable stints at four Hollywood studios

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Other Musical Christmas Favorites

Other Musical Christmas Favorites

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 23rd 2016

Moviegoers in search of silver screen songs to take to their hearts have these choices at their 2016 multiplex: Disney’s animated Moana, with its pop and Pacific region-flavored assortment of seven

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