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Christmas Presents of 1952 – Part Two

Christmas Presents of 1952 – Part Two

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 25th 2017

Mystery and romance from the pen of a popular author, headlined by a prized actress absent from the screen for three years paired with a promising actor imported from England, comprised the glisten

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Titanic Troubled Talents

Titanic Troubled Talents

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 8th 2017

Two free-spirited creative talents share today as a birthday. Arriving a year apart, each took their work seriously even as taste-makers at first didn’t, and each chafed at being boxed in by erupti

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Maureen's Men

Maureen's Men

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 17th 2017

One of the Emerald Isle’s most beloved gifts to Hollywood movies, Maureen O’Hara (1920-2015), who would have marked her 97th birthday today, was rather undervalued through the decades among assesso

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Missionary Priests

Missionary Priests

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 25th 2016

Before cinematic chronicles of the struggles and valor of Roman Catholic priests living and spreading the faith became checkered, as attested by last year’s Academy Award® winner for Best Picture, S

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Nunnally's Vacation

Nunnally's Vacation

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 16th 2016

Frequent Saturday Evening Post contributor Edward Streeter (1891-1976) is best remembered for writing the source novel that became the hit movie Father of the Bride (both 1950 and 1991). He was hel

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