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In His Own Words

In His Own Words

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 12th 2018

After decades of writing melodies ranging from cleverly ragtag to professionally functional to supremely memorable with words by Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers, following the

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Reliable, Relatable Arthur

Reliable, Relatable Arthur

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 29th 2018

Possessed of a natural charm that made human fallibility into a strength, the dictionary-definition character actor Arthur O’Connell (1908-1981) was a reliable screen presence for more than 35 years

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Love and Kisses...Not

Love and Kisses...Not

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 27th 2017

Sixty years ago, Twentieth Century Fox made its share of movies involving comic and serious romances both natural and spicy, among them An Affair to Remember, Boy on a Dolphin, A Farewell to Arms,

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Screen Scene

Screen Scene

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 19th 2017

Los Angeles locals and visitors this week have a chance to revisit two of the label’s hi-def Blu-ray favorites on the big screen at the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theater in Santa Monica. The ico

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Family, Faith, Fairgoers – and a Birthday Boone

Family, Faith, Fairgoers – and a Birthday Boone

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 1st 2017

Seven weeks ago, singer/actor Pat Boone attended the red-carpet Hollywood premiere of his latest movie A Cowgirl’s Story (2017) and talked about the film’s message of family and faith, two key mark

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