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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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Dr. Nolan's Healing Art

Dr. Nolan's Healing Art

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 11th 2017

Great acting can be a healing thing, perhaps even more so when it draws from a well of personal heartache. Considering the enduring stage and screen career of Lloyd Nolan (1902-1985), who would have

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March Preorders / Purple Pros and Prose

March Preorders / Purple Pros and Prose

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 1st 2017

Three memorable movies celebrating anniversaries come down the Twilight Time hi-def Blu-ray pipeline, and in crisp 1080p they don’t show their age one bit. Marking its 60th is the all-star, New Eng

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Peyton Placement

Peyton Placement

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 2nd 2017

“Peyton Place was one of the best-selling novels of all time and no one thought it could be made into a decent movie. The subject matter was so steamy it was feared that it might be truncated and d

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Father Figure

Father Figure

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 20th 2017

On this Inauguration Day, we remember a one-time Screen Actors Guild president. He was a SAG “founding father” and charter board member in 1933, along with a couple dozen others, so it’s appropriat

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