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Still by Herself

Still by Herself

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 15th 2018

Judy Garland’s movie swan song I Could Go on Singing (1963) debuted in New York 55 years ago today, after a two-month London-based shoot that commenced precisely one year earlier, also in mid-May

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In Which They Serve: Ralph and Gordon Edition

In Which They Serve: Ralph and Gordon Edition

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 19th 2017

Two United Kingdom character acting stalwarts share today as a birthday, one an aristocratic lion cherished as an all-time greats of stage and screen, the other a capable, “regular Joe” veteran who

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Shining Light

Shining Light

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 7th 2017

At the start of one of the best films Judy Garland ever made, A Star Is Born (1954), beams of radiant light cast by giant buzzing klieg lights pierce the starry night sky and we’re caught up in the

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Maggie in Her Prime

Maggie in Her Prime

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 2nd 2017

In Jay Presson Allen’s theatrical adaptation of Muriel Spark’s novel, first there was Vanessa Redgrave, succeeded by Anna Massey, on the London stage, then Tony® winner Zoe Caldwell on the Broadway

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Singing Neame's Praises

Singing Neame's Praises

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 22nd 2016

Tomorrow marks what would have been the 105th birthday of a witty British gentleman who wore many cinematic hats – cameraman, cinematographer, producer, screenwriter, director – and who would go on

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