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The Bernstein Effect

The Bernstein Effect

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 4th 2016

Born 94 years ago today, film, stage and classical composer Elmer Bernstein (1922-2004) wrote melodies so intertwined with our cherished memories of favorite movies – among them grandiose period ep

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Circling the Horizon

Circling the Horizon

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 18th 2016

Old-school Hollywood producer Ross Hunter enjoyed modest success with his first movie musical Flower Drum Song (1961) and had an enormous hit with his second song-and-dance effort Thoroughly Modern

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Paradise Found

Paradise Found

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 2nd 2015

“This year…give paradise!” That invitation headlined the ticket-touting newspaper ads Manhattan’s DeMille Theatre ran in December 1966 for their current smash roadshow engagement run of Hawaii, th

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