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The Grooming of Galahad

The Grooming of Galahad

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 20th 2017

Veteran actress and sultry-voiced recording artist Lola Albright (1924-2017), who lent distinction to the classic private-eye TV series Peter Gunn (for which she was Emmy®-nominated) and the big-sc

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An Icon's Island Interlude

An Icon's Island Interlude

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 20th 2017

Like its subject’s work across a six-decade stage and screen career, Marc Eliot’s detailed and amiably flowing new 500+-page biography Charlton Heston: Hollywood’s Last Icon gets the job done with

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Musically Succeeding

Musically Succeeding

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 23rd 2017

In the movie musical landscape of 1967, the most visible examples, some more successful than others, proved to be Thoroughly Modern Millie, Camelot and three for the family trade, Doctor Dolittle an

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Heston's Epic Creativity

Heston's Epic Creativity

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 4th 2016

“It’s a lot harder to be creative in an epic than in a low-budget picture. It’s terribly easy to get swamped in a turgid sea of angry slaves brandishing spears. But it’s worth it because of the cha

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Mirisch's Hawaiian Saga

Mirisch's Hawaiian Saga

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 28th 2016

In his autobiography I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History, Academy Award®-winning producer Walter Mirisch (In the Heat of the Night) devotes an entire chapter to the filming of James Michen

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