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Daughter Jane and Papa Raoul

Daughter Jane and Papa Raoul

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 21st 2018

Born 97 years ago today, Jane Russell (1921-2011), though celebrated for her striking good looks and charismatic sex appeal on screen, she remained down-to-earth, faith-based, family-oriented, collegi

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Gentle Loving Care

Gentle Loving Care

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 1st 2018

One of the most hauntingly glamorous talents in movie history would have turned 92 today. For what turned out to be her next-to-last completed theatrical feature, the emotionally fragile Marilyn Monro

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A Victorian Triptych of Tenderness and Tension

A Victorian Triptych of Tenderness and Tension

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 25th 2018

Chance encounters paved the way to movie careers for many notable performers, all with a modicum of talent and a great deal of hope. In the case of Sydney, Australia, native Jeanette Elphick, born 83

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Sister Betty

Sister Betty

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 23rd 2018

“Judy Holliday had gotten into a contract dispute with Columbia as they were getting ready to film My Sister Eileen [1955] and they needed a replacement in a hurry. They wanted me.” Fortunately for mo

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Sand and Surf Icon

Sand and Surf Icon

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 24th 2018

Though not classified as one of Hollywood’s most memorable biopics, Gidget (1959), which rode ashore into theaters 59 years ago this week, was indeed adapted from a cheeky but evocative truth-based

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