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Three Faces of Hope

Three Faces of Hope

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 28th 2017

Three heartrending performances as tough but tender women who struggle to make the best of their sometimes dire, always challenging circumstances, all coming from the pages of impactful, top-selling

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The Real and the Almost Reel of Everything

The Real and the Almost Reel of Everything

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 9th 2017

When the smartly adapted film version of Rona Jaffe’s Manhattan-set career women saga The Best of Everything (1959) opened 58 years ago today, it closed the successful three-film collaboration betw

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Not So Hushed

Not So Hushed

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 9th 2017

Schools are still on their summer break, Congress and the President are each taking time off and at this time in 1964, a movie involving major Hollywood stars and top behind-the-camera talent was s

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At 87, The Kid Still Pursues The Best

At 87, The Kid Still Pursues The Best

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 29th 2017

He’s still in the picture, perhaps not quite a kid anymore, as he’s turning 87 today. But legendary producer and one-time Paramount studio head Robert Evans, whose tenure there gave birth to some o

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Together Again – Almost

Together Again – Almost

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 12th 2017

This week’s Feud: Bette and Joan episode, bluntly named Hagspolitation, depicted the disillusioning aftermath of the effect What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) had on the subsequent careers of

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