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Lupita Tovar in SANTA (1931), Mexico's first talking picture

I’ve been shamefully negligent in even referencing the role Spanish language movies played in my life.  While I didn’t spend as much time watching movies in Spanish as I did Hollywood productions I have vivid memories of many I watched with my grandmother with whom I shared a room as a child.   699 more words

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#TCM - Summer Under the Stars 2014

Next month Turner Classic Movies (TCM) celebrates its 12th Annual TCM Summer Under the Stars (SUTS) festival, a month-long event classics fans look forward to all year.   1,844 more words

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The tail-wagging terror of THE KILLER SHREWS (1959)

Following is a story about science gone awry, a story we’ve seen countless times.  With the pretext of saving humanity man has performed experiments too horrible to contemplate and the movies have been there to document the terror.   1,438 more words

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John Ford's RIO GRANDE (1950)

By 1950 John Ford was a legend.  He had already received four Academy Award nominations for Best Director with three wins.  Yet, he’d been unable to fulfill a professional dream he’d had for fourteen years - to make THE QUIET MAN in the country of his heart, Ireland.   1,653 more words

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Throwback Thursday - my sales pitch and product proposal

While looking through some paperwork recently I came across the following sales pitch letter and product proposal I did for a project in a course some years back.   963 more words

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4th of July All-star #OTR salutes

For your travels and enjoyment – a collection of July 4th-themed old-time radio shows:

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