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Spencer Tracy - Bad Day at Black Rock

Nicholas Schenck, MGM’s president at the time, nearly did not allow the picture to be made because he felt the story was subversive. The film’s producer, Dore Schary, wanted Spencer Tracy for the leading role. 194 more words

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This Day in Disney History October 22nd

1908-Disney Legend Roger Broggie, an Imagineer, is born.

1942-Disney Legend and Mouseketeer Annette Funicello is born.

1961-Television Show the Hunting Instinct airs.

1972-Part 1 of Television Show… 60 more words

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iheart Halloween!

Halloween is my favorite holiday! It’s a day for self-expression. A day for fun and fantasy. A day for taking control of phobias and fears and turning your back on Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). 673 more words

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JUDY, JUDY, JUDY....

As my October 18 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME fades into post-parting recession, I decided to check today’s birthday notables and found among them one Judith Sheindlin, better known to daytime court potatos as  159 more words

Humor

The Sphynx From 'The 10 Commandments' Has Been Unearthed 91 Years Later

Back in the day, they didn’t have things like “CGI” and “special effects.” If a script called for, say, a giant sphynx, you had to build that sphynx. 445 more words

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Read About Pola, Reflect About Pola, Dream About Pola.

What are a few books on which to read about the unheralded Queen of Silent Pictures, Pola Negri?  (Nobody asked, but I’m offering anyway).  Who has the skinny?   658 more words

1920's

Film History 1895 - 1915

- 1985 – Beginning of films being publicly shown (mainly in france and germany)

Lumière Brothers  (orginally photographers) – considered 1st filmmakers

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