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Judge Dismisses John Wayne Estate, Duke University Fight Over 'Duke' Alcohol

The parties will have to duke it out somewhere other than a California courtroom

By: Eriq Gardner

For the time being, geography has saved Duke University from having to face claims by  456 more words



.. is not necessarily overcoming fear.

It’s just the power to drag yourself along while it tugs at your sleeve.

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Happy Birthday, Angie Dickinson.

Here’s wishing Angie Dickinson a happy birthday. Of course, I’m gonna offer up a photo of her on the set of my favorite Western, Rio Bravo… 28 more words

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13 The El Rey Theater

The El Rey Theater took on a timeless quality.  It had always been there.  It would go endlessly on, before the war began and after it would end. 519 more words

Sylvia Koscina, Physics Undergrad Becomes Sword & Sand Star

The big stars of the peplum – the Italian sword and sand genre included Steve Reeves and Sylvia Koscina in “Hercules” and “Hercules Unchained”.  Although the epic has been around since “Cabiria” 1916 in the 1950’s and 1960’s epic came to mean exclusively films on biblical, ancient or mythological history. 34 more words


On Spaghetti Westerns and Brunello. @michaelnemcik

Thanks to Michael Young of Palm Bay Imports, I had a chance to enjoy this bottle of Brunello the other night at Union restaurant in Pasadena.   248 more words

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Let's Go Dodgers!

Here’s the great cinematographer William H. Clothier and John Wayne on the set of The Alamo (1960). I love this photo and have been waiting for a chance to use it: the Dodgers heading into the post season seems like a good reason.

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