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Bruce Lee working on The Wrecking Crew

There’s really not much to be said here. During production of The Wrecking Crew, the fourth and final Matt Helm movie, Bruce Lee was credited as “karate adviser.” In reality, he was the fight arranger. 76 more words

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An Evening with Nancy Kwan

In keeping with the Hollywood-looks-at-China theme of my last blog entry, I went right into THE WORLD OF SUZIE WONG (1960), a full-blown Hollywood romantic melodrama set and partly shot in Hong Kong and starring Nancy Kwan in her first film role, and then into two more Nancy Kwan movies, FLOWER DRUM SONG (1961) and THE WRECKING CREW (1968), all in preparation for “An Evening with Nancy Kwan” at the New-York Historical Society on October 15, 2014 in conjunction with the society’s current exhibit, “Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion.” 4,503 more words


Glen Campbell: Last Single First Listen (Video)

Glen Campbell‘s final single “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” has been posted on Youtube. The poignant video is a montage of Glen in the studio with his session player pals The Wrecking Crew, clips from the documentary I’ll Be Me, and footage with family and friends over the decades.


Independent Merchants – 2014-2015 – Wk. 2

The Wrecking Crew

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  • (144) Lenny-{141}-{155}-{127}=423 {141} -3
  • (161) Ruben-{141}-{107}-{190}=438 {146} -15…
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Independent Merchants – 2014-2015 – Wk. 1

The Wrecking Crew

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  • (144) Lenny-{127}-{108}-{170}
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Five Things, Wednesday 27th August

From Denny Tedesco’s Kickstarter project comes a Spector Symphony
“My biggest mistake in making this film was my estimating time. As of today, I’m on my 6607th day since I started shooting the… 1,350 more words

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