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Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

  • The opening “We’re in the Money” number with Ginger Rogers is jaw-dropping…in a scandalous sort of way. Ginger & all the rest of ’em are wearing only coins (yes, coins), and not a lot of them.
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1930s

Film #573: Flirtation Walk (1934)

As I’m somewhat of a completest I hate the fact that there are still a few Best Picture nominees out there that I’m yet to watch. 676 more words

1934

REVIEW: Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

1933, Warner Brothers

Director:
Mervyn LeRoy
Producers:
Jack Warner
Robert Lord
Writers:
Avery Hopwood (original play)
Erwin S. Gelsey (screenplay)
James Seymour (screenplay) 686 more words

American Films

The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

“Drop dead!”
That’s one of the first things said to Kirk Douglas’ character in The Bad and the Beautiful. 1952 was a long time ago. He would have been 35 for most of that year. 193 more words

Films

The Bad and the Beautiful

Don’t worry. Some of the best movies are made by people working together who hate each other’s guts.

Seeing as Kirk Douglas celebrates his 100th birthday today I wanted to make a point of featuring one of his movies to mark the occasion.

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1950s

WGN Radio Theatre #136: Rocky Fortune, Jack Benny Program, Richard Diamond

Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf bring you the best from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre, December 3rd, 2016. Tonight, we present “Rocky Fortune: The Plot to Murder Santa Claus” (12-22-53), “Jack Benny Program: Christmas Shopping” (12-22-40) and “Richard Diamond: A Christmas Carol” with Dick Powell (12-24-49). 18 more words

WGN Radio Theatre

November 14: Happy Birthday Zhang Yimou and Olga Kurylenko

Today we have a pair of international headliners.

Zhang Yimou  turns 65 today.  He was one of the first class of students admitted to the Beijing Film Academy when it reopened in 1978 (after having been closed during the Cultural Revolution).  1,087 more words

Celebrity Birthdays