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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


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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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

WGN Radio Theatre #127: Life with Luigi, Richard Diamond, Screen Directors Playhouse

Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf bring you the best from the Golden Age of Radio on the Halloween Day edition of the WGN Radio Theater. Tonight, we present “Life with Luigi: At the Race Track,” starring J. 42 more words

WGN Radio Theatre


The rain pelted the roof of the Chrysler and I sat inside listening to Rachmaninoff on the radio. Hammers attacked the piano’s strings as I fired up my computer and opened up the portable drive that had fallen during the scuffle in the apartment building’s courtyard. 2,094 more words

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