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Revisit: 35 Lb. Monkey Business: "The Man With the Golden Arm" (1955)

“The Man With the Golden Arm”  (1955)

(Originally posted on July 30, 2013)

    One of the characteristics of the movies of the “Golden Age” studio era of filmmaking was the anesthetizing comfort they were intended to provide the audience, explaining the essential homogenized blandness in which innovation and true artistry- always enemies of the bottom-line purveyors of West Coast entertainment -deliberately emerged only through the rare instances of career suicidal, rancorous headbutting combativeness (which resulted… 3,364 more words


Actor | Eleanor Parker, Part 4: Guest Star

When she starred in Eye of the Cat, Eleanor Parker had been in more than forty theatrical films. She was forty-seven years old. She had just been in the biggest movie of all time–1965’s… 3,624 more words

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Saturday Night at the Movies - Man with the Golden Arm and The Stranger

Two classic films this week.

First Otto Preminger’s 1955 Classic – Man with the Golden Arm starring Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker,Kim Novak,

Then 1946’s The Stranger directed by Orson Welles and starring Welles, Loretta Young and Edward G. Robinson

Great movies, enjoy

Actor | Eleanor Parker, Part 3: Baroness

Going into the nineteen sixties, Eleanor Parker’s acting career seemed to have regained some of its recently lost momentum. Home from the Hill, released in March 1960, brought Parker into a genre she’d long avoided–the all-star soap. 3,881 more words

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Uncle Bardie's Movie Spotlight: A man reaps what he sows

Once a week on Friday, Uncle Bardie celebrates the creativity in others by shining a Spotlight on a movie, a song or a creator. This week’s Movie Spotlight is… 420 more words


On St. Ash Valentine's Wednes-Day

Having just recently written about my love of finding connections and parallels between seemingly disparate things, the convergence of Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day this year is quite fascinating. 433 more words


Actor | Eleanor Parker, Part 2: Technicolor

When Eleanor Parker left her Warner Bros. contract in early 1950, she did so before any of her films of that year released. There were three– 7,655 more words

Eleanor Parker