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John Garfield on the Printed Poster

It isn’t easy to narrow the field of titles playing at the TCM festival but one title that’s playing is the final film of Noir favorite John Garfield. 190 more words


Artie Shaw again

Found an old flick on some station, Second Chorus, Fred Astaire and Burgess Meredith cracking wise, Paulette Goddard her usual little knock out self, and I’m not paying attention till I hear a clarinet and it’s Artie Shaw and band, doing… 147 more words


The Prodigal (1955)

The seaport of Joppa is home to a busy marketplace, but it isn’t a prosperous place. It is, instead, a place of slavery and violence. The year is 70 BC. 771 more words


Lana Turner's Gun

I’ve been revisiting some of my favorite gallant leading ladies these days. Chief among them is, of course, Elizabeth Taylor. Say what you will about her life, her appetites (for men, jewels, food), and her talent, but she lived life with a gusto that few of us could hope to match. 297 more words

Tarnished Screen

Scandal-versary: Lana Turner & Johnny Stompanato

Good Friday, April 4, 1958

Lana Turner could play a mean bad girl on-screen, but she didn’t need MGM’s writers to create a reality that was just as riveting. 544 more words

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