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Patio Theater, get ready...

Who has two thumbs, fangirl skills for days, and managed to find a total of 3 friends who aren’t afraid of clowns, to go to this screening with her? 27 more words

"Late Phases" (2014) REVIEW

Werewolves have been a horror film staple since Lon Chaney (that’s the junior Chaney) donned the faux fur in The Wolf Man way back in 1941. 611 more words


Congrats, Carla!

“Give me a sense of purpose, a real sense of purpose, now!” – The Pretenders/Chrissie Hynde

This isn’t trending like a white or gold (or is it blue?) dress (really Facebook?!?), but the Academy of Arts and Sciences did give the grand Carla Laemmle (1909-2014) some post-Oscars memoriam recognition for her contribution to motion pictures. 108 more words


Clown in Moonlight...

A clown isn’t funny in the moonlight.
Lon Chaney


"Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman": Cinebaloney!

Thursday, Feb. 25, 1943

Representative Clare Booth Luce had inadvertently launched a meme when she said “Globaloney.” The word was morphing to serve all kinds of purposes, as in this scathing review of… 75 more words

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The Phantom Of The Opera (1925)

When the script for The Phantom of the Opera landed in the lap of director Rupert Julian, his first reaction to the notion of production was – ‘Lon Chaney or it can’t be done’. 879 more words


February 10, 1960: Two Holes, No Waiting

Depending on the age of the viewer, The Tonight Show is synonymous with Jay Leno, Johnny Carson, or perhaps Jack Paar. Paar was at its helm from 1957 to 1962. 629 more words

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