Category Archives: Movies

Saturday Showtime: The Great Gatsby

The classic American story, and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s most famous book, The Great Gatsby  is set in the year 1922, just 2 years after the American Prohibition against alcohol created fortunes and made rich men out of paupers. Hence the term the … Continue reading

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Dead Hollywood: Actors Who Died Young (documentary-video)

There has been a slew of Hollywood personalities dying young in recent few years: Heath  Ledger, Brittany Murphy, Anna Nicole Smith,  Princess Diana, John F. Kennedy Jr., Kurt Cobain, Chris Farley, River Pheonix, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Tupac Shapur, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston to name some of … Continue reading

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Dick Tracy: The Original Detective Movie, Black and White,1945

                     Dick Tracy  , arguably the most famous detective of all time, a “hard-hitting, fast-talking and intelligent police detective” (according to Wikipedia) began his life in October 1931 in the Detroit Mirror as a comic strip, and his character developed into feature film … Continue reading

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Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (documentary)

I just located this documentary today about Marilyn’s final period. From all of the searching I have done in the past, to just be finding this now seems like a diamond hunt that came up well. Or Trout fishing that suddenly … Continue reading

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The Painted Desert – 1931 With Clark Gable

Here’s an old movie, a 1931 low-budget Black and White, about an unclaimed baby and some old western miners. Clark Gable’s early work can be read more about here. The Painted Desert DVD cover for the film Directed by Howard Higgin … Continue reading

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Saturday Showtime: Shirley Booth & Burt Lancaster in ‘Come Back, Little Sheba

It’s barely dawn. Doc Delaney’s brutality enters the room before he does. Lola is roused from her sleep on the sofa, still wearing the printed dress that she’d cheerfully worn the night before, when her husband disappeared and left her to put on her little … Continue reading

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Saturday Showtime: HOUDINI – starring Tony Curtis & Janet Leigh

As promised, here’s the 1953 movie we’ve been building up to all week – “Houdini” in vivid Technicolor majesty. Starring a young Tony Curtis as Houdini, and Janet Leigh as his love interest, the story begins in an 1800’s circus-like side-show. A … Continue reading

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