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Some Favorite JFK Pictures…

JFK died 50 years ago today and I posted personal recollections of him, that infamous day and the weekend that followed on my primary blog this morning…click here to read that piece. Here, I thought I’d post some of my … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls with Holly Golightly…

Holly Golightly arrived on the scene in 1958 when Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s was first published in the November issue of Esquire magazine. The novella soon appeared again, included in a Random House collection along with three Capote short … Continue reading

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1958: Marilyn Monroe Poses for Life Magazine and Richard Avedon

In 1958, Life Magazine invited Marilyn Monroe and photographer Richard Avedon to recreate images of five celebrated actresses of different eras.  Entitled “Fabled Enchantresses,” the piece was part of the magazine’s December 22 “Christmas” issue and included an article by … Continue reading

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June 30 on TCM: Directed by Preston Sturges

R.D. Finch of The Movie Projector is hosting a wonderful blogathon in honor of American auteur William Wyler and I have been so busy finishing up my piece on The Letter (1940) that I’ve paid little attention to anything else. … Continue reading

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What Sally Draper Saw…

During Season 4, young Sally Draper blossomed as one of Mad Men‘s most interesting characters. Continuing to act out in reaction to her parent’s divorce and her mother’s remarriage, Sally appeared one afternoon at her father’s office under the care … Continue reading

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VERTIGO, The Alternative Ending

When Vertigo was released in Europe in 1958, it contained an ending with an additional scene inserted.  According to most accounts, Hitchcock provided this extended ending in order to satisfy a foreign censorship committee that apparently would not accept onscreen … Continue reading

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James Stewart on Working with Hitchcock, 1984

In this video clip from 1984 –  by way of VintageEuro TV from the Fench cult program “Cinema Cinemas” – actor James Stewart talks about first meeting and later working with Alfred Hitchcock. The interview is in English and begins … Continue reading

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