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HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S.A.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S.A.

Yes, it’s the Fourth of July again. And, yes, Yankee Doodle Dandy is a fine, classic film (see below) which highlights patriotism.  But aren’t there others? If you want to watch a classic film about the American Revolution may we suggest two. John Ford’s version of Drums Along the Mohawk and Disney’s Johnny Tremain. These are tales of ordinary people facing war […]

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Who WAS Fernand “Gravet” (Or Was It “Gra

Who WAS Fernand “Gravet” (Or Was It “Gravey”)?

Classic Hollywood’s seemingly endless search for suitable European lover types yielded some notable successes — and some stumbling failures. Chalk up the man pictured directly below in the success column.  A native of France’s Cahors wine district, that’s Charles Boyer, a genuine star whose Hollywood career many included leading roles in a host of movies […]

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