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BLACKS ON SCREEN

BLACKS ON SCREEN

We’re starting a new series today about black actors during Hollywood’s Golden age of the 30’s and 40’s. Naturally, we’ll begin our series with the first African-American performer to be recognized by the Motion Picture Academy, Oscar winner Hattie McDaniel. Hello everybody. Joe Morella and Frank Segers back with more chat about movie classics and […]

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YES, THAT WAS AVA

YES, THAT WAS AVA

Ava Gardner served one of the longest apprenticeships in the history of MGM. That figures since although she never formally trained as an actress, she was one of the most beautiful actresses on the studio lot.  (And, she was strong willed, foul-mouthed and brainy to boot.) Ava later recalled that after an early screen test, […]

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