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Adieu, OLIVIA

Adieu, OLIVIA

Olivia DeHavilland died July 25 in Paris.  She was 104. Last July 1 marked her last birthday. It’s fair to speculate that she passed that benchmark with her usual Parisian gusto. Described as the last surviving female superstar of Hollywood’s Golden Age, DeHavilland decamped to the French capitol in 1955, married and then divorced her second […]

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How Could We Forget the Great MAE WEST?

How Could We Forget the Great MAE WEST?

Editors Note: Before we answer the above question, a brief message noting the passing of Zizi Jeanmaire, the Paris-born chanteuse/dancer extraordinaire who logged a six-decade career entertaining audiences worldwide from the Paris Opera to Broadway to a smattering of Hollywood films in the Fifties (eg. she danced with Bing Crosby in 1956’s Anything Goes; her […]

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Whatta You Know About WARNER BROTHERS? ...

Whatta You Know About WARNER BROTHERS?  Our Quiz

One of the major majors of Hollywood’s Golden Era. In fact, it remains — after many corporate transformations — one of Hollywood’s dominant studios. The company has a rich, storied and complicated history. It was founded by its four brothers, descendants of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who began as rudimentary movie exhibitionists showing films in such rustic locales […]

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