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Yes Virginia, it's done!

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My Michael Curtiz manuscript is at the publisher with the book scheduled for publication in 2017.  “Done” is a relative term as there is still a considerable distance to travel before I am holding a completed book in my hand, but the work itself is completed and it’s a good feeling.  With that, I will be returning to my blog and updating the web site on what is going on with me and the world of classic film.

 

ONE WAY STREET

Alan's sporadic takes on Film Noir and other aspects of pop culture

  MSNBC's Kim Morgan on stage with the irrepressible Ann Rutherford following the screening of INSIDE JOB (1946). This rare programmer hadn't been shown to a theater audience since its release; it held up extremely well. Ann was terrific alongside Alan Curtis and Preston Foster. Even more delightful were Ann's endless stream of Old Hollywood anecdotes that left the patrons in stitches. From learning Yiddish from Preston Foster, to obtaining swimming lessons from Buster Crabbe at the Hollywood Athletic Club while "fibbing" her way into Westerns with Gene Autry, Ann had plenty of chutzpah to spare... and she still does! Her insider accounts of GONE WITH THE WIND were priceless and as she readily admitted, GWTW has "...turned my golden years to platinum". Veteran character actor Edward Faulkner joins his cousin Ann Rutherford along with Anne Jeffreys and Marsha Hunt. Don't try to calculate the years of show biz expertise in...
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  Here I am with the beautiful and charming Barbara Rush. Can you believe that she started in films back in 1950 and is 82 years old - I can't! At the opening night reception, Barbara related a hair-raising story during the filming of HOMBRE (1967) how she and others in the cast nearly plunged over a precipice in a stagecoach! Here is MSNBC's Kim Morgan with Patty McCormack of THE BAD SEED. Patty received a prolonged standing ovation when the BAD SEED concluded yesterday afternoon and she took to the stage for a Q&A. Probably the greatest performance by a child actor in cinema history. The Camelot Theatre had a full house. With the incomparable Robert Loggia after a screening of THE GARMENT JUNGLE. During our post screening discussion, Bob talked about how Harry Cohn removed Bob Aldrich from the picture and replaced him with Vincent Sherman due to penny-pinching...
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  Here are a couple of pics from last night's opener at the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs. Barbara Rush, star of BIGGER THAN LIFE was the opening night special guest along with the ageless Marsha Hunt, Sherry Jackson and others. Here is a shot of Barbara and Marsha Will be adding more soon! Producer/Director William Asher, Sherry Jackson and Barbara Rush ...
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