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  1. DICK DALE THE KING OF THE SURF GUITAR has died. at the age of 81. He was most famous for the rock version of MISIRLOU. THIS VIDEO IS from the original recording of Misirlou from 1962. Dale was lefty who played on a right handed Fender guitar. I believe ft was a STRATOCASTER.
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    TOM HATTEN HAS DIED 1926-2019

    He also promoted CLASSIC PARAMOUNT FILMS. It was his main stay.
  3. MR HATTEN was a fixture at the KTLA LOS Angeles TV Station from the 1960 to the 1990s. He was famous for hostiNg the POPEYE CIRCUS AND THE iconic FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL. In the Family Film Festival ,we were introduced to some fantastic and rarely seen Hollywood Classic Films, He advocated for Preston Sturges, whom he recognized as a true Hollywood revolutionary. I began to appreciate Mr. Sturges in the 1980s. IT WAS THAT LONG AGO. For anybody who lived in L.A. during that time, he educated us to the wonders of good cinema. Here is a Facebook post from a fan who loved the series. Dennis Forkel I remember Tom interviewing William Demarest on the phone during a showing of a Preston Sturges film in 1983, probably "Sullivan's Travels". Tom spoke in a familiar way to Demarest-then 91-and kept calling him Bill. Nice interview, Tom even got Bill to talk about his cello. I didn't buy my first VCR until 1985, so I could not have videotaped the show. But I did record the audio onto a cassette tape. I had a Radio Shack portable radio with TV band and I fed that into my stereo receiver. Always loved seeing Tom start up that Bell & Howell projector!
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    Sidekicks and Second Bananas

    My vote goes for unsung sidekicks are EDDIE ROCHESTER ANDERSON AND ANDY DEVINE IN Jack Benny's BUCK BENNY RIDES AGAIN 1940 FROM PARAMOUNT STUDIOS. These two guys steal the show in this very funny but hardly seen comedy.
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    Narcissistic Blowhards

    CLIFTON WEBB'S stock in trade was to play autocrats in such examples as THE RAZOR'S EDGE 1946 & TITANIC 1953. He was mostly a FOX star. Therefore, we do not get much exposure to his works on TCM.
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    Narcissistic Blowhards

    RICHARD GAINES as Charles T. Perdergast IN THE MORE THE MERRIER 1943 is a wonderful example of an autocratic blowhard. The boring Pendergast was forever engaged to the Jean Arthur's character, Connie with no sex appeal. He promised her financial security, with nothing else to offer in the relationship. No wonder she was attracted to McCrea's more earthy character.
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    LOL - now I've got the idea of Harrison Ford & Chewy scooting around the Empire in their Permagrin Falcon (repeatedly having to thump something or nick spare teeth from Vader's locker in order to keep the Light Grin Jump drive going)... I think you are confused. I believe it is called a Peregrine Falcon. It is quite a beautiful bird of prey.
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    Kid Sisters

    In VIGIL IN THE NIGHT 1940, TWO SISTERS played by Carole Lombard and a young Ann Shirley play two sister nurses that have a major career challenge. Ann Shirley's character made a serious medical error that cost a patients life. Here noble older sister played by Carole Lombard takes the blame in order to protect her sister from the medical authorities. Lombard's character takes a professional hit. I do not know how many have seen the film. However, it is a great showcase on how LOmbard had matured into a serious and respected actress.
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    Kid Sisters

    PRIMROSE PATH GINGER ROGERS little bratty sister HONEYBELL was played by JOAN CARROLL.
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    Kid Sisters

    in I WAKE UP SCREAMING 1941, BETTY GRABLE PLAYED sister,Jill and CAROLE LANDIS played her younger and very ambitious sister Vickie, who ends up murdered. This is great example of early Noir Cinema.
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    Stars that deserve discussion

    Hi Top Billed DIANE MCBAIN, who was one of the most underrated actresses of the early 1960s.
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    Sadly Neglected Performances by Children

    I woll give my hats off to ANN CARTER, who was an integral part of the films CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE AND THE TWO MRS. CARROLLS. Her promising career was cut short by a serious bout with Polio, which took years to recover. She was truly a promising young actress that disease cut short her career.
  13. Are they going to play John Ford's THE INFORMER 1935,which was about the Irish rebellion of 1922 that eventually brought forth Irish Independence. The Informer is a great Ford film (that made Ford's reputation as a serious director) that is virtually forgotten.
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    Classic Era Film actresses who did nudity

    Heere is a classic nude scene by JEAN HARLOW IN RED DUST 1932 PLUS MORE INFO about the film. Here are some photos of JEAN HAVING A GRAND TIME IN THE BARREL.

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