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The Flim Flam Man and Beggars of Life

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I have two projects right now - what I call dealing with movies and their history by watching, reading, and researching. FXM Retro has been playing some Hobo (not a derogatory term) movies lately, the first was Emperor of the North, and today they are showing The Flim Flam Man with George C Scott and Michael Sarrazin. Watching it now. Pretty good, not as gritty as "Emperor" but still effective. Scott plays the Flim Flam Man, a change of pace for him. Connected to this is the Trylon and Moon Palace Books Book club based on books that were tuned into movies. The book/movie this time is "Beggars of Life" (A Hobo Autobiography) by Jim Tully. Moon Palace has the book at 20% off which I now have bought. The movie is titled the same, and is the last movie that Louise Brooks made in the US before moving to Germany to make Pandora's Box and Diary of A Lost Girl.The movie also stars Wallace Beery. I have also checked out the DVD from the library. I will watch it once or twice before seeing it at the Trylon and then the book club meeting at Moon Palace books. Check the Moon Palace Books website for details.

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