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  1. *I just found this at Best Buy on 11/09/2010!!*. A list of bonus features: Commentary by Frank Sinatra Jr. and Angie Dickinson Interactive Las Vegas Then and Now Map Casino Vignettes The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Excerpt Featuring Guest Host Frank Sinatra and Guest Angie Dickinson Theatrical Trailer
  2. *Haunting Sharon Tate archive reveals touching personal side of tragic actress* *Consigned by cousin Kelley Denson, available at Heritage Entertainment Auction, Nov. 14; never before seen correspondence traces Tate?s family ties* News-Antique.com - Nov 09,2010 - BEVERLY HILLS, CA A moving and heartbreaking archive of Sharon Tate?s childhood letters, holiday cards and adult correspondence with her grandmother form an emotional and fascinating facet of Heritage Auction Beverly Hills? Nov. 14 Signature? Music & Entertainment Memorabilia Auction. The archive is being offered by Tate?s cousin, Kelley Denson, who was very young at the time of Tate?s untimely death, but became the Tate?s de facto archivist in the four-plus decades that have passed since the night of Aug. 8, 1969. This is the first time that these documents have been made public. They carry estimates ranging from $700 up to $1,500. ?Sharon?s cousin Kelley has held on to these documents for a long time and now wants to share them with the public,? said Kristen Painter, Manager of Music & Entertainment Auctions at Heritage. ?They reveal a very personal and loving side of Tate. She was always known more for her beauty or her love life. Now perhaps people will understand her better as the caring person her friends and family all loved very deeply.? http://news-antique.com/?id=795157&keys=SharonTate-Heritage-Auction-photos
  3. Henry Wilcoxon was in: _The Last of the Mohicans_ (1936) directed by George B. Seitz!! *NEW DIRECTOR: George B. Seitz!*
  4. *Another Jill film I would love to see again is: _It's My Turn_ (1980) starring: Jill Clayburgh, Michael Douglas, Charles Grodin!*
  5. Jill Clayburgh her last film role, playing Jake Gyllenhaal?s mother in _Love and Other Drugs_, will be released in two weeks. Jill Clayburgh as Mrs. Randall
  6. *The one (1) fiilm I would love to see is: _Luna_ (1979)!* While touring in Italy, a recently-widowed American opera singer has an incestuous relationship with her 15-year-old son to help him overcome his heroin addiction.
  7. *Best Jill Clayburgh Films:* _Silver Streak_ (1976) _An Unmarried Woman_ (1978) _I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can_ (1982) _Shy People_ (1987) _Running with Scissors_ (2006) ... Agnes Finch ,,,Love her in this role!! She shld have got an oscar nod!! _Gable and Lombard_ (1976) - Not her best film .. but still interesting to see her play Carole Lombard! _Where Are the Children?_ (1986) - Good book ...not well adapted to screen! Wasted her talents!
  8. *Insist on the Truth -- Even When It's Good News* Donald Spoto October 28, 2010 As the author of twenty-six books, most of them biographies, I've developed a kind of motto: "The biographer is obliged to tell the truth--even when it means saying something good about someone." This is not always a popular position to stake. Twenty years ago, for example, I began research for a life of Marilyn Monroe--the first such project authorized by her Estate, with no strings attached and unhindered access to a massive array of materials never before consulted. After conducting more than a hundred interviews and surveying an astonishing cache of primary material, something unexpected became clear. Monroe was not a dimwitted woman of easy virtue who spiraled downward into suicidal depression. She was something very different indeed from that popular misconception. I had precisely the same experience while working on my latest book, _Possessed: The Life of Joan Crawford_. Important new material revealed a woman very different from the conventional, false image. With the possible exception of Marilyn Monroe, perhaps no movie star has been so underappreciated, misrepresented by rumor, innuendo, fabrication, unfounded allegation and rank distortion. Joan Crawford was neither Joan of Arc nor an arch she-devil. She was a recognizably human and passionate woman who entertained millions; she made egregious mistakes and learned from them; and she always had a legion of friends and countless admirers. One's fame or power or influence was never the criterion for friendship with Joan, and she was on warm terms with people from every walk of life. The shift in public opinion from respect to contempt began a year after her death, with the publication of a book called Mommie Dearest, which alleged that Joan was a sadistic alcoholic who took special pleasure in torturing her adopted children. That volume, remarkable as the work of a somewhat hysterical imagination, cannot be taken seriously after one has checked the facts, reviewed original documents and interviewed those who knew Joan and her children. More to the point, the author of the book has retreated from her most outlandish claims--but that, of course, is very rarely reported. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/donald-spoto/insist-on-the-truth-even-_b_774999.html
  9. *Editors' Book Buzz #1: David Highfill* Executive Editor David Highfill (William Morrow) talks with Virginia Stanley, Director of Library Marketing. Two stellar picks for Fall 2010: Donald Spoto's Possessed: The Life of Joan Crawford
  10. Eddie Bracken was in: _National Lampoon's Vacation_ (1983) directed by Harold Ramis! *NEW DIRECTOR: Harold Ramis!!*
  11. dilettante ................ _The Agony and the Ecstasy_ (1965) NEW WORD: _X-rays_ began on Nov. 8, 1895 through Wilhelm R?ntgen's work with tubes and radiation. Happy 115th Anniversary!
  12. *October 9, 2010 @ 9:15pm - Arizoan Time -* *_Family Way, The_ (1966)* Living with his parents keeps a newlywed husband from consummating his marriage. Cast: Hayley Mills, John Mills, Hywel Bennett, Marjorie Rhodes Dir: Roy Boulting C-116 mins _The Family Way_ starring Hayley Mills in what was billed as her first 'adult' film. Many actors turn to roles featuring villainy or mature themes in order to appeal to a larger audience and show they can act beyond the characters that people are familiar with. Child actors in particular go that route with varying degrees of success. Hayley Mills was one of those that by all accounts was able to grow into a fine adult actor and have a successful career. In The Family Way, Hayley gets married to some tool and like many newlyweds, experience comical, dramatic moments caused by interfering parents and horribly awkward adult situations. The Family Way also features the first nude scene by Hayley.
  13. *Bill would rename post office for Indiana's Jimmy Stewart* By RANDY WELLS, Published: Friday, October 1, 2010 Indiana Gazette *Indiana has a Jimmy Stewart Museum, a Jimmy Stewart Boulevard and a Jimmy Stewart Airport.* And next ? only a block from where Jimmy?s voice (mimicked by celebrity impersonator Rich Little) tells pedestrians when it?s safe to cross Philadelphia and Seventh streets ? Indiana is one step away from having a Jimmy Stewart post office. The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday passed H.R. 5606, a bill that designates the United States Postal Service at 47 S. Seventh St. in Indiana as the James M. ?Jimmy? Stewart Post Office Building. ?Indiana is proud of Jimmy Stewart and renaming the South Seventh Street post office in his honor is a fitting tribute to one of the most inspiring and patriotic actors of the 20th century,? said Congressman Mark Critz, D-Johnstown, who introduced the legislation in June. The bill, which was co-sponsored by the entire Pennsylvania House delegation, must now be considered by the Senate before heading to the president to be signed into law. In his presentation in the House, Critz noted that Stewart was born in Indiana in 1908; studied at Princeton University, where he developed his love of acting; and appeared in 92 films, television programs and shorts. He enlisted in the Army in 1941 and became the first major American movie star to wear the uniform during the war. He flew 20 combat missions as a bomber pilot in Europe; co-founded the American Spirit Foundation, which helped to develop new approaches to public education; and died in California in 1997.
  14. *Jimmy Stewart gets a post office* September 27, 2010 The Hill *More than 70 years after "Mr. Smith" first went to Washington, Congress is giving legendary actor Jimmy Stewart his due, in the form of a hometown post office.* The House will hold a suspension vote this week on a bill proposed by Rep. Mark Critz (D-Pa.), to name a James M. "Jimmy" Stewart Post Office in the actor's hometown of Indiana, Pa. Stewart's accomplishments go further toward deserving a post office than just his performances -- he served in World War II and the Vietnam War, achieving the rank of Major General in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Stewart was a lifelong Republican, and he actively campaigned for Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, as well as donating to candidate Bob Dole. Stewart died in 1997.
  15. Samuel S. Hinds ...... His second film was _The Road Is Open Again_ (1933) portrayed President Woodrow Wilson directed by Alfred E. Green. *NEW DIRECTOR: Alfred E. Green!!*
  16. These are a small list of films that I simply "didn't like"... These are the films I think that are just substandard... Either the acting, the hype, the script... .. These films to me are nothing to jump up and down, and shout about it... Forrest Gump (1994) Citizen Kane (1941) Independence Day (1996) The African Queen (1951) Where the Wild Things Are (2009) Cabaret (1972) All That Jazz (1979) Brokeback Mountain (2005) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Guys and Dolls (1955) South Pacific (1958)
  17. *Fredric March is the "Star of the Month" for October ... Ok but where is:* *_Death Takes a Holiday_ (1934)!?????*
  18. *Marilyn Monroe as you've "never seen her before"* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui6PaWKcVfY&feature=player_embedded *A set of photographs have been found in Washington D.C showing the actress in unguarded and intimate moments.* *The photographs were taken in the Canadian Rockies in August 1953 while Monroe was filming _River of No Return_ with Robert Mitchum.* *LOOK magazine never published the photographs and they ended up stored at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.*
  19. Sheree North .... After the success of _How to Be Very, Very Popular_, North was groomed by Fox as the "new Marilyn Monroe". However, the studio soon lost interest in promoting her and focused attention on a new Monroe-esque actress, Jayne Mansfield. Decades later, North would play Monroe's mother in the 1980 television movie: _Marilyn: The Untold Story_ (1980) directed by Jack Arnold! *NEW DIRECTOR: Jack Arnold!*
  20. apologize ............ _Cruel Intentions_ (1999) *NEW WORD: October is known as: National _Pizza_ Month!*
  21. Virginia Grey was in: _Airport_ (1970) directed by George Seaton! *NEW DIRECTOR: George Seaton!*
  22. Steven Spielberg's _The Color Purple_ and Spike Lee's _Malcolm X_ will both be released on Blu-ray on January 25, 2011. Both BD sets will be released in the DigiBook formats with both titles priced at $34.99 SRP. http://www.movieweb.com/news/NEqODTs17PbCtz
  23. John Payne was in: _Miracle on 34th Street_ (1947) directed by George Seaton. *NEW DIRECTOR: George Seaton!*
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