“Forgotten Hollywood”- A Galaxy To Be Built in Anaheim…

December 31st, 2015

Manny P. here…

   Disneyland is making room for a new 14-acre Star Wars attraction at its California resort. Disney will use newly acquired land and close existing attractions to make room for the so-called Star Wars Land. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Fantasmic, Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, Pirates Lair on Tom Sawyer Island,  Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes, and the Frontierland Disneyland Railroad stop are among the attractions that will temporarily close. The temporary resort closures to accommodate the Star Wars Land would last for a year. Starting on January 10th, 2016, many of the Big Thunder Ranch attractions, including Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue, Petting Zoo, and Jamboree will permanently close.

Star Wars Land

   While waiting for the Star Wars Land to be built, Star Wars fans visiting Disneyland will still have plenty to do. Tomorrowland boasts several new galactic attractions, and Star Wars Launch Bay where patrons can meet their favorite film characters, from Darth Vader to Chewbacca. Hyperspace Mountain, formerly known as Space Mountain, also features themes and music from the franchise.

   Eventually, fans of Disney and Star Wars could expect to take an interactive customized mission on the Millennium Falcon, among other film-inspired experiences. Disney’s Orlando resort will also have Star Wars attractions.

   The Force Awakens in the heart of Anaheim beginning in 2016.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- Last Call for Eubanks and Edwards…

December 30th, 2015

Manny P. here…

   It’s an end of a tradition. Longtime Rose Parade broadcasters Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards will make the 2016 edition their last. Ken Burns is the announced Grand Marshal, while Elizabeth McGovern of Downton Abbey is one of the many stars expected to ride on floats. This year, the annual event is presented by Honda with the theme, Find Your Adventure.

   The pair will anchor KTLA-TV’s coverage Friday morning, describing the flower-covered floats, marching bands, and equestrian units moving down Pasadena’s Colorado Boulevard. The two are familiar to Southern California audiences who refuse to brave the cold of the outdoor festivities. KTLA has been broadcasting the Rose Parade since January 1st, 1948.

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BOB EUBANKS    STEPHANIE EDWARDS

   Eubanks, whose career includes hosting The Newlywed Game, worked the parade for several years before he was paired with Edwards in 1982. He moved into television after spending a few decades behind a radio microphone. Edwards began her career as a receptionist for local news legend, Ralph Story. She later co-hosted the morning television program, Good Morning America, which included guests, traffic, and weather reports.

   In 2006, Edwards was replaced as an anchor, but given a position commenting from the grandstands that year. She returned to co-anchoring the parade coverage in 2009. Their chemistry is unique in bringing in the New Year, so it is fitting that they will leave together. The Tournament of Roses Parade is the prelude to the Rose Bowl football game that annually pits the Pac 12 representative against the Big 10 rep.

   Former Entertainment Tonight host Leeza Gibbons and Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family host Mark Steines will take over parade-hosting duties in 2017 for KTLA.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- End of a Basketball Era…

December 28th, 2015

Many P. here…

   Meadowlark Lemon was known as the clown prince of basketball’s barnstorming Harlem Globetrotters, whose blend of hook shots and humor brought joy to millions of fans around the world. He was one of the most popular athletes in the world during the prime of his career, thanks to a unique blend of athleticism and showmanship. He ended up becoming arguably the team’s most popular player, a showman known as much for his confetti-in-the-water-bucket routine and slapstick comedy as his half-court hook shots and no-look, behind-the-back passes.

   Though skilled enough to play professionally, Lemon instead wanted to entertain, his dream of playing for the Globetrotters hatched after watching a newsreel of the all-black team at a cinema house when he was 11. Lemon first contacted the Globetrotters before his high school graduation and joined the team in 1954. What followed was a run, by his calculations, of more than 16,000 straight games that took him to places he never could have imagined. He played during the team’s heyday from the mid-1950s to the late-1970s, delighting fans with his skills with a ball and a joke. Traveling by car, bus, train or plane nearly every night, Lemon covered nearly 4 million miles to play in over 100 countries and in front of popes and presidents, kings and queens. He was also known for his luminous smile.

MeadowlarkLemonharlemglobetrotters1   Playing against the Globetrotters’ nightly foil, the Washington Generals, Lemon left fans in awe with an array of nifty moves he put on display, while Sweet Georgia Brown played over the loudspeaker. Lemon was a sport’s icon by the 1970s, appearing in television and movies, including appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show and numerous talk shows, joining the sitcom Hello Larry, co-starring in the flick, The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh; even a stint in the cartoon Scooby Doo, with Scatman Crothers doing his voice.

   Wilt Chamberlain called him the most sensational player he had ever seen. Meadowlark Lemon (right) spent the last years of his life trying to spread a message of faith through basketball. He became an ordained minister in 1986, and was a motivational speaker, touring the country to meet with children at basketball camps and youth prisons with his Scottsdale-based Meadowlark Lemon Ministries. A sign of his crossover appeal, Lemon was inducted into both the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and the International Clown Hall of Fame.

   Meadowlark Lemon was 83.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Passing of Haskell Wexler…

December 27th, 2015

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   Haskell Wexler (right) was a two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer and a prominent social activist who took on projects for their cultural merit. This was rare for behind-the-scenes cinematic types. His innovative approach to film helped him win Oscars for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and the Woody Guthrie biopic Bound for Glory. Frequent collaborators included Hal Ashby, Norman Jewison, and John Sayles.

   Wexler also photographed some of the most politicized and influential films of the 1960s and 1970s, such as The Best ManThe Thomas Crown Affair, the Jane Fonda-Jon Voight anti-war classic Coming Home, and the racial drama In the Heat of the Night, as well as the Oscar-winning adaptation of Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Six of the films he worked on have been preserved by the National Film Registry for being culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant, including American Graffiti and Days of Heaven.

   Surprisingly, he began his career working on documentaries, and on the television program, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Wexler was judged to be one of film history’s ten most influential in a survey of members of the International Cinematographers Guild,  the first active cameraman to be awarded such an honor. He was the rare cinematographer known enough by the general public to receive a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. His son is Oscar-nominated sound director, Jeff Wexler.

   Haskell Wexler (above) was 93.

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   Jason Wingreen was the actor who provided the familiar voice of Boba Fett in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. He was also well known for his role as the bartender Harry Snowden on All in the Familyand its continuation series, Archie Bunker’s Place. Prior to this, Wingreen was a regular during the 1960-1961 season of The Untouchables. He was also memorable in three episodes of The Twilight Zone.

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JASON WINGREEN                 BOBA FETT

   He worked regularly on television, guest-starring on Dr. Kildare, The Outer Limits, The Many Loves of Dobie GillisThe Man From U.N.C.L.E.BonanzaMission: Impossible, Star TrekThe Rockford Files, and The Fugitive. Later, he had a recurring role in Matlock. In 1979, Wingreen was a part of the cast in the mini-series Roots: The Next Generation. His last appearances was on an episode of Seinfeld and In the Heat of the Night.

   Jason Wingreen was 95.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- New Year’s Eve With Nick and Nora…

December 26th, 2015

Manny P. here…

   For this year’s most sophisticated holiday evening, Turner Classic Movies has gathered all six entries from a movie series that defined urbane elegance: the Thin Man films. So, ring in the New Year in style with one of the great screen couples– Nick and Nora Charles, as played by William Powell and Myrna Loy. These glamorous Manhattan residents trade quips while sipping martinis and solving murders with the aid of their famous wire-haired terrier, Asta.

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                                                                                                                                 MYRNA LOY    ASTA    WILLIAM POWELL   

   The movies are shown in chronological order, ranging from the original The Thin Man to the final entry in the series, Song of the Thin Man. In between are After the Thin Man, in which the delightful duo encounter rising star James Stewart; Another Thin Man, which adds a baby to the mix; Shadow of the Thin Man, the last of the series to be directed by W.S. Van Dyke; and The Thin Man Goes Home, with Nick visiting his family in New England and, of course, becoming embroiled in a murder case.

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   Of course, I have the complete series on DVD. But, I lose the added bonus of Robert Osborne on TCM, with his asides and stories. Cesar Romero, C. Aubrey Smith, Marjorie Main, and Gloria Grahame are actors in my Forgotten Hollywood Book Series who appear in the various films. And only, if I decide to spend the last day of 2015 at home.

   What to do… What to do…

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- And To All a Good Night…

December 25th, 2015

Manny P. here…

   Some photos don’t ever need a caption.

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   MERRY CHRISTMAS…

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- Yo, Rocky Still Sells…

December 24th, 2015

Manny P. here…

Sylvester_stallone_portre   An auction of Sylvester Stallone’s black leather Rocky jacket and other memorabilia has earned more than $3 million. Heritage Auctions President Greg Rohan says Stallone’s leather jacket was the top item sold at the three-day auction, with a top bid of $149,000. A poncho worn by Stallone in the first Rambo film fetched $60,000 in a sale that featured boxing trunks, gloves, and other items from the actor-director’s storied career.

   Stallone attended the auction’s first day and mingled with fans. The 69-year-old Oscar nominee announced the sale in July, but said it didn’t mean he was saying goodbye to the characters who made him famous.

   Stallone reprised his role as Rocky Balboa in the recent film Creed. His performance earned a Golden Globes Awards nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He is the first star since Paul Newman to receive accolades for playing the same character in different motion pictures (Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler and The Color of Money). Marlon Brando and Robert DeNiro won Academy Awards for playing Vito Corleone in The Godfather / The Godfather pt. II.                SYLVESTER STALLONE —>

   Portions of the auction proceeds will benefit military charities.

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redford and johnson<——– George Clayton Johnson
(with Robert Redford) was a prolific writer of television science fiction; and also had a few screenplays that were quite remarkable. He’s best remembered as sharing teleplay time with Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson on The Twilight Zone. His other works included film collaboration that earned an Oscar nod on Logan’s Run, and the original draft of Ocean’s 11.

   Although not widely known outside of science-fiction circles, Johnson was revered among fans of the genre for his work. His seven contributions on The Twilight Zone received sensational reviews, and featured up-and-coming stars as Dick York, Robert Redford, Jonathan Winters, Jack Klugman, and Russell Johnson. A Game of Pool, Kick the Can, and Nothing in the Dark are considered three of the finest moments in the initial run of the anthology.

   He also had the distinction of penning the first-aired episode of Star Trek that introduced audiences to the crew of the USS Enterprise, including the now familiar characters, Capt. James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock.

   George Clayton Johnson was 86.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- Spending Next Year With Doc Martin…

December 23rd, 2015

Manny P. here…

   It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Public Television. The programming is crisp, intelligent, and worldly. One of my favorite weekly shows is Doc Martin. 54 episodes have aired on ITV in the United Kingdom between 2004 and 2015. It’s star, Martin Clunes, is a past winner of a BAFTA for his role in Men Behaving Badly; and earlier this year, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to drama, charity, and the community.

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                               MARTIN CLUNES        IAN McNEICE

   Early in January 2016, I have been graciously invited by KCETLink Media Group to the British Consul General’s residence to celebrate KCET’s new season of Doc Martin, the public television station’s highest rated show among its six million Southern California viewers. Joining the festivities is special guest Ian McNeice (the show’s Bert Large), who will be available for interviews during the event. Also in attendance will be Marion Ross from Happy Days, KCETLink Media Group President & CEO Michael Riley, BAFTA’s Sandro Monetti, and more. The event, thrown in conjunction with BAFTA, Pleasant Holidays, and the Beverly Hilton Hotel, will be a fundraiser for KCET as part of their on-going drive in support of public television. KCET is the nation’s largest independent public television station, and a nonprofit 501(c3) organization.

   In addition to covering the red carpet, I will be attending a cocktail reception. Also on tap, a sneak peak of Season Seven of Doc Martin. I’m very excited to be celebrating the launch with loyal viewers and donors.

   The new season of Doc Martin will premiere on January 14th, 2016 at 8p (pst). Needless to say, Doctor Martin Ellingham’s surly exploits in fictional Portwenn is must-see television for me each Thursday.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Rose Parade Grand Marshal is…

December 22nd, 2015

Manny P. here…

   When it came to choosing the grand marshal for the 2016 Rose Parade, it was a natural progression for Tournament of Roses President Mike Matthiessen. First, the organization’s collaboration with the National Park Service, which is celebrating its centennial. Then, the tournament took a page from the NPS program, Find Your Park, when it came up with the theme for the 2016 parade — Find Your Adventure. With that in place, it was an obvious choice for acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns — who won an Emmy Award for his 2009 PBS documentary The National Parks: America’s Best Idea — to do the honors of leading the New Year’s morning celebration.

kenburns   Burns who has produced and directed more than two dozen documentaries, perhaps first gained broad notice for his acclaimed 1990 documentary mini-series, The Civil War. Since then, the subjects of his documentaries have run the gamut from baseball, jazz, and cancer, to World War II and the Roosevelt family. He has won five Emmys, and has been nominated for two Oscars.

   Becoming a documentary filmmaker was a natural progression for Burns. His interest in history started as a young boy growing up in Brooklyn, digesting the family’s encyclopedia. He received his first movie camera, an 8mm, as a child, and began by documenting polluted areas in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as a teenager. At age 22, Burns started his own film company, Florentine Films. His signature technique of using archival footage and photos in his documentaries, slowly panning and zooming over them, became known as the Ken Burns Effect.

180px-PBS_Logo_svg   Currently, he is working on several projects, including a series for PBS about the Vietnam War, which will air in 2016. PBS is planning to re-broadcast The National Parks: America’s Best Idea in April. Burns’ other projects in the works include films on Pasadena’s own Jackie Robinson, author Ernest Hemingway, and the history of stand-up comedy. His daughter Sarah, and her husband, also worked on the Robinson movie, which is also set to air on PBS in April.

    Burns, a newbie to the parade, said he’s excited to ride down Colorado Boulevard on the first day of 2016.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- Doris Day’s Christmas Advice…

December 21st, 2015

Manny P. here…

   Animal activist Doris Day has a reasoned suggestion for the Holidays:

Many people think dogs, cats, birds, and bunnies make good Christmas gifts, and they couldn’t be more wrong… The holidays tend to be loud and chaotic — an awful environment into which to bring a new pet. Those cute, rambunctious puppies and kittens given as gifts often prove to be too much for the household to handle and wind up back at the shelters.   

   Her alternative, though less satisfying to youngsters on Christmas, may resonate with some families.

A much better option is a gift certificate from a local shelter or rescue organization, and wait to redeem it until the dust from the holidays settles. When things calm down, take the entire family, other pets included, and carefully choose a pet that you can commit to for its entire life… The best way to honor the memory (of a lost pet) is to save another life from the shelter.

doris day   A hugely popular singer and actress throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Day first became interested in animal issues on the set of the 1956 Alfred Hitchcock film, The Man Who Knew Too Much. In 1978, she founded the Doris Day Animal Foundation, a small grassroots organization. Now 93, Day still takes an active role in the cause and the Foundation. Over the years, many animals have passed through the Day household, and several still call it home. She is down to three dogs and a few cats.

   As for this Christmas, Day says it be typically low-key, and she plans on spending it with her family… and her loving pets.          DORIS DAY —–>

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- Force Awakens at Sunday Service…

December 20th, 2015

Manny P. here…

   The Force is strong in Berlin. A church in the German capital invited Star Wars fans to attend a special service Sunday themed on the sci-fi blockbuster in an attempt to attract more young people into the pews. About 500 people heeded the call and attended the service, some carrying light saber props or wearing Darth Vader masks. It was more than twice as many as usually come to Zion Church on a Sunday.

Star_Wars_The_Force_Awakens   Chewbacca_&_friends

   With the film’s title song — played on the church’s organ — still echoing around the rafters, folks showed their support for the seventh installment in the franchise Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which opened Friday. Dressed like Chewbacca and Jawa traders, it was a welcome idea in regards to the motion picture franchise. The pastor who delivered the service said that Star Wars references religious themes, including Christian images and maybe some from other religions. In doing so, it shows that the Bible and the Church are part of our culture that keeps being reworked and reinterpreted. Many of the church-goers planned on seeing the motion picture later in the afternoon.

   Meanwhile back in the United States, studio estimates on Sunday say Star Wars: The Force Awakens brought in a galactic $238 million over the weekend, making it the biggest North American debut of all time. The flick should help generate a record year in cinema in ticket sales. The production also marks Harrison Ford’s biggest premiere in his storied career.

   The original Star Wars opened in 1977. Give yourself to the Dark Side.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- James Woods Skirts Death…

December 19th, 2015

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   Actor James Woods says he’s happy to be alive after crashing on an icy highway in Colorado earlier in the week. The accident happened on Interstate 70, where it cuts through scenic Glenwood Canyon in western Colorado. The stretch has steep cliffs on each side.    JAMES WOODS —>

   In a series of tweets, Woods commented that another person driving over 75 mph spun out, and that he hit a wall along the highway to avoid that driver. Woods said that after hitting the wall on the other side of the road, he slid backward going 60 mph. He said a guardrail kept his Jeep Grand Cherokee from dropping 100 feet to the Colorado River below. Seven cars were involved in the accident.

   Woods praised the police, firefighters, tow truck drivers, and everyone else who helped. He also apologized for rambling and said he had a little concussion. A day after the incident, Woods was back on the road again.

   Whew!

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amazon   Did you know you can shop and support a community at the same time? While stocking up on goodies for your family and loved ones, shop through AmazonSmile to contribute to the Golden Inn & Village. 0.5% of your eligible purchases will benefit the Rona Barrett Foundation, helping them turn affordable housing into a home for seniors who need it most. May I suggest picking up copies of the Forgotten Hollywood Book Series as gifts for family and friends.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- TherapyCable Episode #10 is Live…

December 18th, 2015

Manny P. here…

NEW FORGOTTEN HOLLYWOOD SHOW ON THERAPYCABLE

   Episode #10 of FORGOTTEN HOLLYWOOD on THERAPYCABLE features guest John Fricke, author of The Wonderful World of Oz. As a Hollywood historian, his expertise is the life and times of Judy Garland.

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   Sony Pictures Television Networks’ getTV has a weekly night of variety and talk programming from television’s Golden Age, airing weekly on Mondays. The lineup is headlined by The Judy Garland Show at 5p (pst). Each week’s programming will be repeated that same night at 8p (pst).

garland   In 1963, The Judy Garland Show was a celebrated entry on the CBS fall schedule. But, opposite Bonanza, the series ultimately didn’t capture enough viewers to last beyond its first season. Nevertheless, it remains a legendary lost series for showcasing the iconic Garland in both solo performances and with guests including Mel Torme, Jack Jones, Diahann Carroll, Bobby Darin, Ethel Merman, June Allyson, Barbra Streisand, Mickey Rooney, Donald O’Connor, Tony Bennett, and daughters Liza Minnelli and Lorna Luft.

   One of the show’s many highlights features Garland’s show-stopping rendition of Battle Hymn of the Republic, taped just days after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The performance was intended to help heal the country, and still resonates with critics today.

TCLogo   The amazing Judy Garland was a troubled soul, wracked with addiction to pain medication. Her involvement with the television variety show was an opportunity for the star to fight her addiction, and reach a whole new generation of viewers. Sadly, the program was cancelled after a year that Garland called one of her happiest times.

   To watch and enjoy this interview on THERAPYCABLE, click or (cut-and-paste) to view my latest program:

http://therapycable.com/culture-videos/judy-garland-on-gettv.html

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- LOC Film Registry Class of 2015…

December 17th, 2015

Manny P. here…

   Every year, I report on a number of entries added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry. Along with popular selections of more modern motion pictures, such as Top Gun, The Shawshank Redemption, LA Confidential, and Ghostbusters, some classic cinema from Hollywood’s Golden Age were picked. These movies compliment documentaries, two reelers, and works from the Silent Era that were among the newest annual choices.

This year, I also voted. I was allowed to make 50 nominations; and I’m proud to say TWO of mine made the final cut!

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   Here are five highlights: (including my two recommendations)

Alt1_dracula_spanish_big~ Dracula (Spanish language version 1931) – Before the advent of sound, the only difference between films seen by domestic and foreign audiences was the subtitles. When talkies arrived, American studios began shooting foreign-language versions for international markets, and generally at the same time they filmed the English versions. In one famous example, a second crew — including a different director and stars — shot at night on the same sets used during the day for the Bram Stoker classic starring Bela Lugosi and directed by Tod Browning. In recent years, the Spanish version, which is 20 minutes longer, has been lauded as superior; some theorizing that the crew had an advantage of watching the English dailies and improving on camera angles and effective use of lighting. One of its stars, Lupita Tovar, is still alive at 105.

Hail_Conquering_Hero_poster~ Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) – Writer-director Preston Sturges probably was the only filmmaker in Hollywood in the 1940s who could satirize the worship of honored veterans and their moms during wartime. Nominated for a Best Original Screenplay Oscar, it follows a soldier dismissed from active duty because of chronic hay fever, and enlisted by a group of Marines to return home as the war hero he pretended to be in letters to his mother. The great French critic André Bazin called it a work that restores to American film a sense of social satire that I find equaled only… in Chaplin’s films.

330px-Imitation_of_Life_1959_poster~ Imitation of Life (1959) – Douglas Sirk’s last American film is based on the Fannie Hurst novel about two moms (one white and one African-American) and their daughters (one white and one who wishes to pass for white). This remake (with Lana Turner and Juanita Moore as the mothers) offers a telling contrast to the more restrained melodramatic style used by John Stahl in a 1934 version (previously selected for the registry), starring Claudette Colbert and Louise Beavers. One can also spot Sirk’s fascinating glimpses at the evolution of society the country had undergone in the 25 years that elapsed between the two films, particularly in Moore and her daughter, played by Susan Kohner.

Original_movie_poster_for_Being_There   And my suggestions…

~ Being There (1979) – Peter Sellers’ final work is dry political satire. Jerzy Kosinski, assisted by award-winning screenwriter Robert C. Jones, adapted his 1971 novel for the screenplay, which Hal Ashby ably directed with an understatement to match the subtlety and precision of Sellers’ Academy Award-nominated performance. Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, and Jack Warden also co-star. Without spoiling the ending, the final scene provides an almost religious implication. Douglas won his second Oscar for his role as a dying businessman.

Winchester_73_-_1950-_Poster~ Winchester ’73 (1950) – James Stewart collaborated with director Anthony Mann on eight films during the 1950s. Most renowned was a series of five intense, psychological Westerns from 1950-1955 revolving around themes of vengeance, shifting personal morals. and concepts of heroism. This movie launched their partnership. Stewart on screen was more edgy under the strict direction of Mann. Years later, after Alfred Hitchcock’s publicist reacted to the Universal Studio mogul’s tepid initial reaction to Psycho, he pushed Hitch to keep fighting, saying he once convinced these pencil-pushers to accept a real dog like Winchester ’73. This 2015 add to the Film Registry vindicates such a crass assessment.

   This year’s Library of Congress Film Registry class also includes the 1920 versions of The Mark of Zorro and Humoresque, the Disney Silly Symphony animated classic, The Old Mill, and The New Deal governmental documentary collaboration with Hollywood, Our Daily Bread.

   Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, each year the Librarian of Congress names to the National Film Registry, only 25 productions considered culturally, historically or aesthetically significant. The films must be at least 10 years old. The Librarian makes the annual registry selections after conferring with the distinguished members of the National Film Preservation Board (NFPB) and Library film staff, as well as considering thousands of public nominations, including mine I hope. The public is urged to nominate titles for next year’s registry.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- Duke Fights Cancer For Holidays…

December 16th, 2015

Manny P. here…

LIMITED-EDITION JOHN WAYNE CHARITY T-SHIRT:  $24.00

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AVAILABLE UNTIL DECEMBER 16th 

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jw_f  This limited edition t-shirt features a photograph of The Duke shooting a rifle on a soft cotton-poly blend t-shirt with a custom JW neck print. Get yours today while you still can! A perfect holiday gift for the John Wayne fan.

~ 60% Combed Cotton / 40% Polyester

~ Lightweight   ~ Classic fit

~ Rib-knit set-in collar

   100% of net profits will benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation whose mission is to bring courage, strength, and grit to the fight against cancer.

THIS IS A PRE-SALE ITEM AND WILL BE SHIPPED ON DECEMBER 21st

   Here is a link to make this heartfelt purchase:

http://store.johnwayne.com/apparel/limited-edition-john-wayne-charity-t-shirt

Until next time>                               “never forget”