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Chevalier and His Lubitsch Musicals–Or Maybe Vice Versa

Why do you sink I have ziss out-rrRAGEOUS accent? For a long time, one of the surest ways to get me to roll my eyes was to mention Maurice Chevalier. I only knew the French singer-actor-entertainer from what I had … Continue reading

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That CAN’T be Maggie Smith!

Judging by the clamor, you’re ready for a follow-up to an earlier post devoted to actors and directors with someone else’s names. Today’s fun involves actors you’ve come to associate with roles of one kind performing in a way you … Continue reading

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Criterion, Part Infinitum…

Time for another jaunt into the “Criterion Collection” vaults—classic and contemporary films designated by the Criterion Company as the best of the best. The Dallas Public Library owns many of these unique titles on DVD, and I defy anyone not … Continue reading

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A Holiday Movie For Grownups

I almost used the title “An Adult Holiday Movie,” but that very much sends the wrong message (you think I’ll be recommending Bad Santa–if I’m lucky). I also thought of “The Holiday Movie That Time Forgot,” but that’s an overstatement. … Continue reading

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Classic Horror On Page & Screen For Halloween

Can you have Halloween without Edgar Allan Poe? If you’ve been paying attention this month, you know the Library’s answer to that question is “Absolutely not!” Why not kick it up a level by adding another Halloween mainstay: Vincent Price. The … Continue reading

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