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Movie News And Notes

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 22, 2012 1:00 AM
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Here I am struggling to get an issue of my newsletter finished, after an embarrassing amount of time, and a brand-new fanzine arrives on my desk. Pop Twenty is an exceedingly handsome publication, bound like an oversized paperback and filled with rare and beautiful stills. It’s the brainchild of Bob Birchard and Mike Bifulco, who have pooled their resources to create a home for interviews, articles, and photo features focusing on all aspects of 20th Century pop culture, with an emphasis on the golden age of Hollywood. Bob’s lead article details the making of 'Gold Diggers of 1933', including the revelation that Busby Berkeley

music review: Boardwalk Empire - Volume 1 (Elektra)

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 15, 2011 1:48 AM
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Nothing evokes a period more vividly, or instantaneously, than music, and the producers of the HBO Prohibition drama 'Boardwalk Empire' have made canny use of vintage songs, both on-camera and off-, since their series began. Now some of the best selections have been gathered in a delightful CD (also available for download on iTunes) that features my favorite band, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, and a number of supremely talented singers who manage to vocally capture a bygone musical era.

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