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Gotta Dance! Movie Musical Posters

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 21, 2014 12:00 AM
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Mike Kaplian's Gotta Dance
What a perfect marriage: posters celebrating Hollywood musicals at the summertime mecca for dance, Jacob’s Pillow, in the Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts. And who better to serve as guest of honor than Marge Champion, still vital at age 95?

Books For Disney Diehards

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 8, 2014 12:00 AM
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Two recent books, ‘The Lost Notebook’ and ‘Inside the Whimsy Works,’ present fresh fodder for serious Disney buffs…

An Amazing Buster Keaton “Find”

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 18, 2014 3:22 AM
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Get ready for never-before-seen photographs and a copy of an annotated script for Buster Keaton’s masterpiece 'The General.'

The Art Of Mary Blair: In Person And In Print

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 16, 2014 3:29 PM
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Courtesy of Walt Disney Family Museum
There are two outstanding exhibits in the temporary galleries at the Walt Disney Family Museum right now; one honoring master animator Marc Davis and the other paying tribute to one of Walt Disney’s favorite artists, Mary Blair.

John Wayne Revealed

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 13, 2014 2:30 PM
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"John Wayne: The Life and Legend" is a thoughtful, well-written book. Even if you’re familiar with Wayne’s career, chances are you’ll learn things you didn’t know; I certainly did.

A Sharper Focus On Hollywood And WWII

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 23, 2014 2:31 AM
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In "Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War," author Mark Harris has dug into primary (and private) source material to divulge the full story as no one has before.

My Favorite Hollywood Saga—Reinvented

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 24, 2014 1:45 PM
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"Mabel and Me" may be a work of fiction but it is impressively detailed in its portrayal of early 20th century Los Angeles, along with the birth and development of moviemaking in Hollywood.

A Cult Favorite Gets His Due

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 11, 2014 12:00 AM
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Noah Isenberg has spent the last decade working on this most welcome book, which can lay claim to being a definitive study of Edgar G. Ulmer.

Still More New And Notable Film Books

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 19, 2013 4:40 PM
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Who would have thought that someone who has never written a book before could bring an unsung actress of the past to life so vividly? Through diligent research and serendipitous access to Dvorak’s journals and letters, Rice does just that.

More New And Notable Film Books

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 11, 2013 2:48 PM
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Here’s a second helping of film-related books worth checking out this holiday season. I hope the listings are useful, whether you’re looking for Christmas gifts or adding to your own library.

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