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From Robin Williams To Film Noir…

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 19, 2014 12:00 AM
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Senior Curator for the Telluride Film Festival, Gary Meyer has posted a moving, highly personal piece about Robin Williams on his website…

Throwback Thursday: Promoting The Three Stooges

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 14, 2014 12:00 AM
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Three Stooges-Nuts to You
This ad, featuring the Three Stooges, appeared in the 'Motion Picture Herald' in 1935 and was never intended to be seen by the public.

Remembering Lauren Bacall

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 13, 2014 11:18 AM
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Lauren Bacall-promo
Lauren Bacall was a formidable woman with a life and career worth remembering and celebrating. Whenever I had the opportunity to interview her, I was always on my toes.

Throwback Thursday: Cecil B. DeMille in Person

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 7, 2014 12:38 AM
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Throwback Thursday-Cecil B. DeMille in Person
Throwback Thursday—Cecil B. DeMille was more than a filmmaker; the consummate showman thought nothing of hitting the road to amp-up the box office.

Throwback Thursday: Ginger Rogers, Billy Wilder And Superman

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 31, 2014 12:06 AM
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The Major and the Minor-485
Throwback Thursday: Prior to this 1942 comedy Billy Wilder was thought of, solely, as screenwriter!

Charlie Chaplin At Comic-Con

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 29, 2014 12:00 AM
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Charlie Chaplin at Comic-Con
I participated in four panel discussions at Comic-Con 2014 last week, two of which I hosted. I expected to see 'Star Wars' figures and characters from 'Game of Thrones,' but I didn’t expect to cross paths with the Little Tramp.

Throwback Thursday: See Disney’s Snow White Again

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 24, 2014 12:00 AM
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Snow White Marketing Campaign-9th Week
How did movie studios open their films in the 1930s? One thing they didn’t do was open on thousands of screens the same day…

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?

Throwback Thursday: Stanwyck, Crosby, Anna May Wong

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 17, 2014 12:00 AM
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Paramount Theater Ad from 1932
Talkies, we’re told, killed vaudeville, but that doesn’t seem to be the case in this ad from April of 1932 where Paramount promotes its all-star stage shows as much as the main feature starring Barbara Stanwyck.

Chaplin, Disney And More For Sale

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 15, 2014 12:19 AM
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Film Funnies (1935)
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