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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

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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)
Whether your interest is presidential campaign ephemera, vintage comic books and original artwork, rock ‘n’ roll posters, Disneyana, pin-up girls, advertising pieces, or any other facet of popular culture, Hake’s Americana & Collectibles biannual sale is a major event.

Throwback Thursday: Garbo, John Wayne, Laurel & Hardy

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 10, 2014 12:00 AM
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Throwback Thrusday-1-Movie Ad 1930s
Welcome to a new weekly feature where we’ll be reprinting vintage movie ads. I can’t get enough of these, and I hope you’ll share my enthusiasm as we step back in time.

Remembering Dick Jones—The Voice Of Pinocchio

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  • July 9, 2014 12:00 AM
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Dick Jones holds Pinocchio mug (2008)
As the voice of 'Pinocchio' Dick Jones was guaranteed a kind of immortality, but if it affected him he certainly never showed it.

Remembering Roger Ebert…With His Wife Chaz

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 30, 2014 2:10 PM
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Life Itself Documentary-Chaz Ebert
What makes ‘Life Itself’ so impressive is the way Roger and Chaz Ebert opened themselves up to documentarian Steve James during and after Roger’s penultimate hospital stay in Chicago.

Back To The Future—With Mary Pickford Looking On

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  • June 24, 2014 12:00 AM
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The Los Angeles Conservancy’s 'Last Remaining Seats' series—now in its 28th successful year—marked a milestone this weekend and I was there...

It’s All About Me…Or Patton Oswalt

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  • June 11, 2014 2:29 AM
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Rarely does anyone turn the table on me, but when Cheri Steinkellner invited me to be a guest in her class, at the University of California Santa Barbara, I couldn’t say no.

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