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Atlanta's Moviegoing Mecca

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 14, 2011 4:30 AM
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A whirlwind weekend trip to Atlanta for a family wedding yielded a few personal perks, including a tour of the Fox Theatre, which I’d never visited before. Wow!
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Little Rascals Back In Action

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 6, 2011 4:30 AM
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My wife and I love tchotchkes—little knickknacks that remind of us favorite movies or cartoon characters—but we’ve tried to restrain ourselves in recent times because we’ve used up all the shelf space in our house. (My desktop has no room for actual desk work like signing papers; it’s full of figurines.) Still, every now and then, we just can’t resist. That’s how Alice felt when she walked into our local drugstore, which doubles as a gift emporium, and found brand-new salt-and-pepper sets featuring the Our Gang kids, better known today as the Little Rascals. They’re made by Westland Giftware and they’re actually quite nice; the product line also includes two ceramic cookie jars.
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Hollywood Goes To War

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 2, 2011 4:30 AM
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Have you ever seen this photo of Buster Keaton serving drinks at the Hollywood Canteen? Neither have I. It’s just one of the many pictures, posters, scripts, audio
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Tim Burton On Display

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 31, 2011 5:48 AM
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Tim Burton. (American, b. 1958), Untitled (Edward Scissorhands), 1990, Pen and ink, and pencil on paper, 14 1/4 x 9", Private Collection, Edward Scissorhands © Twentieth Century Fox, © 2011 Tim Burton.
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Fred Harvey And The Harvey Girls

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 30, 2011 4:11 AM
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With Memorial Day upon us, and people thinking about vacation travel this summer, I can’t think of a better time to put in a plug for Stephen Fried’s wonderful book Appetite for America, which has just been released in paperback by Bantam. This amazing saga of an English-born entrepreneur who changed the face of the American West is one of those stories that’s larger than life, in some ways better than fiction.
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The Last Remaining Seats

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 26, 2011 5:49 AM
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What could be better than watching a classic movie in a great theater, surrounded by like-minded people? Last night I was proud to introduce the opening night of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s 25th annual festival known as The Last Remaining Seats. Once a year, vintage films are screened in a handful of our city’s remaining movie palaces on Broadway downtown. These theaters—which truly deserve to be called palaces—generally seat about 2,000 people, and they’re usually full, as tickets sell like hotcakes the minute the series is announced every year. Opening night spotlighted Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window at the Orpheum; upcoming Wednesday evening programs feature The Music Man, Captain Blood, King Kong, Zoot Suit, Sunset Blvd, and Safety Last, at the Los Angeles Theatre, the Palace, the aforementioned Orpheum, and Sid Grauman’s original Million Dollar Theatre, all on Broadway.
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Catching Up...

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 24, 2011 4:00 AM
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There never seems to be enough time to deal with all the things I’d like to write about. Fortunately, other people have covered some of these topics, so I’m happy to serve as your tour guide to some worthwhile articles, blogs, and web postings.
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Toasting A Silent Film Gala

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 18, 2011 4:30 AM
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This weekend is a special one in Los Angeles, because on Sunday night the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is holding its annual Silent Film Gala at UCLA’s glorious Royce Hall.
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Silent Movie Locations—At Your Fingertips

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 16, 2011 4:15 AM
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Where did Charlie Chaplin stage a throwaway gag in his classic 1931 movie City Lights—and does the street look the same today, eighty years later? The answer is yes, and John Bengtson just figured it out.
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‘DAILY’ FILM HISTORY ONLINE

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 11, 2011 5:00 AM
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In the online era it might be difficult for young people to appreciate the role daily and weekly trade journals played in the movie industry way back when.
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