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Halloween Pin-Ups 2013

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 30, 2013 12:00 AM
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While Halloween celebrations grow more elaborate with each passing year, I like to stick with the tried-and-true. Therefore, I’m pleased to present my annual array of vintage publicity photos featuring some of Tinseltown’s best and brightest, decade by decade.

Leonard Answers Questions

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 29, 2013 3:51 PM
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I’m delighted that my YouTube debut got such a warm and enthusiastic response. Here is Installment 2, in which (as promised) I answer some of your questions.

Revisiting ‘War Of The Worlds’

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 28, 2013 4:27 PM
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One vintage radio show remains vibrantly alive in the American consciousness: Orson Welles’ Halloween eve broadcast of H.G. Wells’ "War of the Worlds" from 1938.

Tackling A New Medium

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 23, 2013 2:35 PM
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Yes, it’s true: I’ve launched a YouTube channel. It’s not meant to take the place of this website, as I love to express myself through writing, but I also enjoy talking, interviewing, and exploring...
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More John Ford? Never Enough!

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 22, 2013 3:17 PM
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When TCM asked if I would provide on-camera thoughts for a DVD set of five John Ford films made for Columbia Pictures, I happily said yes.

12 Years A Slave—The Second Time Around

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 17, 2013 12:00 AM
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"12 Years A Slave" is a remake. What’s more, the original television film was directed by the celebrated Gordon Parks.

Revisiting Hollywood’s Back Yard

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 15, 2013 12:00 AM
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I fell in love with Lone Pine, California all over again this weekend, having been away a number of years. The 24th Annual Lone Pine Film Festival beckoned me back, and it didn’t take long to fall under the spell of Mount Whitney and the majestic Sierra peaks that overlook the town.

Adios To A.C. Lyles

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 1, 2013 12:56 PM
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Hollywood won’t be the same without the smiling presence of A.C. Lyles, who loved show business and the people in it. He never missed an opportunity to make a speech or salute an old friend.

Discoveries In B&W, Color, 2-D And 3-D

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 26, 2013 4:11 PM
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Vintage film discoveries are in the news, from the unearthing of a long-lost 1911 Mary Pickford short to the unveiling of a Three Stooges two-reeler in Technicolor that hasn’t been seen in 80 years. As icing on the cake, Warner Home Video is about to unveil an extensive restoration of the studio’s landmark 3-D feature House of Wax on Blu-ray next week. Who knows what other goodies may be on the horizon?
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Tom And Jerry Music—Performed Live!

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 17, 2013 2:47 PM
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Many symphony orchestras now play music from Hollywood’s golden age, but none that I’m aware of has attempted to perform Scott Bradley’s breakneck-paced scores for Tom and Jerry cartoons—until now.

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