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The Sydney Morning Herald
Sound of Music actress Eleanor Parker dies of pneumonia, age 91, in California
Eleanor Parker, a Hollywood leading lady of the 1940s and 1950s and three-time Oscar nominee who starred alongside big names including Frank Sinatra and Kirk Douglas and later appeared as the baroness in the blockbuster The Sound of Music , has died.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
The Village Voice
The Star Maker: 50 Years of George Cukor
Perhaps the most astute assessment of George Cukor 's moviemaking career, which spanned 51 years , was delivered by the auteur himself.
WNYC-AM New York
A Life of Barbara Stanwyck
The book that delves deeply into her rich, complex life and explores her extraordinary range of motion pictures, many of them iconic.
The Hartford Courant
Eleanor Parker Dies
Eleanor Parker , a versatile leading lady of the 1940s, '50s and '60s who earned three Oscar nominations - none of which were for her best-known role as the baroness in "The Sound of Music" - died Monday in Palm Springs of complications of pneumonia .
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Eleanor Parker, played in 'Sound of Music'
Eleanor Parker, an actress of patrician beauty nicknamed "the woman of a thousand faces" for the range of parts she played, from a terrified prisoner in "Caged" to the icy baroness in "The Sound of Music," died Monday at a medical facility near her home in Palm Springs, Calif.
The romantic comedy genre is full of similar story lines and cliche dialog, so it's refreshing when a movie comes along that looks like it takes the conventions of a romcom, and truly has fun turning them into some special.
Utterly Modern: The Charisma of Barbara Stanwyck
"Inside Llewyn Davis" is the most satisfyingly diabolical cinematic structure that the Coens have ever contrived, and that's just one reason that I suspect it This film charts the small humiliations a teen girls suffers as she navigates the world of sex, and how they start to accumulate.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Sydney Star Observer
My terror of crossing Oxford St at Mardi Gras
MANY of you reading this will have crossed the road last Mardi Gras. I am writing this as one who did not make it.
Day in History: Joan Crawford earned her big break as a flapper
Whistler may have had sub-zero temperatures this week, but the stars didn't mind, and still strutted their stuff for the cameras at the Whistler Film Festival.
The Man With Stories To Tell
The perfect gift for any crime and mystery lover this season is a new omnibus edition of Dashiell Hammett's work.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Gift of DVDs for everyone on your shopping list
Dec. 07--You know the dilemma: You want to find a gift that's original -- yet not so original that the person getting the gift doesn't know what it is or has so little interest in it that it immediately goes into the re-gifting pile.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Naughty, Gaudy and Haughty: Tantalizing Forbidden Hollywood Fruit
Nothing says Happy Holidays better for me than the availability of a new set of pre-Code Hollywood shockers.
VIDEO + PREMIERE The Fray's New Music Video For "Love Don't Die"
The Fray grew to be one of the most successful piano-pop acts of the post- Coldplay era thanks to the undeniable catchiness and emotional resonance of songs like "Over My Head " and "How to Save a Life."
Laura's Miscellaneous Musings
Quick Preview of TCM in March
Turner Classic Movies has now posted its tentative schedule for March 2014! The March Star of the Month is Oscar-winning actress Mary Astor , whose film career stretched from silents of the early '20s up to the mid '60s.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
New York Magazine
An Homage to the Lovely, Feisty Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck is hard not to love. The varied actress, who is the centerpiece of a Film Forum series starting tomorrow, began in theater in the twenties, wooed crowds in 1935's Annie Oakley, and ensnared them with 1941's The Lady Eve and 1944's Double Indemnity .
National Public Radio
Beyond Good Cop/Bad Cop: A Look At Real-Life Interrogations
A lot of what we think we "know" about interrogation tactics comes from television and movies.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Four crime films to watch after the premiere of TNT's 'Mob City'
If you missed yesterdays TCM honorary 24 hour mob film marathon don't fear, this fan has four movies to watch after you watch the premiere of TNT's "Mob City," which starts at 9 pm tonight.
Library of Congress Reports 75% of Silent Films Lost Forever
A conclusive study by the Library of Congress reports that only 1,575 of the nearly 11,000 films produced during the silent era still exist in their complete form.
'American Horror Story: Coven': Why These are the Wickedest Witches of All Time
Witches have been a presence on the small screen since the 1960s, but their popularity is currently at a zenith.
Otto Preminger's greatest hits
Austrian-born Otto Ludwig Preminger , a/k/a "Otto the Ogre," was one of the most powerful filmmakers in Hollywood throughout the '40s and '50s, known for pushing the envelope on subject matter, memorably striking a blow against censorship when the ban on his film "The Moon Is Blue" was declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.