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"Here 'tis, little Fats Waller. Mama's favorite 285 lbs of jam, jive and everything!"

  May 21, 1904 – December 15, 1943

Title sums it up. “Jam, Jive and Everything!.”  Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller is one of the most charming, talented and prolific artists to ever tickle the ivories of a  284 more words

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This Day in Disney History August 26th

1949-Goofy cartoon Tennis Racquet is released.

1993-Part 3 of Television series Sky High airs.

1994-Film Camp Nowhere starring Christopher Lloyd is released.

Touchstone film It’s Pat… 24 more words


To Remake or Not To Remake. That is the Question.

I’m on the record saying I hate remakes. If it was genius in the first place, why mess with it? If it stunk, why bring it back? 336 more words

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This Day in Disney History August 25th

1975-Disney Legend Cyril James dies.

1979-Television series Hart to Hart premieres on ABC.

1989-Backlot attraction Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular premieres at Disney-MGM Studios now Disney’s Hollywood Studios. 104 more words


That Uncertain Feeling

The title of Ernst Lubitsch’s That Uncertain Feeling might well sum up my response to all of the director’s work. A graceful and inventive master, I nonetheless often find myself vaguely uneasy when I watch Lubitsch’s films. 454 more words


Cinecon Film Festival

The Cinecon Classic Film Festival, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is for the hard-core vintage-movie enthusiast who is willing to take a chance on films that haven’t been seen in some cases since they were first released. 54 more words


Master of Suspense?

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock  (August 13, 1899 – April 29,  1980)

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock aka “Master of Suspense” was a British born director known for his mastery of the suspense and psychological thriller.   756 more words

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