United Artists

By | Feb 5, 2016

Mary Pickford, Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith incorporated United Artists on February 5, 1919. Each of them own 20% of the corporation with the remaining 20% by lawyer William Gibbs McAdoo serving as general counsel for the founders. The first agreement allowed the principles to release four pictures a year. A number […]

Abbott and Costello – Comedy Team from Vaudeville to Television

By | Oct 16, 2015

William (Bud) Abbott was born in Asbury Park, NJ, October 2, 1895 and died April 24, 1974 in Woodland Hills, California. Lou Costello (Louis Francis Cristillo) was born in Paterson, NJ, March 6, 1906 and died March 3, 1959 in East Los Angeles, California. They first began to work together in 1935 at the Eltinge […]

Review: The Hobbit – The Battle of Five Armies

By | Jan 11, 2015

A while back I posted that one of the ways “6 Things to Consider” may be heading is part of my “From A Fan’s View” project. Reviews would be part of it, although the original thoughts are to look at Entertainment prior to 1970. But that sure doesn’t preclude a fan’s review of the latest […]

A Christmas Carol Not Sung

By | Dec 19, 2013

A Christmas Carol by English novelist Charles Dickens was first published on December 19, 1843. It had illustrations by John Leech. The story is divided into Staves and not chapters. A stave, which is similar to a stanza, is found in music as a recurring pattern of meter and rhyme. Dickens felt this added humor […]

“Billy Jack” Dies

By | Dec 17, 2013

Just discovered that actor Tom Laughlin died on December 12, 2013 from complications from pneumonia at the age of 82. Tom Laughlin, born on August 10, 1931, is best know for the series of Billy Jack movies of the 1970s. The character Billy Jack, a half-Indian Vietnam War veteran who shuns society, was first introduced […]

The Fabulous Fanny Brice

By | Oct 29, 2013

Fania Borach was born in New York City on October 29, 1891. If the name Fania Borach is not familar, perhaps you’ll know her stage name, Fanny Brice. The Broadway show and movie Funny Girl starring Barbra Streisand was loosely based on her career. Brice is known for two songs she performed during the 1920s. […]

Happy Birthday Miss Gumm

By | Jun 10, 2013

On June 10, 1922, the youngest child of former vaudevillians Frank Gumm and Ethel Milne was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Frances Ethel Gumm, also called Baby, had her first stage performance at the age of two and a half when she appeared with her sisters Mary Jane and Dorothy Virginia singing Jiggle Bells at […]

85th Oscar’s Prediction

By | Feb 24, 2013

I, like many others, am making my Oscar predictions. Since I haven’t seem very many of the nominated movies and performances my predictions come from what I have heard about them and the hype on who wins. Best Supporting Actress: Many people are saying it’s going to Anne Hathaway, who will probably win. But I’m […]

Movies with Elvis Presley

By | Feb 20, 2013

As an actor Elvis Presley appeared in 31 movies. The first was Love Me Tender made in 1956. The last was Change of Habit in 1969. There are two, Elvis! That’s the Way It Is and Elvis on Tour that are concert documentaries. Love Me Tender was the only movie that he made where he […]

Best Film of the Decade – 1970’s – 2000’s

By | Jan 24, 2013

For me this is the modern days of films. I turned 12 during 1970 and now films were not only new to me, but new to the critics. And many times what I felt was a good film was panned by the critics. Of course many times films and performances they may not have liked […]

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