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The Hollywood Blacklist in Exile

Tom Teicholz | Posted 10.09.2014 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

Stories of the Hollywood blacklist of the 1940s and '50s are, by now, well known. Many books, articles and documentaries exist about the lives of actors who the studios deemed unemployable because of their association with the Communist Party.

An Elusive Utopia By The Sea

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 09.27.2013 | Books
Lionel Rolfe

John O'Kane's at times rambling but nonetheless intriguing book length essay, "Venice, CA: A City State Of Mind," sums up the history, the observations, the artists and writers and poets great and famous and obscure who have lurked among the dark shadows of this Nirvana by the sea.

Classic "Under the Radar" Gangster Movies

John Farr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

2010-08-16-underworld.jpg Crime has not just been good to the criminals; it's been awfully good to Hollywood as well.

The Heist Picture

John Farr | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Great heist movies work by tying us to the unfortunate characters who populate them, and investing us in the outcome of their attempts to reach the same pot of gold so many of us chase.

Memo to Madonna ... The Guys Like Rififi

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Eric Ehrmann

Rififi is a project with blockbuster postential that needs to get off the launch pad. Brazil loves Madonna. The French do too.

The Best City Movies by Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

For those of you who love cities, movies, and by extension, cities in movies, here's a batch of capital DVD titles, and the capitals that inspired them.

Final Close Ups on Faces Framed in Classic Films: Gone With the Wind, Casablanca

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Two actors from Gone With the Wind--Evelyn Keyes who played Suellen O'Hara and Fred Crane who played Stuart Tarleton one of Scarlett's many beaus passed away in 2008.