Monthly Archives: August 2012

UPDATE #6 – Robert Osborne Taking Time Off from Turner Classic Movies

Update #6: Monday 10/1/12 4:30 p.m. (EDT) Beginning tonight, Robert Osborne resumes his role as primetime host of Turner Classic Movies, following an on-air hiatus that began on August 30. As previously reported by New York Post film critic Lou Lumenick, … Continue reading

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Warren William Macking on Women

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I Love Lupe: Warner Archive Re-ignites the “Mexican Spitfire”

Trivia question: what was the first comedy series to feature a hot-tempered, Latin-born musical performer who mangled the English language and launched into paroxysms of invective en Espanol when angered by a Caucasian spouse? If you said I Love Lucy, … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Phyllis Diller (1917-2012)

Phyllis Diller was a pioneer in the art of stand-up comedy. Beginning on radio in the early 1950s and moving to clubs mid-decade, Diller played rooms that had literally never featured a female unless she was taking off her clothes. … Continue reading

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The Restoration of WINGS (1927): The Loudest Silent Movie I’ve Ever Seen

For more than 80 years, WINGS was considered the only silent film to have won an Academy Award for Best Picture. It now shares that distinction with THE ARTIST, a fact which irks many fans of silent cinema who don’t … Continue reading

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