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  • Classic Hollywood: The movies at work

     Classic Hollywood: The movies at work
    As far back as Louis Lumière's 1895 "Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory in Lyon" 46-second short, work has been a central theme in motion pictures.¶There have been stark dramas about officer workers as drones (King Vidor's 1928 "The Crowd"), satires (Charlie Chaplin's 1936 "Modern Times"), angry explorations of the hardships of unemployment (John Ford's 1940 "The Grapes of Wrath") and the dangers of certain occupations (Ford's 1941 "How Green Was My Valley" about miners) or political statements such as 1979's "Norma Rae," which examined the struggle to unionize a factory. More recent films such as 1999's "Office Space" have skewered the world of bored computer drones. ¶ So in honor of Labor Day, here are some of the best Hollywood films about the workplace, whether it's an office, a farm — or even the circus.
  • Marie Osborne Yeats dies at 99; as Baby Marie Osborne she starred in early silent movies

    Marie Osborne Yeats dies at 99; as Baby Marie Osborne she starred in early silent movies
    Marie Osborne Yeats, a top child star during the early silent-movie era who was billed as Baby Marie Osborne in films such as "Little Mary Sunshine," has died. She was 99. Yeats, who had a later career as a movie studio costume supervisor, died Nov. 11...

    Mike Silverman dies at 90; touted himself as "the Realtor to the stars"

    Mike Silverman dies at 90; touted himself as "the Realtor to the stars"
    For decades, Mike Silverman touted himself as "the Realtor to the stars," drawing swoons from the news media here and abroad both for his movie-star clientele and his movie-star looks. In his case, the nickname wasn't just a publicist's creation but a...

    Celebrate summer with a FREE outdoor movie tonight!

     
    Stroll on down to Belmont & Lakeshore tonight at dusk to enjoy a free outdoor movie as a part of the 2011 season of Movies in the Parks.  Tonight’s entertainment is the movie “The Greatest Show on Earth”, (yep, I had to Google it too)...

    Auditions: Winter Park Playhouse musical productions

     
    And right on the heels of the Winter Park Playhouse season announcement comes information for actors who wish to audition for the productions. Here's the announcement from the Playhouse: 2011 – 2012 GENERAL AUDITIONS The Winter Park Playhouse will...