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  • 'Guys and Dolls' Joins Venice Classics Line-up

    LONDON -- The Venice Film Festival has unveiled its Venice Classics line-up, which includes Joseph L. Mankiewicz's "Guys and Dolls" (1955) and Francois Truffaut's "Baisers voles" (Stolen Kisses, 1968).
  • 'Stoneface' follows the rise, fall and redemption of one of film's greatest stars

    'Stoneface' follows the rise, fall and redemption of one of film's greatest stars
    Buster Keaton rose to the highest heights of film stardom in the 1920s, but the actor known for his extraordinary acrobatic physicality and deadpan visage began a precipitous slide to obscurity after the advent of "talkies" and the box office and critical...

    Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime

    Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime
    Mickey Rooney, a celebrated child actor who embodied the All-American boy in the "Andy Hardy" films of the 1930s and '40s and became one of the era's top box-office draws, has died. He was 93. Rooney, whose roller-coaster show-business career was marked...

    Mickey Rooney, with gumption and grit, put on a show

    Mickey Rooney, with gumption and grit, put on a show
    Everyone knows Mickey Rooney, but who really remembers the extent of his success? How many now living can testify not only to how large this man loomed over the American film landscape but also to the particular qualities that made him such an enormous...

    Shirley Temple Black Dead at 85

    Shirley Temple, the child star phenomenon of the 1930s who went on to a career in international diplomacy, died Tuesday in California at age 85. A statement from her family provided to news organizations said she died at home in Woodside, Calif., of...