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  • 'Gone with the Wind,' 'Wizard of Oz' 75th anniversary screenings in Bethlehem

    It's easy to see why 1939 is often cited as the most exquisite year in Hollywood history.
  • Elvis Presley: 5 films to watch on the 37th anniversary of his death

    Elvis Presley: 5 films to watch on the 37th anniversary of his death
    Elvis Presley, who died on this date in 1977 at age 42, starred in 31 scripted motion pictures beginning with 1956's "Love Me Tender" and ending with a thud with 1969's "Change of Habit." Because so many of his later films were so bad, including such...

    Mesa Musings: 'Loveliest Night' becomes a 6-year-old's anthem

    I'm a reluctant extrovert. I'm not withdrawn or reticent — after all, I majored in drama for a time in college — but neither am I entirely unfettered in public settings. I like being with people, but I also relish my alone time. During my...

    How 'Wizard of Oz' struggled on road to fame

    Nostalgia and navel-gazing dominated the Academy Awards broadcast Sunday, including a spoof featuring Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Jennifer Coolidge and others as a disgruntled focus group attending a "Wizard of Oz" test screening circa 1939. The...

    Networks plan Elizabeth Taylor tributes

    Networks plan Elizabeth Taylor tributes
    Several TV networks are paying tribute to the wonderful film icon Elizabeth Taylor, who died Wednesday at the age of 79. The actress starred in 55 movies and 16 TV productions in her long career. She was nominated for five Oscars and won twice, for...