About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
I have been an old movie fan since I was young. There was an old movie played each weekday on our local TV channel (Bill Kennedy at the movies) Bill was an old B movie actor during the golden age and had many insights to the era. Movies from the 30's & 40's make me feel right at home.
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Welcome Kevin to The Golden Age of Hollywood. My name happens to be Kevin also. By the way you misspelled insights. I'm sure Bill Kennedy probably did incite some things during the golden age but I'm pretty sure you meant he had insights in the era. Take care!
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