Citizen Kane, Abel Gance's Napoleon, Singin In The Rain, The Band Wagon, Swing Time, Ben-Hur, Gone With The Wind, The Hindenburg, West Side Story, The Wizard of Oz, That's Entertainment, Swing Time, The Jolson Story, Top Hat, Now Voyager, Casablanca, On The Town, May Time., San Francisco, It Happened One Night, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Duck Soup, A NIght At The Opera.
Who are your favorite stars?
Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Al Jolson, Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Kirk Douglas, Amy Adams, Orson Welles, Abbott and Costello, Ginger Rogers, Robert De NIro, Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, The Marx Brothers.
Who are your favorite directors?
Gene Kelly-Stanley Donen, Mark Sandrich, King Vidor, William Wyler, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Vincente Milnnelli, Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Frank Capra, Steven Speilberg, Robert Wise, Martin Scorcese, Ron Howard, Victor Fleming
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
I have had a lifelong passion for film and its history. I am now a film historian, lecturing at two colleges: Queens College and Long Island University: C.W. Post, and all over long Island. I have written a chapter on Jack Benny's film career, published in a Jack Benny anthology, published by Bear Manor Media. As a student at Hofstra University, I produced a weekly program, Soundtrack, devoted to film music
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