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January 2014 Blog Posts (6)

Dream Factory Podcast 53

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Derek McLellan and Maria Ciaccia go back 100 years to the movie world of…

Added by Classic Movie Man on January 29, 2014 at 9:50am — No Comments

Obscure trivia: two eerie coincidences discovered, plus an inside joke

These aren’t earth-breaking facts coming to light, but I got a small thrill out of discovering some little-known trivia.

We all know Frank Morgan and his most famous role as the Wizard in The Wizard of Oz. We also all know that The Wizard of Oz was filmed in 1939. What you may not know:

1) In 1935, before MGM even had a script for The Wizard of Oz and had not begun casting, Frank Morgan was in a screwball comedy called The Good Fairy. In this film,…


Added by Rosie Sayer on January 28, 2014 at 9:11pm — 1 Comment

Dream Factory Podcast 52

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Derek McLellan and Maria Ciaccia discuss Erich Von Stroheim's masterpiece - Greed…


Added by Classic Movie Man on January 23, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Dream Factory Podcast 51

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Derek McLellan and Maria Ciaccia discuss the Hitchcock classic Rebecca (1940) starring Joan Fontaine and Laurence…


Added by Classic Movie Man on January 14, 2014 at 8:04am — No Comments

Guys and Dolls (1955)

Guys and Dolls (1955)

Everyone one in New York depends on Nathan Detroit (Frank Sinatra) to maintain the local crap game, aka the “oldest established permanent floating crap game in New…


Added by Jenna on January 12, 2014 at 5:31pm — No Comments

The Third Man (1949)

The Third Man (1949)

A broke Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton) arrives in post World War II allied-occupied Vienna, to meet his friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles).  Lime has offered his friend…


Added by Jenna on January 5, 2014 at 3:04pm — No Comments

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