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DUMB IDEA!

The Oscars are now going to add a new category, "Most Popular Picture".

DUMB IDEA!

The Oscars are supposed to honor the "Best Picture," not the "Most Popular".

The "Most Popular" Picture is determined by the box-office gross. Why does the Academy have to vote on that?

Added by Michael B. Druxman on August 9, 2018 at 7:37am — No Comments

Clark Gable on Audio

George Utley IS Clark Gable.
 
Take a listen:
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Added by Michael B. Druxman on August 1, 2018 at 2:14pm — 2 Comments

HELP PROMOTE GAOH

I just posted the following on my FB page, as well as several FB pages that I visit.

We need to bring people back here, so please do the same on your FB pages and elsewhere.

THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD lives!
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Added by Michael B. Druxman on July 18, 2018 at 8:04am — No Comments

BRODERICK CRAWFORD: A Play in Two Acts

I am pleased to announce that my play, BRODERICK CRAWFORD, is now available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions. (The 2 editions probably won't be "married" on Amazon for about 24 hours, so if you want the Kindle, you'll have to look it up separately.)
 
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Added by Michael B. Druxman on April 28, 2018 at 10:49am — No Comments

Yvonne De Carlo

I am pleased to announce the publication of YVONNE DE CARLO, the 18th play in THE HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS collection.
 
This one-woman play about Hollywood's "Queen of Technicolor" is set in 1974 when the lively, direct-speaking star of many action films, plus THE…
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Added by Michael B. Druxman on April 7, 2018 at 9:02am — No Comments

Ida Lupino Centennial

Today marks the centennial of IDA LUPINO. This amazing, trail-blazing actress, director and producer was born on February 4, 1918 in the UK.
 
Her unforgettable film credits as an actress include THE LIGHT THAT FAILED,…
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Added by Michael B. Druxman on February 4, 2018 at 10:17am — No Comments

IDA LUPINO

I am pleased to announce the publication of my latest one-woman stage play, IDA: The Last Lupino, which is available in both paperback and Kindle editions via Amazon.



https://www.amazon.com/dp/1983499994/ref=sr_1_1



Unlike all my other one-person stage plays, Ida Lupino was a actress that I knew. I met her and her then-husband, Howard Duff,…

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Added by Michael B. Druxman on January 15, 2018 at 12:55pm — No Comments

RATHBONE, a one-person play, is now on Audio

The audio edition of my one-person stage play, RATHBONE, just became available on Amazon, audible.com and, within a day or two, iTunes.



Jake Sanson delivers a terrific performance as Basil Rathbone.…



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Added by Michael B. Druxman on December 5, 2017 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Clark Gable & Carole Lombard: A Conversation

(Clark) GABLE and (Carole) LOMBARD are two of my one-person stage plays that are now available on audio.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqKGOZu5P1U

George Utley plays Clark Gable and Kathleen Godwin is Carole Lombard.

The plays can be downloaded at audible.com, Amazon or iTunes.

Both plays are also available in paperback…

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Added by Michael B. Druxman on November 29, 2017 at 10:03am — No Comments

ERROL FLYNN on Audio

I just got word that the audio adaptation of FLYNN, my one-person stage play about Errol Flynn, is now available for download on Amazon, audible.com and, within a day or so, iTunes. Sam Burns brings the screen's most famous Robin Hood to life in this production, which has been enhanced with music and sound effects. Enjoy!…



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Added by Michael B. Druxman on November 20, 2017 at 10:09am — No Comments

Clark GABLE and Spencer TRACY: A conversation

(Clark) GABLE and (Spencer) TRACY: A conversation.
 

Added by Michael B. Druxman on November 13, 2017 at 10:29am — No Comments

CAROLE LOMBARD on Audio

I am pleased to announce that the audio edition of my play, LOMBARD, is now available for download at audible.com., Amazon and iTunes. Kathleen Godwin delivers a moving performance as Carole Lombard in this production of my original stage play, which has been enhanced with music and sound effects.
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Added by Michael B. Druxman on November 3, 2017 at 6:57am — No Comments

Clark GABLE on Audio

I am pleased to announce that the audio edition of my play, GABLE, is now available for download at audible.com., Amazon and iTunes. George Utley delivers a magnificent performance as Clark Gable in this production of my original stage play, which has been enhanced with music and sound effects.…

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Added by Michael B. Druxman on November 1, 2017 at 6:59am — No Comments

TRACY is #1

I just learned that the new audio edition of TRACY is currently the #1 release on Amazon in the Play and Scriptwriting Department. Chris Hendrie delivers a masterful performance as Spencer Tracy in this adaptation of my stage play, which we've enhanced for your listening pleasure with music and sound effects.…
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Added by Michael B. Druxman on October 7, 2017 at 7:02am — No Comments

ERROL FLYNN and Others on Audio

I made a deal yesterday for an actor to do an audio recording of my one-person play, (Errol) FLYNN.



That makes audio versions of five (5) of my one-person plays currently in production. The other four are (Clark) GABLE, (Carole) LOMBARD, (Spencer) TRACY and (Basil) RATHBONE.



It's a bit of a juggling act for me, but (hopefully) all five will be…

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Added by Michael B. Druxman on September 20, 2017 at 7:04am — No Comments

JACKIE GOES TO DIXIE

Barbara Eden says it's "Great reading! Funny! Funny! Funny!"

JACKIE GOES TO DIXIE by Michael B. Druxman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP3ZQBkaCvQ…

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Added by Michael B. Druxman on July 4, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

HOLLYWOOD SNAPSHOTS: The Forgotten Interviews

Here is the official press release for my new book, HOLLYWOOD SNAPSHOTS: The Forgotten Interviews.
 
 
Albany, Ga. – BearManor Media announces the release of Hollywood Snapshots The Forgotten Interviews by Michael B.…
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Added by Michael B. Druxman on April 17, 2017 at 6:47am — No Comments

AVA GARDNER

I am pleased to announce (one day before I post it on FB) the latest play (with music) in THE HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS collection.



It's called AVA & HER GUYS.



There are 4 characters: Ava Gardner, Frank Sinatra,…

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Added by Michael B. Druxman on February 5, 2017 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Remembering Carole Lombard

Monday, January 16th, marks the 75th anniversary of the death of Carole Lombard in a plane crash outside of Las Vegas.

Monday also marks the 25th anniversary of the debut of my one-woman stage play, LOMBARD.

It opened, under my direction, in the Greater Los Angeles area on January 16, 1992 with Taylor Leigh playing the title role.…

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Added by Michael B. Druxman on January 16, 2017 at 8:23am — No Comments

BARBARA PAYTON

Today is the birthday of actress (and my former neighbor) BARBARA PAYTON, who was the central figure in one of the most notorious scandals to hit Hollywood during the 1950s.
 
The sordid and violent events, which also involved actors Franchot Tone and Tom Neal, are dramatized in my stage play, B MOVIE,…
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Added by Michael B. Druxman on November 16, 2016 at 8:37am — No Comments

TCM Blog

StreamLine Has Moved to Tumblr!

On November 1, 2017 FilmStruck’s blog, StreamLine, moved to Tumblr. This archive will remain active for anyone looking to access older content, but going forward our daily posts dedicated to cinema will appear on FilmStruck’s Tumblr page. See the the link below to be redirected to our new location. http://filmstruck.tumblr.com/tagged/streamline-blog  

Affairs of the Heart: The Wedding Night (1935)

To view The Wedding Night click here. The Wedding Night was doomed from the start. It was producer Samuel Goldwyn’s final attempt at making the Ukrainian actress Anna Sten into a Garbo-level star, and his persistence had become something of a Hollywood joke. The Wedding Night became known around town as “Goldwyn’s Last Sten,” but […]

Murnau and the Phantoms of Germany

To view Phantom click here. It’s that time of year when Nosferatu (1922), F.W. Murnau’s interpretation of Dracula, appears on lists of recommended horror films. The oldest, existing film version of Bram Stoker’s novel, Nosferatu is likely Murnau’s most watched title. It’s eerie Expressionist style was a major influence on the American horror genre, but […]

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