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Cinecon 50 is coming soon!!

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Jun 29th, 2014
2014
Jun 29

FESTIVALS

Cinecon 50 is coming soon!

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For nearly half a century Cinephiles have gathered over Labor Day Weekend to celebrate the movies at the annual Cinecon Classic Film Festival. Cinecon is where archivists, authors, collectors and film fans come together for five days of classic film screenings, special programs, celebrity guests, and the best movie memorabilia show in the nation. Cinecon is dedicated to showcasing unusual films that are rarely given public screenings.

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Loews Hollywood Hotel will be the host hotel with all screenings taking place at the historic Egyptian Theater just down the street on Hollywood Blvd.

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Everything you need to know about will be added to Cinecon 50s website in the months to come, including news about films to be screened, hotel and dealer information, as well as registration details.

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We hope you’ll join us at CINECON 50, Labor Day weekend, August 28th to September 1st 2014, in Hollywood.

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CINECON 50

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Meshack Taylor Obituary

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Jun 29th, 2014
2014
Jun 29

OBITUARY

 ‘Designing Women’ Star Meshach Taylor Dies at 67

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He played Anthony on the 1986-93 sitcom about Atlanta interior designers, then followed with a starring role on another CBS comedy, “Dave’s World.”

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Meshach Taylor, who played the lovable assistant Anthony Bouvier, who worked at the Sugarbaker interior design firm in the CBS hit sitcom Designing Women, has died, his agent Dede Binder confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 67.

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Click here to continue reading the Hollywood Reporter obituary for Meshach Taylor

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2014
Jun 27

NEW YORK: THEN & NOW

Paramount’s New York and New Jersey Exchange Building

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333-357 West 44th Street, New York

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Eli Wallach Obituary

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Jun 25th, 2014
2014
Jun 25

OBITUARY

Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns

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By Claudia Luther
Los Angeles Times
June 25, 2014

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Eli Wallach, who received an honorary Academy Award for lifetime achievement in 2010, died Tuesday at his home in New York City, his daughter Katherine said. He was 98 and is survived by his wife of 66 years, actress Anne Jackson.

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Click here to continue reading the Los Angeles Times obituary for Eli Wallach

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Errol Flynn’s unpaid debt

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Jun 22nd, 2014
2014
Jun 22

CELEBRITY TRIVIA

Errol Flynn had ‘unpaid debt’ to Northampton menswear shop

 

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Errol Flynn acknowledged his debt to the menswear shop in a letter, but said he was “unable” to pay it

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Details of a debt owed by Errol Flynn to a Northampton menswear shop have emerged, 53 years after his death. The Hollywood star became a regular customer at Montague Jeffery while acting in the town in the mid-1950s. Manager Jonathan Williams unearthed a letter from detectives hired to track down Flynn, and one from the star acknowledging he owed the shop money. Flynn’s letter said he was “unable”, not “disinclined” to pay, but there are no known records to show he did pay.

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Flynn started his acting career in Northampton after leaving his native Australia, before shooting to stardom in Hollywood in the 1930s and 40s. However, while back in England in the 1950s he worked in the theatre there, and became a regular at the Montague Jeffery shop.

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“He used to drink at the pub opposite the shop, which was next to the theatre, so [it was] very handy,” Mr. Williams said.

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The letters, showing Flynn was not the ideal customer, were found when Mr. Williams decided to search through the shop’s archives. “The new cinema, named after Flynn, had just opened in Northampton and we knew we had connections to him too,” he said. One letter shows Montague Jeffery, Mr. Williams’s great grandfather, hired a firm of detectives to track down Flynn. “Flynn had moved to London by then, and an agency called MacCormack’s was asked to find him and issue a summons for the debt,” Mr. Williams said. However, the agency was unsuccessful and wrote to the shop saying access to the studio where he was working was “absolutely out of the question”.

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A detective agency was hired to track down Flynn and recover the debt.

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Flynn acknowledged his debt in a letter to the agency, saying: “If you would care to wait about a week longer I will be able to pay your account in full. The only reason it has not been settled previously is inability, not disinclination. Yours etc, Errol Flynn.”

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Mr. Jeffery had handwritten the date January 1955 at the top of the letter. “My grandfather – who also managed the shop – showed me the letter when I was very young, and said, ‘Don’t ever get rid of this,'” Mr. Williams said. “We have no idea what Flynn purchased to run up a debt, and unfortunately we don’t know how much it was. We don’t have anything to show he paid it, either. It’s just rather nice to have this quirky piece of history linking us with him.”

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Carla Laemmle Obituary

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Jun 13th, 2014
2014
Jun 13

OBITUARY

 Carla Laemmle, link to Hollywood’s past, dies at 104

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By Claire Noland
Los Angeles Times
June 13, 2014

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Carla Laemmle, a dancer, actress and niece of Universal Pictures founder Carl Laemmle who grew up at her uncle’s studio watching movies being made, died Thursday night at her home in Los Angeles. One of the last links to Hollywood’s silent film era, Laemmle was 104.

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Click here to continue reading the Los Angeles Times obituary for Carla Laemmle

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Ruby Dee Obituary

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Jun 12th, 2014
2014
Jun 12

OBITUARY

Ruby Dee, acclaimed actress and civil rights activist, dies at 91

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By Steve Chawkins
Los Angeles Times
June 12, 2014

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Ruby Dee, who with her late husband Ossie Davis emceed the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 March on Washington and was celebrated for her civil rights activism as well as for her powerful performances, died Wednesday at her home in New Rochelle, N.Y. She was 91.

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Click here to continue reading the Los Angeles Times obituary for Ruby Dee

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Martha Hyer Obituary

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Jun 10th, 2014
2014
Jun 10

OBITUARY

Martha Hyer dies at 89; Oscar-nominated actress

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By Steve Chawkins
Los Angeles Times
June 10, 2014

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Martha Hyer, an Oscar-nominated actress who was likened to Grace Kelly for her cool, blond elegance, has died in Santa Fe, N.M., where she lived since the 1980s. She was 89.

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Click here to continue reading the Los Angeles Times obituary for Martha Hyer

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