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Biography Of The Month: Louis B Mayer

The story of Louise B Mayer is the story of Old Hollywood and it’s Golden Age. He and the other players of his era shaped the industry from it’s inception and used the studio system to control and create stars. It was a very different time both socially and culturally. Under Mayer’s days as head… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Louis B Mayer

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105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Gigi (1958)

Starring: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold Director: Vincente Minelli Gigi (Caron) is a pretty young girl who is raised by her Grandmother and Great Aunt to be a flirt and a courtesan in Paris at the turn of the last century. Though trained to be a coquette, she's not all that interested… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Gigi (1958)

105 Must See Films

105 Must Watch Films: An American In Paris (1951)

Starring: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant Director: Vincente Minelli Gene Kelly had an idea about a balletic dance sequence set to a Gershwin song, and An American In Paris was born. It centres around three friends just after WW2, who are trying to find work and make ends meet in Paris, when two of… Continue reading 105 Must Watch Films: An American In Paris (1951)

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Whirlygig Cinema Spotlight #28: Performance

http://whirlygigcinema.com/news/review-spotlights-performance/ Another month at Whirlygig, this time it was all about Performance, which meant films as diverse as contemporary dance, musicals, and visual poems, as well as documentary style pieces focusing on performers in theatre and music. As usual, the link is above to read the full article which I wrote for Whirlygig on their… Continue reading Whirlygig Cinema Spotlight #28: Performance