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The Films That Never Were: Part III – Sergio Leone’s LENINGRAD: THE 900 DAYS

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Greetings Primates! Evil Ash checking in again. As we delve into Part III of this ongoing series of films that never were, we turn our attention to a director who, while an iconic...

The Hollywood History of Looney Tunes And Merrie Melodies (1929-1940)

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So how did animation start at Warner Brothers? "It was all started by a mouse." Walt Disney Actually, it all started slightly before that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ptLDuxbbVM Charles Mintz, a cartoon producer, was working with Walt Disney...

The Films That Never Were: Part II – Stanley Kubrick’s NAPOLEON

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Greetings Primates! Evil Ash checking in again. I'd like to preface Part II in this ongoing series of films that never were by stating emphatically that this piece is completely biased. Stanley Kubrick...

The Hollywood Ghosts of Palm Springs

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Located just over 100 miles from Los Angeles Palm Springs has gone hand in hand with Hollywood for the better part of a century. It has been synonymous with "playground of...

The Films That Never Were: Part I – Alfred Hitchcock’s THE BLIND MAN

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Greetings Primates! Evil Ash checking in again. This is the first in a series of articles that will focus on films that never were. Projects by revered filmmakers that got off the ground,...

The Movie Stars And Mobsters Of Ciro’s

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  Billy Wilkerson was a true entrepreneur during Hollywood's Golden Age. He was also a criminal. A native of Tennesee, Wilkerson was in the speakeasy business in New York City during Prohibition....

My Lunches With Orson: A Book Review

My Lunches With Orson came out seven years ago and I've been meaning to read it since then. I finally got around to it and it is great. If you aren't familiar...

The Hollywood Glamour Of George Hurrell

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  George Hurrell is the definitive photographer of Hollywood's Golden Age. A master of black and white photography whose expertise in contrast and shadows was unparalleled at the time. His pictures are...

The Weird Childhood of Candice Bergen

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Everybody knows Candice Bergen from Murphy Brown but before she had a career in Hollywood, she was essentially a prop in a ventriloquist act in a house in a town called...

The Hollywood History Of The Witch House Of Beverly Hills

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The Witch House, or the Spaneda House, as it is also known, has a rich history. Located at 516 Walden Dr in Beverly Hills this storybook house is extremely iconic and...