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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Our good friend Sal Viscuso is in this week’s season premiere of the hit ABC drama “Scandal.” He plays a lawyer named Clark Garrett, which I find infinitely amusing, and proof positive of what a fine actor he is. Sal is most definitely a Sal, maybe a Tony, he could even pull off a Vinnie […]

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For a lover of character actors from the golden age of Hollywood such as myself, this clip is like finding the fabled pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I came upon this the other day when I wrote the post about Hugh Herbert but felt this video deserved a post all its […]

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Lauren Bacall would have been 90 years old today had we not lost her last month. Bacall is a legendary figure in Hollywood movie lore having married a truly mythical figure in Humphrey Bogart in 1945 when Bogart was 45 and she was a child of 20. They spent, by all account, nearly 12 happy […]

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I mentioned before that my introduction to the classic films of the 1930s and 1940s came in the early 1970s when, as an eight or nine year old kid, our local PBS station began running old Warner Brothers movies every Friday night at 8:00 p.m. and then re-running them again on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. […]

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