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Tag Archives: Carole Lombard

There are (or were), of course, many other very funny women in show biz besides Carol Burnett. Most of them, however, came onto the scene in the sixties and afterwards because, quite honestly, comedy in clubs during the 1920’s – 1950’s, was more open to men than it was to women. It seems as though […]

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Words like “classic” and “genius” are often overused. I get frustrated when I listen to sports commentators talk about a current player in superlatives that would make Hercules blush. That said, there’s a reason that words like “classic” are created and one of the best reasons is a film called To Be or Not To […]

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