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The Late Movies: Autumn

We’ve about completed the first week of autumn, and it’s been wonderful so far. Here’s some music to celebrate the season. Autumn Vivaldi’s Autumn, from the Four Seasons, set to appropriate photographs. * Autumn By Scottish singer Paolo Nutini. * Autumn By the Edgar Winter Group. * Autumn Leaves This version is sung by Doris Day. * Forever [...]

The Favorite Movies of 42 Famous People

Presidents & Politicians What’s with presidents and High Noon? 1. Barack Obama – The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974) When Katie Couric asked then-presidential-candidate Barack Obama what his favorite movie is, he replied, “Oh, I think it would have to be The Godfather. One and Two. Three not so much. That saga — I [...]

Late Movies: Happy Birthday, Doris Day!

Today is Doris Day’s birthday! With an entertainment career that spanned nearly 50 years, Day was America’s sweetheart. Tonight, check out her crystal-clear voice and watch one of her films, The Thrill of It All. Happy Birthday, Doris! Que Sera Sera Though this song has been covered by dozens of artists, Day originated it for Alfred Hitchcock’s [...]

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Alfred Hitchcock

Happy Alfred Hitchcock Day! In honor of the great filmmaker, here are five things you may not know about the legendary director, courtesy of Stephen Rebello, the author of Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. 1. Alfred Hitchcock never won a Best Director Oscar, yet sixteen of his films garnered fifty nominations, his 1940 classic [...]

7 Historic Hollywood Landmarks

Whether it’s Grauman’s Chinese Theater or that iconic nine letter sign, Hollywood is rife with historical landmarks. Here are seven that had a small part in making Hollywood the movie capital of the world. 1. Knickerbocker Hotel Built in 1925, the Knickerbocker is one of the oldest hotels in Hollywood, and has a storied history unlike any [...]