MARY ASTOR’S GOLDEN TEN

          MARY ASTOR’S GOLDEN TEN   Iconic director William Wellman enjoyed telling interviewers that of the 100 or so movies he made during his 30+ years as a director, they were all made for the money. He considered 80 junk, twenty pretty good and ten among the best films to ever […]

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The 1970s 3: PRODUCER FRED WEINTRAUP

      PRODUCER FRED WEINTRAUP Fred Weintraup was promoting a documentary that VARIETY labeled the THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT of the animal world. In one clip it actually had a group of dogs singing, singing in the rain. Definitely an off-beat project but, if you know Weintraup it didn’t seem all that unusual considering the man […]

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THE 1970s 2: DIRECTOR RICHARD DONNER

    This is the second interview from the 1970s.   At his peak, Richard Donner, director of Superman The Movie and the Lethal Weapon series, was one of Hollywood’s most commercially successful directors.   His breakthrough film was The Omen and it was at the time of that film’s release that I interviewed him.  I had seen The Omen […]

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The 1970s 1: ACTRESS CORNELIA SHARPE

        For the next few weeks I’m going to post some interviews I did in the 1970s. Today, the 70s are considered a revolutionary time for American Cinema during which time Hollywood films began to incorporate the style and substance of European films made the previous decade.  It was also the time of the […]

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