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  • Lena Horne singing “The Lady Is a Tramp” in Words and Music (1948). Costume Design by Helen Rose.
  • Lena Horne singing “The Lady Is a Tramp” in Words and Music (1948). Costume Design by Helen Rose.
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  • Marlon Brando playing congas with Jack Costanzo on Edward R. Murrow‘s “Person to Person”, 1955. “When I was fifteen I got a set of drums from my old man and I’ve been playing around ever since. I have a little band,” Brando told Murrow. Brando later created a new way to tune conga drums and patented it in 2002. His invention (US Patent No. 6812392 B2) is described as a “simple and inexpensive drum tuning device that is also accurate and reliable and not subject to inadvertent adjustments”.
  • Marlon Brando playing congas with Jack Costanzo on Edward R. Murrow‘s “Person to Person”, 1955. “When I was fifteen I got a set of drums from my old man and I’ve been playing around ever since. I have a little band,” Brando told Murrow. Brando later created a new way to tune conga drums and patented it in 2002. His invention (US Patent No. 6812392 B2) is described as a “simple and inexpensive drum tuning device that is also accurate and reliable and not subject to inadvertent adjustments”.
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  • Dustin Hoffman, Dante Basco, and Robin Williams during production of Hook (1991).
  • Dustin Hoffman, Dante Basco, and Robin Williams during production of Hook (1991).
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  • June Preisser “just getting the kinks out” in Babes in Arms (1939), with Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.
  • June Preisser “just getting the kinks out” in Babes in Arms (1939), with Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.
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  • Original Caption: “Rock ‘n’ Roll star Elvis Presley plays with his puppy Sweet Pea after a brief fist fight the evening of October 18, 1956, with two filling station attendants, one of whom received a black eye. Presley said one of the men slapped him as he was signing autographs. All were scheduled to appear in court the following day.” Photos by Gene Herrick.
  • Original Caption: “Rock ‘n’ Roll star Elvis Presley plays with his puppy Sweet Pea after a brief fist fight the evening of October 18, 1956, with two filling station attendants, one of whom received a black eye. Presley said one of the men slapped him as he was signing autographs. All were scheduled to appear in court the following day.” Photos by Gene Herrick.
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  • Elizabeth Taylor during production of Suddenly, Last Summer (1959).
  • Elizabeth Taylor during production of Suddenly, Last Summer (1959).
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  • Monday Mood—
Nosferatu (1922), starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok. Directed by F.W. Murnau, the film was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” Stoker’s widow sued, and a court ruling ordered that all copies of the film be destroyed. Luckily a few prints survived and the film is now considered a cinematic masterpiece and a cornerstone of the horror genre.
  • Monday Mood— Nosferatu (1922), starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok. Directed by F.W. Murnau, the film was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” Stoker’s widow sued, and a court ruling ordered that all copies of the film be destroyed. Luckily a few prints survived and the film is now considered a cinematic masterpiece and a cornerstone of the horror genre.
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  • Robert Redford: “To me what’s most important if you want to tell a story, and you want to own the story you’re telling: Get out in the world. Hit the road. Have some real life experience that’s going to feed your mind.”
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Happy Birthday to Robert Redford who turns 83 today. What’s your favorite film of his?
  • Robert Redford: “To me what’s most important if you want to tell a story, and you want to own the story you’re telling: Get out in the world. Hit the road. Have some real life experience that’s going to feed your mind.” . Happy Birthday to Robert Redford who turns 83 today. What’s your favorite film of his?
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  • Mae West One-Liner Supercut 😂
Happy Birthday to the great Mae West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980). After spending ten days in jail for “corrupting the morals of youth” with her Broadway play “Sex,” West went on to sign her first film contact at the age of 39 (relatively late for back then), and became one of the highest paid stars of the 1930s. She also wrote her own material and created her own characters.
  • Mae West One-Liner Supercut 😂 Happy Birthday to the great Mae West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980). After spending ten days in jail for “corrupting the morals of youth” with her Broadway play “Sex,” West went on to sign her first film contact at the age of 39 (relatively late for back then), and became one of the highest paid stars of the 1930s. She also wrote her own material and created her own characters.
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  • Maureen O’Hara: “Every star has that certain something that stands out and compels us to notice them. As for me I have always believed my most compelling quality to be my inner strength, something I am easily able to share with an audience. I'm very comfortable in my own skin.”
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Happy Birthday Maureen O’Hara (August 17, 1920 – October 24, 2015). What’s your favorite film of hers?
  • Maureen O’Hara: “Every star has that certain something that stands out and compels us to notice them. As for me I have always believed my most compelling quality to be my inner strength, something I am easily able to share with an audience. I'm very comfortable in my own skin.” . Happy Birthday Maureen O’Hara (August 17, 1920 – October 24, 2015). What’s your favorite film of hers?
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  • Robert De Niro: “One of the things about acting is it allows you to live other people’s lives without having to pay the price.”
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Happy Birthday to Robert De Niro who turns 76 today. What’s your favorite film of his?
  • Robert De Niro: “One of the things about acting is it allows you to live other people’s lives without having to pay the price.” . Happy Birthday to Robert De Niro who turns 76 today. What’s your favorite film of his?
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