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By JACQUES KELLY | April 3, 2004
JAMES HARP, the music director at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, called the other day to ask what I knew of Baltimore-born stage and film star Francis X. Bushman. Jim will be playing the organ tomorrow for the 1925 silent Ben-Hur, which gets my vote as one of the most amazing films I've ever seen. As a child, I heard much about Bushman (1883-1966), who plays Messala, not so much because he was a big deal on the screen. The biographical details issued from my grandmother, Lily Rose, who once spotted the great Bushman and his girlfriend, actress Beverly Bayne, as they sailed down Broadway in his chauffeured, 20-foot-long, gold-trimmed, lavender Marmon limousine.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 24, 2012
"Jamesy Boy," an independent film directed and co-written by Maryland native Trevor White and starring Mary-Louise Parker, Ving Rhames and James Woods, will begin filming in Baltimore March 5, the Maryland Film Office announced today. The film, which will be shot over five weeks, tells the story of James (newcomer Spencer Lofranco), a street-tough gang member who ends up in a maximum security prison. There, he befriends a convicted murderer who becomes his mentor and helps turn his life around.
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January 19, 2005
Virginia Mayo, whose honey blond hair and creamy, flawless face had made her ideal for the Technicolor musicals, westerns and adventures so popular in the 1940s and 1950s, died Monday in Thousand Oaks, Calif. She was 84. Rising from chorus girl to film star almost overnight, she went on to appear opposite many of the most popular actors of her time. Although many of her films were escapist fare, she landed two solid dramatic roles - in 1946's The Best Years of Our Lives and 1949's White Heat.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2012
The most towering figure in Hollywood history wore ill-fitting clothes, including shoes several sizes too big, and never said a word. Beginning Saturday, he'll be spending a year at Baltimore's Charles Theatre . Charlie Chaplin, a British expatriate who became the first Hollywood superstar and made a series of films — as writer, director and star — still as astonishingly delightful today as they were in the 1920s, is the subject of a...
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December 15, 1992
Vilma BankySilent film starLOS ANGELES -- Hungarian-born Vilma Banky reigned as a top film star of the 1920s, playing opposite Rudolph Valentino and Ronald Colman until the advent of talkies ended her career.Falling ill in her 80s, she became embittered that none of her friends visited her, and she decreed that no notice be made of her death.Only now has a spokesman revealed the actress died in a Los Angeles nursing home on March 18, 1991, at the age of about 90.Word of Miss Banky's death began appearing in publications this fall.
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By Lewis Beale and Lewis Beale,Newsday | December 27, 2007
He's balding, he's not exactly blessed with heartthrob looks, and he has a thick Cockney accent. Yet over the past several years, 35-year-old Jason Statham has become an international action film star. The former world-class diver, street salesman and fashion model first broke into the public consciousness as one of the criminal lowlifes in director Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, reteamed with Ritchie for Snatch, then blew away the bang-bang crowd as the star of The Transporter films.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Washington Bureau of The Sun | June 5, 1991
Washington -- As stately, sleek and elegant as the columns that surround her in the Capitol, she stands in front of the podium facing a throng of cameras, reporters and Hill aides who've come to "have a look at the old girl," as the old girl herself puts it.So let's have a look: navy blue suit and white blouse with blue stockings and sensible blue pumps. No earrings, no nail polish, no necklace or brooch; hair pinned back simply, only the slightest smidge of makeup.No frills. No need for them.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | December 5, 1992
Shirley Temple may have quit acting too soon. The mos arresting moments of "Shirley Temple: America's Little Darling," a pledge-period special airing on Maryland Public Television tonight, arrive near the end in too-short snippets of her performances as a near-adult.Surprise! In her final films she could actually act.Indeed, viewers may find themselves wondering what movie gems might have followed had she chosen not to leave films in 1949 at the age of but 20. (The PBS show airs at 8 p.m. on MPT on Washington's WETA-Channel 26, with two built-in pledge breaks introduced by host Tommy Tune.
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By GREGORY KANE | February 13, 2008
When I wrote that the Baltimore police officers who arrested 7-year-old Gerard Mungo Jr. last year overreacted, I got a lot of testy e-mails from people telling me how wrong I was. You know who you are, and I'm sure Officer Salvatore Rivieri would like to know who you are, too. He really needs your support. Thanks to the wonders of technology, Rivieri got his 15 minutes of fame, although probably not in the way he might have planned. Actually, it's three minutes and 39 seconds worth of fame, courtesy of that Internet creation known as YouTube.
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May 17, 1993
August Sander, a German immigrant and retired master chef who had served two U.S. presidents and a German king, died Wednesday of kidney failure at the Meridian Multi-Medical Nursing Center in Towson. He was 86.Kaiser Wilhelm II and presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Gerald R. Ford were among the dignitaries Mr. Sander served during a career that spanned more than 40 years.Other notables he served included Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and actress Jean Harlow.While at the Hotel Kasten in Hanover, Germany, he served Kaiser Wilhelm II, who had been living in exile in Holland but secretly made visits to Germany.
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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2011
When Kevin Clash was a boy in Baltimore County, he'd watch TV mere inches from the screen and wish he could walk right into "Sesame Street. " It didn't take him long to get there. At 15, the kid from Turners Station became the regular puppeteer on a WMAR kids show. At 19, he performed as Cookie Monster in the Sesame Street float at the 1979 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and that night met his hero, Muppet creator Jim Henson. "Sesame Street" hired Clash in his early 20s. Before he turned 25, he took a gravel-throated red fur-ball and imbued him with a loving nature, a piping voice and a rapscallion innocence.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun reporter | February 24, 2008
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Juno, a comedy about a pregnant teen who is very much an independent spirit, was named best feature at yesterday's Spirit Awards, which honor the best of Hollywood's independent fare. In an awards ceremony dominated by no single film, Juno also garnered best female lead for star Ellen Page and best first screenplay for writer Diablo Cody. Both women are up for Oscars tonight. "All of this is just the added crazy cherry on top of the sundae," Page, 21, said backstage.
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By GREGORY KANE | February 13, 2008
When I wrote that the Baltimore police officers who arrested 7-year-old Gerard Mungo Jr. last year overreacted, I got a lot of testy e-mails from people telling me how wrong I was. You know who you are, and I'm sure Officer Salvatore Rivieri would like to know who you are, too. He really needs your support. Thanks to the wonders of technology, Rivieri got his 15 minutes of fame, although probably not in the way he might have planned. Actually, it's three minutes and 39 seconds worth of fame, courtesy of that Internet creation known as YouTube.
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By Lewis Beale and Lewis Beale,Newsday | December 27, 2007
He's balding, he's not exactly blessed with heartthrob looks, and he has a thick Cockney accent. Yet over the past several years, 35-year-old Jason Statham has become an international action film star. The former world-class diver, street salesman and fashion model first broke into the public consciousness as one of the criminal lowlifes in director Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, reteamed with Ritchie for Snatch, then blew away the bang-bang crowd as the star of The Transporter films.
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By SAM SESSA AND TIM SWIFT | November 19, 2007
Celebrity sightings continued this weekend as the cast of He's Just Not That Into You worked and dined around town. Filming, which started Friday in Little Italy, will tentatively continue through tomorrow. Based on a self-help humor book, the movie brought stars Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Connelly and Kevin Connolly to Baltimore for the past few days. In Mount Vernon, restaurants Thairish and the Helmand were temporarily redecorated Saturday with new lights, a new door and a new name: Red Seven.
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By MICHAEL SRAGOW | August 19, 2007
He now lives in Connecticut with his wife, Diana, but writer-director-producer Barry Levinson is Baltimore's native son and, in the 25 years since Diner, he's been one of Hollywood's finest. That's why insiders and movie-lovers alike are gleefully anticipating his new independent comedy-drama, What Just Happened?, a "sometimes painfully funny" movie about a Hollywood filmmaker juggling ex-wives and volatile projects. The film features his Wag the Dog star Robert De Niro in the lead role.
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By SAM SESSA AND TIM SWIFT | November 19, 2007
Celebrity sightings continued this weekend as the cast of He's Just Not That Into You worked and dined around town. Filming, which started Friday in Little Italy, will tentatively continue through tomorrow. Based on a self-help humor book, the movie brought stars Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Connelly and Kevin Connolly to Baltimore for the past few days. In Mount Vernon, restaurants Thairish and the Helmand were temporarily redecorated Saturday with new lights, a new door and a new name: Red Seven.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | November 22, 2002
Far From Heaven arrives in Baltimore today on cascades of critical praise. It's the oddest case yet of the Emperor's New Clothes. After all, the Emperor in the fairy tale was naked. This movie has tons of fabulous clothing. The people disappear within their wardrobes. The story, set in suburban Connecticut in 1957-58, couldn't be simpler. Julianne Moore plays Cathy Whitaker, a housewife whose "ideal marriage" to a corporate hot shot (Dennis Quaid) falls apart because he is gay. She turns for understanding to her noble, sympathetic black gardener (Dennis Haysbert)
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By Dan Barry and Dan Barry,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 29, 2005
NEW YORK - It rises like a glistening flute of champagne from the beer-bottle skyline, as if in toast to a New Year's mix of emotions: hope and loss; love found and love betrayed; what can be and what almost was. And when you see it, you know instantly, absolutely, where the movie wants you to be. Ah, the Chrysler Building: Manhattan. Not even the Empire State Building is as immediately identifiable, or can say so much so quickly. Shimmering in the morning sun or under spotlight beams at midnight, the 1930 Chrysler Building, which marked its 75th anniversary Friday, can evoke everything from East Side sophistication to Big City hollowness.
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January 19, 2005
Virginia Mayo, whose honey blond hair and creamy, flawless face had made her ideal for the Technicolor musicals, westerns and adventures so popular in the 1940s and 1950s, died Monday in Thousand Oaks, Calif. She was 84. Rising from chorus girl to film star almost overnight, she went on to appear opposite many of the most popular actors of her time. Although many of her films were escapist fare, she landed two solid dramatic roles - in 1946's The Best Years of Our Lives and 1949's White Heat.
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