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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | June 28, 2002
Stepping Razor: Red X, the Canadian Academy Award-nominated documentary from 1992 that combines a portrait of reggae great Peter Tosh with an investigation into his September 1987 murder, receives a rare screening tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the Heritage Cinema House, 19 E. North Ave. (between Charles and St. Paul streets), followed by a reggae dance party with Junior Marvin (former lead guitarist with Bob Marley and the Wailers) and Strykers Posse at 10 p.m. Americans have used reggae as good-time music for so long that it's useful to remember its pungent youth.
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July 20, 2006
Beyond the Rocks [Milestone] $30 For some 80 years, the 1922 romantic drama Beyond the Rocks starring two legends of the silent era - Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino - was considered lost. Only one minute of footage existed at the Nederlands Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. So the catalogers at the Filmmuseum were shocked when they discovered the first two reels of the movie while inventorying a collection of original nitrate reels of films donated to them. For months, the staff went through all the unidentified reels of film and discovered the complete movie.
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By Steve McKerrow | July 20, 1992
ON AND OFF THE AIR:* The spring season just past featured many characters walking down the aisle, and one of the funniest sequences surrounded the odd-couple splicing on "Evening Shade" between Evan (Hal Holbrook) and former stripper Fontana Beausoleil (Linda Gehringer).Tonight's repeat (at 8, Channel 11) is the middle show of the three-parter that led up to the March nuptials. Evan's bachelor party turns into a do-it-yourself affair because the babe who comes out of a cake isn't available -- she's the bride.
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By Susan King and Susan King,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 10, 2003
HOLLYWOOD - Even with her au courant designer outfits - her dog Bruiser is always in coordinated attire - Elle Woods, the irrepressible heroine played by Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde 2: Red White & Blonde, is steeped in the tradition of the not-so-dumb blondes of the 1930s, such as Jean Harlow and Carole Lombard. Like the blond-haired characters created by Harlow, Lombard and Barbara Stanwyck in such films as Dinner at Eight, My Man Godfrey and The Lady Eve, Elle is the catalyst of both Legally Blonde movies.
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July 20, 2006
Beyond the Rocks [Milestone] $30 For some 80 years, the 1922 romantic drama Beyond the Rocks starring two legends of the silent era - Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino - was considered lost. Only one minute of footage existed at the Nederlands Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. So the catalogers at the Filmmuseum were shocked when they discovered the first two reels of the movie while inventorying a collection of original nitrate reels of films donated to them. For months, the staff went through all the unidentified reels of film and discovered the complete movie.
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By Susan King and Susan King,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 10, 2003
HOLLYWOOD - Even with her au courant designer outfits - her dog Bruiser is always in coordinated attire - Elle Woods, the irrepressible heroine played by Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde 2: Red White & Blonde, is steeped in the tradition of the not-so-dumb blondes of the 1930s, such as Jean Harlow and Carole Lombard. Like the blond-haired characters created by Harlow, Lombard and Barbara Stanwyck in such films as Dinner at Eight, My Man Godfrey and The Lady Eve, Elle is the catalyst of both Legally Blonde movies.
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By Ann Hornaday | July 5, 1998
When the American Film Institute announced its list of the "greatest 100 American films of all time" last month, a collective cry went up: Great, but where can we see them on screen rather than video?Luckily, Baltimore has one of the country's few remaining revival houses dedicated to preserving our cinematic heritage by showing vintage films in an intimate theatrical setting. The Orpheum is running two of AFI's greatest films starting Monday: "On the Waterfront" (No. 8), Elia Kazan's brilliant 1954 drama starring Marlon Brando as a boxer battling union corruption; and Billy Wilder's incomparable "Sunset Boulevard" (No. 12)
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January 6, 1996
Leon Schwab, 85, founder of the famed Sunset Boulevard pharmacy that was a meeting place for Hollywood stars, died Thursday in Los Angeles of complications from surgery for a broken hip.Charlie Chaplin would step behind the counter at the pharmacy to make his own sodas and Marilyn Monroe and Ronald Reagan were regulars. Mr. Schwab said Gloria Swanson bought her makeup from him, and her movie "Sunset Boulevard" featured scenes at the lunch counter. Schwab's closed in 1983 after 52 years.Mr.
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By Roy H. Campbell and Roy H. Campbell,Knight-Ridder News Service | July 4, 1991
What is one to make of the return of the beauty mark?DIt hardly seems in keeping with the '90s, this little dark mark that reached its height of popularity during the grand days of the French courts when it was fashionable for women to be as pale as ghosts. The beauty spot, as it was called then, was applied to emphasize the whiteness of the skin.When screen goddesses such as Gloria Swanson and Marlene Dietrich emphasized their beauty marks, it was to accentuate their glossy faces for black-and-white films and photography.
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By Chris Kaltenbach | November 13, 1997
Hollywood is rarely guilty of introspection and even more rarely of critical introspection. One of the finest examples of the admittedly limited genre is a 1950 masterpiece that only gets better with repeated viewings."
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | June 28, 2002
Stepping Razor: Red X, the Canadian Academy Award-nominated documentary from 1992 that combines a portrait of reggae great Peter Tosh with an investigation into his September 1987 murder, receives a rare screening tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the Heritage Cinema House, 19 E. North Ave. (between Charles and St. Paul streets), followed by a reggae dance party with Junior Marvin (former lead guitarist with Bob Marley and the Wailers) and Strykers Posse at 10 p.m. Americans have used reggae as good-time music for so long that it's useful to remember its pungent youth.
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By Steve McKerrow | July 20, 1992
ON AND OFF THE AIR:* The spring season just past featured many characters walking down the aisle, and one of the funniest sequences surrounded the odd-couple splicing on "Evening Shade" between Evan (Hal Holbrook) and former stripper Fontana Beausoleil (Linda Gehringer).Tonight's repeat (at 8, Channel 11) is the middle show of the three-parter that led up to the March nuptials. Evan's bachelor party turns into a do-it-yourself affair because the babe who comes out of a cake isn't available -- she's the bride.
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April 22, 1994
* Peggy Pinn, 65, an educator at Howard University and the founder of a television and film training program for minority students, died April 6 of a stroke at Shady Grove Hospital in Rockville, where she lived. The native of Brooklyn, N.Y., wrote columns for The Amsterdam News and The Queens Voice in New York, worked in the news and public-affairs department at CBS-TV and on the production staff of the PBS series "Black Journal." In 1971, she founded the National Educational Television Training School in New York, a program sponsored by WNET that was designed to prepare minority students for jobs in communications.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | June 13, 2003
Unspooling this weekend: Dirty Pretty Things, director Stephen Frears' story of a Nigerian taxi driver working in London who discovers a human heart in a hotel bathroom but can't go to the police since he's an illegal immigrant is this weekend's Cinema Sundays presentation. Local film critic Geoff Himes will introduce the film and lead the post-screening discussion. Show time is 10:30 a.m. at the Charles, 1711 N. Charles St. Tickets are $15 and include pre-film coffee and bagels. Call 410-727-FILM.
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