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MOVIES ‘TIL DAWN PODCAST #7: MARY HARRON!

Welcome back. If you’re here it’s either because A) You occasionally check in on this tired old blog, B) You’re waiting for a bus or C) You’ve just heard the new episode of my ‘Movies Til Dawn’ podcast in which I suggest that if you’d like further info and video

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MOVIES ‘TIL DAWN PODCAST #6: JOHN SAYLES

Welcome to the year known repetitively as 2020 and to episode 6 of my podcast ‘Movies Til Dawn’. If you’ve found this page without knowing about the podcast, click here to find said podcast. Once you’re on the site, simply go to ‘Episodes’ and you’ll find what you’re looking for.

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MOVIES TIL DAWN PODCAST: JERRY SCHATZBERG

This months guest on my ‘Movies Til Dawn’ podcast is filmmaker/photographer Jerry Schatzberg. In addition to directing classic 70s cinema titles like ‘Panic In Needle Park’ and ‘Scarecrow’, he was also one of the 50s/60s and 70s leading photographers specializing in music, fashion and more. He was Bob Dylan’s ‘in-house’ photographer and

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MTD PODCAST RETURNS WITH PETER BOGDANOVICH AND GRIFFIN DUNNE

For those of you who missed this announcement a month ago,  I’ve started a ‘Movies Til Dawn’ podcast, which features conversations between me and filmmakers of different stripes (whatever ‘stripes’ means in this context). The one thing they all have in common is a big body of work and a

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MOVIES TIL DAWN’S MAIDEN VOYAGE: ANDY GARCIA AND JOHN AVILDSEN

As explained in the previous blog entry, my new podcast ‘Movies Til Dawn’ has finally launched. The show is a series of in-depth conversations between me and a variety of legendary, accomplished and always fascinating directors/actors/producers. The first two episodes are two-part interviews, one with Andy Garcia and one with

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Take a ride down the Sunset Strip in 1963 and enjoy the cool cars and the already sickening smog. My favorite liquor store, Gil Turner's, was already in business. #HollywoodHills #LosAngeles https://raymonddefelitta.org/historical-footage/drive-west-on-sunset/

Take a trip down the Sunset Strip, heading east and facing south, in 1967. I can smell the rib joint that was on the SE corner of Crescent Heights. Anyone know what I'm referring too? #SunsetStrip317 #Hollywood #LosAngeles #60s https://raymonddefelitta.org/uncategorized/drive-east-on-sunset/

What do Duke Ellington and Cinerama have in common? Find out in this quite fascinating (if I do say so myself) blog entry that I wrote in--yikes--2007. It includes the incredibly strange and beautiful short 'Symphony In Black'. #Jazz #TCM #Cinema https://raymonddefelitta.org/music-jazz/duke-ellington-meets-cinerama/

Dig Rick Moranis doing his wicked Merv Griffin impression in this sketch from the immortal SCTV NBC late night show of the early 80s. Guest appearances by Liberace, Loni Anderson and Yasser Arafat. #television #comedy #Mimicry https://raymonddefelitta.org/film-history/rick-moranis-impersonates-merv-griffin/

I had no idea that Merv Griffin interviewed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his show in 1967? Did you? A must-watch clip. #television #ClassicTV #MLKDay #MLK #BlackLivesMatter https://raymonddefelitta.org/historical-footage/merv-meets-martin/

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