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GEORGE CUKOR: ‘THE MEN WHO MADE THE MOVIES’

Seeing how it appears to be ‘George Cukor Day’ on TCM (‘The Philadelphia Story’ is playing as I write this and I’m about to give ‘Her Cardboard Lover’, which I’ve never seen, a try) I thought I’d post this 1973 doc about him. It was made as part of an

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A DOC ABOUT MITCHELL AND KENYON

The past three days I’ve been posting the astounding turn of the 20th Century footage shot in England by the team of Mitchell and Kenyon. If you missed the posts I urge you go back and watch some of the videos–they are mesmerizing and as close to a time machine

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SPEAKING OF THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND…

Queen Victoria died on January 22 1901. Exactly one year and seven months after her death–on July 22nd 1902–somebody got a camera, went to Bradford (in West Yorkshire) and filmed what was known as ‘track and field day’. By stabilizing the image and frame rate and adding period sound effects

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Moe Howard gets dunked in a bath of rubber and floats to the ceiling in 'Dizzy Pilots' (1943). It's easier to see it than explain it. #FilmTwitter #TCMParty #comedy https://raymonddefelitta.org/saturday-stoogefest-6/

'Dizzy Pilots' (1943) is this mornings Three Stooges #comedy treat (assuming you're that kind of person). #comedian #FilmTwitter #TCMParty https://raymonddefelitta.org/saturday-stoogefest-6/

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