Here are 10 things you should know about Agnes Moorehead, born 122 years ago today. Though she’s best known for a TV role, she also enjoyed success on the stage, in radio and in motion pictures.
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10 Things You Should Know About Joseph Cotten
Here are 10 things you should know about Joseph Cotten, born 117 years ago today. He enjoyed success on stage, in pictures, in radio and in television.
Remembering Orson Welles on His Birthday
Former boy genius and Paul Masson wine pitchman Orson Welles was born 105 years ago today. Let’s face it, any of us would be happy to have left a legacy that included Citizen Kane, not to mention The Lady from Shanghai, The Third Man, Touch of Evil and the rest.
10 Things You Should Know About Ray Collins
Here are 10 things you should know about Ray Collins, born 132 years ago today. In his 60-year career, he worked steadily in stock theatre, vaudeville, on Broadway, in radio, in films and on television.
A don’t-miss classic from Blighty
If you live in NYC or have plans to be here in the next two weeks, you owe it to yourself to pay a visit to Film Forum for a screening of the fully restored Technicolor marvel The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp.
Blimp, which stars Deborah Kerr and Roger Livesey, ranks as one of the best pictures ever turned out by the team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and given the stellar lineup of movies they were responsible for—The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus, A Matter of Life and Death, among many others—that’s saying something.
In fact, it’s one of the greatest pictures ever made in Great Britain. Film critic Andrew Sarris wrote of the picture, “When I first saw the badly butchered American release version of Colonel Blimp more than 40 years ago, I never imagined I’d live to see the day when I would have the effrontery to write that I preferred it to Citizen Kane.”
We’d hate to have to choose between Blimp and Kane, but you get the point. Blimp is a must-see.