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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: A 1940s Christmas Story in ‘Star in the Night’

An updated version of the Nativity in Warner Bros. Star in the Night. Made as a twenty-minute film to complete a program slate for movie theaters, the 1945 Warner Bros. two-reel short Star in the Night provides an understated, moving … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: ‘The House I Live In’ Promotes Tolerance

  Though the United States is a nation of immigrants, in times of trouble people act of fear and ignorance, hating and blaming the other for their problems. Throughout the country‚Äôs history, in times of economic problems, the newest immigrant … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo – Academy Awards Edition [Updated +++]

I went into the archives at the Daily Mirror HQ for a special Academy Awards edition of mystery photos, figuring the Brain Trust would have fun guessing the venue, the year and possibly the mystery person on stage. [Update: I … Continue reading

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April 11, 1938

Above, someone had the wisdom to write a profile of Col. Charles J.W. Saunders even though there was no "news peg." It would be interesting to know more about him. The Times also ran a story in 1924 about his … Continue reading

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March 27, 1958

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Feb. 18, 1958

Above, I’m a sucker for any story that has "love slave" in the headline. This was buried in the back pages of The Times for some reason … The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the nominations for … Continue reading

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Matt Weinstock

Jan. 9, 1958 Passengers on a plane en route to Los Angeles from New York a few days ago were in a state of mild excitement over the presence of Lee J. Cobb, the distinguished actor. Somewhere over the wide-open … Continue reading

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