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Coming Attractions: Chaplin’s ‘The Great Dictator’ at the Alex Theatre With John Bengtson

Charlie Chaplin, as Adenoid Hynkel, performs a balletic routine with a globe in “The Great Dictator.” John Bengtson, who has performed fabulous detective work in tracking down movie locations in early films, will introduce Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator”  at … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Grauman’s Chinese Theatre Turns 90

  The opening of “King of Kings at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Photo courtesy of Bruce Torrence. Still ready for its close-up, the TCL Chinese Theatre, originally Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, turns 90 on May 18, looking as glamorous and exotic as … Continue reading

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Books From the Slush Pile: ‘Charlie Chaplin, Director’

The reject pile! Aspiring authors, avert thine eyes! This is a sample of review copies that are cast aside in bins to be rummaged through by the staff. Usually they are contemporary genre fiction (“50 Shades of Stealing Maps for … Continue reading

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American Troops Enter Bomb-Shattered Naples

Oct. 4, 1943: Tom Treanor, who will be killed in a Jeep accident in France, writes about the liberation of Naples. “The Germans left Naples in a truly deplorable condition. In a huge hospital for incurables I myself saw 70 … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – ‘The Gold Rush’

A program from the 1925 showing of “The Gold Rush” at Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre has been listed on EBay. This item has been removed from a scrapbook and frankly we have mixed feelings about that. Antique dealers who cannibalize mementos … Continue reading

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Charlie Chaplin’s Big Moment in Venice

I was intrigued by Sunday’s Then and Now piece by Anthony Mostrom on Charlie Chaplin’s “Kid Auto Races at Venice” and I thought I’d do a little digging. Here’s what I found. The film includes footage of two races. One … Continue reading

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