Category Archives: Performers

The Camera Loves…

Blowhard, Esq. writes: …Brigitte Bardot.

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Showtune Saturday: “Moses Supposes”

Eddie Pensier writes: Not really a showtune, you protest. In fact, “Moses Supposes” was the only song from Singin’ In The Rain that hadn’t been previously used in other MGM musicals. The lyrics, such as they are, are by musical … Continue reading

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Notes on “The Working Man”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: This 1933 George Arliss vehicle focuses on a getting-ready-to-retire shoe magnate. His vitality is so reliant on competition that he covertly goes to work for his rivals when their fortunes begin to fail. The company, launched by his onetime buddy and … Continue reading

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Unexpected Celebrity Perfumes, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: Every celebrity has their own fragrance nowadays. And frankly, those of us who appreciate the art of perfumery generally don’t think much of star-hyped scents: the lion’s share of their budget tends to go toward packaging and … Continue reading

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Movie Still Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Marina Vlady and Anny Duperey in Godard’s 2 OR 3 THINGS I KNOW ABOUT HER. Just two naked French prostitutes mock fighting while wearing travel bags over their heads, nbd. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Showtune Saturday: “A Little Priest”

Eddie Pensier writes: 25 years after they created the roles of Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett, Len Cariou and Angela Lansbury reunite for a Sondheim tribute concert at the Hollywood Bowl. It goes without saying that they are of a … Continue reading

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“A Damsel In Distress” (1937)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A musical comedy co-written by P.G. Wodehouse, with music and lyrics by the Gershwins, and starring Fred Astaire is pretty much essential viewing for me. Although the film is usually regarded as one of Astaire’s post-Rogers flubs, I … Continue reading

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