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California Scheming

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – This was a quite ambitious movie for its time, bringing together many of the most famous comic actors of the time. Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Jonathan Winters, Mickey Rooney, Phil … Continue reading

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Shirley Is in Her Holy Temple

I don’t know how seriously Shirley Temple was considered for the role of Dorothy in the 1939 Wizard of Oz, but I do seem to recall reading that she was actually familiar with the Oz books. Many years later, she … Continue reading

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Jam Tomorrow, Jam Yesterday, But Never, Ever Jam Today

Lewis Carroll’s Alice books have been adapted for stage and screen many times. What stands out about the 1985 made-for-television version is that it’s full of celebrities, but many of them were past their prime by the eighties. I remembered … Continue reading

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