Paul Newman, 1925-2008

The first modern movie star and one of the last surviving Hollywood legends, Paul Newman, died today of cancer at the age of 83. Aside from his awesome talent, matinee idol looks, and renowned philanthropy, Newman’s greatest legacy is the longevity of his career. The fact that he is as familiar to moviegoers from the […]

You Can’t Take It With You (1938)

Okay, I know I said that I’m not a big fan of director Frank Capra. However, I did say that I do like several of his movies. You Can’t Take It With You (1938) is one of them. One thing that probably attracts me to this best picture and director Oscar winner is the source […]

Cyd Charisse (1921-2008)

Unfortunately, actress-dancer Cyd Charisse, the last survivor of the golden age of the Hollywood musical died yesterday at the age of 86.¬† Charisse added her own brand of class and sex to such classics as Singin’ in the Rain, The Band Wagon, and Silk Stockings, paired in each film either with Fred Astaire or Gene […]