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Thomas Burchfield
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Coming April 25, 2017!

"They don't call it Butchertown for nothing...."

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My Kazillionith Annual Promise to NOT Watch the Oscars (and Try and Make Me!)
  Ennio Morricone with Quincy Jones Last year, 2016, I watched the Oscar telecast. Rather, I watched teeny tiny, eensy weensy bit of the Oscar telecast. While grazing through an old favorite on TCM ( I recall it was The Adventures of Robin Hood , starring E...

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A reminiscence of a friend who passed away recently. Thanks for reading!

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David Farr (1942-2016)
  David Farr (left) and Ed Roynal with Best Dog on their wedding day, February 2016 (with photo-bombing couple in background) On a recent Saturday evening, the little hand bell group at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Oakland rang bells for David Farr for th...

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A review of an excellent travel and adventure memoir. Highly recommended!

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Eye on Books: Oceans Apart by Kevin McCarey
While my own boy’s soul never heard the call of the sea, many
another young man has dreamed of setting sail since the dawn of human perception.
In the wake of those adventures, a great literature has arisen, including
countless memoirs by those who’ve saile...

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"You’ve got to hand it Eddie Muller: Unlike the rest of us chumps who scrape by on peanuts, he’s figured out what the rest of us will never learn: He’s made crime pay.

And now Eddie’s making off with the goods once again, with the fifteenth annual Film Noir Foundation’s Noir City Film Festival, held at San Francisco’s legendary Castro Theater and hosted by Eddie. The 2017 fest runs Friday January 20 thru January 29."

My look at the upcoming Noir 15 film fest at the Castro theater in San Francisco. Thanks for reading!

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Eye on Movies: Noir City 15: Ten-Day Crime Spree
You’ve got to hand it Eddie Muller: Unlike the rest of us
chumps who scrape by on peanuts, he’s figured out what the rest of us will
never learn: He’s made crime pay. And now Eddie’s making off with the goods once again, with
the fifteenth annual Film Noir ...

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"it was this milieu, the upper class of the 1930s Depression Era, that formed Jane Hall more than anything. It was the kind of world portrayed in such classics as The Philadelphia Story. Despite all the wealth and privilege, however, a young woman’s options were few, and presented in binary fashion: A woman either married a rich man and had children, or she had a career. The first was easier to obtain than the second and combining the two in any way was not deemed possible." From my review of SUCH MAD FUN by Robin R. Cutler

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Eye on Books: Distant Glamour: "Such Mad Fun" by Robin R. Cutler
Such Mad Fun: Ambition and Glamour in Hollywood's Golden Age (View
Tree Press, 2016, 28.95 hardcover, 313 pp.) by Robin R. Cutler is a colorful, entertaining and thoughtful life-and-times
biography of Cutler’s mother, Jane Hall, drawn mostly from Hall’s pri...
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