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Virgins and Prostitutes: Jones' Movies on TCM

28 August 2013 2:56 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Shirley Jones Movies: Innocent virgins and sex workers galore (photo: Shirley Jones and Burt Lancaster in ‘Elmer Gantry’) (See previous post: “Shirley Jones: From Book to Movies.”) I haven’t watched The Cheyenne Social Club (1970), a comedy Western directed by Gene Kelly, and starring 62-year-old James Stewart as a cowpoke who inherits an establishment that turns out to be a popular house of prostitution. Henry Fonda plays Stewart’s partner. And I’m sure Shirley Jones, as one of the sex workers, looks lovely in the film. Hopefully, director Kelly gave this likable, talented actress the chance to do more than just stand around looking pretty. But then again … For all purposes, The Cheyenne Social Club ended Shirley Jones’ film stardom; that same year she turned to TV and The Partridge Family. Jones would return to films only nine years later, as one of several stars (among them Michael Caine, »

- Andre Soares

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The Real World: Portland: TV Review

27 March 2013 7:14 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

"Here youth, unchanging, blooms and smiles, here dwells eternal spring, and warm from Hope's elysian isles, the winds their perfume bring." That was Oliver Wendell Holmes regarding the mythical Fountain of Youth, from which MTV draws a new group of attractive young folk each year, soaks them in alcohol and then sets the cameras rolling. It may not be exactly what Holmes envisioned, but it's worked out well for the network. Now in its 28th season,The Real World, the grandfather of the current docu-soap reality movement, continues to churn out familiar content that, in its immortal words,

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- Allison Keene

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