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Ask anyone to name his favorite Easter movie, and chances are you'll get a blank stare. A few people might say Here Comes Peter Cottontail (which was actually a 1971 stop motion animated TV special) or its 2005 animated sequel of the same name (a direct-to-video release that made its television debut on Cartoon Network the following year). Then of course, there's Hop, the 2011 live-action/animated movie that holds the honor of being the only Easter-themed feature film since the Judy Garland-Fred Astaire musical Easter Parade in 1948 (which didn't really involve the bunny). There's been a Disney Channel Original Movie about practically every fantastical creature—leprechauns, mermaids, »
Step out of the spotlight and step into the weekend. Even though we know the training never truly stops, performers in the busy, beautiful city need to pencil in a break every once in awhile. Check out seven of our favorite cultural and creative events happening in NYC. 1. Get an inside look at Broadway’s “Dear Evan Hansen.”Join director Michael Greif and actor Ben Platt for a conversation moderated by “This American Life” host Ira Glass. The April 16 event will take place at 92nd Street Y on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. (Ticket prices vary.) 2. Put on your Sunday clothes at this Easter parade.Strut down the streets—and get your picture taken at the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival that dates back to the 1870s. Bring your bonnet on April 16, and meet at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the best view. (No ticket required.) 3. Get a taste »
Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Lola Albright (1924-2017) - Actress, Singer. A regular on TV's Peter Gunn, she also appears in the movies Easter Parade, The Pirate, Champion, The Way West, The Tender Trap, Joy House, Lord Love a Duck, The Monolith Monsters and Kid Galahad. She died on March 23. (THR) Chuck Barris (1929-2017) - Game Show Host, Producer, Director, Songwriter, Author. He created The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game and The Gong Show, hosting the latter, and...
- Christopher Campbell
A native of Akron, Ohio, news of her death was first reported by the Akron Beacon-Journal. “She went very peacefully,” her friend Eric Anderson told the newspaper. “She died at 7:20 a.m. of natural causes. We loved her so much.”
Albright was a receptionist at Wakr radio in Akron, then left to go to Cleveland’s Wtam, where she wed announcer Warren Dean — the first of three marriages.
Her first film appearance came in 1947 in “The Unfinished Dance,” starring Margaret O’Brien. She then starred with Judy Garland in “Easter Parade” in 1948. The next year she appeared opposite Kirk Douglas in 1949’s “Champion,” portraying a spurned lover. Douglas received an Oscar nomination for his work.
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- Dave McNary
The Los Angeles conservancy group is gearing up for its 31st season of “Last Remaining Seats,” and the full lineup for the event (which begins June 3) has been revealed. The nine films included cover a wide range of classic, foreign, and Oscar winning films, proving that this year’s showings are not to be missed if you’re a film fan in L.A.
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The event will also hold two showings in the Warner Grand Theatre for the first time in its history, among other prestigious venues. Here’s the full list, including dates and locations:
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Saturday, June 3 at 8 p.m.
Orpheum Theatre (1926), downtown L.A.
Wednesday, June 7 at 8 p.m.
Million Dollar Theatre (1918), downtown L.A.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Saturday, June 10 at 2 p.m.
Warner Grand Theatre (1931), San Pedro
On the Waterfront (1954)
- Michael Gonzalez
Sing-a-long with Hollywood’s most beloved musicals this Mother’s Day! To help you find the perfect gift this Mother’s Day, we are offering one lucky film buff the ultimate prize-winning package. Up for grabs is a boxset of must-see musicals, including Annie Get Your Gun, Easter Parade, Calamity Jane, High Society and Meet Me in St Louis.
The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, April 2nd. UK readers only please. To enter, use one of the following methods…
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- Gary Collinson
6 items from 2017
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