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Big Business Girl

What does a working girl have to do to get ahead, when all she has in her favor is an incredible face, a lavish wardrobe, and a pair of legs to make any executive wolf howl? Loretta Young juggles two egotistical swains, while Joan Blondell shines as an enticing all-pro homewrecker.

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The Warner Archive Collection

1931 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 74 min. / Street Date September 14, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Loretta Young, Frank Albertson, Ricardo Cortez, Joan Blondell, Frank Darien, Dorothy Christy, Oscar Apfel, Judith Barrett, Mickey Bennett, George ‘Gabby’ Hayes, Virginia Sale.

Cinematography: Sol Polito

Film Editor: Pete Fritch

Written by Robert Lord, story by Patricia Reilly & H.N. Swanson

Produced and Directed by William A. Seiter

Let’s hear it for the Warner Archive Collection’s voluminous vault of early ’30s Warners, MGM and Rko entertainments, which has given us a real education about this era of filmmaking.
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It Came From The Tube: How Awful About Allan (1970)

If anyone wrote the book on complicated parental relations, it’s Anthony Perkins. While Mother is nowhere to be found, this time around Tony is having Daddy issues in How Awful About Allan (1970), an effective, low key TV thriller directed by Curtis Harrington (The Dead Don’t Die). As long as you can leave Norman up in his room, you should have a good time.

Originally airing as an ABC Movie of the Week (because of course) on Tuesday, September 22nd, Allan had to contend with Hee Haw/All in the Family on CBS and the NBC Tuesday Night at the Movies. At the time however, ABC had this format on lockdown with audiences, and for good reason – they always brought in top shelf talent to display on the small screen, and How Awful About Allan is certainly no exception.

Let’s dig out our trusty and totally unreal TV
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July 18th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Kong: Skull Island, Resident Evil: Vendetta, The Bat People

For the brand new Blu-ray and DVD offerings coming out on Tuesday, July 18th, we have an eclectic assortment of titles, both new and old. As far as cult classics go, The Bat People, Freeway, Stalker, and Stormy Monday are all making their HD debuts on Blu this week, and if you missed Kong: Skull Island, Free Fire or Buster’s Mal Heart during their theatrical runs, now you’ll have a chance to catch up with these films on their home entertainment releases.

Other notable release for July 18th include Resident Evil: Vendetta, Another Evil, Lake Alice, and The Expanse: Season Two.

The Bat People (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Half Man, Half Bat, All Terror!

From director Jerry Jameson (Airport 77, Raise The Titanic) comes a high-flying horror from the darkest corner of the drive-in: The Bat People!

When Dr. John Beck and his wife Cathy fall into an underground cave,
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It Came From The Tube: Crowhaven Farm (1970)

The cultural impact of satanic megahit Rosemary’s Baby (1968) was substantial and immediate. All of a sudden supernatural horror was in vogue, whether directly mentioning the Big S or delving into covens and cults. Somehow if money was to be made, Lucifer would be there with his asbestos lined suitcase ready to take donations from one and all. Which brings us to the small screen’s Crowhaven Farm (1970), an ABC Movie of the Week that terrified TV audiences with the knowledge that not all evil has to be metropolitan.

Originally airing on Tuesday, November 24th, Crowhaven Farm’s closest competition was CBS’s Hee Haw, but even those yokels couldn’t beat ABC’s juggernaut, which always won its time slot. And while it may not be a match for Rosemary’s devilish wit and urbane horror (not much is), Crowhaven Farm still offers plenty of spooky, countrified atmosphere.

Let
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What We Learned from 'American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story'

What We Learned from 'American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story'
American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story, the new 10-part docuseries on Amazon Prime, asks us to imagine its subject as the Don Draper of gentlemen's magazines. From humble origins, Hefner ascends the hierarchy of mid-century media, aided by a potent alchemy of ambition and chiseled instinct. He is – for the most part – amoral, though not without specific convictions. Stirred by Alfred Kinsey's seismic 1948 report, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, he determined in his junior year of college that sexual taboos were not merely hypocritical, but fundamentally damaging. American popular
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Alan Jackson on His Entry into the Country Music Hall of Fame: ‘To Be in Here, It’s Just Amazing’

Alan Jackson on His Entry into the Country Music Hall of Fame: ‘To Be in Here, It’s Just Amazing’
With one of the most celebrated careers in the history of country music, Alan Jackson is often asked if he still has anything left to accomplish. Until now, he hasn’t dared to speak his heart’s desire.

“I never say the Country Music Hall of Fame because I just felt like that was kind of pretentious, you know, to think that I deserve to be in there,” he said, standing in the Hall of Fame Rotunda in Nashville. “I never say that. But now I can say this is about the last dream on the list right here.”

He could say it because,
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It Came From The Tube: Night Slaves (1970)

The Twilight Zone series stands as the benchmark for weird, wonderful, and creepy TV viewing. Many shows and movies have tried to duplicate its moralistic mysteries with varying results. Night Slaves is a charmingly odd TV movie not only cut from the same cloth, but with ties to it as well.

Originally airing as an ABC Movie of the Week on Tuesday, September 29th, Night Slaves duked it out with Hee Haw/To Rome with Love on CBS and the NBC Tuesday Night at the Movies and had no issues with either; the telefilm, while heading down that sci-fi road, managed to lacquer a few coats of soapy romance on as well, hitting all of the prime time sweet spots.

Let’s peruse our TV Guide and see what’s going on:

Night Slaves (Tuesday, 8:30pm, ABC)

A man recovering from a near fatal car accident ends up with
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Network Aimed at Rural America Speaks for Population That Feels Underserved by the Media

Network Aimed at Rural America Speaks for Population That Feels Underserved by the Media
For anyone who wanted to get a handle on the mood among voters in rural America leading up to the presidential election, there was an obvious metric to consult: the price of soybeans. And cattle, corn, hogs, milk, and the other staples that drive the agricultural futures markets. Prices in the past few years have been down across the board. That spelled big trouble for the incumbent party in the White House.

Patrick Gottsch, founder and president of rural-lifestyle and agribusiness-focused cable channel Rfd-tv, saw the revolt against the political status quo coming more than a year ago. So did Donald Trump’s campaign managers. In the final two weeks before Election Day, Trump’s team spent $150,000 to buy every available advertising spot on Nashville-based Rfd-tv. His rival, Hillary Clinton, spent no money on the channel, according to Gottsch.

“You could really see it turning in the last couple of weeks,” Gottsch
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Sam Lovullo, Longtime Producer of 'Hee Haw,' Dies at 88

Sam Lovullo, the longtime producer and driving force behind the enduring country music variety show Hee Haw, died Tuesday at his home in Encino, publicist Sandy Brokaw announced. He was 88.

Lovullo was working as an associate producer on a CBS variety show hosted by Jonathan Winters when he and his staff came upon the idea for Hee Haw.

“We discovered that the show was not rating well, particularly in the South. His comedy just wasn’t their style. In order to pick up some ratings points, we started to book some country artists,” Lovullo recalled in a 1996 interview...
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"Hee-haw: The Collector's Edition", 14 DVD Set Released By Time Life

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Time Life has released the retro TV comedy series "Hee Haw" as a 14-dvd boxed set. Here is the official press release:

Program Description

Pickin’ and grinnin’, singin’ and spinnin’ tall tales and corny jokes, the citizens of Kornfield Kounty landed on television in 1969 with the arrival of Hee Haw as a summer replacement series for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. With a cast of down-to-earth characters including Minnie Pearl, Grandpa Jones and Archie Campbell, knee-slapping comedic zingers, and jaw-dropping musical performances, the comedy-variety show, co-hosted by Buck Owens and Roy Clark, captivated the country. In 1971, after two successful years, CBS dropped the show in an effort to “de-countrify” the network’s programming; however, it was quickly picked up and aired for the next 21 years, making Hee Haw the longest-running weekly syndicated original series in television history.

In a new-to-retail set, Hee Haw: The Collector’S Edition offers 14 Hee-larious
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Charles Aidikoff, Famed Hollywood Screening Room Operator, Dies at 101

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Charles Aidikoff, the famed owner of two Hollywood screening rooms, has died. He was 101. The Hollywood staple (pictured above with Paris Hilton) owned and operated the Charles Aidikoff Screening Room for more than 50 years, during which time it became a staple for movie industry insiders. Aidikoff died at his home in his sleep of natural causes, his family told The Hollywood Reporter. Also Read: Gordie Tapp, 'Hee Haw' Star, Dies at 94 The first Charles Aidikoff Screening Room location opened in 1964 on at 9255 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood, before moving to 150 South Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, in 1990. Despite selling the screening.
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Gordie Tapp, ‘Hee Haw’ Star, Dies at 94

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Gordie Tapp, ‘Hee Haw’ Star, Dies at 94
Gordie Tapp, a Canadian entertainer and broadcaster best known for playing Cousin Clem on CBS variety show “Hee Haw” died Sunday. He was 94. Along with a lengthy TV career, Tapp was also a member of the Order of Canada and a Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee. Born in London, Ontario, he was a founding cast member of radio/TV show “Main Street Jamboree,” and hosted the CBC music-variety program “Country Hoedown.”

Upon moving to the U.S., Tapp went on to perform and write for “Hee Haw,
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Gordie Tapp, Cousin Clem on 'Hee Haw,' Dies at 94

Canadian comic and entertainer Gordie Tapp, best known as the country bumpkin Cousin Clem on Hee Haw, has died. He was 94.

Tapp died Sunday in Burlington, Ontario, after a long illness, the CBC confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was born in 1922 in London, Ontario, and got his start in TV at the Canadian public broadcaster during the 1950s.

Tapp conceived the hayseed Cousin Clem character while hosting Country Hoedown between 1956 and 1965. Success with the Canadian network for 13 years encouraged Tapp to take his Cousin Clem character to Nashville, where he eventually went...
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Michael Rapaport: Trump Inauguration Performers ‘Should Be Ashamed’ (Exclusive)

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Michael Rapaport: Trump Inauguration Performers ‘Should Be Ashamed’ (Exclusive)
Donald Trump’s team isn’t having the easiest time booking A-list talent for his inauguration — and Trump critic Michael Rapaport says anybody who takes the job “should be ashamed of themselves.” “I wouldn’t do it for money,” Rapaport told TheWrap. “Trump has no flavor. His supporters have no flavor.” He listed acts who could be up for the job: “Reuniting the cast of ‘Hee Haw’ would be a sufficient performance. The Kkk Barber Shop Quartet maybe?” Also Read: Michael Rapaport Blasts Alt-Right as 'Nazi C--suckers,' 'Racist Pricks' The host of the Play.it’s “I Am Rappaport:
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The Voice Top 10 Recap: No, Wé

The Voice Top 10 Recap: No, Wé
Please read the following sentence in the frenzied, ragged scream of The Voice host Carson Daly: We’Ve Got Ourselves A Horse Race!

RelatedBeaches: Idina Menzel and Nia Long Will Make You Cry in First Lifetime Trailer

Ok, more likely than not, we don’t — and it’ll come down to Billy Gilman versus Wé McDonald when Season 11 wraps in a mere 15 days.

But at least Top 10 performance night gave us fans of longshot specials and overturned apple carts a little cause for hope. Billy’s vocal rocketship never quite made it off the launchpad, while Wé
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'One Mississippi': How Tig Notaro Turned Tragedy Into 'Traumedy'

'One Mississippi': How Tig Notaro Turned Tragedy Into 'Traumedy'
You may have heard about Tig Notaro's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad year. In the spring of 2012, the stand-up comic found herself suffering from life-threatening bacterial infection that wreaked havoc on her G.I. tract. Hospitalization was required; shortly after that, her mother unexpectedly passed away and a long-term relationship disintegrated. Then, several months later, she found herself diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, which meant a double masectomy and a period of long chemo treatments loomed on the horizon. By the time Notaro took the stage at Largo, L.
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How I Fell in Love with Elvis – and Married Caitlyn Jenner: Linda Thompson's Fascinating Life

How I Fell in Love with Elvis – and Married Caitlyn Jenner: Linda Thompson's Fascinating Life
At only 22 years old, Linda Thompson fell in love with the King of Rock and Roll. In the 44 years that followed, Thompson would meet, marry and divorce Caitlyn Jenner, launch a television career and become an award-winning lyricist.

For the first time, Thompson, now 66 and single, is sharing intimate stories and life lessons from her romances in a stunning new memoir, A Little Thing Called Life, excerpted exclusively in this week's issue of People.

A Southern belle, Thompson was newly crowned Miss Tennessee Universe when she was invited to a Memphis movie screening hosted by Elvis Presley. Sparks immediately flew and Thompson,
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How I Fell in Love with Elvis - and Married Caitlyn Jenner: Linda Thompson's Fascinating Life

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How I Fell in Love with Elvis - and Married Caitlyn Jenner: Linda Thompson's Fascinating Life
At only 22 years old, Linda Thompson fell in love with the King of Rock and Roll. In the 44 years that followed, Thompson would meet, marry and divorce Caitlyn Jenner, launch a television career and become an award-winning lyricist. For the first time, Thompson, now 66 and single, is sharing intimate stories and life lessons from her romances in a stunning new memoir, A Little Thing Called Life, excerpted exclusively in this week's issue of People. A Southern belle, Thompson was newly crowned Miss Tennessee Universe when she was invited to a Memphis movie screening hosted by Elvis Presley. Sparks immediately flew and Thompson,
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Martina McBride Debuts New Video for Emotional Cancer Anthem 'Just Around the Corner'

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Martina McBride Debuts New Video for Emotional Cancer Anthem 'Just Around the Corner'
Martina McBride's latest video reminds those battling cancer that there is always hope. The singer, who turns 50 next month, premiered the emotional video for "Just Around the Corner" at the Cmt Music Awards on Wednesday night, which has been named Band Against Cancer's official anthem. "Many of us know someone affected by cancer and want to help," McBride said before premiering the video. "Which is why I'm supporting Band Against Cancer, a movement focused on empowering all those touched by this terrible disease. We all know music has the ability to inspire, and I'm honored to share a video
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