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Hilda Crane

Call him strange, but CineSavant is fascinated by ‘women’s films’ that advance a consensus role template for American women. Then they ask questions like, “Is Hilda Crane a . . . Tramp?” Ladies attending these films may have sought to stir up fantasies with a racy romantic adventure — but not too racy. What a tough nut to crack within the Production Code: ace screenwriter Philip Dunne chose this as his third writing-directing assignment. Jean Simmons gives it her best shot, but the screen is stolen by everybody’s favorite harpy, Evelyn Varden.

Hilda Crane

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1956 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 87 min. / Street Date , 2018 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store / 29.95

Starring: Jean Simmons, Guy Madison, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Judith Evelyn, Evelyn Varden, Peggy Knudsen, Gregg Palmer.

Cinematography: Joseph MacDonald

Film Editor: David Bretherton

Original Music: David Rakson

From the play by Samson Raphaelson

Produced by Herbert B. Swope Jr.

Written and Directed by
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Casting-Couch Tactics Plagued Hollywood Long Before Harvey Weinstein

Casting-Couch Tactics Plagued Hollywood Long Before Harvey Weinstein
Whether producing “The Artist,” “Shakespeare in Love” or “The English Patient,” Queens-born serial predator Harvey Weinstein has always had a knack for making powerful period pictures. Maybe, between the best picture Oscars that those movies scored, he should have brushed up on his Hollywood history. His penchant for the casting couch — the practice of powerful white men exploiting young actresses trying to break into the movie business — has a historical precedent as old as the movie business itself.

“The perils for women in Hollywood are embedded, like land mines, from an actress’s debut to her swan song,” says film critic and historian Carrie Rickey, “where moguls like Harry Cohn reputedly wouldn’t cast starlets like Marilyn Monroe and Kim Novak unless they auditioned in bed.”

Long before Weinstein there was Louis B. Mayer, who co-founded Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios in 1924. Mayer, the ground zero of this kind of abuse, had means, motive, opportunity
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Bryan Tanaka Says He & Mariah Carey Are ''Meant to Be Together'' on Mariah's World: ''There's Something Undeniable With This''

Bryan Tanaka just made a major confession about Mariah Carey! On Sunday's episode of Mariah's World, Tanaka revealed, "Man I love Mariah, she's thoughtful, she's inspiring. I don't know there's something so unique about her, she's the queen." Then during a candid conversation with dancer G. Madison, Tanaka opened up about his relationship with Mimi and revealed he's been "catching some hard feelings" for her. "I feel like our chemistry is not just professional," Tanaka said. "There's great chemistry professionally, but when we talk it feels like there's a connection that is more than just what we've had for the past ten...
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Bryan Tanaka Says He's 'Catching Some Hard Feelings' For Mariah Carey in New 'Mariah's World' Promo

Bryan Tanaka Says He's 'Catching Some Hard Feelings' For Mariah Carey in New 'Mariah's World' Promo
Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka may be in a full-fledged romance now, but the singer's reality show, Mariah's World, is giving viewers a look into the moment it all started!

In a new promo for this week's episode of the E! docuseries, Tanaka confides in fellow dancer G. Madison that he's "catching some hard feelings" for Carey.

Exclusive: Mariah Carey's Manager Dishes on 'Mariah's World' Season 2 and a 'Secret' Biopic Project

"I can't believe I'm saying this right now," Tanaka says in the clip. "I'm catching some hard feelings [for] Miss Mariah."

"I don't know if I'm trippin', but it's been kind of going a little nuts lately," he confesses. "I feel like our chemistry is not just professional. There's great chemistry professionally, but when we talk, it feels like there's a connection that is more than what we've had for the past 10 years."

"I wouldn't cross that line if it didn't feel the way it does
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Bryan Tanaka Confesses He's ''Catching Some Hard Feelings'' for Mariah Carey: ''It's a Complicated Situation, She's Engaged''

Bryan Tanaka Confesses He's ''Catching Some Hard Feelings'' for Mariah Carey: ''It's a Complicated Situation, She's Engaged''
Bryan Tanaka is opening up about his feelings for Mariah Carey! In this clip from Sunday's Mariah's World, Tanaka talks candidly with dancer G. Madison about his connection with Mimi. "I can't believe I'm saying this right now," Tanaka says. "I'm catching some hard feelings." "About what?" G. Madison asks. "Miss Mariah," Tanaka confesses. "I don't know if I'm trippin', but it's been kind of going a little nuts lately man." Tanaka continues, "I feel like our chemistry is not just professional, there's great chemistry professionally, but when we talk it feels like there's a connection that is more...
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Mariah Carey's New Reality Show Features a Lot of Dancer Bryan Tanaka, Barely Any James Packer -- See the Clips!

Mariah Carey's New Reality Show Features a Lot of Dancer Bryan Tanaka, Barely Any James Packer -- See the Clips!
Mariah Carey's new reality show looks hot, hot, hot!

New promos for the 46-year-old singer's upcoming E! documentary series, Mariah's World, were released on Thursday, giving fans a sneak peek at what's to come when the eight-part event premieres next month.

Watch: Meet Bryan Tanaka, Mariah Carey's Sexy Backup Dancer in the Middle of Her Split From James Packer

Although the network says the show will focus on "the overwhelming demands of [Mariah's] time as she launches her world tour, plans a wedding and is a loving doting mommy to her twins" in its official press release, the promos seemingly tell a different story, as James Packer -- the Australian billionaire Carey was engaged to before they called it quits in September -- is noticeably missing.

He did, however, kind of make it into one of the official promo pics. Yes, that would be him in the shadows to the far right…

E!

Instead
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Meet Bryan Tanaka, Mariah Carey's Sexy Backup Dancer in the Middle of Her Split From James Packer

Bryan Tanaka has reportedly found his way in the middle of Mariah Carey's split from fiancé James Packer.

Although Carey's rep exclusively told Et that Carey and Packer "are trying to work" things out following an alleged fight during their vacation in Greece last month, a source tells Et the two have broken up.

New reports claim that Carey's 33-year-old Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour backup dancer developed a close friendship with her, and may be the reason why the singer and the Australian billionaire called it quits.

Watch: Exclusive: Mariah Carey and James Packer Are On a Break Following Fight in Greece

So just who is this guy that's seemingly swooning over Carey? Et breaks down nine times Tanaka was "so obsessed" -- (yes, we just went there!) with the Grammy-winning singer.

1. He's snapped hundreds of pics with Carey onstage, but he has one he calls his "favorite."

This is one of my favorite pictures from the
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Do People Realize That Brie Larson Was a Pop Star?

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Do People Realize That Brie Larson Was a Pop Star?
Lucille LeSueur, Leroy Harold Scherer, Jr. Frances Gumm. You'll be forgiven if you don't immediately recognize the birth names of Joan Crawford, Rock Hudson, and Judy Garland respectively. It's not unusual for people to reinvent themselves when they reach Hollywood. In fact, Hudson's agent Henry Willson had a factory of actors in the '50s who came to Hollywood with small-town names and ended up with larger-than-life personas like Tab Hunter, Guy Madison, and Dack Rambo. Which is why it doesn't come as a surprise that in THR's latest vanilla round table, when potential Oscar nominee Brie Larson (for Room) talks about what led her to become an actress, she glosses over her 2005 pop album Finally Out of P.E.: I had started acting when I was 7, and I was always wrong. I would always get to the very end [of the audition process], but I wasn't a perfect package of
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Mitchum Stars in TCM Movie Premiere Set Among Japanese Gangsters Directed by Future Oscar Winner

Robert Mitchum ca. late 1940s. Robert Mitchum movies 'The Yakuza,' 'Ryan's Daughter' on TCM Today, Aug. 12, '15, Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” series is highlighting the career of Robert Mitchum. Two of the films being shown this evening are The Yakuza and Ryan's Daughter. The former is one of the disappointingly few TCM premieres this month. (See TCM's Robert Mitchum movie schedule further below.) Despite his film noir background, Robert Mitchum was a somewhat unusual choice to star in The Yakuza (1975), a crime thriller set in the Japanese underworld. Ryan's Daughter or no, Mitchum hadn't been a box office draw in quite some time; in the mid-'70s, one would have expected a Warner Bros. release directed by Sydney Pollack – who had recently handled the likes of Jane Fonda, Barbra Streisand, and Robert Redford – to star someone like Jack Nicholson or Al Pacino or Dustin Hoffman.
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Rescheduled! – Tab Hunter Confidential – The QFest St. Louis Review

Tab Hunter Confidential now screens Monday, April 27th at 7pm at Landmark’s Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar) as part of this year’s QFest St. Louis. For ticket information, go Here

Hollywood can destroy people. For every survivor of the Hollywood system, whether from years ago or any current actors, there are dozens of actors and other artists who crashed and burned, had serious substance abuse issues, committed suicide or never made it at all.

Just from memory I can name Barbara Payton, Jayne Mansfield, Jeanne Eagles, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Diana Sands and Montgomery Clift. For a complete rundown you can’t do much better than Kenneth Anger’s incredible book Hollywood Babylon and it’s even more depressing sequel Hollywood Babylon Part Two. Vincent Price called Hollywood “the most evil place on Earth!” And Vincent Price would know something about evil!

A few short years ago I read Tab Hunter
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Tab Hunter Confidential – The QFest St. Louis Review

Tab Hunter Confidential screens Monday, April 20th at 7pm at Landmark’s Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar) as part if this year’s QFest St. Louis. For ticket information, go Here

Hollywood can destroy people. For every survivor of the Hollywood system, whether from years ago or any current actors, there are dozens of actors and other artists who crashed and burned, had serious substance abuse issues, committed suicide or never made it at all.

Just from memory I can name Barbara Payton, Jayne Mansfield, Jeanne Eagles, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Diana Sands and Montgomery Clift. For a complete rundown you can’t do much better than Kenneth Anger’s incredible book Hollywood Babylon and it’s even more depressing sequel Hollywood Babylon Part Two. Vincent Price called Hollywood “the most evil place on Earth!” And Vincent Price would know something about evil!

A few short years ago I read Tab Hunter
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Wright Minibio Pt.2: Hitchcock Heroine in His Favorite Movie

Teresa Wright in 'Shadow of a Doubt': Alfred Hitchcock heroine (image: Joseph Cotten about to strangle Teresa Wright in 'Shadow of a Doubt') (See preceding article: "Teresa Wright Movies: Actress Made Oscar History.") After scoring with The Little Foxes, Mrs. Miniver, and The Pride of the Yankees, Teresa Wright was loaned to Universal – once initial choices Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland became unavailable – to play the small-town heroine in Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt. (Check out video below: Teresa Wright reminiscing about the making of Shadow of a Doubt.) Co-written by Thornton Wilder, whose Our Town had provided Wright with her first chance on Broadway and who had suggested her to Hitchcock; Meet Me in St. Louis and Junior Miss author Sally Benson; and Hitchcock's wife, Alma Reville, Shadow of a Doubt was based on "Uncle Charlie," a story outline by Gordon McDonell – itself based on actual events.
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Following Anderson's Death, Only Two Gwtw Performers Still Living

Gone with the Wind’ actress Mary Anderson dead at 96; also featured in Alfred Hitchcock thriller ‘LifeboatMary Anderson, an actress featured in both Gone with the Wind and Alfred Hitchcock’s adventure thriller Lifeboat, died following a series of small strokes on Sunday, April 6, 2014, while under hospice care in Toluca Lake/Burbank, northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Anderson, the widow of multiple Oscar-winning cinematographer Leon Shamroy, had turned 96 on April 3. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1918, Mary Anderson was reportedly discovered by director George Cukor, at the time looking for an actress to play Scarlett O’Hara in David O. Selznick’s film version of Margaret Mitchell’s bestseller Gone with the Wind. Instead of Scarlett, eventually played by Vivien Leigh, Anderson was cast in the small role of Maybelle Merriwether — most of which reportedly ended up on the cutting-room floor. Cukor was later fired from the project; his replacement, Victor Fleming,
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Italian Siren of Sword-and-Sandal Epics, Sex Comedies Has Died: Rossana Podestà

Rossana Podestà dead at 79: ‘Helen of Troy’ actress later featured in sword-and-sandal spectacles, risqué sex comedies (photo: Jacques Sernas and Rossana Podestà in ‘Helen of Troy’) Rossana Podestà, the sensual star of the 1955 epic Helen of Troy and other sword-and-sandal European productions of the ’50s and ’60s — in addition to a handful of risqué sex comedies of the ’70s — died earlier today, December 10, 2013, in Rome according to several Italian news outlets. Podestà was 79. She was born Carla Dora Podestà on August 20, 1934, in, depending on the source, either Zlitan or Tripoli, in Libya, at the time an Italian colony. According to the IMDb, the renamed Rossana Podestà began her film career in 1950, when she was featured in a small role in Dezsö Ákos Hamza’s Strano appuntamento ("Strange Appointment"). However, according to online reports, she was actually discovered by director Léonide Moguy, who cast her in a small role in
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Release Details for The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956) / The Neanderthal Man (1953)

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Scream Factory will release The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956) and The Neanderthal Man (1953) early next year as a 2-disc Blu-ray and DVD combo pack. We’ve been provided with official release details and a look at the cover art:

“This January 2014, loyal fans are invited to combat the winter chills with a double dose of 50s high-camp creature features when Edward Nassour and Ismael Rodriguez’s The Beast Of Hollow Mountain, starring Guy Madison (Blood of the Executioner) and Patricia Medina (Snow White and the Three Stooges), and E.A Dupont’s The Neanderthal Man, starring Robert Shayne (How To Make A Monster), Richard Crane (Devil’s Partner), Doris Merrick (Untamed Women), Joyce Terry (The Beatniks) and Beverly Garland (It Conquered The World, The Alligator People), arrive on home entertainment shelves together in a double-feature 2-Disc Blu-ray™+ DVD Combo Pack on January 28, 2014. This highly collectible home entertainment release features anamorphic
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Scream Factory Resurrects 50s Classics The Beast of Hollow Mountain and The Neanderthal Man!

Up next from our friends over at Scream Factory is a double dose of campy creature feature fun, when The Beast of Hollow Mountain and The Neanderthal Man link up and come home together. Read on for the skinny!

From the Press Release

This January 2014, loyal fans are invited to combat the winter chills with a double dose of 50s high-camp creature features when Edward Nassour and Ismael Rodriguez’s The Beast Of Hollow Mountain, starring Guy Madison (Blood of the Executioner) and Patricia Medina (Snow White and the Three Stooges), and E.A Dupont’s The Neanderthal Man, starring Robert Shayne (How To Make A Monster), Richard Crane (Devil’s Partner), Doris Merrick (Untamed Women), Joyce Terry (The Beatniks) and Beverly Garland (It Conquered The World, The Alligator People), arrive on home entertainment shelves together in a double-feature 2-Disc Blu-ray™+ DVD Combo Pack on January 28, 2014. This highly collectible home
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DVD Review: "5 Against The House" (1955) Starring Kim Novak, Guy Madison And Brian Keith

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By Lee Pfeiffer

Sony has released the 1955 crime drama 5 Against the House as a burn-to-order DVD. The little-remembered film is interesting on a number of levels and boasts an impressive, eclectic cast. The low-budget flick depicts four young ex-g.I.s who fought in Korea who return to the States and enroll in college. Al (Guy Madison) is a straight-as-an-arrow type who is engaged to sultry nightclub singer Kay (Kim Novak). Ronnie (Kerwin Matthews) is a brainy upstart with delusions of grandeur and a superiority complex. Roy (Alvy Moore) is an affable joker who is very much a follower, not a leader. Brick (Brian Keith) is the most troubled of the group. He bares psychological problems from his combat experience and has a hair-trigger temper. The guys' only vices are taking an occasional trip to Reno, Nevada and engaging in some minor gambling and womanizing. However, Ronnie concocts an audacious
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