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Douglas Brode to Recieve 2023 Popular Culture Association Award

DOUGLAS BRODE TO RECEIVE 2023 POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION AWARD The Popular Culture Association (PCA) is thrilled to announce that Dr. Douglas Brode is the 2023 President Award Recipient and Speaker at the upcoming PCA Conference (April 5-8 in San Antonio, Texas). The President Award recognizes the contributions of outstanding individuals who have contributed to the study of Popular Culture. Douglas Brode has always been a trail blazer who as a college professor and professional writer early-on argued that Classical Culture is, when properly understood, Popular Culture plus time, paving the way for such media as television and comic books to...

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Manos!

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Manos!

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Jeanette McDonald - On The Air (Volume 2 - Televison)

Jeanette McDonald - On The Air (Volume 2 - Televison)

   Q & A with Maggie McCormick re: Jeanette McDonald - On The Air (Volume 2, Televison) Q.  Why did you write Jeanette MacDonald On the Air?A.  When I was researching my previous book, I’ll See You Again: The Bittersweet Romance and Wartime Letters of Jeanette MacDonald and Gene Raymond, I found material about Jeanette’s radio and TV appearances that I didn’t have room to include.  Many sources inaccurately reported that Jeanette retired in 1949 after her last movie, The Sun Comes Up, was released.  I wanted to prove that wasn’t true.  She did many recitals, concerts with symphony orchestras,...

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Q & A: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: The Life of Marie Windsor

Q & A:  A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: The Life of Marie Windsor

  Q & A with Denise Noe:  A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing: The Life of Marie WindsorQ.  What led you to want to write a biography of Marie Windsor?A.  I was very impressed with her performance as Sherry in Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing. I had seen other films in which I thought her performance stood out and even to some degree carried the show. Her looks always impressed me as she was beautiful but in a non-stereotypical way. She seemed like a person who was interesting and I thought it would be interesting to write about her. Q.  Why did you...

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Hollywood With a Smile

Hollywood With a Smile

        HOLLYWOOD WITH A SMILE My Follies and Foibles in the Film Industry   By Sandra de Bruin with Dean Brierly (BearManor Media), 218 pages, Hardback, Paperback & Kindle, ISBN 979-8-88771-028-0   Overview Hollywood with a Smile is not your typical self-indulgent memoir. You will find no axe grinding, closet skeleton rattling, or “MeToo” posturing in these pages, just captivating accounts by Sandra de Bruin of her successful and fascinating life as an actress in the film capital of the world. During a career that spanned decades, de Bruin enjoyed professional and personal encounters with countless Hollywood...

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