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The Addams Family – From Drawings to TV to Cinemas. Again.

By Craig Leask It all started with a simple one panel comic in 1938 where Charles Addams introduced a wealthy, but ghoulish, extended family who delight in the macabre. This was the first of some 150 single panel cartoons originally published in The New Yorker magazine continuing to 1988 when Charles Addams passed away.  Interestingly,…

Oscar Forecast PART TWO — Best Supporting Actress

By John H. Foote The supporting ladies. Previous winners, nominees, long-overlooked artists and brand new performances worthy of a nomination. Click here for PART ONE Here you go. ANNETTE BENING IN THE REPORT Bening is another who might be considered due as she has been nominated for award-winning work, but no Oscar. This film is…

GREAT PERFORMANCES — Gloria Swanson in SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)

By John H. Foote It was a bold act by director Billy Wilder to cast former silent screen star Gloria Swanson as deluded, former silent screen star Norma Desmond in his superb film Sunset Boulevard (1950). It was much bolder of Swanson to accept the role, delivering a performance for the ages as the utterly…

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