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Joan Blondell Bio: Warner Bros. Movies & Real Life Love Triangle + Condom Censorship

Joan Blondell biography. Joan Blondell. Those who have heard the name will most likely picture either a blowsy, older woman playing the worldwise but warm-hearted saloon owner in the late 1960s television series Here Come the Brides, or a lively, fast-talking, no-nonsense, and unconventionally sexy gold digger in numerous Pre-Code Warner Bros. comedies and musicals of the early 1930s. Matthew Kennedy's Joan Blondell: A Life Between Takes (University Press of Mississippi, 2007) seeks to rectify that cultural memory lapse. Not that Blondell doesn't deserve to be remembered for Here Come the Brides or, say, Gold Diggers of 1933, Footlight Parade, Havana Widows, and Broadway Bad. It's just that her other work – from her immensely touching performance as a sexually […]


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Joan Blondell Bio: Warner Bros. Movies & Real Life Love Triangle + Condom Censorship



National Film Registry Adds Fast-Decomposing 'Star Wars' Sequel & Demon Possession Rarity

McCabe and Mrs. Miller with Warren Beatty and Julie Christie: Robert Altman's anti-Western one of 25 movies added to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry. Of demons and men: 25 movies added to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry In Dec. 2010, among the rarities and fast-decomposing movies added to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry so they can be “preserved for future generations” etc. etc. are: Elia Kazan's family drama A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945). William Friedkin's demon possession horror fest The Exorcist (1973). Robert Altman's anti-Western McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971). Alan J. Pakula's political thriller All the President's Men (1976). John Badham's disco-dancing Saturday Night Fever (1977). As we all know, the movies […]


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National Film Registry Adds Fast-Decomposing 'Star Wars' Sequel & Demon Possession Rarity