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  • Considering everything that’s been happening on the planet in the last several months, you’d have thought we’re already in November or December – of 2117. But no. It’s only June. 2017. And in some parts of the world, that’s the month of brides, fathers, graduates,…

  • Ben-Hur 1959 with Stephen Boyd and Charlton Heston: TCM’s ’31 Days of Oscar.’ ’31 Days of Oscar’: ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and ‘Ben-Hur’ in, Paramount stars out Today, Feb. 1, Turner Classic Movies is kicking off the 21st edition of its “31 Days of Oscar.” While…

  • Ernst Lubitsch movies: Subtle, sophisticated ‘Touch’ all but gone from contemporary filmmaking. Ernst Lubitsch movies: The forgotten, passé ‘Touch’ Ernst Lubitsch and William Cameron Menzies were Turner Classic Movies’ “stars” on Jan. 28, ’16. (This is a fully revised and expanded version of a post…

  • Jack Huston. Jack Huston cast in ‘Ben-Hur’ remake? ‘Boardwalk Empire’ actor to follow in the footsteps of Ramon Novarro and Charlton Heston Jack Huston, best known for playing World War I veteran-turned-bootlegger-cum-assassin Richard Harrow in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, may star in the latest…

  • Cary Grant and Randolph Scott having some pool fun. Cary Grant and Randolph Scott marriages (See previous post: “Randolph Scott and Cary Grant: Gay Lovers?“) The English-born Cary Grant was married five times: Charles Chaplin’s City Lights leading lady Virginia Cherrill (1934-1935), Woolworth heiress Barbara…

  • Ramon Novarro. Ramon Novarro: Mexican-born actor was first Latin American Hollywood superstar Mexican-born actor Ramon Novarro, the original Ben-Hur and one of MGM’s biggest stars of the late 1920s and early 1930s, has his Turner Classic Movies’ “Summer Under the Stars” day on Thursday, Aug.…

  • Ben-Hur 1925 with Ramon Novarro: The chariot race. ‘Ben-Hur’ 1925: Fast & furious epic Los Angeles screening Directed by Fred Niblo and starring Ramon Novarro, the 1925 Ben-Hur, a.k.a. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, will be screened at 8 p.m. on Wed., June 26,…

  • Ramon Novarro: MGM star circa 1923. Ramon Novarro death: Silent film star brutally killed on Halloween eve 1968 Ramon Novarro, the original (and most effective) Ben-Hur, Greta Garbo’s leading man in Mata Hari, and the star in the silent film classics Scaramouche and The Student…

  • Mexican actors: Durango-born Ramon Novarro, Canadian Norma Shearer, and Dane Jean Hersholt in the German Ernst Lubitsch’s The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg. Turner Classic Movies’ Hispanic Heritage Month celebration continues with the showing of one silent film starring Mexican heartthrob Ramon Novarro, The Student…

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