1939 – Hollywood’s Golden Year

Gone220Most of us know that the acclaimed Civil War classic “Gone With the Wind” opened in 1939.

But so did “The Wizard of Oz,” “Dark Victory” (Bette Davis), “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” (Jimmy Stewart) and a startling number of other films now regarded as classics.

In an informative, lively PowerPoint presentation lasting about an hour and 15-minutes, Larry reveals what was so special about Hollywood’s magical year?

For availability and speaking fees, call 214-364-7364 or email lrratliff@verizon.net.

("Gone With the Wind" poster courtesy:  MGM)

 

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Movie Memories Update

Crimes and Mister Meanies

You're probably familiar with the current crop of #Me Too movement suspects and convicted perpetrators. 

Cosby300To mention just a few:  Major indie studio movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's trial for alleged sexual abuses of dozens of female complainants is coming up soon.  Excellent actor Kevin Spacey, facing charges for allegedly groping a teenage boy, has seen his "House of Cards" crumble.  And, sadly, Bill Cosby, formerly known as "America's Dad," is doing 3-to-10 in the slammer after being convicted on three counts of sexual assault.

What about those I'm calling the #Them Too perps?  I had a great time over at HarborChase of the Park Cities retirement community (in the Dallas area) recently with my Movie Memories presentation titled "Hollywood's Hot Movie Scandals."

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