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Kevin Costner and director Oliver Stone on the set of "JFK." (Warner Bros.)

You may not be aware of this, but Dallas, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and the surrounding area -- especially down in Waxahachie -- have hosted movie production companies that have turned out some impressive classics, an infamous bank robbery duo yarn based on truth and a respected Kennedy assassination thriller.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg. 

In this presentation enhanced with PowerPoint images and film clips lasting a little over an hour, Larry focuses on the fun-filled "State Fair," the 1967 bullet-riddled thriller "Bonnie and Clyde" and more.
 
Movie-making brought director Oliver Stone and star Kevin Costner to the area.  The Dallas Cowboys were spoofed a little here, and Sally Field learned that we like her, we like her in a movie she starred in here.
 
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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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