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his is Susan King, veteran L.A. Times film writer and guardian of the Golden Age of Hollywood galaxy. Every Friday in my Classic Hollywood newsletter, I write about TV and movie milestones, notable births and deaths, screenings and events for the vintage lover, the latest oldies on DVD and my reminiscences of legends I have interviewed over the years.
One of my warmest childhood memories, the original “The Mickey Mouse Club,” celebrates its 60th anniversary on Saturday. (The Mousketeers themselves made their first appearance on July 17, 1955, during the...