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  • From the Vaults: 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' (1920)

     
    April 13, 1920: “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'” at the Million Dollar Theatre... Not for weaklings and mollycoddles! – with Jesse Crawford at the Organ. Note: Since we began in 2007, the Daily Mirror has wanted to provide posts about historic films,...
  • Hedda Hopper, March 13, 1942

     
    March 13, 1942: Jimmy Cagney learns lines quickly while Humphrey Bogart is slow and painstaking, Hedda Hopper says … and John Barrymore reads them from a blackboard! On the jump, Irene Dunne took a trip to Europe to try to avoid making “Theodora...
  • From the Vaults: 'The Golem' (1920)

     
    Actually, this is the second sequel to Paul Wegener's “The Golem” (1915), now lost. In that movie, the golem – a mythical clay creature built and brought to life by Jewish rabbis – is brought back to life in modern times, only to fall in love...
  • 'The Royal Family' revival rules Broadway

     
    The new Manhattan Theatre Club revival of the 1927 George S. Kaufman-Edna Ferber comedy "The Royal Family" has the critics bowing down. "The Royal Family" is a sly satire of the fabled Barrymore acting clan. This acclaimed production is sure to be among...
  • The Berlin Wall, 20 years after the fall

    The Berlin Wall, 20 years after the fall
    For almost 30 years, desperate East Germans tried to drive through it, tunnel under it and fly over it. More than 136 died in the attempt. Less than two years after the Berlin Wall's construction in the early '60s, it inspired President Kennedy's "Ich...
  • 'A Bright and Guilty Place' by Richard Rayner

    'A Bright and Guilty Place' by Richard Rayner
    A Bright and Guilty Place Murder, Corruption, and L.A.'s Scandalous Coming of Age Richard Rayner Doubleday: 270 pp., $25 Everything has its counterpart. For every piece of matter there is a like piece of antimatter, for every movie star there is or...