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Tomorrow July 3 Turner Classic Movies begins its month-long celebration of the career of Leslie Howard. Tomorrow’s program includes one of the best movies ever made about making movies: STAND-IN. In addition there is THE FIRST OF THE FEW (also known as SPITFIRE) which Howard directed. The evening begins at 8:00 with the four hours of GONE WITH THE WIND. At the time of THE WIND Howard was such a big “American” star that he received second billing, behind only Clark Gable. In later re-release prints Vivien Leigh’s billing was altered, moving Howard down one notch.

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BON VOAYAGE:The current issue of Entertainment Weekly reports the June 20 death of film critic Andrew Sarris who changed film reviewing forever and even changed how Hollywood looked at Hollywood.

NEXT POST July 6

See you at the movies,
Rick

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