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Rent it now – forgotten indie ‘Heights’

“Heights” was one of the dozens of American indies tossed into art houses in 2005, where the picture sank without a trace. Even devoted movie buffs give a blank stare when the film is mentioned.
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‘Sharon Tate’: back to 10050 Cielo Drive

Da Capo Press is publishing “Sharon Tate” by Ed Sanders today – a messy, but gripping look back at the life and death of the actress who was murdered by the Charles Manson gang (along with several
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Actors support Oscar funny business

The Academy Awards nominations were released this morning with the usual pleasant surprises (“Room” in the best picture division) and odd snubs (Ridley Scott left off the best director list), but a
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Coming: The meaning of Barbra Streisand

Neal Gabler examines the revolutionary career of Barbra Streisand in a sharp addition to the Yale University Press “Jewish Lives” series set for publication in April. “Barbra Streisand: Redefining
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David Margulies, R.I.P.

The website TheaterMania reported this morning that the veteran New York actor David Margulies has died at the age of 78. His face became familiar to moviegoers from a series of roles in popular
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David Bowie R.I.P.

Such sad news this morning about David Bowie, one of the most adventurous performers in the history of pop music. I’ve been flashing back to the summer of 1974 when one of my hippest friends convinced
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‘Full Service’: Hollywood’s secret history?

Although it was the subject of feature stories in The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly, the Scotty Bowers memoir “Full Service” (Grove Press) received some very negative reviews. We live in a
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Whatever happened to Radley Metzger?

I know what you’re probably saying to yourself about the headline above — Who the hell is Radley Metzger? When I received a press DVD of the long-forgotten 1972 soft core porn flick “Score” I asked
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