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The Celluloid Closet is a 1995 American documentary film directed and written by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. The film is based on Vito Russo’s book of the same name first published in 1981 and on lecture and film clip presentations he gave in 1972–82. Russo had researched the history of how motion pictures, especially Hollywood films, had portrayed gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters.

The film was given a limited release in select theatres, including the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, in April 1996, and then shown on cable channel HBO.
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Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema (2007)
An overview of the portrayal and influence of sexuality on film, from the silent era until the administration of the Hayes Code in 1934.

Diane Lane, Herself / Narrator
Director: Elaina Archer
Writers: Elaina Archer, Scott Eyman

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RARE TV classic! J.T. (1969) Kevin Hooks DVD $6.00 free USA ship

J.T. is a 1969 made-for-TV movie. It was written by Robert M. Young, and written by Jane Wagner. It was originally aired on a CBS Saturday morning children’s anthology program, but received so much acclaim that it was re-aired the following week during prime-time.

Stars: Kevin Hooks, Ja’net DuBois and Theresa Merritt
Director: Robert M. Young
Writer: Jane Wagner

Release date: December 13, 1969
60 minutes

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RARE Ladies Of The Chorus (1948) Adele Jergens, Marilyn Monroe DVD

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Ladies Of The Chorus (1948) Adele Jergens, Marilyn Monroe

Ladies of the Chorus is a 1948 Hollywood film produced by Columbia Pictures. It stars Marilyn Monroe in an early role as Peggy Martin a dancer who falls in love with a wealthy man. Her mother, May, a former burlesque star (Adele Jergens) worries about the class difference between the two and wonders if her daughter will be happy. The film was directed by Phil Karlson.

Marilyn sings Every Baby Needs a Da Da Daddy and Anyone Can See I Love You.
This film was not a success, and thus Marilyn’s contract was not renewed.

Directed by Phil Karlson
Produced by Harry A. Romm
Written by Joseph Carole (screenplay), Harry Sauber (story and screenplay)
Starring Adele Jergens, Marilyn Monroe, Rand Brooks, Eddie Garr, Nana Bryant, Melinda Plowman, Gladys Blake
Music by Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Cinematography, Frank Redman
Editing by Richard Fantl
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date: 22 October 1948 (U.S. release)
Running time 61 min.

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House of Cards (1968) George Peppard, Inger Stevens & Orson Welles $6.00 FREE ship

House of Cards is a 1968 mystery film directed by John Guillermin, starring George Peppard, Inger Stevens and Orson Welles, and distributed by Universal Pictures. Filmed in France and Italy, it marked the second time that Peppard and Guillermin worked together (they had previously collaborated on the 1966 film The Blue Max).
This film has never been released in North America on VHS or DVD.

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SALE! Icon Inger Stevens 9 films only $20 FREE USA ship …

Inger Stevens, Rod Steiger, James Mason, Harry Belafonte, Mel Ferrer, Clint Eastwood, Richard Widmark, James Stewart, Robert Mitchum, Orson Welles, Henry Fonda, Don Murray

Cry Terror! (1958) James Mason, Inger Stevens, Rod Steiger & Angie Dickinson

Cry Terror! is a 1958 thriller film/crime story and was written and directed by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Andrew L. Stone.  The cast also featured Neville Brand, Earl Holliman and Angie Dickinson.

The World, The Flesh and The Devil (1959) Harry Belafonte, Inger Stevens, Mel Ferrer

The World, the Flesh and the Devil is a 1959 American science fiction doomsday film written and directed by Ranald MacDougall. The film stars Harry Belafonte, who was then at the peak of his film career.

The film is set in a post-apocalyptic world with very few human survivors. It is based on two sources: the novel The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel and the story “End of the World” by Ferdinand Reyher.

House of Cards (1968) George Peppard, Inger Stevens & Orson Welles

House of Cards is a 1968 mystery film directed by John Guillermin, starring George Peppard, Inger Stevens and Orson Welles, and distributed by Universal Pictures. Filmed in France and Italy, it marked the second time that Peppard and Guillermin worked together (they had previously collaborated on the 1966 film The Blue Max).

This film has never been released in North America on VHS or DVD.

House of Cards (1968)

A Time for Killing (1967) Glenn Ford, George Hamilton, Inger Stevens 

A Time for Killing is a 1967 Western Pathécolor Panavision film started by Roger Corman but finished by Phil Karlson, and starring Glenn Ford, George Hamilton, Inger Stevens and Harrison Ford (credited as Harrison J. Ford) in his first (credited) film role.

The film was Glenn Ford’s one hundredth.

5 Card Stud (1968) Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum & Inger Stevens

5 Card Stud is a 1968 Western directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Dean Martin and Robert Mitchum, The script, based on a novel by Ray Gaulden, was written by Marguerite Roberts, who also wrote the screenplay of True Grit for Hathaway the following year.

Madigan (1968) Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda & Inger Stevens

Madigan is a 1968 American dramatic thriller film directed by Don Siegel and starring Richard Widmark and Henry Fonda.

The screenplay—originally titled Friday, Saturday, Sunday—was adapted by two writers who had been blacklisted in the 1950s, Howard Rodman (credited here under the pseudonym Henri Simoun) and Abraham Polonsky. It was based on the 1962 novel The Commissioner by Richard Dougherty, a former New York bureau chief of the Los Angeles Times who had served in the 1950s as a deputy New York City police commissioner for community relations.

Siegel was a genre director known at the time for taut action films like The Lineup (1958) and Hell Is for Heroes (1962). He later directed five films starring Clint Eastwood, including Dirty Harry.

Inger Stevens The Borgia Stick (1967) Don Murray

The Borgia Stick is a 1967 American TV film starring Don Murray and Inger Stevens featuring Fritz Weaver, Barry Nelson, Barnard Hughes, Conrad Bain and Sorrell Booke in supporting roles and directed by David Lowell Rich. Shot in New York City, the film was one of the highest rated events of the 1966-1967 season. The film was the first-ever “made-for-TV” movie. 1hr38min

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Firecreek (1968) James Stewart, Henry Fonda & Inger Stevens 

Firecreek is a 1968 western movie directed by Vincent McEveety and starring James Stewart and Henry Fonda in his second role as an antagonist that year. The film is similar to High Noon in that it features an entire town of cowards refusing to help a peace officer against outlaws. Stewart plays an unlikely hero, forced into action when his conscience will not permit evil to continue.

Offscreen close friends Stewart and Fonda’s first film together had been the musical comedy On Our Merry Way two decades earlier, and they made The Cheyenne Social Club two years after Firecreek. They had also both appeared in How the West Was Won but had no scenes together despite playing best friends.

Hang ‘em High (1968) Clint Eastwood & Inger Stevens 

Hang ‘Em High is a 1968 American Revisionist Western film directed by Ted Post and produced and co-written by Leonard Freeman. It stars Clint Eastwood as Jed Cooper, an innocent man who survives a lynching; Inger Stevens as a widow who helps him; Ed Begley as the leader of the gang that lynched him; and Pat Hingle as the judge who hires Jed as a U.S. Marshal.

Hang ‘Em High was the first production of the Malpaso Company, Eastwood’s production company.

Hingle portrays a fictional judge who mirrors the true-life Judge Isaac Parker, who was labeled the “Hanging Judge”…due to the large number of men he had executed during his service as District Judge.

The film also depicts the dangers of serving as a U.S. Marshal or deputy during that period, as many marshals were killed while serving under Parker. The fictional Fort Grant, base for operations for that District Judge seat, is also a mirror of the factual Fort Smith, Arkansas, where Judge Parker’s court was located.

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Sale! LORETTA YOUNG Come to the Stable (1949) & Christmas Eve (1986) 2 DVDs $9.99 FREE ship

Come to the Stable is a 1949 American film which tells the story of two French nuns who come to a small New England town and involve the townsfolk in helping them to build a children’s hospital. It stars Loretta Young, Celeste Holm, Hugh Marlowe, Elsa Lanchester, Thomas Gomez, Dooley Wilson and Regis Toomey.

 

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The movie was based on a short story written by Clare Boothe Luce, and the screenplay was written by Sally Benson, Clare Boothe Luce and Oscar Millard. It was directed by Henry Koster.

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Loretta Young), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Celeste Holm), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Elsa Lanchester), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White (Lyle Wheeler, Joseph C. Wright, Thomas Little, Paul S. Fox), Best Cinematography, Best Music, Song (Alfred Newman and Mack Gordon for “Through a Long and Sleepless Night”) and Best Writing, Motion Picture Story.

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Christmas Eve (1986) Loretta Young
with Arthur Hill, Ron Leibman, Trevor Howard, Patrick Cassidy, Season Hubley, Kate Reid

Golden Globe – Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (1987) – Loretta Young

NBC TV network, Original airing Dec. 22nd, 1986 – Story of a well-to-do elderly woman, who befriends the homeless and volunteers her time with children, who learns she has an incurable illness and wants desperately to reunite her three grown grand children (who are scattered across the U.S. living their own lives), with their estranged father, her son. She hires a private detective to search for them so as to try to get everyone together on Christmas Eve for one last reunion.

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“Loretta Young brings her strength, intelligence and charm to this role. Welcome Back!”

Although scripts were still occasionally coming in, Loretta now considered herself permanently retired. That is, until 1986, when she was offered the perfect script, the lead in an NBC made-for-TV movie titled “Christmas Eve.”

Filming was on location in Toronto, and twelve hour days were the norm, the director and crew allowed her to sleep a little later than everyone else in the mornings. Other than that, at 74, she kept up with the pace.

And she had lost none of her perfectionist tendencies: every night she looked at her dailies to see if her character was developing on-screen the way she should. “Unless you do,” she told the director, “you don’t know if the character is alive, dead, or too one-dimensional.”

Four months later with Ronald Reagan – Loretta attended the Golden Globe awards. As the “Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Movie” category was announced, the winner was . . . Loretta Young! She received a standing ovation as she went onstage to collect her prize. “Miracles do happen,” she said to the packed hall. “God in His mysterious way gave me 23 years to prepare for this role. This is the icing on the cake.” She thought she heard Mama clapping too.

Two years later, Loretta made her very last film, Lady In A Corner, co-starring Brian Keith and Lindsay Frost, also for NBC and also filmed in Toronto.

Critic Hal Erikson said; “The sole reason for watching this made-for-TV movie is star Loretta Young, looking as youthful and stunning as ever.” She was then 77 years young.

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The Christmas Box (1995) Richard Thomas and Maureen O’Hara

Recurring dreams and a discovery follow when a businessman (Richard Thomas), his wife (Annette O’Toole) and daughter move in with an elderly widow (Maureen O’Hara) who needs help.

Initial release: December 17, 1995
Director: Marcus Cole
Cast: Maureen O’Hara

Miracle on 34th Street (1947) Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn & Natalie Wood

Miracle on 34th Street (in the United Kingdom first released as The Big Heart) is a 1947 Christmas film written and directed by George Seaton and based on a story by Valentine Davies. It stars Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwenn. The story takes place between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day in New York City, and focuses on the impact of a department store Santa Claus who claims to be the real Santa. The film has become a perennial Christmas favorite.

The film won Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Edmund Gwenn), Best Writing, Original Story (Valentine Davies) and Best Writing, Screenplay. It was also nominated for Best Picture, losing to Gentleman’s Agreement. In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

Davies also penned a short novelization of the tale, which was published by Harcourt Brace simultaneously with the film’s release.

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