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The Making of a Legendary American Film

by Don Graham When George Stevens picked Rock Hudson to play rancher Bick Benedict in the big new film that everybody in Hollywood was buzzing about, the actor couldn’t have been happier. He was “walking in clouds,” he wrote Stevens

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Posted in Modern History

Frank Mankiewicz: A Portrait

Frank Mankiewicz

by Frank Mankiewicz I don’t know when or by whom the portrait of my grandfather for whom I was named was created. Frank Mankiewicz was a good American and spoke good English, but his aspect—at least in the portrait— was

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Posted in Contemporary History

Seven Surprising Ways Hollywood Has Influenced Politics

Nixon and Kissinger meet with John Wayne

By Timothy Stanley It is hard not to think about the relationship between Hollywood and politics and not chuckle. The idea of Clint Eastwood talking to an empty chair at the 2012 Republican convention or Sean Penn giving acting classes

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Posted in Contemporary History
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