Academy Unveils First Look at Museum Displays: 'Casablanca,' '2001' and More

Academy Unveils First Look at Museum Displays: 'Casablanca,' '2001' and More
There will be the expected crowd-pleasers: a gallery devoted to the making of The Wizard of Oz, complete with Dorothy's ruby slippers; a backdrop from Singin' in the Rain; and spotlights on screen icons from Humphrey Bogart to Marilyn Monroe. But as it balances the demands of serving both starstruck tourists and serious film scholars, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures also promises to explore less familiar corners of film history, acknowledging pioneering silent movie directors Alice Guy-Blache and Lois Weber and the early black movies created by African-American director-producer Oscar Micheaux.

"It's really important that it's a full ...
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Spielberg's West Side Story Remake Gets Original Star Rita Moreno

Spielberg's West Side Story Remake Gets Original Star Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno, star of the original West Side Story and one of very few individuals to ever achieve Egot status, has been tapped to star in and produce Steven Spielberg's remake of the musical classic. Moreno originally played the role of Anita in the 1961 movie version of the Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim musical, for which she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar.

According to a new report, Rita Moreno will be playing a new role as the owner of the corner store that Tony works in this time around. Originally, the role was a character named Doc, but it's been expanded to accommodate Moreno's talents in the Steven Spielberg remake. Additionally, Moreno has been brought on board as an executive producer on the project. The actress had this to say in a statement.

"Never in my wildest dreams did I see myself revisiting this seminal work. And to
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Remembering Aretha Franklin, Barbara Harris, Neil Simon and More Reel-Important People We Lost in August

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Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Andre Blay (1937-2018) - Producer. His movies include John Carpenter's They Live, Prince of Darkness and Village of the Damned as well as the 1988 remake of The Blob. He died on August 24. (Hometown Weekly) Silvano Campeggi (1923-2018) - Poster Designer. His iconic movie posters include those for Gone With the Wind, Gigi, Ben-Hur, Singin' in the Rain, An American in Paris, West Side Story, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Exodus and Casablanca. He died on August 28. (La Repubblica) Mary Carlisle...
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NBC's Bob Greenblatt Pens Heartfelt Tribute to Craig Zadan (Guest Column)

NBC's Bob Greenblatt Pens Heartfelt Tribute to Craig Zadan (Guest Column)
It's with a heavy heart that I write of my appreciation and love for producer Craig Zadan, who died shockingly last week. He was my friend and kindred spirit in putting musicals on television, and some of the most joyful moments in my life came from working with him — or just watching one of his movies.

Long ago I dubbed Craig and Neil Meron, his producing partner of 45 years, the most prolific producers of musicals since the great Arthur Freed (Singin' in the Rain, American in Paris, The Wizard of Oz). Neil and I, along with Craig's ...
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The Muny's Singin' In The Rain Starring Corbin Bleu, Berklea Going and Jeffrey Schecter Begins Today!

The Muny announced today the leading trio that will star in the theatre's centennial season production of Singin' in the Rain, June 27 - July 3. Broadway, film and television stars Corbin Bleu and Jeffrey Schecter will portray Don Lockwood and Cosmo Brown, respectively, and former Muny Kid, Muny Teen and Indiana University student Berklea Going will star as Kathy Selden. Singin' in the Rain is directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Rommy Sandhu with music direction by Ben Whiteley. Singin' in the Rain is proudly sponsored by Ameren.
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Warner Archive Debuts "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers" On Blu-ray

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Burbank, Calif., Get ready for one of the liveliest, leaping-est, sassiest and happiest musicals ever, as Warner Archive Collection proudly unveils its Two-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray™ release of the Oscar-winning 1954 MGM classic Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

Directed by Stanley Donen (Singin' in the Rain), and starring Jane Powell and Howard Keel, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers was nominated for four Academy Awards® and won for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture. This Western musical is distinguished by a wonderful score of original songs by composer Gene de Paul and lyricist by Johnny Mercer (Li’l Abner) along with brilliant, acrobatic dancing scenes choreographed by Michael Kidd.

Presented for the first time on Blu-ray, featuring a new 1080p HD master from a 2018 2K scan in its original 2.55 CinemaScope aspect ratio,
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Obi-Wan's Lightsaber and Han Solo's Blaster Go Up for Auction

In just a few weeks, LucasFilm will unveil Solo, but for fans with a lot of spare cash lying around, you can take home a few pieces of Star Wars history with two upcoming auctions. Profiles In History will hold their Icons & Legends of Hollywood auction in Los Angeles from June 5-8, where one of the most prized items is the lightsaber used on screen by Alec Guinness (Obi-Wan Kenobi) in Star Wars: A New Hope. A few weeks later, Julien's Auctions will be auctioning off Harrison Ford's screen-used Han Solo blaster from Return of the Jedi, on Saturday, June 23 in Las Vegas.

One thing is for certain, these items will not come cheap. The Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber is expected to sell between $150,000 and $250,000. Other big-ticket items from the Profiles in History auction is the Harley-Davidson motorcycle ridden by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1991 classic Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which
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Corbin Bleu, Berklea Going and Jeffrey Schecter To Lead The Muny's Singin' In The Rain

The Muny announced today the leading trio that will star in the theatre's centennial season production of Singin' in the Rain, June 27 - July 3. Broadway, film and television stars Corbin Bleu and Jeffrey Schecter will portray Don Lockwood and Cosmo Brown, respectively, and former Muny Kid, Muny Teen and Indiana University student Berklea Going will star as Kathy Selden. Singin' in the Rain is directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Rommy Sandhu with music direction by Ben Whiteley. Singin' in the Rain is proudly sponsored by Ameren.
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Rita Moreno Is an Actual Icon, So of Course You Know Her

Morgan Freeman was given the lifetime achievement award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday. The person who introduced him was a lovely 86-year-old woman who has been friends with Freeman for decades, going back to when they appeared together on the 1970s children's TV series The Electric Company. That woman in the bright red dress is none other than Rita Moreno . . . and here's where you know her from. This is how you welcome Rita Moreno to the room! Related: Watch #OneDayAtATime!!!! pic.twitter.com/SIZWuIA0xc - Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) January 22, 2018 Most recently, Moreno has been starring on the Netflix comedy One Day at a Time. She plays Lydia Riera, mother to Justina Machado's Penelope Riera Alvarez. Moreno has garnered much acclaim for her colorful portrayal, which she says comes very naturally to her. "There is a lot of me in her. I am a very positive and optimistic person,
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Dementia-friendly screenings go monthly in Glasgow by Jennie Kermode - 2017-10-31 13:36:40

Movie Memories at the Gft Photo: Ingrid Mur

The Gft in Glasgow has launched a new monthly event called Movie Memories aimed at making cinema accessible to people with dementia. The project, which is funded by the Life Changes Trust and supported by Glasgow Museums, seeks to tackle the isolation that many people in the early and middle stages of the disease face.

A trial run last year featured Singin' In The Rain and this year the project restarted with Whisky Galore. The screenings are accompanied by special materials to help attendees remember the films and the times they are set in. Carers are welcome, the lighting level is raised to make it safer to move around, and the sound is adjusted to help attendees with hearing difficulties.

"A diagnosis of dementia should not ostracise people and so there is a social duty to make sure people still have the choice to engage,
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Halloweentown: How Debbie Reynolds Shared Her Movie Magic With a Whole New Generation

Debbie Reynolds was well-known for her roles in Singin' in the Rain and The Singing Nun, but most '90s kids remember her for playing Aggie Cromwell in Disney Channel's Halloweentown. What's not to love? She is witty and fun, but most importantly, her character teaches us that "being normal is vastly overrated." As a tribute to the late Reynolds, look back at her beloved character and all the magic she shared with a whole new generation of fans. RelatedThese Disney Channel Original Halloween Movies Will Make You Scream (With Joy)
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Billie Lourd to Inherit Mom Carrie Fisher's Estate

Billie Lourd to Inherit Mom Carrie Fisher's Estate
Carrie Fisher's only child, daughter and actress Billie Lourd, is the beneficiary of her multi-million dollar estate and details about it were recently made public. The Star Wars actress died at age 60 in December. Her mother and Singin' in the Rain star Debbie Reynolds passed away a day later at age 84 after suffering a stroke. Court documents obtained by E! News list details about her living trust and reveal Billie, 24, is its beneficiary. She is set to inherit her mother's 2016 Tesla S, personal items such as jewelry, artwork and collectibles, the money in four of the actress' bank accounts, ownership of her companies and a life...
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25 Photos of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds That Will Make You Smile, Then Break Your Heart

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25 Photos of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds That Will Make You Smile, Then Break Your Heart
Actress, writer, and advocate Carrie Fisher passed away after a heart attack at the age of 60, and just one day later, on Dec. 28, her mother, legendary Hollywood actress Debbie Reynolds, also passed away after suffering a stroke. Debbie was rushed to La's Cedar-Sinai Hospital after complaints of trouble breathing. After her passing, her son and Carrie's brother, Todd Fisher, confirmed that she was "now with Carrie" and "we're all heartbroken." He added that his sister's death "was too much" for the 84-year-old Singin' in the Rain star. In the wake of Carrie's death on Dec. 27, Debbie released a heartfelt statement: "Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love, Carries Mother." RelatedCelebrities Post Heartbreaking Tributes to the Late Debbie ReynoldsCelebrities React to Carrie Fisher
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TCM's Pride Month Series Continues with Movies Somehow Connected to Lgbt Talent

Turner Classic Movies continues with its Gay Hollywood presentations tonight and tomorrow morning, June 8–9. Seven movies will be shown about, featuring, directed, or produced by the following: Cole Porter, Lorenz Hart, Farley Granger, John Dall, Edmund Goulding, W. Somerset Maughan, Clifton Webb, Montgomery Clift, Raymond Burr, Charles Walters, DeWitt Bodeen, and Harriet Parsons. (One assumes that it's a mere coincidence that gay rumor subjects Cary Grant and Tyrone Power are also featured.) Night and Day (1946), which could also be considered part of TCM's homage to birthday girl Alexis Smith, who would have turned 96 today, is a Cole Porter biopic starring Cary Grant as a posh, heterosexualized version of Porter. As the warning goes, any similaries to real-life people and/or events found in Night and Day are a mere coincidence. The same goes for Words and Music (1948), a highly fictionalized version of the Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart musical partnership.
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Andrew Garfield Dons a Wig, Dances in Drag to Whitney Houston's 'I'm Every Woman' -- Watch!

Andrew Garfield Dons a Wig, Dances in Drag to Whitney Houston's 'I'm Every Woman' -- Watch!
Andrew Garfield knows how to 'Werq' it!

The Amazing Spider-Man star attended the Werq the World Tour at the Troxy in London on Tuesday, and gave the audience a major surprise when he hopped on stage at the drag queen revue, completely stealing the show.

Watch: Andrew, Garfield, Kendall Jenner & Taylor Lautner Have Impressive Hidden Talents

Rocking a curly brunette wig, the 33-year-old actor lip synched and danced to a cover of the late Whitney Houston's "I'm Every Woman." The Los Angeles native didn't hold anything back, strutting his stuff across the stage and at one point pulling off a back flip.

An eyewitness tells Et that the drag show featured a selection of queens from Rupaul's Drag Race and a game called "Wig in a Box," where Garfield and three other members from the audience were asked to come on stage to compete against each other. They were each given a wig to represent an iconic
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Billie Lourd Pays Tribute to Carrie Fisher on Her First Mother's Day Without Her

Billie Lourd Pays Tribute to Carrie Fisher on Her First Mother's Day Without Her
Sunday marks the first Mother's Day since Carrie Fisher passed away and her daughter Billie Lourd, the actress' only child, paid a special tribute to her online. The 24-year-old Scream Queens star posted on her Instagram page Sunday a photo showing her as a child, sitting on her mother's lap inside a train, writing, "❤." Carrie, best known for playing Princess Leia in Star Wars, died at age 60 in December after suffering a cardiac event on a plane. Her mother and Singin' in the Rain star Debbie Reynolds, passed away a day later after suffering a stroke. Billie has leaned on her dad, her friends and boyfriend and co-star Taylor Lautner for...
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Our Favourite Mother/Daughter Acting Duos

Our Favourite Mother/Daughter Acting DuosOur Favourite Mother/Daughter Acting DuosZachary Dent5/12/2017 3:40:00 Pm

To celebrate Mother's Day we're taking a look at our 5 favourite mother/daughter acting duos who've made a name for themselves in Hollywood.

Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis

Not only are these two mother and daughter but they've had some of the most iconic female roles in horror movie history. Janet Leigh was a bonafide scream queen from the late 1950's up until the early 1980's. She starred in Touch of Evil, The Fog, and of course Psycho for which she received an Oscar nomination. Jamie Lee Curtis first gained mainstream attention with her portrayal of Laurie in John Carpenter's Halloween which sparked a multi-decade franchise. She has since solidified herself among Hollywood greats with Freaky Friday, True Lies, and A Fish Called Wanda.

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

Here's another pairing with
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What to watch with Mom on Mother's Day

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What to watch with Mom on Mother's DayWhat to watch with Mom on Mother's DayJenny Bullough5/12/2017 10:04:00 Am This weekend is, of course, Mother's Day! All moms love flowers, brunch, and homemade macaroni-themed cards, so we're sure no matter what you have planned for mom she'll be happy you're marking her special day. But if you were to ask her what she really, truly wants, we'll bet she'd say that time spent with you is at the top of her list. And what better way to spend time with Mom than with a movie! Here's our quick list of what you might want to see with mom this weekend! If your mom has a good sense of humour: Snatched If your mom doesn't mind a few naughty giggles, why not treat her to a showing of this mother-daughter comedy? Amy Schumer stars as a recently dumped
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Rain Date: Singin' in the Rain returns to theatres for a limited time

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Rain Date: Singin' in the Rain returns to theatres for a limited timeRain Date: Singin' in the Rain returns to theatres for a limited timeIngrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine5/8/2017 4:51:00 Pm

When Debbie Reynolds passed away in December 2016 we lost Singin’ in the Rain’s last surviving star. Reynolds was just 18 when she was cast as ingenue Kathy Selden in the classic 1952 musical about three actors — silent film star Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly), his pal Cosmo (Donald O’Connor) and Selden (Reynolds) — making the transition to sound pictures.

Reynolds could sing, however she wasn’t a trained dancer, which meant the film’s choreographer, star and perfectionist Kelly pushed her so hard that by the end of shooting the famous “Good Morning” dance routine her feet were bleeding.

Her efforts paid off as she shines brightly alongside the masterful Kelly and O’Connor. Some 50 years later Reynolds said, “Singin
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Eiff announces free outdoor screenings by Amber Wilkinson - 2017-05-04 12:00:48

Beauty And The Beast will be among the family favourites screening Photo: Courtesy of Eiff Free outdoor screenings will return to Edinburgh International Film Festival this year from June 16 to 18.

The Film Fest in the City films will include Singin' In The Rain, Clueless and Labyrinth, which will screen in St Andrew Square Garden. A dress-up party for Disney animation Beauty And The Beast, a sing-along Trolls and "dance-alongs" for Mamma Mia! and Dirty Dancing will also feature.

Critically-acclaimed blockbusters including Rogue One: A Stars Wars Story, Kubo and The Two Strings and Eiff 2016 Audience Award Winner Hunt For The Wilderpeople will also join the line-up.

Artistic director Mark Adams said: “We’re thrilled to be rolling out the green carpet for the sixth annual Film Fest in the City. Whether you want to dance and sing-along to a cult classic or gather the family to watch a film under the stars,
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