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  • Dangerous Dames Collection

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 8, 2009

    Includes:Lady of Burlesque (1943) The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) Too Late for Tears (1949) Blonde Ice (1949) Key Man (1954) Please Murder Me (1956) Lady of Burlesque Barbara Stanwyck shines in her second portrayal of a showgirl in less than two years (the first was in Howard Hawks' Ball of Fire in 1941). In Lady of Burlesque -- which, at times, has a Hawksian edge to the dialogue -- she portrays Dixie Daisy, a striptease artist at a Broadway theater in New York at the end of the 1930s. In the course of fending off the unwanted advances of brash comic Biff Brannigan (Michael O'Shea), with whom she is teamed in several numbers, and staying clear of the dressing room feuds of her fellow dancers -- including a very nasty dispute between Dolly Baxter (Gloria Dickson) and Lolita La Verne (Victoria Faust) -- she finds herself up to her neck in trouble when one of the women is found strangled with her own G-string. The police don't know what to make of it, especially as the victim was already dying of a fatal dose of poison, which means that there are two murderers somewhere in the theater; and when a second woman turns up strangled inside a prop that Dixie was supposed to be hiding in onstage, she looks like a good suspect. Between the backstage comedy-drama, and the songs, dances, and on-stage comic routines, with the police breathing down both their necks at different times, Dixie and Biff manage to solve the mystery and find each other in this briskly paced, funny, yet amazingly gritty comedy-thriller. Lady of Burlesque was allowed to fall out of copyright in 1971, and since then it was seen in substandard editions until the May 2001 DVD release from Image Entertainment. ~ Bruce Eder, All Movie Guide The Strange Love of Martha Ivers In The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, relationships formed in childhood lead to murder and obsessive love. The wealthy Martha Ivers (Barbara Stanwyck) is the prime mover of the small Pennsylvania town of Iverston. Martha lives in a huge mansion with her DA husband, Walter O'Neil (Kirk Douglas), an alcoholic weakling. No one knows just why Martha and Walter tolerate one another....but Sam Masterson (Van Heflin), an Iverstown boy who returns to town, may just have a clue. At least that's what Martha thinks when Sam asks Walter to intervene in the case of Toni Marachek (Lizabeth Scott), who has been unjustly imprisoned. It seems that, as a young boy, Sam was in the vicinity when Martha's rich aunt (Judith Anderson) met with her untimely demise. What does Sam know? And what dark, horrible secret binds Martha and Walter together? Directed by Lewis Milestone, and based on John Patrick's Oscar-nominated original story, Love Lies Bleeding, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers creates in Martha a unique and interesting, driven, obsessed, and spoiled character, but one not without sympathy. Barbara Stanwyck is outstanding as Martha, with her predatory smile and sharp, manicured nails. Kirk Douglas is surprisingly convincing as a lost, sad, weak man, who loves his wife, but is unable to gain her respect. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers eventually lapsed into public domain and became a ubiquitous presence on cable television. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Too Late for Tears When Lizabeth Scott's Jane Greer husband Arthur Kennedy accidentally gets his mitts on $60,000 in stolen money, she insists that he keep the dough rather than turn it over to the authorities. Two-bit private eye Dan Duryea catches on to Scott's subterfuge, and demands that she turn the cash over to him. Scott persuades Duryea to split the money with her--then, determining that Kennedy might be too honest for everyone's own good, she murders her husband. To cover her tracks, Scott reports her husband as missing. This brings in yet another fly in the ointment: Don DeFore, the brother of Scott's first husband, who died under mysterious circumstances. The already knotted webs of intrigue become even more tangled before Scott's ironic c
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    Beverly Hills Fabulous

    Type: Event | Date: Monday, Mar 14, 2011

    This new reality shows takes place in the Elgin Charles Salon.
  • Guardian: The First Season

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009

    Includes:The Guardian: Lolita? (2001) The Guardian: The Men from the Boys (2001) The Guardian: Indian Summer (2001) The Guardian: Feeding Frenzy (2001) The Guardian: Heart (2001) The Guardian: The Funnies (2001) The Guardian: Loyalties (2001) The Guardian: Home (2001) The Guardian: Pilot (2001) The Guardian: Reunion (2001) The Guardian: Paternity (2001) The Guardian: Causality (2002) The Guardian: In Loco Parentis (2002) The Guardian: Solidarity (2002) The Guardian: Lawyers, Guns and Money (2002) The Guardian: Chinese Wall (2002) The Guardian: The Beginning (2002) The Guardian: Shelter (2002) The Guardian: Mothers of the Disappeared (2002) The Guardian: The Divide (2002) The Guardian: Family (2002) The Guardian: Privilege (2002) The Guardian: Lolita? No synopsis available. The Guardian: The Men from the Boys No synopsis available. The Guardian: Indian Summer No synopsis available. The Guardian: Feeding Frenzy No synopsis available. The Guardian: Heart No synopsis available. The Guardian: The Funnies No synopsis available. The Guardian: Loyalties No synopsis available. The Guardian: Home No synopsis available. The Guardian: Pilot No synopsis available. The Guardian: Reunion No synopsis available. The Guardian: Paternity No synopsis available. The Guardian: Causality No synopsis available. The Guardian: In Loco Parentis No synopsis available. The Guardian: Solidarity No synopsis available. The Guardian: Lawyers, Guns and Money No synopsis available. The Guardian: Chinese Wall No synopsis available. The Guardian: The Beginning No synopsis available. The Guardian: Shelter No synopsis available. The Guardian: Mothers of the Disappeared No synopsis available. The Guardian: The Divide No synopsis available. The Guardian: Family No synopsis available. The Guardian: Privilege No synopsis available.
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    'Beautiful Creatures' star Emmy Rossum discusses Ridley's new style, future

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Feb 8, 2013

    'Shameless' star enjoyed playing the bad girl
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    Sundance Review: 'Lovelace' doesn't go deep enough despite Amanda Seyfried's efforts

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013

    Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's porn-fueled biopic premieres at Sundance
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    'Gossip Girl' finale reveals Gossip Girl and the Upper East Side future

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Dec 17, 2012

    Did you enjoy the big surprise? And all of the cameos?
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    Touring Stanley Kubrick exhibit lands at LACMA and it's a cinephile's dream

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Nov 16, 2012

    The newly opened showcase runs through June of next year
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    The Stanley Kubrick Exhibit at LACMA

    Type: Gallery | Date: Friday, Nov 16, 2012

    The Stanley Kubrick exhibition at LACMA opened on November 1 a...
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    Emmy Rossum is 'the sexy bad girl' on the set of 'Beautiful Creatures'

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Nov 8, 2012

    'Shameless' star discusses the new look for Dark Caster Ridley
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    'Nashville' recap: Juliette's claws are out but Rayna isn't giving up yet

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012

    The race for mayor is heating up, but Rayna could be the weak link
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