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    Christmas Treats From Bing Crosby

    No performer of the 20th century was more associated with Christmas than Bing Crosby and, while he’s been gone for decades, his voice still rings out on radios and Muzak systems whenever the holidays roll around.

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    There’s No Business Like…

    Last Friday, I witnessed one of the greatest nightclub performances I’ve ever seen when singer Marilyn Maye took the stage at Catalina Jazz Club in Los Angeles.

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    MEL BROOKS, BUSTER KEATON, THE 3 STOOGES AND MORE

    The goodies just keep piling up—for gift-giving or adding to your own library. I was delighted to contribute an essay about Mel Brooks’ career to Shout! Factory’s multi-disc set 'The Incredible Mel Brooks', but there is so much material in this collection I still haven’t gotten through it all. That’...

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    From Renoir To Ellington: Scanning Recent DVDs

    I haven’t been able to keep up with Twilight Time’s limited-edition DVD and Blu-ray releases since the company launched last year, so it’s ironic that the first disc I’ve spent real time with—Jean Renoir’s 'Swamp Water' (1941)—benefits least from the label’s innovative offering of isolated music tra...

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    Movie News And Notes

    Here I am struggling to get an issue of my newsletter finished, after an embarrassing amount of time, and a brand-new fanzine arrives on my desk. Pop Twenty is an exceedingly handsome publication, bound like an oversized paperback and filled with rare and beautiful stills. It’s the brainchild of Bob...

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    Animated Jazz—And More

    Gordon Goodwin is a talented musician, composer, arranger—and animation buff. Years ago he got to score a pencil-test scene called “The Bedroom Argument” that was cut from 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' and unearthed for a laserdisc release of the film; you can see (and hear) it now on YouTube. H...

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    music review: Boardwalk Empire - Volume 1 (Elektra)

    Nothing evokes a period more vividly, or instantaneously, than music, and the producers of the HBO Prohibition drama 'Boardwalk Empire' have made canny use of vintage songs, both on-camera and off-, since their series began. Now some of the best selections have been gathered in a deligh...

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    My Kind Of Jazz

    My Kind Of Jazz

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    Catching Up

    My Houston-based colleague, film critic, teacher and author Joe Leydon, has just turned 59, and feels that with a milestone year in front of him, it’s high time he caught up with famous films he’s never seen. We all have such a list, though some of us are more reluctant to admit ...

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    5,000 Fingers…And More

    5,000 Fingers…And More

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