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by moira finnie
December 7th, 2017, 9:00 pm
Forum: Upcoming Visitors To the Silver Screen Oasis
Topic: Alan K. Rode to Discuss MICHAEL CURTIZ: A LIFE IN FILM on Dec. 12th at the SSO
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Alan K. Rode to Discuss MICHAEL CURTIZ: A LIFE IN FILM on Dec. 12th at the SSO

A Christmas present that can be opened early comes to The Silver Screen Oasis on Tues., Dec. 12th! The classic film discussion group will be hosting an online visit with film historian Alan K. Rode, author of Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film (Univ. Press of KY) on on Tues., Dec. 12th. https://i.imgur....
by moira finnie
December 7th, 2017, 7:45 pm
Forum: Alan K. Rode to Discuss MICHAEL CURTIZ: A LIFE IN FILM ON 12/12
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
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The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

https://i.imgur.com/iPb4ahH.jpg A Christmas present that can be opened early comes to The Silver Screen Oasis on Tues., Dec. 12th! The classic film discussion group will be hosting an online visit with film historian Alan K. Rode, author of Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film (Univ. Press of KY) on on T...
by moira finnie
December 7th, 2017, 7:45 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 3365

The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

https://i.imgur.com/iPb4ahH.jpg A Christmas present that can be opened early comes to The Silver Screen Oasis on Tues., Dec. 12th! The classic film discussion group will be hosting an online visit with film historian Alan K. Rode, author of Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film (Univ. Press of KY) on on T...
by moira finnie
December 3rd, 2017, 1:32 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A with Alexandra Dean on BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY
Replies: 33
Views: 1683

Re: The Q & A with Alexandra Dean on BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

I am very interested in the growing interest across the country for your documentary about Hedy. Can you share with us any more information about additional screenings scheduled? This morning I discovered that the documentary is to be screened next Sunday at 6pm at the JCC Hart Theatre in Rochester...
by moira finnie
December 2nd, 2017, 11:57 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A with Alexandra Dean on BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY
Replies: 33
Views: 1683

Re: The Q & A with Alexandra Dean on BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

Hi Alexandra! Thanks for visiting this weekend. I am looking forward to seeing your film, but wondered if you could describe a little about Hedy Lamarr's education. Did she have a strong interest in math & science as a schoolgirl? Also, the circumstances of Lamarr's first marriage to Austrian ar...
by moira finnie
November 29th, 2017, 8:00 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A with Alexandra Dean on BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY
Replies: 33
Views: 1683

The Q & A with Alexandra Dean on BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

This is the discussion thread that will opening on Dec. 2 & 3 to ask filmmaker Alexandra Dean about her critically acclaimed documentary, BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY. All are welcome to participate! SueSue Applegate aka Christy will be hosting this event and below is her announcement of th...
by moira finnie
November 28th, 2017, 12:01 pm
Forum: Guest Star Updates will be appearing soon!
Topic: Visiting Authors in Dec., 2017- UPDATE!
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Visiting Authors in Dec., 2017- UPDATE!

So far, we will have the following writers/filmmakers visiting this coming month: Alexandra Dean - Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story - First Weekend in Dec.? - Christy Hosting Alan K. Rode - Michael Curtiz: A Life on Film - Tuesday, Dec. 12th (and possibly 13th too, depending on response from members...
by moira finnie
November 22nd, 2017, 7:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Replies: 34
Views: 4466

Re: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 2017 Edition!

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

I am so grateful for my family, the bright & kind individuals in this group, classic film & this strangely beautiful world that we all cling to, despite everything. Cheers!
by moira finnie
November 5th, 2017, 6:31 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A on Las Vegas 1956-1973 with Lynn Zook
Replies: 23
Views: 943

Re: The Q & A on Las Vegas 1956-1973 with Lynn Zook

Lynn, one aspect of Las Vegas history that you address in the book that makes 21st century readers a bit uncomfortable is the now almost comical sounding rampant sexism that existed there. Still, your narrative describes some remarkable women, among them, your mother, casino executive Judy Bayley, a...
by moira finnie
November 5th, 2017, 8:42 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A on Las Vegas 1956-1973 with Lynn Zook
Replies: 23
Views: 943

Re: The Q & A on Las Vegas 1956-1973 with Lynn Zook

Lynn, this a little off-topic, but reading your e-books is an impressive multimedia experience blending words, images and video beautifully. Do you think this kind of creative work will become more common, particularly in books chronicling the entertainment business? Did you conduct many of the inte...
by moira finnie
November 4th, 2017, 5:32 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A on Las Vegas 1956-1973 with Lynn Zook
Replies: 23
Views: 943

Re: The Q & A on Las Vegas 1956-1973 with Lynn Zook

Thanks for the detailed responses, Lynn. I love the pictures and videos too, and got a kick out of the image of the pineapple top fountain from The Tropicana. Of the many movies that used Las Vegas as a setting, from about the time of Roy Rogers' Heldorado (1946) to The Hangover Part III (2013), are...
by moira finnie
November 4th, 2017, 7:28 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A on Las Vegas 1956-1973 with Lynn Zook
Replies: 23
Views: 943

Re: The Q & A on Las Vegas 1956-1973 with Lynn Zook

Good morning to all & welcome to our virtual tour of the desert city, Las Vegas between the years of 1956-1973 as chronicled by Lynn Zook in her new book. Lynn writes a more personal history in this volume as she focuses on the flesh and blood people, the innovative design, and the upheavals tha...
by moira finnie
November 3rd, 2017, 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Someone's having a birthday!
Replies: 1274
Views: 79281

Re: Someone's having a birthday!

So glad you are running with the pack again, Bronxie!
by moira finnie
November 3rd, 2017, 10:14 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A on Las Vegas 1956-1973 with Lynn Zook
Replies: 23
Views: 943

The Q & A on Las Vegas 1956-1973 with Lynn Zook

The Silver Screen Oasis is pleased to announce that Lynn Zook will participate in an online visit on Sat., Nov. 4th & Sun., Nov. 5th at the message board to discuss GAMBLING ON A DREAM; The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1956-1973. For two days she will be answering our questions about her examination ...
by moira finnie
November 3rd, 2017, 10:08 am
Forum: Upcoming Visitors To the Silver Screen Oasis
Topic: Return to Vegas History with Lynn Zook Q & A on 11-4 & 1-5
Replies: 0
Views: 331

Return to Vegas History with Lynn Zook Q & A on 11-4 & 1-5

The Silver Screen Oasis is pleased to announce that Lynn Zook will participate in an online visit on Sat., Nov. 4th & Sun., Nov. 5th at the message board to discuss GAMBLING ON A DREAM; The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1956-1973. For two days she will be answering our questions about her examination ...

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