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DVD Review: The Matchmaker (1958)

It is 1884 in Yonkers, NY and Horace Vandergelder (Paul Ford), owner of a large general store and the wealthiest man in town, has hired Dolly Gallagher Levi (Shirley Booth), a widow who makes her living through various pursuits–but primarily as a matchmaker–to find him a suitable second wife. Dolly wants to marry Horace, but…

Movie Memories: Hound Dogs and Lions and Space Clones, Oh, My!

This week, each of your True Classics crew members will be sharing her own “movie memories,” ranging from the classics to the not-so-much-but-still-wonderful films that we love. We’re kicking things off today with Nikki’s thoughts! I don’t remember the first film I ever saw in theaters, but knowing my family, I can almost guarantee that…

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Merry Christmas!

Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday.  I mean, seriously, what’s not to love?  There’s food, good cheer, presents, music, decorations, family togetherness (ok, that one’s not always fun, but you get the idea), goodwill towards everyone, and Christmas specials on TV.  And I am not talking about the various Christmas concerts, holiday episodes of your…

RIP Robert Sherman

I was very saddened a few weeks ago to hear that Robert Sherman, one half of one of the greatest movie music-writing teams, was gone.  The Sherman Brothers are responsible for giving the world the music of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), The Aristocats (1970), Charlotte’s Web (1973), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977), and probably their…