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In Memoriam

Actress Maureen O’Hara (1920–2015)

By Ron Merk Filmed more than any other actress in the stunning Technicolor process, 34 times in fact, Maureen O’Hara has left an indelible mark on the history of motion [...]

November 6, 2015

Joan Leslie

By Ron Merk There are very few stars still with us from the Golden Age of Hollywood, and we have just lost another one, the wonderful Joan Leslie. Joan passed away last week. [...]

October 20, 2015

Remembering Rod Taylor

By Mike Tristano I first met Rod Taylor when I was working on the TV series “Outlaws” back in 1986. Having always been a fan of his movies since I was young, and [...]

February 20, 2015

Remembering Rod Taylor (1930–2015)

By Ron Merk One of the last stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood has died. Little was mentioned in the press of his passing on January 7, 2015. I find it a bit sad that this [...]

February 20, 2015

Not Always La Dolce Vita

By Ron Merk When we look up into the night sky and see a canopy of sparkles in the heavens, we may be seeing an illusion. Some of the stars that we see have long ago gone [...]

January 17, 2015

Ray Harryhausen

By Ron Merk News of the passing of Ray Harryhausen hit me very hard. As a kid I grew up watching this master craftsman’s work in so many films, and while I never knew [...]

July 28, 2014

There Is No Other Way to Say This…

By Ron Merk She lifted the spirits of the entire world during the worst years of The Great Depression. She brought light into the darkness of times, and gave us hope that [...]

February 14, 2014

Another Great Light Has Gone Out

By Ron Merk “They had faces then,” someone once said to describe the amazing iconic qualities of the great silent and sound stars of the golden age of American film. [...]

December 16, 2013

Peter O’Toole

By Ron Merk Peter O’Toole, one of the great actors of film and the stage passed away on Saturday, December 14, after a long illness. He was 81 years old. I remember [...]

December 15, 2013

Writing Is Simple…

By Ron Merk For those of us who make our living as wordsmiths, words of wisdom from those more experienced and more successful can make our lives more simple. Author Elmore [...]

October 22, 2013

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