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The Legacy of Stephen Parr… Continues

275 Capp St: Stephen Parr Tribute Video. Adam Dziesinski, who works at Oddball Film and Video, made this amazing tribute to the collection that the late Stephen Parr [...]

January 23, 2018

Stephen Parr

Read about Stephen on Vimby   I have known and worked with Stephen since I moved to San Francisco in 2003. We immediately recognized our share passion for film. He [...]

January 22, 2018

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

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