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Marilyn: Her Life As an Actress. (What — you thought I was gonna let August go by without an MM column? Sillies!) Also, mourning a very special cat — Dude.

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It’s August and Denis Ferrara is here to remind us of the greatest film legend of her age: Marilyn Monroe, who died suddenly on August 4th, 1962. Pe... READ MORE
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Forty Four Years Ago I Met the Boy I (Finally) Married. Hey, Sometimes Things Work Out!

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Denis Ferrara ruminates on love, life, and marriage five years in... READ MORE
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Lana Turner’s Imitations of Life — Bad Behavior Paid Off!

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Denis Ferrara recalls the slick 1959 remake of Fannie Hurst’s "Imitation of Life," realizing the true beginning of bad behavior in Hollywood... READ MORE
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Fulsome Friday! Elvis…The Shangri-Las…Judy…Emmy nods…Bad TV/Good TV…”Fluidity” arrives!…Over the moon with Iris Love…The perils of exercise!

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“THE TRAGEDY of life is what dies inside a man while he lives,” said Albert Schweitzer. THE BIG casting news this week was the choice of Austin Bu... READ MORE
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Glad to be Unhappy

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Denis Ferrara: Why I'm Glad to Be Unhappy with "Lady In Satin." Also — "The Name of The Rose," and What's With Closed Captions These Days? TMI!!... READ MORE
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I Love “Godzilla,” Rita Hayworth, and Good Girls Doing Bad Things. I HATE tattoos.

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Denis Ferrara's got mad love for "Godzilla," for the Love Goddess herself, Rita Hayworth, and Good Girls Doing Bad Things. Tattoos — not so much... READ MORE
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On “Borrowed Time,” Mary Wilson & Lady Gaga, “Suddenly, Last Summer”, Jonas Brothers, “GOT” and Linda Yellen

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Denis Ferrara on Tracy Clark's great new thriller, "Borrowed Time." Also: Mary Wilson ... Lady Gaga ... "Suddenly, Last Summer"... Jonas Brothers ... ... READ MORE
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“Sleeping With Strangers” — NOT my autobiography! It is David Thomson’s latest fascinating look at the movies. Also — “Night of a Thousand Judys” at Joe’s Pub. Good fun for a good cause!

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Denis Ferrara talks "Sleeping With Strangers," David Thomson's latest look at the movies. And gives his latest take on the movies, too... READ MORE
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Remembering Doris Day

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Doris Day, RIP — The Sun Will Never Shine Quite as Brightly Again... READ MORE
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What a Piece of Work is Kenneth Branagh’s “All Is True.” It is Beautiful, and therefore to be wooed — by Oscars!

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Denis Ferrara: What a Piece of Work is Kenneth Branagh’s “All Is True.”   It is Beautiful, and therefore to be wooed—by Oscars!... READ MORE
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The Great Life of Ida B. Wells … The “Wayward Lives” of Saidiya Hartman’s Women … Musings on Anne Baxter, Joan Collins, Lincoln Center, Annie Lennox, Piaf and … me.

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Denis Ferrara touches on The Great Life of Ida B. Wells ... The "Wayward Lives" of Saidiya Hartman's Women ... Musings on Anne Baxter, Joan Collins, L... READ MORE
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“The White Crow” Dances into New York. Tributes, talks and new projects for Tovah … Debbie … Cher and Madonna!

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Denis Ferrara crows on "The White Crow," along with tributes, talks and new projects for Tovah ... Debbie ... Cher and Madonna!... READ MORE
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When watching, reading, thinking, talking still has meaning

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Denis Ferrara is back (!) riffing on all things TV, movie, and whatever else tickles his fancy these days... READ MORE

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