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memories of the ’70s – Operation Petticoat

A 1950s movie that was a box office success was not as successful when transformed for the small screen – Operation Petticoat. Released in 1959 as a big screen film starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis, Operation Petticoat was a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Blues Brothers

The beginning of the ’80s kicked off with SNL characters from the small screen making their big screen debut: The Blues Brothers. Created in 1978 for NBC’s Saturday Night Live by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, The Blues Brothers were … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Lonely Guy

The early 1980s proved another rom-com penned by Neil Simon could become a big screen hit with The Lonely Guy. Based on The Lonely Guy’s Book of Life by Bruce Jay Friedman, the screenplay was written by Ed Weinberger and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Goodbye Girl

Neil Simon’s words were the key to this rom-com of the late 1970s: The Goodbye Girl. Directed by Herbert Ross and produced by Ray Stark, the film starred Marsha Mason and Richard Dreyfuss. Paula (Mason) is a dancer who is … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Overboard

In the late 1980s, a screwball comedy would not succeed at the box office, but certainly would with viewers in the future in Overboard. Written by Leslie Dixon and produced by Garry Marshall, Overboard stars Goldie Hawn as wealthy Joanna … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Freaky Friday

Created by the Disney machine, this fantasy comedy was a fave of kids of December 1976: Freaky Friday. Written by Mary Rodgers and directed by Gary Nelson, Freaky Friday starred Barbara Harris as Ellen Andrews, Jodie Foster as her daughter … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Howard the Duck

In the mid 1980s, an idea that came from the comic books to come to the big screen became the major movie flop of 1986: Howard the Duck. Written and directed by William Hyuck and executive produced by George Lucas, … Continue reading

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