Category Archives: Dick Powell

November 14: Happy Birthday Dick Powell!

Some actors are stamped with a certain role and are never able to move beyond it. It is called type casting, and Hollywood, which has always been more commercial than artistic, revels in the practice. Why not? Once they have … Continue reading

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Atomic Consequences of “The Conqueror”: Howard Hughes Big Budget Film Flop

Howard Hugh’s film, The Conquerer was a big budget flop and nearby nuclear testing was blamed for 91 or 220 of the film cast suffering from cancer in subsequent years. Continue reading

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