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Wendy Davis Is No Ann Richards

After waffling on open carry gun laws, changing her stance on late term abortions, and battling accusations of embellishing her bio, Davis might want to take a...

That Wealth Spreader.

In the 1943 movie Tender Comrade, Ginger Rogers utters the words "Share and share alike--that's democracy." Nobody objected at the time, but four years later,...

That Old Feeling: A Stellar Astaire

They were all dancers. James Cagney propelled himself through space like a bullet or a bull terrier, his torso a few seconds ahead of his legs; anyone without a...

CINEMA: MAKERS OF MELODY

In The Jazz Singer, after Al Jolson says, "You ain't heard nothin' yet," he doesn't burst into speech. He sings Toot Toot Tootsie. In the dawn of sound, talking...

Cinema: Sore Glums Absolute Beginners

Musicals used to trade in innocence. Fred Astaire could get a thrill just from being caught in the rain with Ginger Rogers. Gene Kelly shouted, "Gotta dance!" as...

Cinema: Dancing Girl

No. 1 current trend in U. S. cinema is biography. Biographical cinema got off to a good start three years ago when Warner Bros. made The Story of Louis Pasteur,...

Cinema: Can Dance a Little

They were all dancers. Cagney propelled himself through space like a bullet or a bull terrier, his torso a few seconds ahead of his legs; anyone without a...

Movies: Ginger Peachy

Is Ginger Rogers ready for the museum? Well—yes and no. At 55, she is still a star, hoofing and puffing her way through Hello, Dolly! on Broadway at well over...

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