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One of the Boys — Good Ol’ Freda

In the early 1960s, Freda Kelly became one of the most envied women in the world, and I bet you’ve never even heard of her. The subject of Good Ol’ Freda, a new documentary that premiered at SXSW 2013, Ms. Kelly shot to the top of the “right place, right time” list overnight when, almost [...]

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‘Yellow Submarine’ Floats Back into Theaters

In celebration of its upcoming June 5 DVD/Blu-ray reissue, the Beatles’ animated psychedelic phantasmagoria, Yellow Submarine, is hitting theaters for a limited big-screen run. Here comes the sun, indeed! The flick’s nationwide engagement kicks off May 5 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City, but the majority of screenings take place from May 10 to [...]

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Alice Cooper and the Scariest Song I Know

It’s surprising how well I remember November 24, 1972. Actually, I don’t recall the whole day—just about a half hour or so. But those thirty minutes are pretty much seared into my brain. That was the first time I saw the band Alice Cooper. It was the premiere of ABC’s music show In Concert, which [...]

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Rena Riffel—On a path of inspiration

It could be said that actress Rena Riffel was born to be in showbiz. Rena started appearing in commercials as an infant and soon graduated to the stage. Before long, she was modeling and appearing in films. Her first major role was as Penny/Hope in Paul Verhoeven’s notorious Showgirls. Since then, she’s done a little [...]

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