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Week of November 10th to November 16th 2013 - Volume One, Issue Forty.
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Dear Movie Lover,

Ironically, the greatest Ghostbuster
of them all is going to the Other Side.
No stranger to spooky settings, Bill Murray will voice the villain
in DreamWorks Animation's B.O.O: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations.
The supernatural action comedy follows two bumbling apparitions who find themselves in an extraordinary after-life adventure when they join the Bureau of Otherworldly Operations (B.O.O.)---the ghost world's elite counter-haunting unit. Ultimately, they must face off against the planet's greatest haunter.
The picture bows June 5 2015. Prior to that, Murray can be seen in Sony's The Monuments Men opening in February 2014.

A spectacular find of lost treasures that reverberated across the art world will make the George Clooney and Sony Entertainment film all the more worth the wait for its 2014 release date.
By now, just about everyone has heard of the trove of approximately 1500 artworks confiscated by the Nazis during the Holocaust that was unearthed in the apartment of an elderly Munich man.
The works by artists including Picasso, Chagall and Matisse are estimated to be worth about $1.35 billion, according to a preliminary analysis for authorities undertaken by an expert at Berlin's Free University.
Details of the discovered artwork remain unclear, but art historians said that initial descriptions suggest the cache is one of the most significant collections of prewar European art in the world. Determining the rightful owners of the works decades after they were either sold under duress or seized could take years.
Few people outside the art world know that Ronald Lauder of the Estee Lauder Cosmetics family, is one of the grand champions in this quest. His Commission for Art Recovery founded in 1997, actively seeks justice for victims of Nazi art theft. Through its program initiatives, CAR continues to advance the cause of art restitution throughout the world.
Let's hope Mr. Lauder and CAR will be all over this one!
(It's like a sound track for your nose.)

The 2006 film played at special screenings where audiences were on the scent.
A sophisticated cousin of Smell-O-Vision and Odorama, the
film Perfume: The Story of a Murderer were accompanied by a newly-created "scent track" for screenings in Los angeles on November 6th and 7th.
The event marked a rare opportunity for olfactory stimulation to heighten the filmgoing experience. Created by Parisian fashion and fragrance designer Thierry Mugler, the scents are engineered to enhance the scensory experience of key scenes in the story of a murderer obsessed with smell. A perfumer, his own body produces no odor.
Free and open to the public, the screenings were organized by the Insititute of Art and Olfaction, an L.A.-based non profit that promotes the understanding of fragrance and facilitates its use in art. l.a.Eyeworks hosted the screenings at its Beverly Boulevard store and along with the L.A. perfume boutigue, Scent Bar, hosted private pre-show parties.
International Flavors and Fragrance, which stores the recipes, whipped up new batches for the occasion which were distributed to audiences via scent strip cards

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Coming Attractions:  
Nov 10th - Nov 16th 
This week's highlights are a marvelous
mix of classic Westerns and dramatic
romantic encounters.
My Name Is Nobody
A young easygoing gunman played by Terrance Hill worships and competes with Henry Fonda as an old gunfighter who only wants to retire. See if you can spot a very young Bruce Dern in the classic saloon drinking and shooting contest.
Running Time:  117 Minutes  Western Comedy
Starring:  Henry Fonda, Terrance Hill, Jean Martin
Directed By:  Tonino Valerii  Sergio Leoni
Indiscretion of an American Wife
Prior to leaving by train for Paris, a married American woman tries to break off her affair with a young Italian man in Rome's Stazione Termini.
Running Time: 63 Minutes  Drama Romance
Starring: Gino Cervi, Montgormery Clift, Jennifer Jones
Directed By: Vittorio Di Sica
Red River
Dunson is driving his cattle to the Red River when his adopted son when his adopted son Matthew turns against him.
Running Time: 133 Minutes  Western  Adventure  Romance
Starring: Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, John Wayne
Directed By: Howard Hawks
The Last Time I Saw Paris
Charles returns to Paris post World War ll to reminisce about the life he led there after it was liberated. He wrote for Stars and Stripes Magazine when he met Helen.
They would marry...but happily ever after was not to happen.
Running Time:  116 Minutes  Drama Romance
Starring:  Van Johnson  Walter Pidgeon  Elizabeth Taylor
Directed By: Richard Brooks
Star Turn:
The Original Gossip Girls---
And Guys!
Before there was E!, TMZ or MTV, there was the notorious three. And then some.Here's a quick rundown on how all the chat began.
Louella Parsons---the first person to write celebrity gossip.

In 1922, newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst hired Louella Parsons to write for his Los Angeles Examiner newspaper. Over the years, Louella Parsons became one of the most powerful gossip columnists with the power to make or break a career. Feared by many in the industry, she remained unchallenged until 1937.
Hedda Hopper---a former friend of Parsons became an arch rival.

Starting off as a silent film star appearing in over 100 films, she was noticed by Louella Parsons who offered her positive mentions in her column in exchange for information. As her film career began to wane, Hopper accepted a position as a gossip columnist with the rival  Los Angeles Times.
A bitter feud ensued. Hedda became as popular as Louella and as powerful. She often got scoops before anyone else. She died in 1966 and Louella followed a year later. Guess it's not much fun without your rival.
Elsa Maxwell---a true original!

Elsa Maxwell is one of those people who truly did invent herself and to momumental effect for over 30 years. Gossip columnist, author, song writer and professional hostess, Maxwell was as renowned for her fabulous parties as she was for instigating international feuds. Elsa Maxwell dashed off gossip columns between match-making---Rita Hayworth with fabulously rich  Prince Aly Khan and Maria Callas with Aristotle Onassis.  Inventing games like treasure hunts and murder parties. All the while being hailed as the international "Hostess with The Mostest" until
her death in 1963.
These are just snapshots of three denizens of dish. Other notables include Walter Winchell, whose Sunday evening radio sign-on "Good evening Mr. and Mrs. America and all the ships at sea" reverberated in homes all across the US of A. for almost fifty years.  Along with the likes of Sheila Graham and Igor Cassini (aka Cholly Knickerbocker)and Army Archerd the fifty year veteran of Variety who first reported Rock Hudson had AIDS,  they paved the way for TV gossips, Tweeters, FaceBookers, bloggers and the infamous paparazzi we know today.
Now that's alotta gossip!
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Celebrity TidBits

Designer and lifestyle genius Ralph Lauren has once again designed the uniforms to be worn by men and women of Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics. And yes, this time
they're  made in America.
The looks which athletes will wear during their downtime in Sochi Russia and at the closing ceremonies convey the All-American good looks fo which the designer is justly famous. Ensembles include a wool turtleneck with Nordic-inspired reindeer and snowflake motif, a navy wool peacoat with a red banner stripe and patriotic patches---and Lauren's trademark polo logo, natch---along with slim-fit fleece pants and black leather boots with red laces.
"Ralph Lauren  takes great pride in outfitting Team USA and the Closing Ceremony. Creating these garments for the 2014 Olympics and Paralympic Team embody the emotion of this special moment", said Peter Zeytoonjinn managing director of marketing for the United States Olympic Committee said in a statement.
The brand will also give non-Olympians the chance to show their patriotism with a games-inspired Village Wear Collection. The line of sweaters, cold weather accessories and duffel bags---ranging from $55 to $296---will be on the shelves at various retailers on November 15th. A limited edition
Polo Bear dressed in the official Team USA Closing Ceremony uniform will also be available.

Etro, the Italian furnishings/fabric collection has unleashed the wildly dramatic jewel-toned paisley that's it's unofficial  logo across skis and snowboards. Surely if any label can enliven a landscape of neutral parkas set against icy slopes, it's Etro.  And while the designs will thrill accomplished schussers and shredders, those more likely to medal in après-ski will be proud to show them off in the lodge.

Other luxury designers have taken to the slopes as well, including Chanel, Gucci and Louis Vuitton.

See you on every day. Where the films are always fabulous and always free. On desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Mike and Monika


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