Saturday Matinee: Beauty and the Bandit (1946)

In the 1930s and 1940s, a Saturday matinee typically offered audiences a serial film, animated cartoons, newsreels and a couple of feature films. The serial Western enjoyed its heyday as moviegoers followed the adventures of a central hero from film to film, sometimes week after week. Between 1928-1950 twenty-five films featured The Cisco Kid as…

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My Trip Over the Rainbow

Special Guest Blog By Lisa Bistreich-Wolfe Since I was a child, my favorite movie has always been The Wizard of Oz. I watched it every year when it aired on TV, and my family complained that they had to listen “in stereo” as I recited/sang the entire production. Needless to say, when I learned there…

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