An Essential Film in Black History: The Duke Is Tops (1938)

The Duke Is Tops (1938) is an American musical film released by Million Dollar Productions, a production company noted for advancing Black filmmaking in the late 1930s. Ralph Cooper, one of the three heads of Million Dollar Productions, scripted, co-directed and starred in the film. The Duke Is Tops is a B-musical featuring a mostly…

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2021 TCM Big Screen Classics

The TCM Big Screen Classics – Fathom Events Schedule for 2021 follows. Details for the first three films are available. Excited to revisit these classic movies in the year ahead. The Maltese Falcon 80th Anniversary(1941) – from Warner Bros.Sunday, January 24, and Wednesday, January 27 Boyz n the Hood 30th Anniversary (1991) – from Columbia…

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Classic Couple 2020 in Action: Top 10 Moments

2020 was so startlingly different from any year we’ve experienced in our lifetimes. Challenges abounded. While it certainly wasn’t the year we expected, it did deliver its own unique gifts. Hunkered at home, we resisted the temptation to cease production. Indeed upon reflection, we took a lot of action as the Classic Couple in 2020…

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