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Bob Ullman Dies: Veteran Broadway Press Agent Was 97

Robert “Bob” Ullman, a longtime Broadway and Off Broadway press agent whose career spanned Ethel Merman, A Chorus Line, Curse of the Starving Class and many others, died of cardiac arrest on July 31 in Bayshore, Long Island, New York. He was 97.

His death was announced by longtime friend (and former Broadway press agent) Rev. Joshua Ellis.

Among the many Broadway productions on which Ullman worked were Ethel Merman and Mary Martin: Together on Broadway, A Chorus Line (from workshop to Public Theater to Broadway), Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in The Visit, Lauren Bacall in Cactus Flower, The Dining Room, Driving Miss Daisy, Sunday in the Park with George, and over 150 additional Broadway and off-Broadway plays and musicals.

Actors and theater greats with whom Ullman worked include Tallulah Bankhead, Luise Rainer, James Dean, Dame Edith Evans, Geraldine Page, Phil Silvers, Bert Lahr, Rosemary Harris, James Earl Jones, Sam Waterston, Colleen Dewhurst,
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Review: "American Horror Project Volume 2"; Arrow Blu-ray Release

  • CinemaRetro
By Tim Greaves

It’s been three years since ‘American Horror Project’ was unleashed. Comprising an eclectic gathering of indie curios from the 1970s, the fact it was announced as Volume 1 led to much anticipation as to what future collections might serve up.

Well, Arrow Video has finally issued Volume 2. It’s been a long wait. Was it worth it? For those whose passions run to the sort of weird, otherworldly slices of 70s small-town America represented by the first, the answer would be a resounding yes. But, as before, for a more general audience it’s unlikely to harbour much appeal. Regardless, whether you think they’re deserving of Blu-ray resurrection or not, all power to Arrow – and ringmaster of this circus of the bizarre, film historian Stephen Thrower – for rescuing these micro-budget productions from the bowels of obscurity, giving them a wash and brush up and setting them
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Win American Horror Project Volume 2 on Blu-ray

To celebrate the release of American Horror Project Volume Two – out now on Arrow Video – we have a Blu-ray available to give away.

Continuing its mission to unearth the very best in weird and wonderful horror obscura from the golden age of Us independent genre moviemaking, Arrow Video is proud to present the long-awaited second volume in its American Horror Project series co-curated by author Stephen Thrower (Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents).

Starting off with a little-seen 1970 offering from underrated cult auteur John Hayes, Dream No Evil is a haunting, moving tale of a young woman’s desperate quest to be reunited with her long-lost father – only to find herself drawn into a fantasyland of homicidal madness. Meanwhile, 1976’s Dark August stars Academy Award-winner Kim Hunter (A Streetcar Named Desire) in a story of a man pursued by a terrifying and deadly curse in the wake of a hit-and-run accident.
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Competition: Win an exclusive Arrow Video tote bag

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To celebrate the release of American Horror Project Volume Two – out 24th June on Arrow Video – we have a limited edition tote bag available to give away.

Continuing its mission to unearth the very best in weird and wonderful horror obscura from the golden age of Us independent genre moviemaking, Arrow Video is proud to present the long-awaited second volume in its American Horror Project series co-curated by author Stephen Thrower (Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents).

Starting off with a little-seen 1970 offering from underrated cult auteur John Hayes, Dream No Evil is a haunting, moving tale of a young woman’s desperate quest to be reunited with her long-lost father – only to find herself drawn into a fantasyland of homicidal madness. Meanwhile, 1976’s Dark August stars Academy Award-winner Kim Hunter (A Streetcar Named Desire) in a story of a man pursued by a terrifying and deadly
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Blu-ray Review – American Horror Project Vol. 2

American Horror Project Vol. 2

Directed by John Hayes/Martin Goldman/Robert Voskanian

Starring Edmund O’Brien, Brooke Mills, Michael Pataki, Kim Hunter, J.J. Barry, Laurel Barnett, Frank Janson, Rosalie Cole.

Synopsis:

Second box set from Arrow Video containing three obscure horror oddities from 1970s American cinema.

Back in 2016 Arrow Video released American Horror Project Vol. 1, a box set containing three under-the-radar genre titles that may be stretching the definition of ‘forgotten classics’ a bit but the mix of horror and drama along with a 1970s exploitation aesthetic gave the set an air of consistency and authenticity about it, like you were actually unveiling some lost gems rather than bundling together the usual horror culprits from the era.

And three years later Arrow have brought us American Horror Project Vol. 2, a second set of movies with the same set of core values of bringing to light some of the more obscure
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American Horror Project Volume 2 Blu-ray Review – Rare 70’s Horror Unearthed and Remastered

Starring Edmond O’Brien, Brooke Mills, J.J. Barry, Kim Hunter, Laurel Barnett, Rosalie Cole Directed by John Hayes, Martin Goldman, Robert Voskanian Distributed By Arrow Video Co-curated by musician and author Stephen Thrower, the American Horror Project series is dedicated to releasing special editions of lesser-known low budget horror movies from the ’70s in the highest […] The post American Horror Project Volume 2 Blu-ray Review – Rare 70’s Horror Unearthed and Remastered appeared first on Dread Central.
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June 25th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Night Of The Creeps and The Green Inferno Collector’s Editions, American Horror Project Volume 2, The New York Ripper Limited Edition

It’s a big week for horror and sci-fi home media releases, as we have some stellar collections coming our way this Tuesday. Scream Factory is set to thrill fans with their Collector’s Edition of Night of the Creeps, and as if that wasn’t enough, Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno is also getting the Collector’s Edition treatment, and they’ve put together a Blu for Monster on the Campus as well.

Arrow Video has compiled the second installment of their American Horror Project box set series that cult film fans will undoubtedly want to add to their collections, Blue Underground is celebrating The New York Ripper with a 3-Disc Limited Edition set, and Severin Films is resurrecting The Beast in Heat on both Blu and DVD, too.

Other releases for June 25th include The Believers, Night Killer, Ctrl, The Dark Side of the Moon and Isabelle.
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American Horror Project Vol. 2 Available on Blu-ray June 25th From Arrow Video – Dream No Evil, Dark August, and The Child

Continuing its mission to unearth the very best in weird and wonderful horror obscura from the golden age of Us independent genre moviemaking, Arrow Video is proud to present the long-awaited second volume in its American Horror Project series co-curated by author Stephen Thrower (Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents).

Starting off with a little-seen 1970 offering from underrated cult auteur John Hayes, Dream No Evil is a haunting, moving tale of a young woman’s desperate quest to be reunited with her long-lost father – only to find herself drawn into a fantasyland of homicidal madness. Meanwhile, 1976’s Dark August stars Academy Award-winner Kim Hunter (A Streetcar Named Desire) in a story of a man pursued by a terrifying and deadly curse in the wake of a hit-and-run accident. Lastly, 1977’s Harry Novak-produced The Child is a gloriously delirious slice of horror mayhem in which a young girl
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Full Release Details for Arrow Video’s American Horror Project Volume 2 Blu-ray Box Set

Shedding a light on forgotten films from the horror genre's hallowed past, Arrow Video's American Horror Project Volume 1 was one of the most essential and exciting Blu-ray releases in 2016, and this June, Arrow Video is bringing more under-seen fright flicks into the much-deserved spotlight with the American Horror Project Volume 2 Blu-ray box set.

Coming out on June 25th, the American Horror Project Volume 2 Blu-ray box set will include 1970's Dream No Evil, 1976's Dark August, and 1977's The Child. Full release details and cover art are below, and to learn more, visit Mvd Entertainment Group's website.

"Continuing its mission to unearth the very best in weird and wonderful horror obscura from the golden age of Us independent genre moviemaking, Arrow Video is proud to present the long-awaited second volume in its American Horror Project series co-curated by author Stephen Thrower (Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents
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Lilith

There’s no movie quite like Robert Rossen’s adaptation of the J.R. Salamanca book: mental illness and disturbance is neither simplified nor jammed into a preconceived pattern. There is a strong mythical element to Jean Seberg’s enigmatic Lilith, who at times seems the breathing incarnation of elemental human forces — I would imagine the Greeks believed certain ‘disturbed’ persons to be inhabited by the Gods. The equal star of the show is the cameraman Eugen Schüfftan, an artist whose near-expressionist images fill the imagination.

Lilith

Blu-ray

Powerhouse Indicator

1964 / B&W / 1:85 / 114 min. / Street Date April 22, 2019 / available from Powerhouse Films UK / £15.99

Starring: Warren Beatty, Jean Seberg, Peter Fonda, Kim Hunter, Anne Meacham, Jessica Walter, Gene Hackman, James Patterson.

Cinematography: Eugen Schüfftan

Film Editor: Aram Avakian

Original Music: Kenyon Hopkins

From a novel by by J.R. Salamanca

Written, Produced and Directed by Robert Rossen

Writer/director Robert Rossen’s Lilith
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 14)

1968: Angelique's portrait first appeared on Dark Shadows.

1980: The Edge of Night's Nola confessed her crimes.

1989: Another World's Vicky gave birth to a baby boy.

1996: General Hospital's Jason ran into Robin on the bridge."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1968: On The Doctors, Dr. Matt Powers (James Pritchett) tried to console Dr. Karen Werner (Laryssa Lauret) after she received a cablegram with news of her father's death.

1968: On Dark Shadows, Natalie DuPres (Grayson Hall) saw the portrait of Josette hanging over the
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How many times have both Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress gone to the same film at the Oscars?

How many times have both Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress gone to the same film at the Oscars?
On film in contention at this year’s Oscars earned nominations for both Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress: “Vice.” How likely is it that both Sam Rockwell and Amy Adams will win Academy Awards on Feb. 24? In the 82 years since the supporting awards were introduced at the 9th Oscars, featured players from the same film have prevailed just eight times:

Kim Hunter and Karl Malden for “A Streetcar Named Desire” – 1951

Donna Reed and Frank Sinatra for “From Here to Eternity” – 1954

Miyoshi Umeki and Red Buttons for “Sayonara” – 1958

Rita Moreno and George Chakiris for “West Side Story” – 1962

Cloris Leachman and Ben Johnson for “The Last Picture Show” – 1972

Vanessa Redgrave and Jason Robards for “Julia” in 1978

Dianne Wiest and Michael Caine for “Hannah and Her Sisters” – 1987

Melissa Leo and Christian Bale for “The Fighter” – 2011

Adams was also nominated for “The Fighter” and Bale is up again this year for his
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How many times have both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress gone to the same film at the Oscars?

How many times have both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress gone to the same film at the Oscars?
Two films in contention at this year’s Oscars earned nominations for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress: “The Favourite” (twice) and “Roma.” How likely is it that both women from the same film will win Academy Awards on Feb. 24? In the 82 years since the supporting awards were introduced at the 9th Oscars, 10 films could boast victories in both these races.

Fay Bainter and Bette Davis for “Jezebel” – 1939

Hattie McDaniel and Vivien Leigh for “Gone With the Wind” – 1940

Teresa Wright and Greer Garson for “Mrs. Miniver” – 1942

Kim Hunter and Vivien Leigh for “A Streetcar Named Desire” – 1952

Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft for “The Miracle Worker” – 1963

Sandy Dennis and Elizabeth Taylor for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” – 1967

Beatrice Straight and Faye Dunaway for “Network” – 1977

Olympia Dukakis and Cher for “Moonstruck” – 1988

Anna Paquin and Holly Hunter for “The Piano” in 1994

Judi Dench and Gwyneth Paltrow for “Shakespeare in Love” – 1999

While
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Will ‘The Favourite’ become the 11th film to win Oscars for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress?

Will ‘The Favourite’ become the 11th film to win Oscars for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress?
Since the supporting acting awards were introduced at the 9th Oscars in 1936, only 10 films have bragging rights to wins for both their leading ladies and a featured actress. “The Favourite” could well become the 11th to do so. Olivia Colman is locked in a tight race for Best Actress with Lady Gaga (“A Star is Born”) and Glenn Close (“The Wife”). And two past Oscar winners — Emma Stone (“La La Land”) and Rachel Weisz (“The Constant Gardener”) — are in strong contention for Best Supporting Actress.

As with “The Favourite,” both the first and last films to win both these Oscars were period pieces. Just two years after the academy began rewarding supporting performances, Fay Bainter reaped nominations in both categories. While she lost her Best Actress bid for “White Banners” to her “Jezebel” co-star Bette Davis, she won Best Supporting Actress for playing Davis’ on-screen nemesis.

The most recent double
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‘A Star is Born’ will make Oscar history if it wins 3 acting awards and Best Picture

‘A Star is Born’ will make Oscar history if it wins 3 acting awards and Best Picture
A Star is Born” is predicted to win three of the four acting awards and Best Picture at the Oscars. We expect that leads Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper as well as supporting player Sam Elliott will all take home Academy Awards. The casts of only two other films in the 90-year history of the Oscars have pulled off such a feat — “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951) and “Network” (1976) — and neither of those films claimed the top prize.

A Streetcar Named Desire” won a second Best Actress Oscar for Vivien Leigh (she’d picked up her first in 1939 for “Gone With the Wind”) and the supporting acting awards for Kim Hunter and Karl Malden. However Marlon Brando, who was recreating his breakout stage role of Stanley Kowalski, lost the Best Actor race to Humphrey Bogart (“The African Queen”). And the film fell to the frothy MGM musical “An American in Paris.
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‘The Favourite’ could be 11th film to reign over the female acting Oscar categories

‘The Favourite’ could be 11th film to reign over the female acting Oscar categories
Will “The Favourite” rule over the female acting races at the Oscars? The film has three strong potential acting nominees in lead hopeful Olivia Colman and supporting contenders Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. If Colman and one of Stone and Weisz prevail, it’d mark the 11th time — and first in 20 years — that a pair of co-stars won both categories.

The previous 10 films that won Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress are:

1. “Jezebel” (1938): Best Actress for Bette Davis, Best Supporting Actress for Fay Bainter

2. “Gone with the Wind” (1939): Best Actress for Vivien Leigh, Best Supporting Actress for Hattie McDaniel

3. “Mrs. Miniver” (1942): Best Actress for Greer Garson, Best Supporting Actress for Teresa Wright

4. “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951): Best Actress for Vivien Leigh, Best Supporting Actress for Kim Hunter

5. “The Miracle Worker” (1962): Best Actress for Anne Bancroft, Best Supporting Actress for Patty Duke

6. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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Today in Soap Opera History (November 27)

1970: The Hortons gathered for Thanksgiving on Days of our Lives.

1989: Peter Bergman debuted as Jack Abbott on The Young and

the Restless. 1997: General Hospital's Quartermaines were robbed

on Thanksgiving, thanks to Tracy. 1997: The Port Charles

interns made sure Ellen and Jake had a Thanksgiving meal."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1964: On Another World, Bill Matthews (Joseph Gallison) and Missy Palmer (Carol Roux) shared a kiss on the bridge.

1970: On Days of our Lives, the Hortons celebrated Thanksgiving. "Bless this food, and give us the courage and strength to live to the fullest
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‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ would be 2nd consecutive film to sweep Best Actress and Supporting Actor Oscars

‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ would be 2nd consecutive film to sweep Best Actress and Supporting Actor Oscars
Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant are two of the most acclaimed actors of this award season thanks to their performances in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Critics are loving McCarthy’s raw, understated portrayal of literary forger Lee Israel and Grant as her wry, scene-stealing friend and accomplice, Jack Hock, to the point that they are both serious contenders to earn matching Oscar nominations. Should they go on to win their categories, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” would repeat the success of last year’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

See‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ reviews: Melissa McCarthy writes herself into a corner in a ‘career-best performance’

Fox Searchlight is certainly hoping to pull off repeat victories in both categories after Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell did so for “Three Billboards.” The Actress-Supporting Actor winning combo has only been accomplished by five
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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Kindred (1987)

The late 80’s mostly pushed aside slashers for a return to potpourri poisons; creatures, monsters, zombies and mad scientists shared the spotlight in a bid to woo horror fans grown complacent with mere stabbing and stalking. Out of this stew grew The Kindred (1987), a mostly forgotten mélange that serves as the final (and best) calling card for the directing team of Stephen Carpenter and Jeffrey Obrow (The Power). Bring your slickers and keep the first five rows clear; things are going to get very messy.

Distributed by FM Entertainment in early January, The Kindred brought in $2.4 million before shuffling off to a home video release from Vestron; some critics praised the effects and that’s about it. But for horror fans who missed it the first go around (pick me!), it offers a fast paced ride through groovy practical effects and a typically, um, heightened performance from Rod Steiger.

We open at night,
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Today in Soap Opera History (November 13)

1985: Santa Barbara's Brick & Amy were married.

1995: Loving spinoff The City premiered on ABC.

1998: Guiding Light's Danny met Michelle.

2003: One Life to Live's Blair married Walker."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1942: On Clara, Lu and Em, Emma "Em" Krueger (Helen King) threw a party.

1964: On Another World, Mitchell Dru (Geoffrey Lumb) asked John Randolph to take on Pat Matthew's case. Michael M. Ryan and Gaye Huston made their first appearances as John and Lee Randolph.

1967: On Dark Shadows, Julia Hoffman (Grayson Hall) panicked when Woodard's ghost appeared.

1979: On As the World Turns,
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