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Episode 280 – Sepia Cinderella, part 2

Posted in comedy, musical on March 5th, 2014 by admin

When Vivian’s social standing is threatened, so is Bob’s job. Can Lester engineer a fairy-tale ending for Bob and Barbara? Part 2 of 2.

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Billy Daniels @ Wikipedia
Billy Daniels performing “That Old Black Magic”
Freddie Bartholomew @ Immortal Ephemera

Episode 279 – Sepia Cinderella, part 1

Posted in comedy, musical on February 26th, 2014 by admin

An aspiring performer (Sheila Guyse) helps the musician she’s smitten with (Billy Daniels) to write a song. But when it becomes a hit, he’s pursued by a powerful woman who can get him a major club gig. 1947. Part 1 of 2.

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Original from Internet Archive
Info from IMDB
Race Films @ Wikipedia
Sheila Guyse Obituary @ New York Times
Sheila Guyse fan page

Episode 250 – Brigadoon, part 2

Posted in fantasy, musical, romance, television on April 30th, 2013 by admin

Tommy and Jeff learn the Miracle of Brigadoon, but Harry (Edward Villella) threatens to destroy it. Part 2 of 2.

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Edward Villella @ Wikipedia
Edward Villella @ Kennedy Center Honors
Sally Ann Howes @ Wikipedia
Sally Ann Howes talks to Rosie O’Donnell @ YouTube

Episode 249 – Brigadoon, part 1

Posted in fantasy, musical, romance, television on April 23rd, 2013 by admin

In this rare tv adaptation of the Broadway musical, two Americans (Robert Goulet, Peter Falk) racing a car through Scotland follow a mysterious woman (Sally Ann Howes) to a town that seems suspended in time. First aired 1966. Part 1 of 2.

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Brigadoon @ Wikipedia
RobertGoulet.com (music autoplays)
Robert Goulet @ Biography
Robert Goulet YouTube Channel (curated by wife Vera)
Will Farrell as “Robert Goulet” @ YouTube

Episode 243 – The Emperor Jones, part 2

Posted in drama, musical on March 12th, 2013 by admin

Brutus (Paul Robeson) reaches the height of power on the island. But can he cash out before it’s too late? Or will his sins catch up with him? Part 2 of 2.

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“Master of Disguise” @ The Criterion Collection website
A paper on Robeson and O’Neill @ EONeill.com
The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader (sorry, can only find .pdf)

Episode 242 – The Emperor Jones, part 1

Posted in drama, musical on March 5th, 2013 by admin

Paul Robeson stars as a railroad porter whose ambition takes him from serving white men in power to an island where black men rule. 1933. Part 1 of 2.

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Original play text @ EONeill.com
Article @ Turner Classic Movies
Fredi Washington @ Wikipedia