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Baby, The Rain Must Fall: Remembering Glenn Yarbrough

The singer Glenn Yarbrough died in August at the age of eighty-six after suffering from dementia for years. His voice and his songs were such a pivotal influence on my adolescence, I can’t imagine how I missed the news of

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The End of Movies?

Cary Grant was a made-up character according to—Cary Grant. “I’m playing a part,” he told interviewer Jim Bawden. “It’s a part I’ve been playing for a long time, but no way am I really Cary Grant.” Gloria Swanson said Billy

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A Desperate Author…A Controversial Book…A Midnight Escape…

You can order an autographed copy of The Escarpment, Ron Base’s gripping new mystery thriller, by CLICKING on the LINK below… https://www.facebook.com/sanibelsunsetdetective/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel It will take you to Ron’s Facebook page. Once there, simply click on the SHOP NOW button the

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Five Years Later: Still Brian

Looking through old photos stored on an auxiliary hard drive, I came across pictures of my old friend Brian Vallée when he and his partner Nancy Rahtz visited my wife, Kathy, and me at our home in Milton on a

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The Escarpment: A Video

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Bumping Into O.J. Simpson

Arriving on the San Francisco set of The Towering Inferno—the downtown Bank of America building was standing in for the film’s fiery skyscraper—there was no one around. In the Bank of America lobby I found extras dressed to look like

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How I Didn’t Host Canada AM and Saved Canadian Television

No sooner had I escaped the clutches of the Toronto Star than a producer at Canada AM, the CTV network’s long-running version of America’s Today Show, phoned to ask if I would be interested in becoming one of the hosts.

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