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The Spaghetti Western

Feb 13, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

From B Movie to Respected Movie Genre The Spaghetti Western is a film genre that originated around 1960. The genre encompasses movies with a Western theme that were made primarily by Italians, but has also come to encompass any Western made in continental Europe. The American Western had always been a favorite movie genre for

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Cary Grant, Hollywood Leading Man

Feb 10, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  2 Comments

One of the most handsome and sophisticated leading men in Hollywood in the ’30s, ’40s and  ’50s, Cary Grant was born in Bristol, England on January 18, 1904. His real name was Archibald Alexander Leach. His father pressed trousers for a living and the family was quite poor. And since Grant’s parents argued frequently, he

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The Iconic Leg Lamp

Nov 24, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  1  Comment

The “A Christmas Story” Leg Lamp If you haven’t already seen the 1983 movie A Christmas Story, you’re missing out. It’s a hilarious comedy about an Indiana family in 1940. Featured is 9-year-old Ralphie Parker who wants nothing more for Christmas than a Red Ryder BB gun. But his family, teacher, and even the department

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