It was in the early years immediately following World War II, during the occupation of Japan by the U.S. forces, that Western influences began to dramatically change Japanese popular culture. The Far East Network (FEN), established just after WWII to broadcast American content to soldiers, played a big part. The simple, curious sounds of the West drew in a Japanese audience, disillusioned with their parents’ culture and the restrictions of the old Japanese society.
And this was based on a true story.
- The Girls of St. Trinian’s featurette
- Interview with film historian Geoff Brown
- Interview with Dr. Melanie Williams, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, UEA
- Interview with Alastair Sim’s daughter, Merlith McKendrick
- Interview with Steve Chibnall, Professor of British Cinema, De Montfort University
Some stars are beautiful, some are talented, some have incredible real hair (think Crystal, Cher). Even Cher’s wigs are pretty hair-raising.
Which brings me to the first time I met Cher. She and Sonny were performing at the Westchester Premier Theatre in the ’70s. (Theater long closed, think Mafia.)
I handed Cher a bouquet of roses stolen from a nearby cemetery; they were fresh, no dead person’s name was attached and hey, I saved money. She took them from me, ran her finger through my fair and said, “You have great hair!” (Yep, something I am still known for.)
From the sequined ’60s to the rocking ’90s and beyond, no one has kept delighting us, surprising us and entertaining us like Cher.
- 10 star-studded episodes of Cher with guest appearances by such icons as Charo, Ray Charles, Elton John, The Muppets, Linda Ronstadt, Raquel Welch
- Special appearances on The Dick Cavett Show (1975) and Dinah! (1975)
- Bonus interviews with Cher, Lily Tomlin, Bob Mackie and producer George Schlatter
1994. Frank Paterno (played by Sergio Castellitto), a Montreal mafia boss, hopes to legitimize his criminal operations by investing $180 million in an ambitious bridge project that would connect Sicily with southern Italy. First, however, he has to recover the necessary funds from his Greek creditor. Frank entrusts this mission to his protégé Vincent (Marc-André Grondin), the son of tailor Henri Gamache (Marc-André Grondin), who has been dressing the Paternos for three generations. But after Vincent executes a ruthless plan to smuggle millions in drugs out of Venezuela, his reprehensible tactics ignite a war between the two families.
Less than 3 weeks after April Fools Day, Lionsgate releases a very animated adventure in fun to Digital, On Demand and DVD on April 20. Winner of the Dove Seal of Approval for All Ages, kids will instantly love this fun-filled adventure for the whole family.
We’re not fooling.
The voices of Pauly Shore and Jon Heder return in the latest installment of the globally popular “Pororo” franchise The Little Penguin Pororo Island Treasure Adventure.
When plucky penguin Pororo and his animal pals decide to be the world’s greatest pirates, they discover a treasure map that brings them to a remote tropical island. There they meet marooned Captain Silver, who teaches them how to be good swashbucklers—but nasty Captain Dark shows up too, and wants the riches for himself.
To claim the gold guarded by the fierce sea monster Kraken, they must solve a series of magical puzzles. But how can they escape the island that holds them all captive?