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September 29 1967
‘Privilege’ a Virtuoso Failure

‘Privilege’ a Virtuoso Failure

‘I’m annoyed with myself for vaguely enjoying “Privilege” (at the Granada). It’s the kind of movie that intimidates. It’s audacious,..Read More

September 22 1967
New Cinema Surpasses New Criticism – Gene-Youngblood – LA Free Press

New Cinema Surpasses New Criticism – Gene-Youngblood – LA Free Press

“Someday films will belong to everyone. We shall be able to take any movie into our home to enjoy repeatedly,..Read More

September 15 1967
‘The Trip’ Makes It Sexually, Cinematically – Gene Youngblood – LA Free Press

‘The Trip’ Makes It Sexually, Cinematically – Gene Youngblood – LA Free Press

“Corman’s film is not fine art; more precisely, it’s not refined art. But it is possibly the purest cinematic exercise..Read More

September 1 1967
‘Blow Up’ Slick But Trilogy Antonioni’s Gem – Gene-Youngblood – LA Free Press

‘Blow Up’ Slick But Trilogy Antonioni’s Gem – Gene-Youngblood – LA Free Press

“You dance better here than in London,” he said quietly. “But they dance even better in my film.” And then..Read More

August 5 1938
Universal horror double-bill at the Regina-Wiltshire Theatre, LA, brings Dracula back to life

Universal horror double-bill at the Regina-Wiltshire Theatre, LA, brings Dracula back to life

In August 1938, Emil Umann was manager of the Regina-Wilshire Theatre at Wilshire and La Cienega in Los Angeles. (Miraculously,..Read More