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1950s

Out of the Ruins

by Shawn Stone April 18, 2012

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The title of Terence Davies’ soulful film based on Terence Rattigan’s play has nothing to do with the ocean. It refers to the idiom (and Tin Pan Alley standard) in which someone laments being caught ...

Summer Lovin’

by John Rodat August 11, 2011

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The musical Grease was, in its original inception, a gritty drama about working-class teens in 1950s Chicago. But, according to playwright Jim Jacobs, he was told that for the play to be successful he needed ...

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