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Trailer Tuesday: ‘Blazing Saddles’ (40th Anniversary, 1974)

This Friday, February 7th is the 40th Anniversary of the release of Mel Brook’s classic comedy Western, Blazing Saddles. To celebrate the occasion, we have the original theatrical trailer on display for you below. Blazing Saddles stars Cleavon Little as … Continue reading

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Trailer Tuesday: Richard Pryor in ‘Greased Lightning’ (1977)

Greased Lightning hit theaters in July of 1977. The movie, based on a true story, was directed by Michael Schultz (Car Wash, Cooley High) and stars Richard Pryor as the first black stock car racing champ, Wendell Scott. The Greased … Continue reading

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Trailer Tuesday: ‘Silver Streak’

Comedic thriller, Silver Streak hit theaters in December of 1976 and ended up a top 10 money-earner for the year. The movie stars Gene Wilder as a book publisher (George Caldwell) who takes the “Silver Streak” train from Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Richard Pryor

Comedian, actor and social commentator Richard Pryor would have been 72 years old today. The sorely missed, boundary-pushing funnyman was born December 1st, 1940 in Peoria, Illinois. Let’s celebrate Pryor, who appeared on TV and in film throughout the 1970s, … Continue reading

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Wattstax Trailer (’73)

The Wattstax concert was organized by Stax Records and held in the Los Angeles Coliseum on August 20, 1972. The film documenting the event was released in February of 1973. Witness a fantastic trailer below and seek out the entire … Continue reading

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