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September 30, 1989 | JEFF KAYE, Times Staff Writer
ABC is developing a television movie about President Bush's World War II exploits and has hired Roger Ailes, the President's campaign strategist, to co-produce it. "Why should a total stranger do it?" asked Ailes, who produced "The Mike Douglas Show" and other TV programs before becoming media mastermind of the Bush 1988 presidential campaign. ABC declined to discuss any details about the movie, citing "competitive reasons."
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September 30, 1990 | PAT H. BROESKE
"Blackmail," a thriller directed by then-unknown filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, made history as Britain's very first "talkie" in 1929. Now, more than 60 years later, the film is again making history: Charles Bennett, 91, has been signed to co-write the screenplay for a remake. The deal with 20th Century Fox makes Bennett the oldest screenwriter on assignment for a studio. It also brings Bennett's career full circle.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 1990 | PAT H. BROESKE
"Blackmail," a thriller directed by then-unknown filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, made history as Britain's very first "talkie" in 1929. Now, more than 60 years later, the film is again making history: Charles Bennett, 91, has been signed to co-write the screenplay for a remake. The deal with 20th Century Fox makes Bennett the oldest screenwriter on assignment for a studio. It also brings Bennett's career full circle.
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September 30, 1989 | JEFF KAYE, Times Staff Writer
ABC is developing a television movie about President Bush's World War II exploits and has hired Roger Ailes, the President's campaign strategist, to co-produce it. "Why should a total stranger do it?" asked Ailes, who produced "The Mike Douglas Show" and other TV programs before becoming media mastermind of the Bush 1988 presidential campaign. ABC declined to discuss any details about the movie, citing "competitive reasons."
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October 7, 1990
Oh, those poor filmmakers. According to producer Stuart Birnbaum, "It's a crime when you realize that so many good filmmakers don't get to work because of a feeling that they're too old." Well, it's a crime that we women have to share a world with 91-year-old men such as Bennett who maintain that a woman of 29 is "long in the tooth." CHRISTINE FRAUCHIGER Palm Springs
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November 25, 1990 | From John M. Wilson
Two venerable Asian movie detectives--Mr. Moto and Charlie Chan--are being revived, possibly to become lucrative series characters in the profitable mold of James Bond. Producers Gene Kirkwood and John Hyde are developing "The Adventures of Charlie Chan" for Warner Bros., inspired by the detective created by fiction writer Earl Derr Biggers, the subject of some 20 films, most shot in the '30s and early '40s.
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July 22, 1987 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
In the bright and bouncy "Summer School" (citywide), it's countdown time at Oceanfront High. With only seconds to go before the start of summer vacation, gym teacher Freddy Shoop (Mark Harmon) is ready to rush off to Hawaii with a blonde--only to find himself strong-armed into teaching remedial English. Laid-back Freddy, alas, needs to shape up just as badly as his students, and that's part of the fun of "Summer School."
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January 31, 1993 | TERRY PRISTIN, Terry Pristin is a Times staff writer
"The Son-in-Law Also Rises," proclaimed a trade paper in 1932 when Louis B. Mayer lured David O. Selznick, husband of his daughter Irene, back to MGM with a lavish deal. These days, at Sony Studios, which occupies MGM's former premises in Culver City, some of the wives rise too.
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