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I missed that a Franco-Belgian film won an Oscar this year. No, it wasn’t a huge blockbuster; it was the animated short “Mr. Hublot” Mr. Hublot is an old bachelor who lives a little, well-regulated life in his little, well-regulated … Continue reading

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French singer, actor, and vaudeville performer Maurice Auguste Chevalier was born on September 12, 1888. His greatest hit was “Thank Heaven for Little Girls” from the movie Gigi (1958), for which film he earned an honorary Academy Award for his … Continue reading

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