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What a Way to Go!

What a Way to Go!

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Kl Studio Classics

1964 / Color B&W / 2:35 enhanced widescreen 1:37 flat Academy / 111 min. / Street Date February 7, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, Dean Martin, Gene Kelly, Robert Cummings, Dick Van Dyke, Reginald Gardiner, Margaret Dumont, Fifi D’Orsay, Maurice Marsac, Lenny Kent, Marjorie Bennett, Army Archerd, Barbara Bouchet, Tom Conway, Peter Duchin, Douglass Dumbrille, Pamelyn Ferdin, Teri Garr, Queenie Leonard.

Cinematography: Leon Shamroy

Film Editor: Marjorie Fowler

Original Music: Nelson Riddle

Written by: Betty Comden, Adolph Green story by Gwen Davis

Produced by: Arthur P. Jacobs

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Want to know what the producer of Planet of the Apes was up to, before that milestone movie? Arthur P. Jacobs was an agent for big stars before he became a producer, which positioned him well for his first show for 20th Fox, What a Way to Go!
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Mad Men Season 5 Blu-ray Release Date, Details and Pre-Order

AMC's Mad Men: Season 5 took forever to make it on the air, but you won't have to worry about anywhere near as long a wait for the Blu-ray and DVD debut.

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced an October 16, 2012 release date for Mad Men: Season 5 starring Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, January Jones, Vincent Kartheiser, John Slattery, Jessica Pare, Robert Morse, Kiernan Shipka, Aaron Stanton, Rich Sommer and Jared Harris on Blu-ray and DVD. All three episodes will span three discs on the Blu-ray set and be presented in 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio.

Below are the Mad Men: Season 5 Blu-ray bonus features and cover art:

"Mad Men Say the Darndest Things" - Take a look at the best one-liners from the series and perhaps you will see your favorite! "The Uniform Time Act of 1966" - A pictorial time line explores the history of Daylight Savings
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Mad Men: Season Five

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Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 16, 2012

Price: DVD $49.98, Blu-ray $49.99

Studio: Lionsgate

Jon Hamm is a little less mad when he's with wife Jessica Pare in the fifth season of Mad Men.

Don Draper and his gang of business colleagues, friends, foes and new wife (!) who whirl around the Madison Avenue advertising world of the 1960s get digitized in the TV show drama Mad Men: Season Five.

From AMC and creator Matthew Weiner (executive producer and writer of The Sopranos), the critically acclaimed television series has won a zillion awards over the course of its run. Most recently, Season Five was nominated for a colossal 17 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor (Jon Hamm, Friends With Kids) and Lead Actress (Elisabeth Moss, Get Him to the Greek) in a Drama Series.

The Mad Men: Season Five Blu-ray and DVD sets contain all 13 episodes of the season, which
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Mad Men: Season Five Blu-ray and DVD Debut October 19th

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Mad Men: Season Five Blu-ray and DVD Debut October 19th
The men and women of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce are back with all-new drama inside and outside of the office. From creator Matthew Weiner (HBO's The Sopranos) and featuring a stellar cast including Jon Hamm (Friends with Kids), Elisabeth Moss (TV's The West Wing), Christina Hendricks (I Don't Know How She Does It) and January Jones (X-Men: First Class), Mad Men: Season Five arrives on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and Digital Download on October 16, 2012. The AMC premiere of Season 5 was the most watched Mad Men episode ever, up over 21% from the previous season premiere. Mad Men continues to establish itself as one of the most honored series in television history, winning its fourth consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series last year, a milestone achieved by only three other shows in history (TV's Hill Street Blues, TV's L.A. Law, TV's The West Wing).

The hit series also stars Vincent Kartheiser (In Time
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Social Roster Drops Biggies

Walter Noel made a lot of enemies when his Fairfield Greenwich hedge fund funneled $7 billion into the Bernie Madoff sinkhole. So now, he and most of his large family have been removed from the Quest 400, the magazine's annual list of high society. Noel's daughter, Marisa, who's married to Matt Brown, is the only Noel who made the list, which actually has about 1,200 names. "You can't punish the child for the sins of the father," explained a Quest insider. Steve Rattner, the investment banker who was President Obama's "car czar" until his name
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Duchin's Dinner, Michael's Lunch

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'We Are seen around New York, El Morocco and The Stork, and the other stay-up-late cafes / I am on the town with you these days / that's the way it stands . . . some cocktails, some orchids, a show or two, a line in a column that links me with you!"

(Oh, what I wouldn't give if only El Morocco and The Stork still existed to stay up late in!) The quoted lyrics, from the song "All in Fun," are by Oscar Hammerstein.

So, Seen around New York is the recently- written-about Peter Duchin, bandleader extraordinaire, who has separated from his wife,
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Sad Marital Split

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'We All have the same dreams," wrote the perspicacious Joan Didion.

Not Long ago Brooke Hayward and Peter Duchin were described as "a perfect blend of Broadway, Hollywood and New York society . . . possessing those three glamorous worlds."

Destiny's tots, as Noel Coward would have called them, both inherited fame and individual talent. They have been wed for 23 years, cohabiting together for 27. She was born the daughter of film star Margaret Sullavan and famous agent-producer Leland Hayward, and she is
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Toots

Menemsha Films

NEW YORK -- Kristi Jacobson's documentary about the legendary saloonkeeper Toots Shor makes one immediately want to enter a time machine.

Toots affectionately and vividly recalls a bygone New York era, one in which life was simpler (if not more innocent, as one interview subject points out) and celebrities and ordinary folk could be in close proximity without hulking bodyguards getting in the way. The director is, in fact, Shor's granddaughter, but her portrait, while obviously loving, doesn't shy away from dealing with the darker aspects of her subject's life, from his ties to the mob to the self-destructiveness and stubbornness that ultimately reduced him to impoverishment before his death in 1977.

But Toots is by no means downbeat. Documenting her grandfather's rise from Prohibition-era bouncer to the owner of one of New York's most-famed watering holes in the 1950s and '60s, the filmmaker presents an evocative portrait of a vanished era.

As the film well depicts, Shor's eponymous restaurant on Manhattan's West 51st Street was a meeting place for the rich and famous, where a wide-ranging collection of celebrities including Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason, Joe DiMaggio, Frank Gifford, mob boss Frank Costello and Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, among many others, all held court. It also was an unofficial clubhouse for the newspaper journalists of the time (especially sportswriters and gossip columnists), who found plenty of fodder for their columns on the premises.

Employing an oral history recorded by Shor two years before his death, interviews with such former habitues as Walter Cronkite, Nick Pileggi, Peter Duchin, Gay Talese and copious amounts of fascinating archival footage and photographs, Toots is a glorious exercise in nostalgia.

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