He ‘Roots’ Out Grandad’s Past

He ‘Roots’ Out Grandad’s Past

By Neil Graves | New York Post It’s taken three years, dozens of phone calls and hundreds — maybe a thousand — pieces of documents, but Grant Harper Reid can now say he knows all there is to know about his granddad. Reid’s grandfather was showman Leonard Harper, a...
The Rat Pack (1999)

The Rat Pack (1999)

Director: Carole Langer Writer(s): Luke Sacher Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, Danny Aiello, Lauren Bacall, Count Basie, Milton Berle, Jules Blumberg, Humphrey Bogart, Lillian Burns, Montgomery Clift, Harry Cohn, Pat...
Blazing Saddles (1974)

Blazing Saddles (1974)

Director: Mel Brooks Writer(s): Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Richard Pryor and Alan Uger (screenplay); Andrew Bergman (story) Starring: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, Burton Gilliam, Alex Karras, David Huddleston,...
Basin Street Revue (1956)

Basin Street Revue (1956)

Director: Joseph Kohn, Leonard Reed Writer(s): Ben Frye (continuity, Leonard Reed (dialogue) Starring: Willie Bryant, Sarah Vaughan, Lionel Hampton, Paul Williams, Jimmy Brown, Amos Milburn, Faye Adams, Charles ‘Honi’ Coles, Cholly Atkins, Herb Jeffries, Cab Calloway,...
Ebony Parade (1947)

Ebony Parade (1947)

Director: Unknown Writer(s): Unknown Starring: Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Dorothy Dandridge, Day Dawn & Dusk (Bob Carver, Ed Coleman, Gus Simons), Francine Everett, Pat Flowers, Ruby Hill, The Jubalaires (Orville Brooks, Theodore Brooks, Caleb Ginyard jr., George...

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