Amy Dawes

Harry Houdini

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Icons of the Century: In tough times -- such as the early 1900s, when masses of unschooled immigrants struggled to get a foothold in America -- a man who excelled at thrilling, death-defying escapes…

Katharine Hepburn

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Icons of the Century: A revelation when she burst on to the Hollywood scene in 1932 with her inimitably patrician voice and impeccable bone structure, Katharine Hepburn personified the independent…

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Greta Garbo

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Icons of the Century: "We had faces then," Gloria Swanson says in "Sunset Boulevard" of filmdom's early stars. Few fit the line as well as Garbo.

Steven Spielberg

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Icons of the Century: Ocean swimming would never be the same after stunned movie-goers watched the shark attack in "Jaws" in the summer of 1975, and neither would the movie business. The film's $260…

Clark Gable

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Icons of the Century: Undershirt sales crashed after he appeared without one as a tart-tongued newspaperman in 1934's "It Happened One Night" and his "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" dismissal…

Bette Davis

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Icons of the Century: "Fasten your seatbelts; it's going to be a bumpy night," she declared as Margo Channing in "All About Eve." Moviegoers were happy to go along for the ride when this bug-eyed…

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Rocky Mountain high

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One of the few film fests that conjures nearly its entire audience from afar, Telluride -- situated in a tiny town in a box canyon in the Colorado Rockies -- must also must invest in theaters to…

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Mind the gaps

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In the boomtown that is the current film festival scene, career opportunities are opening for those with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for pics.

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