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  1. Elia Kazan's Private Letters: Rape, Promiscuity in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' Defended

    10:00 am 4/10/2014

    Kazan took made a passionate argument about Blanche's character in a 1950 letter about production code censor Joseph Breen's proposed changes.Read more

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  2. Elia Kazan's Private Letters: Paul Newman's Masculinity 'More Actual' Than Marlon Brando's

    10:00 am 4/10/2014

    "He's just as good looking as Brando," Kazan wrote in 1953 of his deliberations in casting 'On the Waterfront.' Read more

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  3. Elia Kazan's Private Letters: James Dean 'Has Balls'

    10:00 am 4/10/2014

    The actor also had 'eccentricity' and a 'real problem' somewhere in his guts," the director wrote in 1954 about his casting of the star.Read more

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  4. Elia Kazan's Private Letters: Warren Beatty Chastised for Diva Behavior

    10:00 am 4/10/2014

    "It's very regrettable that so many people think of you as a special problem," Kazan wrote to the "Splender in the Grass" star in 1963.Read more

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  5. Elia Kazan's Private Letters: Marilyn Monroe Affair Detailed

    10:00 am 4/10/2014

    "I'm not sorry about it," Kazan wrote in a 1955 letter to his wife which offers an intimate view of not only their relationship but also the actress' marriage to Joe DiMaggio.Read more

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  6. Elia Kazan's Private Letters: Sleeping With Marilyn, Chastising Beatty and Discovering Newman

    10:00 am 4/10/2014

    An excerpt from a new book of the director's correspondence reveals his infidelities, fights with censors and true feelings about Brando, Dean and other stars.Read more

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  7. Death of a Salesman: Theater Review

    6:00 pm 3/15/2012

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Linda Emond and Andrew Garfield star in Mike Nichols' powerful Broadway revival of the 1949 Arthur Miller drama about the tragedy of the common man.Read more

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  8. 'Empire Strikes Back,' 'Airplane!' Among 25 Movies Named to National Film Registry

    12:00 am 12/28/2010

    "All the President's Men," "The Exorcist" and "Malcolm X" also were chosen by the Librarian of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant.Read more

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