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Bill Dudley’s Wonderful Weekend of Christmas

What a busy weekend. Friday afternoon I finally finished decorating my Silver Tip Christmas Tree I cut down from 8 thousand feet high in the Sierra Nevada mountains on Thanksgiving weekend. It’s adorned with lighted […]

12/15/2014

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Frank Sinatra’s 99th Birthday Celebration

The way you wear your hat discloses if you are a Sinatra fan. Thanks to Justin Timberlake, fedora hats are back with the younger generation. I’ve always said Timberlake is the modern day Sinatra, but […]

12/11/2014

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Fleetwood Mac At The Forum: Please “Don’t Stop”

Fleetwood Mac is a family. They fight, they marry, they divorce, they quit the band, then rejoin. They are just like real people. Fleetwood Mac is special to so many of us, not just because […]

12/01/2014

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 13:  Actor Eddie Redmayne attends the 2014 Variety Screening Series - "Theory Of Everything" Screening at ArcLight Hollywood on November 13, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

‘The Theory Of Everything:’ The Stephen Hawking Story

How could a man be diagnosed in 1963 with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), and given 2 years to live still be with us today? The answer is the remarkable Stephen Hawking. One of the greatest […]

11/17/2014

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Bill Dudley’s Hollywood : AFI Fest Wrap-Up

The AFI Festival has wrapped, here are some highlights: 1.  SELMA – The new documentary focusing on a painful period of social change in the Civil Rights battle of the 1960’s stars David Oyelowo as […]

11/14/2014

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Two Thumbs Up for ‘Life Itself': Film Critic Roger Ebert’s Memoir Becomes A Documentary Film

Ever meet someone that you just love the minute you meet them? That doesn’t happen very often, but it did the other day when I met Chaz Ebert. Chaz was married to film critic Roger […]

11/11/2014

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Bill Dudley’s Hollywood: AFI Fest 2014

Now in it’s fifth decade, AFI Fest started as Filmex in 1971. It is the longest running international film festival in the world. This year AFI salutes actress Sophia Loren, and director Orson Welles. I […]

11/11/2014

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Has The “Cat And The Fiddle” Played Its Last Note?

One of the most comfortable and unique hangs on Sunset Boulevard may be going away after December 15th. For over 30 years, celebrities, shoppers, movie fans, and locals have mixed and enjoyed the eccentric charm […]

10/22/2014

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Bill Dudley Opens a “Door”

In the late 1960’s, the Sunset Strip was the home of many successful local Rock bands. The Doors were one of the best. I know you all think Jim Morrison basically WAS The Doors, but […]

10/10/2014

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Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter Celebrate ‘Halloween’

As horror film fans well know,the very first Halloween movie was made back in 1978. The film was also the first starring role for Jamie Lee Curtis, and the first big hit for director John Carpenter. […]

10/10/2014

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