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The "Real" Blonde

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Yesterday Netflix dropped the trailer and release date for the Ana De Armas version of Blonde - a Marilyn Monroe biopic based on our film Blonde and the bestselling novel of "historical-fiction" by Joyce Carol Oates -- a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2001.  Blonde is a mini-series that mixes a fictional interpretation of Marilyn Monroe with actual events that happened in her life. From her childhood years, her first marriage, and her first encounter with a professional photographer, to her contract with 20th Century Fox and marriage to Joe DiMaggio, Blonde captures Monroe's sensational life and the indelible mark she left on Hollywood.  Joyce Chopra directes an excellent cast featuring Poppy Montgomery as Monroe, Patrick Dempsey, Ann-Margret, Eric Bogosian, Jensen Ackles, Griffin Dunne, Kirstie Alley, and Patricia Richardson. Don't wait until September to see its adaptation; stream the "real" Blonde now on  TheArchive . And don't miss this other

The Not as Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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Let's take a break from cold world events as we long for a little summer warmth.... Four years before the the series debut of nearly the same title starring Will Smith (now a ubiquitously marketed Peacock remake of their own), and a year before starring together in the cult hit Summer School , Mark Harmon and Kirstie Alley showed their romantic comedy chemistry in this week's remake spotlight and little known 80s classic called  Prince of Bel-Air .  Mark Harmon’s perfect life gets better when he meets Kirstie Alley  a preppy artist who catches Harmon’s eye, much to the chagrin of her wealthy uncle, who is his pseudo-mentor cum benefactor.  He blackmails Harmon into breaking off the relationship or else he’ll cut off all financial support and break their business partnership.  The interesting piece of nostalgia about this movie is that it clearly inspired  Summer School!  Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Patrick Labyorteaux , and Dean Camron all play the same characters, in a simila

Summer Dreams Part 1: The Dreamboat Stars of Summer

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Our team has put together the "Dreamboat Stars of Summer" starring: Don Johnson, Mel Gibson, Bruce Greenwood, and Mark Harmon available for free on TheArchive.com . Here’s the skinny on each summer title: First up is Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys starring Bruce Greenwood as Dennis Wilson.  This is a definitive tale of the legendary band told from the brotherly relationship of the late Dennis Wilson and his genius but troubled brother, Brian, almost 25 years before Love & Mercy. It features an incredible Beach Boys soundtrack. Long Hot Summer is based on a series of stories by William Faulkner and stars Don Johnson (in the Paul Newman role) and Cybill Shepherd. Two years before his breakout role in Mad Ma x, Mel Gibson stars alongside Phil Avalon in surfer flick  Summer City , his very first film.  Four years before the the series of nearly the same title starring Will Smith, and a year before they starred in the cult hit "Summer School," Mark Harm