KENT ADAMSON AND SHEILA O’MALLEY ON COL. PARKER and ELVIS in HOLLYWOOD

    Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley had one of the most successful and controversial partnerships in the history of show business. They were an unlikely, but smart match perhaps rivaled only by P.T. Barnum and General Tom Thumb in the 1800s. Legendary showmen, they were gifted in their ability to capture the imagination…

Kent Adamson On Deanna Durbin and the Christmas Holidays in Hollywood

There is a fascinating little movie that has shown up spliced into several parts on YouTube. One of the most defiant and rebellious feature films ever turned out in Hollywood stars the often nauseatingly cheery Deanna Durbin as a hard bitten hostess in a southern brothel. It co-stars the usually lighter than air smiley hoofer…