James Colt Harrison

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James Colt Harrison is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, with a BA in Architecture. He is a co-founder and former President of the San Diego Film Critics Society. James began his love for comedy and the arts as a cartoonist for the campus humor magazine, The Pelican. He served in the military service in the Navy, and began his freelance writing career writing for Stars and Stripes, All Hands, and Seabee Pacific Newspaper in Okinawa. Ending up in La Jolla, began a freelance career as a film, book, theatre and music critic. He's published 1000s of reviews and articles about films, stars, and early Hollywood in magazines such as BUZZ, Bottomline, No Cover, Review Express, San Diego City News, Alpine Sun, Escape, The Californian, ArtsNFashion and Hillcrest News. In 1995 James started and served as publisher for the Uptown Marquee magazine, a 50-page monthly distributed to 22 communities in San Diego County and centered on entertainment. In 1998 he was hired as Managing Editor of the entertainment magazine Preview distributed in Loews Theaters. He was the film critic for the La Jolla Village News for 15 years. He regularly contributes reviews and interviews to several websites. He is a frequent guest and co-host of Betty Jo Tucker's Blog Talk Radio show, Movie Addict Headquarters, talking about movies, classic films and helping to interview stars on the air. From his first interview with Marilyn Monroe on the set of Some Like It Hot in San Diego, James has interviewed 100's of A-list Hollywood talent and filmmakers. He has written the complete history of the early studios and is working on a book about the subject.

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Classic Hollywood – James Cagney, Rough, Tough and Gentle Star of the Golden Age

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Classic Hollywood: Danny Kaye, Master of Comedy

Comic Danny Kaye would now be more than 105 years old if he were living. Let’s look back at the career of a man...

Classic Hollywood: Claude Rains Was a Consummate Actor

Claude Rains was not capable of giving a bad performance - nor even a mediocre one. Born in London, England on November 10, 1889,...

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