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Gary Dretzka

Dretzka By Gary DretzkaDretzka@moviecitynews.com

If 'Pirates' wore 'Prada' all of the demographic bases would have been covered

7/10/06 If there were any single place on Earth for a crowd-phobic adult to avoid Saturday night, it would have been the local multiplex. Only 24 hours old, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” had already grown to juggernaut proportions, and I feared downtown Monrovia – that’s in the “other” Valley, for you west-siders…

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In Las Vegas, all they'll need is 'Love' … and lots and lots of Beatlemaniacs

July 2, 2006 LAS VEGAS – Ever since George Jessel, Jimmy Durante and Xavier Cugat opened the showroom of the Flamingo Hotel, 60 years ago this Christmas, little more has been expected of audiences than a willingness to tip the maitre’d for a decent table. The performers did all the heavy lifting, and, for 90…

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