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The story of the legendary editor Gene Roberts and his remarkable turnaround of the Philadelphia Inquirer in the 1970s and ‘80s.
The story of the legendary editor Gene Roberts and his remarkable turnaround of the Philadelphia Inquirer in the 1970s and ‘80s.
The story of the legendary editor Gene Roberts and his remarkable turnaround of the Philadelphia Inquirer in the 1970s and ‘80s.
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    ABSENCE OF MALICE | Sally Field

    From the LOUIS BLACK ARCHIVES: A set of four press photographs from Sydney Pollack's 1981 film, ABSENCE OF MALICE, starring Paul Newman, Sally Field, and Bob Balaban. This hand curated set features Sally Field as Megan, "a zealous newspaper reporter, eager to get her story."

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    From the LOUIS BLACK ARCHIVES: A set of three press photographs from Sydney Pollack's 1981 film, ABSENCE OF MALICE, starring Paul Newman, Sally Field, and Bob Balaban. Sydney Pollack produced and directed from Kurt Luedtke's screenplay.

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    Signed writer's first draft MAD MEN pilot script "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes." The script is signed by the show's cast and series writer/creator Matthew Weiner, who generously donated the item for the campaign.

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    THE KEYSTONE

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    THE PULITZER

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