The traditional event, a yearly suaret celebrating journalism since 1911, will be very different this year. Not only is President Trump boycotting, but he has forbidden his staff to attend, in light of the harsh criticism levied against him and his administration in previous years.
In addition, and even more surprising, the tradition of the event as a comedy roast will be broken: today an historian (The writer of Hamilton) is the featured speaker. It will be a very different, and interesting correspondents dinner, dedicated to the 1st amendment and the role of journalism in American society.
“Set in a desert land where the stooges run a restaurant, the boys set out to recover the stolen Rootin Tootin diamond after they learn from the thieves that the Emir of Shmo has absconded with the contraband jewel. They journey to the stronghold of Shmo where they disguise as Santa Clauses and scare the ruler into giving them the diamond.” (IMDB)
A beautiful young student researching New England witchcraft checks into a hotel, recommended to her by her Professor (Christopher Lee) on a foggy night. What could go wrong? The film has some plot elements that lead critics to compare it with Hitchcock’s Psycho.
Bela Lugosi stars as Dr. Zorka, in this B movie Science Fiction classic. He and his nefarious side kick are pitted against CIA agents and some reporters and local law enforcement. (Browse our Movie Archive)
“With the help of a relative, a hopeless railway employee is made stationmaster of Buggleskelly. Determined to make his mark, he devises a number of schemes to put Buggleskelly on the railway map, but instead falls foul of a gang of gun runners.” (IMDB) (Browse our Movie Archive)
“A lonely husband, whose wife has been away, hires a look-a-like impersonator to fill his place and fool his mother-in-law while he plays around with a pretty coquette. His wife returns that night and confusion prevails.” (IMDB.com) (Browse our Movie Archive)