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Review: 'The Entertainer' depicts old Hollywood

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"The Entertainer: Movies, Magic and My Father's Twentieth Century" (Riverhead), by Margaret Talbot Part biography and part Hollywood history with a side of Americana, "The Entertainer" might be the most engaging book you're likely to read about a movie star you've never heard of. Actor Lyle Talbot was indeed a star, in the 1930s, yet it's difficult to pick out a significant film from the...