Black and White and Shades of Gray

Larry Vuckovich’s love affair with the movies began in his native Yugoslavia. The California-based jazz pianist, 84, recalls joyfully watching productions such as Wintertime, a 1943 musical romp featuring ice-skating Olympian Sonja Henie and performances by the Woody Herman band, and 1944’s Bathing Beauty, which starred swimming champ Esther Williams and swung young Larry’s socks off when the

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