Category Archives: ’80s

Auction: Marilyn, ‘Oz’ & More — Oh, My!

The latest Julien's Auctions sale, Legends, is happening today (June 13) and tomorrow (June 14) — and it has some pretty amazing, and amusing, goodies for fans of Hollywoodiana. Book 'er! (Image by Harold Lloyd/Julien's) Among the most interesting lots? Lots 'n' lots of personal Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) items, and some stunning original photos of…
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‘Midnight Cowboy’ Scene-Stealer Sylvia Miles Dies @ 94

Sylvia Miles, a New Yawk personality who parlayed her inimitably brassy delivery into two Best Supporting Actress nominations — with a combined total of 14 minutes on the screen — has died. She was 94. Deliciously evil in Evil Under the Sun (GIF via GIPHY) Prominent writer Michael Musto reported her passing, just a day after…
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Past & Curious: Vintage Music Lost, Gay TV Classics & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Buddy Holly and now his masters were lost in flames. (GIF via GIPHY) NYT: This sprawling piece on a 2008 UMG warehouse fire documents the fact that over 100,000 — and possibly 175,000 — original, irreplaceable master recordings were consumed by flames that day, works by some of the…
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Past & Curious: Sigourney Back to ‘Ghostbusters’ & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: She'll be back. (GIF via GIPHY) EW: Sigourney Weaver, 69, confirms she'll be back for the new Ghostbusters! PEOPLE: How is Jerry Lee Lewis, a seminal figure in '50s rock and roll, only 83?! At any rate, he just left a rehab facility and is doing well after…
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Past & Curious: ‘Punky Brewster 2,’ Judy Garland Wish List & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: What ever happened to Baby Punky? (GIF via GIPHY) EW: There's a Punky Brewster (1984-1988) sequel series coming — and it will star Soleil Moon Frye, 42. Send in the Garland! (GIF via GIPHY) RICK'S REAL/REEL LIFE: An intriguing list of films that Judy Garland (1922-1969) might have…
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Madonna at 60: ‘You Think About Age Too Much’

Vanessa Grigoriadis for The New York Times Magazine profiles Madonna in this weekend's edition, focusing on what the idol, 60, has accomplished, is still accomplishing, and intends to accomplish in the future. Madonnas (Main images by JR for The New York Times) It's a remarkably perceptive read, and it is reassuring to read this kind…
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Past & Curious: Geena’s Oscar, Elton’s Glories & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Home run! (Image via Columbia) PITCHFORK: Honorary Oscars will go to Geena Davis, 63; David Lynch, 73; Wes Studi, 71; and Lina Wertmüller, 90. Bustin' out all over ... (Image via video still) FACEBOOK: Watch Glenn Scarpelli, 52, honored by Leslie Uggams, 76! PEOPLE: Val Kilmer, 59, made…
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Past & Curious: Talky Tina 2, Stonewall Myths & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: She doesn't think she likes you ... (Image via Trick or Treat) TRICK OR TREAT STUDIOS: There is now an actual Talky Tina Doll, just like from the famous Twilight Zone episode (1963). NYT: Nobody knows who threw the first brick at Stonewall, but everyone wants you to…
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Past & Curious: More ‘Wong Foo,’ Judy Auction & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: They're back, bitches! (GIF via GIPHY) NEWNOWNEXT: Gr8erDays is more 1989 and earlier, but ... I'll make an exception: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995) will be rereleased with more content for Pride Month! Sold! (Image via Chiswick Auction) IRISH TIMES: Who wouldn't wanna own…
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‘Rocketman’ Premiere Brings Out Stars of All Ages

Rocketman, the highly-anticipated new film about the life and career of Elton John, 72, had its splashy NYC premiere on May 29 — and if the red carpet is any indication, the film is definitely getting a warm embrace from the entertainment world. Egerton had some love for Bell Billed as an "epic musical fantasy…
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