What’s Up, Child Actor Dies, Roe v Roe & More — Past & Curious

Links to the past, with relevance today:

Just what the Doc ordered (GIF via GIPHY)

NYT: A revisitation of the screwball pastiche What's Up, Doc? (1972). Are you a fan? (I never was! I'm sorry!)

PEOPLE: Little Richard, who died this month at 87, was buried after a short service in Alabama.

KENNETH IN THE (212): A retro ad to remember.

THR: Jon Whiteley, whose inspired performance in The Kidnappers (1953) aka The Little Kidnappers was good enough to earn rare juvenile Oscars for Whiteley and Vincent Winter (1947-1998), died May 19 at 75. He had gone on to become a distinguished museum curator.

Old & new (Image via Entertainment Weekly)

EW: Entertainment Weekly has unveiled its 2020 LGBTQ Pride cover, an artistic rendering of what it would be like if gay and lesbian figures of the past mingled with gay and lesbian figures of today, including Rock Hudson, RuPaul, Elton John, Ellen DeGeneres, Lily Tomlin and more.

HUFF POST: Norma McCorvey (1947-2017), who was the 1973 Jane Roe of Roe v Wade ruling that guaranteed abortion rights to all American woman, famously became anti-abortion and religious in her later years, right? Wrong. A new doc blows the lid off of her "conversion," which she told filmmakers — just prior to her death — was bought and paid for.

YOUTUBE: Madonna's team has uploaded the great "Vogue" 12" Remix video (albeit in cropped form) to her official YouTube account.

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