Links to the past, with relevance today:
YOUTUBE: Raul Esparza directs a solemn reminiscence of the Broadway luminaries we lost in 2020, including Diahann Carroll (who is pictured above in a shot by Carl Van Vechten). Truly an improvement on most of these things. Watch:
INSTAGRAM: Birthday boy Anthony Hopkins speaks movingly about celebrating 45 years of sobriety.
NYT: Joan Micklin Silver, who directed Hester Street (1975) and Crossing Delancey (1988) over objections from studio heads doubtful of the general public's interest in movies about the Jewish experience, died New Year's Eve at 85. P.S. Those two movies made exponentially more than they cost, and a young Carol Kane (b. 1952) was Oscar-nominated for the former.
BACK2STONEWALL: Remembering the notorious Black Cat Tavern Raid of January 1, 1967.
EXTRATV: Phyllis McGuire, the last of the McGuire Sisters, has died at 89.
INSTAGRAM: The year 2021 figures prominently into the plot of this classic Twilight Zone episode.