Yearly Archives: 2022

Philip Baker Hall, Hard-Nosed Bookman on ‘Seinfeld,’ Dies @ 90

"Many Americans linger in adolescence, but [Philip Baker] Hall is the kind of man who puts on a tie before he leaves the house." — Roger Ebert, 1996 Philip Baker Hall, the world-weary character actor whose single most famous performance became a deadpan comic role as a library cop on Seinfeld, died June 12 at…
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Madonna the Songwriter Celebrated in Indispensable New Book

When you engage someone on the topic of Madonna, you will like hear comments on several topics— sex appeal, relevance, age, plastic surgery, social media presence — before hearing any on the one that explains why she is still on our minds in the first place: music. Madame X Marcs the spot! (Image via Fonthill) Music,…
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Let’s Talk About ‘6’: New Book on ‘Surfside 6’ Comes Ashore!

Michael Gregg Michaud — author of the acclaimed Sal Mineo — has returned with his latest nostalgic and exhaustively complete book, Surfside 6: In Miami Beach (BearManor Media, $30). Where the boys were! (Image via BearManor Media) Devoted to the late, great series Surfside 6 (1960-1962), the book contains episodic sketches, bios of the stars (Troy…
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Bo Hopkins of ‘Dynasty’ Dies @ 80

Bo Hopkins, who played country bad boys in several classic films — and was fondly remembered for TV's Dynasty in the '80s — has died. The actor's career lasted well over 50 years. (Image via head shot) A message on his official site announced: "It is with great sadness that we announce that Bo has passed away.…
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Ray Liotta, ‘Goodfellas’ Star, Dies @ 67

Popular actor Ray Liotta, perhaps best known for his work in Goodfellas, died in his sleep Thursday while in the Dominican Republic to shoot the film Dangerous Waters. A classic movie — and TV — tough guy (Image via 20th Century Fox) He was just 67, and his death was characterized as unexpected, with no…
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Walking in L.A.: Cool, Boosted ’50s Footage

It isn't meant to be completely historically accurate, but this remastered footage of women walking in Los Angeles in the '50s has been colorized to make it more accessible. It was also painstakingly restored, giving it an eerily current look — with only the women's striking fashions (and those shoes!) to give it away as…
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