Monthly Archives: May 2022

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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Fred Ward, ‘Remo Williams,’ ‘Tremors’ Star, Dies @ 79

Fred Ward's publicist Ron Hofmann has confirmed that the popular actor died at 79 on May 8. No cause was given. The virile 'n' versatile star of action flicks and quality drama was born onDecember 30, 1942, in San Diego. Working as a janitor, boxer and lumberjack, he served in the Air Force before heading…
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James Olson of ‘The Andromeda Strain’ Dies @ 91

I was just marveling at the long lives lived of the cast of the telekinesis TV movie The Spell (1977), and now the repressive dad in that, James Olson, has died at 91. The actor in his early years (Image via headshot) Olson died April 17, and his death was just reported. Born October 8,…
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David Birney of ‘Bridget Loves Bernie’ Dies @ 83

David Birney, the prolific stage and TV actor best remembered as the star of the progressive sitcom Bridget Loves Bernie in the '70s, died April 29 at 83 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Power couple in the '80s (Image via TV Guide) Birney was born April 23, 1939, in Washington, D.C., growing up…
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