September 26, 2023
Links to the past, with relevance today ...
VARIETY: All 67 episodes of Moonlighting will stream on Hulu beginning October 10. I rewatched it a few years ago on DVD — it's still a gem. There are very few dated aspects (one of them is David Addison's weird and frequent forays into pretending he's a Black jazz man), and the writing is dizzyingly sharp. The Orson Welles episode is just phenomenal, and I loved the veiled lady, Robert Joy, Whoopi Goldberg and so much more. A favorite.
EW: Barry Williams (Greg Brady) danced his Johnny Bravo buns off on Dancing with the Stars Tuesday, and did so with Maureen McCormick (Marcia Brady) cheering him on! Fans of The Brady Bunch may recall Maureen competed on the show and drew out in-person support from her TV mom Florence Henderson in 2016 — and it became Henderson's last public appearance ahead of her death. P.S. Tuesday was the 54th anniversary of the debut of The Brady Bunch!
It's so nice that Marcia isn't holding it against him that he didn't vote for her to make the cheerleading squad!
PEOPLE: Joan Collins, 90, insists she has never done ANYTHING cosmetic to her face — not surgery, not any injections. In 2011, her Dynasty co-star Gordon Thomson (now 78), prior to coming out as gay at 72, raised his eyebrows when I told him Joan said she'd never had work done. "Not much," he conceded.
THR: A very, very, very long-running fight over profits from the Columbo franchise has been settled, averting an October trial.
NYT: RIP Pearl Bowser, 92. She was responsible for much of the research into the stunning, early-Hollywood career of Black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux.