September 17, 2020 Links to the past, with relevance today: Yes, Liam was on MV. So was Chris Rock! (How old IS he?) (Image via video still) TWITTER: Wow, he's playing my song! Didn't even like the series, but how could I not love this adoringly assembled guest-star montage from Miami Vice?! The show turned…Read more
Joan Collins Rocks Bikini at 89, Madonna Revisits ‘Material Girl’!
Links to the past, with relevance today: Dynasty of 1 (Image via Instagram) INSTAGRAM: She's older than Jessica Tandy was when she won her Oscar, and older than Gloria Stuart when she appeared in Titanic, but you can't keep a glamour gal down: Joan Collins posts bikini pic at 89. The video should include Keith…Read more
Movie & TV Muscleman William Smith Dies @ 88
William Smith had a longer career in movies than George Burns or Olivia de Havilland, but while he was never a household name like they were, he was certainly a household face — and figure. Mr. Smith as he appeared in 2011 (Image by Matthew Rettenmund) Bill in his beefcake days, around 1961 On Kolchak:…Read more
Barbara Eden on Turning 90, Queen Latifah Comes Out, ‘Cops’ Creator Dies & More
Links to the past, with relevance today: Dreamy (Image by Matthew Rettenmund) THR: Barbara Eden, beloved TV icon, is indefatigable. Turning 90, she is now publishing a children's book, and is often a presence at autograph shows, where she is happy to chat about I Dream of Jeannie, her early appearance on I Love Lucy,…Read more
Spacey Comeback WON’T Feature Redgrave, Buy Indy’s Hat & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: Vanessa & Franco over 50 years ago, in Camelot (Image via Warner Bros.) VARIETY: If Franco Nero, 79, couldn't get his own wife — legend Vanessa Redgrave, 83 — to commit to appearing in his pre-ill-fated film, but could get Kevin Spacey ... that is not shaping up to…Read more
I Believe In Labels!: Remembering the ’70s & ’80s Designer Jeans Craze
The designer jeans craze in the '70s and '80s was like some sort of mass delusion — the culture was brainwashed by the idea of a perfect-fitting jean we could disco-dance, roller-boogie and strut through crowded environs in, all the while wiggling, but not jiggling, our junkless trunks. Maybe your body really is "only a…Read more
‘People’s’ Sexiest Men Alive — All 36 Of ‘Em!
Gr8erDays is mostly focused on actors with careers in the '80s and before, but since People Magazine's tradition of honoring one famous guy per year as its Sexiest Man Alive dates to 1985, I thought maybe we were due for a refresher course on who's hot right ... then. Lots of interesting raw data here…Read more
So Many Men, Bowie Kicks, Mercurochrome Nostalgia & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: A gigolo, but not just ... (Image via Paramount) MY NEW PLAID PANTS: The many men of ... Paul Shrader?! Go with it. NYT: Read about John Roney, who has been a waiter at the same NYC restaurant since ... 1986! EXTRATV: Mick Rock, legendary photographer, is out…Read more
He-Man Actor John Saxon Dies @ 83
Tough-guy actor John Saxon, whose career stretched from bit parts in the 1954 classics It Could Happen to You and A Star Is Born to 2015's The Extra, died Saturday of pneumonia at 83. ExtraTV confirmed his death. https://www.instagram.com/p/CDFnMkxhwW4/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Saxon was born August 5, 1936 (some sources cite 1935), in Brooklyn. He was discovered at…Read more
Biehn Too Long, Classic Commercials & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: Biehn was suh-mokin'! (GIF via GIPHY) THR: Don't miss this long, long Q&A with Michael Biehn, 63, who speaks about how his role in The Terminator (1984) came about, saying his first reaction to the script and to the news that an Austrian bodybuilder was attached was decidedly…Read more