Links to the past, with relevance today: This is me in September. (Image via NBC) JULIEN'S AUCTIONS: The first big Betty White sale is coming September 23, and it includes over 1,000 items from the personal collection of the First Lady of Television. Mixed in with animal-themed doo-dads and jewelry, you'll find original scripts from…Read more
Sondheim Touts ‘Company’ & ‘West Side Story’ Revamps, ‘Mommie Dearest’ Forever + More!
Links to the past with relevance today: Colbert drew tears from Sondheim during this chat. (Image via video still) YOUTUBE: Stephen Sondheim, 91, made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where he said he is still writing new works, including Square One, which he hopes to have on Broadway next season. He…Read more
New McNugget Flavor, Hurricane Laura Topples Confederate Statue & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: I live and die for BBQ — even if I've sworn off! (Image via McDonald's) WGN: For the first time since introducing the li'l devils in 1983, McDonald's is launching a new Chicken McNuggets flavor — Spicy! We could've guessed #1! (GIF via GIPHY) BILLBOARD: Top 100 music-video…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
Offbeat Director Nicolas Roeg Dies @ 90
He directed Mick Jagger (b. 1943), David Bowie (1947-2016) and Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011), among many others, establishing himself as an iconoclastic, visually adventurous director. (more…)Read more
Dead or Alive: Famously Dead, Surprisingly Alive
This post combines two elements of pop culture nostalgia that regularly come up in terms of celebs of the past — "Oh, my God, I can't believe he/she died!" and, "Oh, my God, I can't believe he/she is still alive!" ... (more…)Read more
David Bowie’s 1st TV Appearance Was to Defend His Long Hair
In 1964, David Jones, who went on to become musical genius David Bowie (1947-2016), made his first-ever TV appearance — and it wasn't to sing. (more…)Read more