Tag Archives: David Letterman

The Movie That Inspired ‘Airplane!’

Yeah, yeah, the airplane-themed disaster flicks of the '70s certainly influenced 1980's hilarious parody Airplane! — but as many similarities as one can find between Airport '75 (1975) and Airplane! pales in comparison to the scenes in another movie that match the knock-off! (Image via Paramount) Zero Hour! was a histrionic suspenser from 1957 starring…
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Marilyn Forever, Tom Petty’s Family Warns Trump & More — Past & Curious

Links to the past, with relevance today: Marilyn scratches an Itch (Image via 20th Century Fox) RICK'S REAL/REEL LIFE: Remembering The Seven Year Itch (1955), one of Marilyn's best. THR: The Tom Petty Estate, and his family, are pissed off that Trump used "I Won't Back Down" at his rally. https://twitter.com/tompetty/status/1274527971513004033?s=20 How could anyone who…
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Past & Curious: Elvis 3-Way, George Hamilton 101 & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Elvis wanted to go downtown ... (Image via Warner Bros.) DO YOU REMEMBER?: That one time Elvis Presley (1935-1977) proposed a threesome to Petula Clark (b. 1932) that would have included her friend Karen Carpenter (1950-1983)! Hamilton at a '17 autograph show (Image by Matthew Rettenmund) THR: George…
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15 Classic Carol Channing Appearances!

As we say goodbye to Broadway icon Carol Channing (1921-2019) — who died today at 97 — let's revisit some of her classic TV appearances. Thankfully, that medium captured her far better than the movies, and is available more widely than her primary home, the theater: https://youtu.be/vMHs6Afdjf0 1953 The Buick Berle Show: Channing tore it…
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