Tag Archives: Debbie Reynolds

Debbie’s Last Wish …

Links to the past, with relevance today: Debbie at one of the very first AIDS benefits in 1983 (Image via After Dark) PEOPLE: Four years after the great Debbie Reynolds died at 84, the day after her equally great daughter Carrie Fisher had succumbed at 60, Debbie's pal Sue Cameron — author of Hollywood Secrets and…
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Past & Curious: ‘Grease,’ Too?, Debbie Does Aerobics & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: In the prequel, will Sandy be in her 20s? (GIF via Paramount) BOING BOING: The movie version of Grease (1978) may be getting a prequel. Are you excited for it, or are you too hopelessly devoted to the original? This is me. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund) TWITTER: A…
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Stanley Donen, Last of the Golden Age Directors, Dies @ 94

Stanley Donen, the final surviving director from the Golden Age of Hollywood — and one of its most acclaimed — died of heart failure February 21 at home in Manhattan, his sons confirmed. (See ExtraTV.com for a version of his obit.) He was 94. Donen was born April 13, 1924, in South Carolina. To deal…
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Choreographer Patricia Birch Remembers the Creation of ‘Grease’

I'm a fan of Grease (1978), of course, but hadn't sat down and watched it all the way through in forever. That was one reason I high-tailed it over to Metrograph here in NYC. The other? Its legendary choreographer (and the director of its much-maligned sequel) Patricia Birch was appearing for a Q&A. (more…)
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GR8ERDAYS Millennial Challenge II: Marlon Who?

Herewith, the second part of my Millennial Challenge, in which you will find a video of millennials telling us what they know about Hollywood greats and a video of them remembering (or misremembering!) TV classics. (more…)
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