January 8, 2023 Links to the past, with relevance today: Dolly sang a bit of a song she recorded with Leslie. (Image via video still) EW.COM: Dolly Parton joined Call Me Kat to pay homage to the late, great Leslie Jordan. NYT: So long to veteran newsman Bernard Kalb, who has signed off at the…Read more
Pacino on ‘The Godfather,’ Moreno on ‘West Side Story,’ Dolly Demurs on Rock Honor & More
Links to the past, with relevance today: Looking back, 50 years later (Image via Paramount) NYT: Al Pacino, 81, reflects on the movie that gave him his career: The Godfather. Humble, 9 to 5 (Image via Twitter) TWITTER: Dolly Parton has begged off from consideration for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The late,…Read more
Dorothy Parker Q&A Discovered, Hayley Mills on ‘Parent Trap,’ Aretha Sang for J-Hud & More
Links to the past, with relevance today: Lamparski in a handout photo, Parker by Vandamm DOROTHY PARKER SOCIETY: You really have to listen to this hourlong interview from 1966 with the legendary Dorothy Parker, as conducted by Richard Lamparski. Until today, this recording was unknown, and it is the longest sit-down with Parker in existence.…Read more
Dolly on Britney, History of the Wheaties Box & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: Go West, young lady! (Image via video still) GREG IN HOLLYWOOD: Dolly Parton recalls her lawsuit against Porter Wagoner while lending support to Britney Spears. She also compares herself to Mae West. It amazes me how Mae West is a punchline and Madonna is a source of contempt…Read more
Dick Van Dyke Craves a Comeback, Jean Smart to ‘Frasier’?, Rick Schroder vs. Costco & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: Taking it on the chim. (Image via Disney) WAPO: Dick Van Dyke is 95 and ... can't wait to get back onstage! “Oh, God, I knew I liked it, but I didn’t know how much I would miss it. I really miss getting up in front of an…Read more
Dolly Gets Poked, Paul Simon Gets Jabbed, Fran Drescher on Getting the ‘Fever’ & More
Links to the past, with relevance today: Stuck on Dolly! (Image via Dolly Parton) TWITTER: Living legend Dolly Parton, whose money helped fund a COVID-19 vaccine in the first place, proudly poses for photos receiving her second dose. https://youtu.be/GU0ihSA4jgM SHOWBIZ CHEAT SHEET: Above, Fran Drescher recalls her small role in Saturday Night Fever, which was…Read more
Dolly Art on Gay Club Wall, Sophia Loren’s Plan to ‘Go on Forever’ & More!
Links to the past with relevance today: Work of (P)art!(on) (Image via video still) CBS L.A.: Strut in Los Angeles commissioned a fabulous Dolly Parton mural by David Gilmore ... and it is spectacular! https://youtu.be/Jm9lOg1vRnA Parton is really "of the moment," as the establishment's owner, Luke Nero, asserts. More life ahead (Image via Edoardo Ponti/Netflix)…Read more
Grace & Frankie & Dolly, Shelley Duvall on ‘The Shining’ Tears & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: I'll drink to that! (GIF via GIPHY) NYP: Dolly Parton, 75, is apparently set to appear on Grace and Frankie! It's a 9 to 5 (1980) reunion without the 9 to 5 part! More from her Lorraine (UK) interview: https://youtu.be/jzDWKXNyuzA EW: For the first time ever, the Oscars…Read more
Tippi at 91, Scoop on ‘This Was Hollywood,’ Dolly Mounring & More!
Links to the past: A coupla birds (Image via Instagram) INSTAGRAM: Melanie Griffith proudly shared photos of her living-legend mom Tippi Hedren in honor of the Hitchcock heroine's 91st, writing: "Happy Birthday Mom!! You are as beautiful today , at 91 years old , as you were at 22 in this first photo. I love…Read more
‘Ma Rainey’s’ Incredible Detail, Revisiting ‘Popeye,’ ‘SNL’ Blurts It Out & More
Links to the past, with relevance today: https://twitter.com/RealEOC/status/1313222349265797121?s=20 TWITTER: Eyes on Cinema went viral posting this 1989 clip of audience reactions to the Batman trailer. Boseman & Davis bring the '20s alive in their 2020 take on a 1982 play. (Image via Netflix) VARIETY: The 1982 play Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is now an amazing…Read more