February 5, 2023 Links to the past, with relevance today: Shields just sold her highly anticipated doc about her life to Hulu. (Image via Deadline) FACEBOOK: Brooke Shields, still gorgeous at 57, was asked about that exploitation lawsuit filed by the stars of Romeo and Juliet (1968). Her response was very measured, but it is…Read more
Cindy Williams on Tour, ABBA Album Sells 180K+ in 6 Days, Melissa Gilbert on ‘Little House’ & Landon, and More
Links to the past, with relevance today: How is this NOT hitting Milwaukee?! (Image via MeMyselfAndShirley.com) ME, MYSELF & SHIRLEY: Yes, of course I want to see a one-woman show starring Cindy Williams discussing her life and career, and dishing on her encounters with Penny Marshall, Maggie Smith, Andy Kaufman, Gene Hackman and Richard Dreyfus.…Read more
A ‘Price Is Right’ Channel, 50 Years of ‘Lola,’ Dolly’s Medal & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: Barker's beauties, including Johnny Olsen (1910-1985)! (Image via CBS) VULTURE: Pluto TV (I know — I guess it's a UHF channel) is launching an entire, 24/7 channel devoted to nothing but hundreds of hours of 1980s The Price Is Right episodes hosted by Bob Barker! (Barker, by the…Read more
ABC Superstar Flashback, RIP Hugh Downs & More — Past & Curious
Links to the past, with relevance today: She was gonna fly then! (Image via ABC) GREG IN HOLLYWOOD: If you missed John Wayne, Lola Falana and Charo all in the same place, Greg rounds it up. https://youtu.be/Ou9ELddBHvo What was Billie Hayes doing with Chuck Connors?! P.S. Here's what purports to be the entire opening, with…Read more
15 ’80s Pop Songs to Save Your Day
These songs were not very big U.S. hits, but they did liven up the '80s around the world. Surely these are some of the best arguments that the '80s may not have had the best music, but always had the most unselfconsciously fun music. My list includes two bonus tunes — one from 1979 and…Read more
Studio One, Goldie Hawn, Sheila E. Richard Dawson & More: Past & Curious
Links to the past, with relevance today: Boys, boys, boys! (GIF via GIPHY) KENNETH IN THE (212): New doc about L.A.'s '80s answer to Studio 54, Studio One, focuses both on the club's history and its future — as plans to destroy the building galvanize interviewees' efforts to save the place. I'll have a slice!…Read more
Past & Curious: Farrah’s Legacy, ‘Meatballs’ Love & More!
Links to the past with relevance today: Take a bow, Angel ... (GIF via GIPHY) PEOPLE: Ten years ago today, June 25, Farrah Fawcett (1947-2009) died after a long fight with anal cancer. Now, those who were around her recall her mission to destigmatize the killer disease. Her oncologist, Dr. Laurence Piro, recalls: “Farrah was…Read more
Cheryl Ladd & 28 Other Stars of Chiller Theatre!
Saturday, April 27, was the second day — and first full day — of the spring 2019 installment of Chiller Theatre. While I have a long history of spending way too much money at autograph shows, I have been easing off in recent years — but this one went nuclear on me by hosting Cheryl…Read more
Past & Curious: Return to ‘Oz,’ Elvira’s Back & More!
Links to the past with relevance today ... Blonde ambition (Image via MGM) POSEIDON'S UNDERWORLD: As The Wizard of Oz (1939) hits 80, a new book gathers as much info as possible about what may be the most beloved movie of all time. Elvira: Mistress of Netflix? (Image via New World) MOVIE WEB: Cassandra Peterson…Read more
Lypsinka Slays Wigstock
Lypsinka, a performer who reveres and revives famous folks of the past in her inimitable (and increasingly rare) live performances, lip-synched everyone under the table at Saturday's Wigstock revival in NYC. (more…)Read more