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
Massive Movie-Still Lot Up for Grabs, ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar’ Author Dies, James Caan: End of Tweet & More
Links to the past, with relevance today: Boris, shirt off (Image via MGM) VIENNA'S CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD: The late Stanley Simon (who died in 2017 at 71) was an obsessive collector of movie memorabilia, particularly original stills, and particularly stills and ephemera related to classic monster movies like 1933's King Kong. Now, Bonhams is offering his…Read more
Celebrate Elizabeth Taylor’s Birthday Watching Her AFI Tribute
At long last, the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award Special devoted to Elizabeth Taylor from 1993 has been uploaded to YouTube in high quality. Just in time for the 89th anniversary of the legend's birth (Taylor was born February 27, 1932), the upload includes countless clips from her career, as well as touching tributes…Read more
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…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
‘Twice Upon a Time … in Hollywood,’ LuPone Dishes, Reb Brown and More — Past & Curious
Links to the past, with relevance today: Everybody goes to Hollywood ... (Image via Netflix) BBC: Ryan Murphy is the ultimate fanboy of Old Hollywood, but his new take on it, Netflix's Hollywood, is being called a "lavish disaster." Holland with Aimee Mann (GIF via GIPHY) KENNETH IN THE (212): Did Cully Holland, the hunk…Read more
‘Weird’ Al, Dolly Parton, James Drury, Leslie Jordan & MORE!
Links to the past with relevance today: "Heroes do the right thing — they make the right choices." — James Drury (Image via video still) NYT: RIP James Drury, who was The Virginian (1962-1971). He died of natural causes at 85. Rory Calhoun soup (Image via video still) POSEIDON'S UNDERWORLD: Classic Hollywood tub scenes. A…Read more
Married John Schneider Marries + Disney Legend Dies & More!
Links to the past with relevance today: Did he have a best man, or a good ol' boy? (GIF via GIPHY) PEOPLE: John Schneider, 59, just got married — except he's still married to his most recent wife. Which is "General Lee" not acceptable. He has The Fog-giest. (Image via AVCO-Embassy) VARIETY: John Carpenter, 71,…Read more