Tag Archives: John Travolta

Diana Hyland, John Travolta’s First Tragic Loss

Upon hearing of the out-of-nowhere death from breast cancer of Kelly Preston, 57, the wife of superstar John Travolta, 66, I immediately thought of the late actress Diana Hyland. Hyland on The Twilight Zone (Image via CBS) Hyland made her TV debut in 1955, going on to appear in a wide variety of series, in…
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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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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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10 Walks To Remember!

Sometimes, actors use their bodies to make more impact than their words, and I've always been a sucker for an interesting walk. Check out 10 of the most memorable walks in movie and music-video history ... (more…)
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