Links to the past, with relevance today: That new Marilyn movie? Get rid of it! (Image via Netflix) THR: Seemingly nobody likes Blonde, the sensationalistic new account of Marilyn Monroe's life, starring an actress who is a dead ringer — with a Cuban accent. But along with criticisms of the film's mistreatment of Monroe, Planned…Read more
Cecil B. DeMille’s Female Max, Spielberg vs. Oscars, ‘Andy Warhol Diaries’ Coming & More
Links to the past, with relevance today: Rosson at her desk (Image via Brigham Young University) THE DAILY MIRROR: Remembering Gladys Rosson, who as Cecil B. DeMille's right-hand woman knew more about the great director's personal life and career than any other person alive. Fascinating summary of her mostly forgotten life. WoW: The true story…Read more
‘Facts’ & ‘Strokes’ Attract A-Listers, Debbie Harry Still En-‘Rapture’-d, Candice Bergen at 75 & More
Links to the past, with relevance today: Eat your heart out, Ryan Murphy! (Image via ABC) EW: Wow! The cast for Live in Front of a Studio Audience: The Facts of Life & Diff'rent Strokes is out of this world, including Jennifer Aniston as Blair, Gabrielle Union as Tootie, Allison Tolman as Natalie, Kathryn Hahn…Read more
Julie Andrews on Christopher Plummer, RIP Leon Spinks & More
Links to the past, with relevance today: The eternal dance (GIF via GIPHY) TODAY: Julie Andrews is remembering her The Sound of Music co-star Christopher Plummer, who died this week at 91. She said, in a statement: "The world has lost a consummate actor today and I have lost a cherished friend. I treasure the…Read more
‘Sound of Music’ & Stage Legend Christopher Plummer Dies @ 91
Via ExtraTV: Christopher Plummer, the stage legend best known for his performance in the all-time movie classic The Sound of Music, died Friday at the age of 91. A timeless image (GIF via GIPHY) Deadline reports the beloved actor died at his Weston, Connecticut, home. He was with his wife of 53 years, Elaine Taylor, who later confirmed he…Read more
Von Trapps Mask Up!
The hills are alive ... and they intend to stay that way! The Von Trapps didn't survive the Nazis to let more Nazis tell them not to wear masks! (Images via Twitter) The five surviving actors who played the Von Trapp kids in The Sound of Music (1965) — Nicholas Hammond/Friedrich (b. 1950), Duane Chase/Kurt…Read more
Past & Curious: Oh, Mary!, Silent Tragedy, 101-Year-Old Whiz & More!
Links to the past with relevance today ... It's practically perfect in every way! (Image via Disney) HARPER'S BAZAAR: Julie Andrews, 83, adores the new film Mary Poppins Returns! The sequel's director says she sent him a message in all caps: "I LOVED IT." Andrews is described as "over the moon" about the entire cast…Read more
Past & Curious: Queen of Horror, Way ‘Too Close for Comfort,’ More!
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Dead or Alive: Famously Dead, Surprisingly Alive
This post combines two elements of pop culture nostalgia that regularly come up in terms of celebs of the past — "Oh, my God, I can't believe he/she died!" and, "Oh, my God, I can't believe he/she is still alive!" ... (more…)Read more
Happy 82nd Birthday, Julie Andrews
One of the world's greatest and most beloved living stars, Dame Julie Andrews, turns 82 today. (more…)Read more