Tag Archives: Oscars

A Basket of Kisses from Not-So-‘Bad Seed’ Patty McCormack

On Sunday, I was so excited to attend a screening of The Bad Seed (1956) at NYC's Film Forum. It's always a pleasure to watch this startlingly modern film wrapped in a startlingly '50s melodrama — it prefigured Psycho (1960) — but the bonus was a rare personal appearance by the film's Oscar-nominated star Patty…
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Olympia Dukakis, ‘Moonstruck,’ ‘Steel Magnolias’ Actress, Dies @ 89

Olympia Dukakis, Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner for Moonstruck, died Saturday in New York City at 89, ExtraTV reports. With Shirley MacLaine in Steel Magnolias (Image via TriStar) The revered actress's death was confirmed by Apollo Dukakis, her brother who wrote on Facebook, "After many months of failing health she is finally at peace and with…
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Vintage Packages, Eddie Van Halen Tribute, RIP Jim Steinman & More

Links to the past, with relevance today: Michael would've been nice to Landon. (Image via video still) POSEIDON'S UNDERWORLD: A massive list of massively endowed TV and movie actors. Hey, a guy gets bored! https://youtu.be/pjauGJZJ8ho DO YOU REMEMBER?: Nancy Wilson has a great Eddie Van Halen tribute song. Queen of Pop selfies are rare. (Image…
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How Margaret O’Brien Got Her Oscar Back

Forties child star Margaret O'Brien, now 84, was one of the little queens of MGM, a big draw who appeared in such hits as Journey for Margaret (1942), Thousands Cheer (1943) and Jane Eyre (1943). Bob Hope (1903-2003) handed her the coveted award. (Images via Margaret O'Brien) Her most famous role wound up being as…
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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)…
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