According to most sources, as of last week, there were just three human beings alive who appeared in any capacity in a Silent Era silent film — no stars, the last having died in 2020. Kornman (second from L, next to Pete the Pup) (Image via vintage still) On August 19, 2022, the last woman…Read more
Zodiac Killer Nailed, ‘Acapulco’s’ ’80s Sound, Theda Bara Movie Rediscovered, Joan Collins Gets Catty & More
Links to the past, with relevance today: Music to my orejas! (Image via Apple TV+) SPOTIFY: The soundtrack for Apple TV+ show Acapulco is packed with '80s tunes in Spanish. Great covers!!! Poste's friends also think he did it. (Image via historical flyers) TMZ: I guess that last code breaker was wrong, because THE Code…Read more
ABBA Is Back, Fran Drescher: That’s How She Became the President, Silent History & More
Links to the past, with relevance today: The ABBA members suited up to pose for "ABBA-tars" (Image by Bailee Walsh/Capitol) BOY CULTURE: ABBA is back! The '70s mega-success, a band that was steadily revived from the '90s on by the cover band Björn Again, by Erasure, by the films The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of…Read more
Whatever Became Of … Richard Lamparski?
Here's one from the vaults, my 2012 interview with author Richard Lamparski: As a kid, I discovered a '60s and '70s book series called Whatever Became Of...? by Richard Lamparski. If you've never read them, they each contain about 100 profiles of and/or interviews with celebrities of yesteryear, meaning 20 to 50 years prior to their publication.…Read more
50 Years of ‘Eddie’s Father,’ Gay Films of the Past & More — Past & Curious
Links to the past, with relevance today: As a dad, he was a catch! (Image via ABC) DO YOU REMEMBER?: Fifty years of The Courtship of Eddie's Father. Long-lost LGBTQ masterpieces (Images via Kino Lorber) KINO LORBER: Available via Kino Marquee in virtual cinemas across the U.S. starting June 12 are several restored Pioneers of…Read more
HBD Barbra, RIP Campbellocking Creator, Plus: Silents, Cher & ‘Valley Girl’
Links to the past, with relevance today: Lawng nails, lawng list! (GIF via GIPHY) GREG IN HOLLYWOOD: Barbra Streisand is 78 today! Here are 78 things Greg loves, admires and appreciates about the living legend. "When you don't know how to dance, no matter what somebody show you, it ain't gonna come out right!" (Image…Read more
Don’t Speak!: 13 Hottest Silent Actors
If someone were creating a list of the sexiest male actors in the history of the movies, many obvious names spring to mind: Montgomery Clift (1920-1966), James Dean (1931-1955), Rock Hudson (1925-1985). But it's very likely any such list would exclude most of the actors whose stars burned brightest — or exclusively — in the…Read more
Western Actress Fay McKenzie Dies @ 101
Fay McKenzie, an actress with several unique claims to fame, died April 16 at 101, THR reports. First and foremost, McKenzie had been one of the last 10 actors to have ever appeared in a Silent Era silent film. There are now just nine. McKenzie's appearances in silent films began in 1918, when she appeared…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: Seeing Stars, Branding ‘Seinfeld’ as Inappropriate & More!
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