May 9, 2023 Links to the past, with relevance today: Holly Johnson's voice is still strong! (Image via Facebook) THE GUARDIAN: Frankie Goes to Hollywood reunites for first performance in 36 years! They only performed "Welcome to the Pleasuredome" (that song went over the heads of U.S. listeners) for Eurovision, just one track, but it…Read more
Pelé & Vivienne Westwood Die, ‘The Wild Party’ Remembered, Jack the Ripper Revealed & More
December 29, 2022 Links to the past, with relevance today ... My King! (Image via video still) RICK'S REAL/REEL LIFE: The story of '70s flick The Wild Party, an ill-fated Raquel Welch-David Dukes-James Coco production that tried to capture the roaring '20s in the same way the current Babylon does. (And the '70s are as…Read more
Last Civil War Widow Dies, ‘Grizzly 2’ Released 37 Years Later & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: She was married in 1936, widowed in 1939! (Image via Facebook) THE GUARDIAN: The last surviving Confederate veteran died 69 years ago, and the last surviving Union veteran five years later, in 1956. However, the last verified Civil War bride only just died in December, at 101. The…Read more
‘Night Court’ in Session, McKellen ‘Euphoric,’ Rita Moreno Doc & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: I'll only watch if Markie Post, 70, is part of it! (Image via NBC) DEADLINE: The '80s hit-com Night Court is being revived, this time focusing on nasty Dan Fielding (played by John Larroquette, 73) and the daughter of Judge Stone, who was played by the late Harry…Read more
Al Green: ‘Who Did This?’ Plus: Lost ‘Parting Glances’ Q&A & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: TWITTER: The legendary Al Green, 74, lit up Twitter with this found image. https://youtu.be/VFaiShW6ki4 KENNETH IN THE (212): Director Bill Sherwood (1952-1990) of Parting Glances (1986) is interviewed at length about his groundbreaking gay film in 1986. Sadly, he would only live another several years, due to AIDS. (They reference this…Read more
RIP Kurt, Prince’s Message from the Grave & More — Past & Curious
Links the past, with relevance today: His Gymkata (1985) is a camp classic! (Image via MGM) EXTRATV: RIP Kurt Thomas, the star gymnast who was a trailblazer in his field, and who was denied Olympic glory in 1980 when the U.S. had to boycott the Moscow Olympics. Following a stroke in May, Thomas died Friday…Read more
Anthony Hopkins Slays Drake, RIP Rockford Peach & More — Past & Curious
Links to the past, with relevance today: Anthony Hopkins beat me to TikTik! (Image via TikTok) HUFF POST: Anthony Hopkins is 82, but doing the Drake challenge went down easy for him! He also does a mean Sly Stallone. The first male hooker on TV? (Image via video still) GREG IN HOLLYWOOD: A tribute to…Read more
Even More ABOUT EVE, Kirk’s Widow Is 101, Sondheim’s Secret Ending and More — Past & Curious
Links to the past, with relevance today: Here's to up yours! (GIF via GIPHY) NYT: Why you, too, should fall in love again with All About Eve (1950). https://www.instagram.com/p/B_c2ewZA2mK/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link INSTAGRAM: Incredible that Kirk Douglas — who died at 103 — has a surviving widow who just celebrated her 101st. NYT: Steve Dalkowski, who was used…Read more
Past & Curious: Fitness Flashback, Debbie’s ‘High Times’ & More!
Links to the past with relevance today: I'm a reader. (Image via S&S) BOY CULTURE: A loving reminiscence of the work of Charles Hix (b. circa 1942) and the late Ken Haak (1923-1991). And if Colman and Yalitza water you down and Gaga wins? (GIF via GIPHY) THE FILM EXPERIENCE: At 71, Glenn Close is…Read more
Celebs We’ve Lost in 2019 … So Far
Following is a list of the celebrated figures we've lost in 2019. Each name is followed by the deceased's age, birth and death dates, and a description. Nehanda Abiodun, 68 (June 29, 1950-January 30, 2019) Radical black revolutionary charged in he deadly Brink's robbery of 1981 who fled to Havana Theo Adam, 92 (August 1,…Read more