Links to the past, with relevance today: There was always something about Mary. And Florence! (Image via NBC) THR: The Hollywood Reporter published a long Q&A with the legendary Marla Gibbs, 90. She talks about how she got her start in acting at 44, interpersonal relationships on The Jeffersons, her hot-and-cold relationship with Norman Lear…Read more
Past & Curious: Sitcoms Re-Imagined, Who’s the B’day Boy? & More!
Links to the past with relevance today: Lucky wall (Image via 16 Magazine) BOY CULTURE: It's Tony Danza's birth week ... 68! Marisa Tomei as Edith Bunker isn't a stretch — they are the same age! (Image via CBS) DO YOU REMEMBER?: For one night only, the iconic sitcoms All in the Family and The…Read more
One for the Ages: We Are All Norma Desmond
This is not an "age-shaming" post, but it is a post about how much our perceptions of age and aging have shifted in recent decades, as well as an indulgence in the mind-blowing reality of the passage of time. This was written in 2018, and I have updated the ages for your reading pleasure. (more…)Read more
GR8ERDAYS Millennial Challenge II: Marlon Who?
Herewith, the second part of my Millennial Challenge, in which you will find a video of millennials telling us what they know about Hollywood greats and a video of them remembering (or misremembering!) TV classics. (more…)Read more