Links to the past, with relevance today: Just because she can, does not mean she should. (Image via FB screengrab to illustrate post's popularity) ICOM: The ICOM Costume Committee reads Kim Kardashian and Ripley's Believe It or Not the riot act for Kardashian's tacky stunt in wearing Marilyn Monroe's iconic Jean Louis gown. Their complaints…Read more
Richard Thomas on ‘Waltons’ Remake, Bryan Adams Gets COVID Again, ‘The Bad Seed’ 65 Years Later & More
Links the the past, with relevance today: "I want you to go as quietly as possible ... " (Image via video still) YOUTUBE: This dollmation of The Birds is pretty amazing! https://youtu.be/A0Ui0UkUrpo I love the attention to detail, and Barbie really captures Tippi. Moreno is one of our most enduring stars! (Image via CBS) CBS…Read more
Bad Goods, Dench Does ‘Vogue,’ Leif-time Ban: Past & Curious
Links to the past, with relevance today: Born to be sold ... by Faye Dunaway. (Image via video still) HUFF POST: Terrible movies from the past you can see for free on YouTube — and baby, the price is right! NYT: Couple married 71 years die days apart, he of COVID-19, she more likely of…Read more
Tom Lester of ‘Green Acres’ Dies @ 81
Tom Lester, the last surviving regular cast member of the TV classic Green Acres (1965-1971), died April 20 at 81 of Parkinson's disease complications. ExtraTV reports Lester died at home in Nashville, his fiancée (and long-term caregiver) Jackie by his side. Born September 23, 1938, in Laurel, Mississippi, Lester was heading toward a career as…Read more
Past & Curious: Body of Missing Mouseketeer Found?
Links to the past with relevance today ... Day's car was found in the possession of two strangers last year. (Image via Disney) VARIETY: Dennis Day (b. 1942), an original Mouseketeer, had been reported missing by his husband a year ago. Now, authorities have found human remains on his property — and it appears they…Read more
Past & Curious: ‘Paper’ Poses, ‘When Harry Met Sally’ Turns 30 & More!
Links to the past with relevance today: Navigating Waters (Image via Paper) EBAY: Flashing back to a period when NYC's downtown scene was thriving. The film's climax (Image via MGM) THR: Billy Crystal, 71, on the making of When Harry Met Sally (1989), which turns 30 this year. A soaring success (Image via WEA) DO…Read more
Ken Swofford, Prolific TV Actor, Dies @ 85
Ken Swofford, a prolific actor on TV and in movies, died November 1, 2018, according to a tweet from his filmmaker grandson Brandon Swofford. (more…)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
Clint Walker: Salute to a He-Man
Clint Walker (April 30, 1927-May 21, 2018) passed away suddenly this week in the company of his wife and daughter. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. (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