Links to the past, with relevance today: The theater community was ravaged this year. (Image via video still) YOUTUBE: Raul Esparza directs a solemn reminiscence of the Broadway luminaries we lost in 2020, including Diahann Carroll (who is pictured above in a shot by Carl Van Vechten). Truly an improvement on most of these things.…Read more
Past & Curious: Talky Tina 2, Stonewall Myths & More!
Links to the past with relevance today: She doesn't think she likes you ... (Image via Trick or Treat) TRICK OR TREAT STUDIOS: There is now an actual Talky Tina Doll, just like from the famous Twilight Zone episode (1963). NYT: Nobody knows who threw the first brick at Stonewall, but everyone wants you to…Read more
Noah Keen, ‘Twilight Zone’ Vet, Dies @ 98
Noah Keen, a veteran stage, TV and movie actor, died March 24 at his home in Harlem. He was 98. Noah Keen — October 10, 1920-March 24, 2019 (Image via video still) Born October 10, 1920, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Keen moved to New York City, where he worked in radio at NBC. Though he was…Read more
Past & Curious: ‘Twilight’s’ Latest Gleaming & More!
Links to the past with relevance today: Rod-like (Image via CBS) NYT: Why Twilight Zone (1959-1964) still works. Mime examples (Image via video still) KENNETH IN THE (212): Shields (b. 1951 & Yarnell (1944-2010) really are difficult to explain to millennials. I mean yeah, mimes, but ... how'd they land so many prime-time gigs? It…Read more
Noir & TV Vet Richard Erdman Dies @ 93
Richard Erdman, whose film career stretched back 75 years, and who had more recently become a familiar face on TV's Community, died Saturday, March 16, THR reported. He was 93. His death was confirmed by film historian Alan K. Rode with no other details provided. Born June 1, 1925, in Enid, Oklahoma, the actor earned…Read more
Past & Curious: Don’t Mess with Mr. Feeny + Farrah’s Swimsuit Tale & More!
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Past & Curious: Fonda’s Nips/Tucks, Prince Probe, ‘Designing’ Dish!
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