Monday, February 19, 2018

All the Presidents' Pets

It's that time of the year - Presidents' Day. A time to recognize all those beloved residents of the White House - the presidential pets. Link to story here.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Marlyn Mason - More than an Elvis Girl

Beginning in 1960 and for some three decades thereafter, Marlyn Mason appeared in almost one hundred television series, earning the unofficial title of TV “Guest Star Queen.” While her film roles were far fewer, fans of Elvis Presley movies remember the actress as Elvis’s vivacious co-star in his next-to-last film, 1969’s “The Trouble with Girls.” However, Marlyn left Hollywood – literally – in the early 1990s..... more

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Stuart Whitman Turns 90

Image may contain: 1 personStanley Baker found out the hard way, that you should never hide Stuart Whitman’s birthday presents and tell him to go find them. Happy Birthday Stuart Whitman – 90 today. One heck of a cowboy in the “Cimarron Strip" TV series.  Interview here.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Thursday, November 23, 2017

A Happy Days Thanksgiving

 Tom Bosley and Marion Ross in the Happy Days episode, "The First Thanksgiving." [Miller-Milkis Productions/ABC] As the TV matriarch of the Cunningham clan in the sitcom “Happy Days,” Marion Ross appeared in over 250 episodes during the hit series’ 11-season run from 1974 to 1984. One episode has special significance for the actress this time of year.  In ‘The First Thanksgiving,’ broadcast two days before the November holiday in 1978, Ross’s character leads the cast in a departure from the show’s usual Milwaukee-based setting .... more  

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Interview: Mayim Bialik & the Big Bang Theory

When Mayim Bialik gave her family and friends the “silent treatment” over summer, it wasn’t personal. The star of CBS’s hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory,” who plays neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler, was advised by doctors to avoid speaking in order to heal strained vocal cords...... [see interview with Mayim here.]

Friday, August 18, 2017

L.Q. Jones, Turning 90

For more than 50 years, L.Q. Jones was a familiar supporting character actor in some 100 films and hundreds more television shows. Lanky, tough and athletic, Jones could tackle any role although was often cast as the "heavy" in westerns and dramas, projecting the "bad guy" image .... more

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Remembering Glen Campbell

636378724913692297-1.-Glen-Campbell-in-later-years-with-guitar.jpgThe entertainment world lost a true music giant when Glen Campbell passed away Tuesday. When I interviewed Glen in December 2008 for Deadwood Magazine, there was no sign of the Alzheimer’s that would soon afflict him. He was still performing and had recently returned to the studio to record the album “Meet Glen Campbell,” which would peak at number 27 on the Billboard country charts...... more

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Long Lost Mickey Rooney Movie

Clockwise, from top left,  Mickey Rooney, Ted Cassidy,Back in 1975, director Chris Robinson hired Mickey Rooney, Yvonne De Carlo, and Ted Cassidy to appear in his horror thriller, “The Intruder.” The film was lost and never released – until today! Restored in all its gory splendor, it’s now available on Blu-ray. Check out the interview with the director, plus the guy who found the film. Longer interview here. Don't worry, no spoilers in either.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Barbara Rush Interview

Jeffrey Hunter and Barbara Rush, husband and wife,The list of actors with whom Barbara Rush shared the big screen is impressive. Just considering 1958’s “The Young Lions," it would include Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, and Dean Martin.

“I did work with a lot of interesting and talented men,” said Ms. Rush from Los Angeles. “And actresses, too, such as Jane Wyman. I found the nicest people were actually the biggest stars because ....... more