Friday, November 15, 2019

Ed Asner

Not only does Ed Asner turn 90 today, but he'll be packing up his PJs in a day or two and heading to our little town for a performance of his one-man show. Interview with Ed here.

Monday, November 4, 2019

A Guide to Congressional Names

Updated for the 116th Congress - fine bunch that they are - a guide to congressional names.

For instance, could we really trust Ohio's Rep. Fudge to chair the House Finance Committee?

If you can stand more, see story here.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Boo - Part 3

You couldn't exactly call Pat Priest - aka Marilyn Munster - scary, but what the heck, around Halloween any Munster story will fly, right here.

Boo - Part 2

Bela Lugosi Jr. talks about his famous dad, here.

Boo - Part 1

Halloween is always a special time for actress Judith O’Dea as she remembers “The Night of the Living Dead.” Story here

Friday, October 18, 2019

TCM Cruise heading back to sea

Poor Ben had a terrible cold when I interviewed him recently. Hopefully he will be germ-free when he, Eddie, Alicia, and Dave head off with 2,700 TCM fans on the next Classic Cruise on Oct 22 - yes, it's full, and the 2020 cruise is fast filling up. It's been 3 years since the last one. Ben shared some memories of past cruises, right here.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Happy National Newspaper Week

Oct 6 - 12 is National Newspaper Week. Please try to contain your excitement. Naturally, a (slightly embellished) short history of newspapers is appropriate. Published in today's Virginian-Pilot.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Marsha Hunt Turning 102

If your name is Marsha, there’s a good chance you were named after Marsha Hunt who turns 102 on Oct. 17. Whether you’re named directly or indirectly after the veteran actress probably depends on your age, but nonetheless, Hunt believes she holds claim to being the first girl named Marsha - at least with that spelling... and she wants to hear from you.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Gilligan's Island Turning 55

Gilligan’s Island first aired 55 years ago this September. A new exhibit at the Hollywood Museum will display some neat items from the show. Dawn Wells will be on hand for the opening. Dawn turns 81 in October and looks fabulous. Maybe there was something to all those coconut cream pies. Story here or here.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Marge Champion

Turning 100 this week is one half of the Marge and Gower Champion dance duo - and that would be the Marge half. Still remember her visit to our campus a few years ago when she was just a kid of around 90.
Story here.