Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Remembering Errol Flynn

Born 110 years ago on June 20, Tasmania's own Errol Flynn. So I cobbled together some comments from my interviews with actors/family over the past 10 years (including unpublished ones from Paul Picerni) and here they are, appropriately, in a Tasmanian newspaper - the Launceston Examiner

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Every Dog Has His Day

June 21 is Take Your Dog to Work Day: 
may the paws be with you!

This is Casey, a local border collie, who wanted me to remind you that Friday June 21 is once again national Take Your Dog to Work Day. I took about 100 photos and this one of Casey and Fay was just perfect.

Follow my usual updated tips here to make the day a howling success.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Tim Conway

Benoit Photo - used with permission
Some actors are just universally loved like Tim Conway. Many actors are also involved in charitable causes and for Tim his work to help injured jockeys made him even more respected and loved.  We talked about this some years ago. Interview updated as we remember him in the Courier-Journal.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Happy Birthday to the Periodic Table

This year, we scientists are remembering Dimitri Mendeleev’s contribution to the development of the periodic table – a chart listing all known elements that make up the universe. The table is found in science and chemistry textbooks and hangs on science classroom walls around the world. This article appeared in the Washington Post.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Don Collier and a Bonanza Anniversary

Sixty years ago, "Bonanza" premiered on NBC, destined to become one of the most popular western series in television history. Produced for 14 seasons from 1959 to 1973, the show continues to air in syndication around the world. Fans will be gathering Friday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Ponderosa II in Mesa, Arizona, to remember the show. One special guest who appeared in 5 episodes is TV cowboy Don Collier, seen at right in the photo. Don talks about attending, his career, and his latest movie due out this year, right here.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Applauding Carol Channing

Take a bow Carol Channing, we're still applauding. You will be missed. Our interview just a few months ago, right here.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

While the circumstances behind the composition of Johann Pachelbel’s Canon and Gigue in D remain vague to music historians, the 17th-century German composer would have been delighted to know that, three centuries later, the Canon had become a beloved piece of classical music.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "Christmas Canon Rock" is based on the music - wonder what old Pac would think of that? - and they are currently in the final weeks of their 2018 US Christmas tour. Jennifer Cella did THE best version of the CCR when she sang with TSO in the early 2000s. She shares some memories of playing with TSO right here.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Carl Reiner: adding some color to Dick Van Dyke

At 96, Carl Reiner shows no sign of slowing down. Two Reiner gems will be showcased in December with the DVD release of Reiner’s 2017 HBO documentary “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast” (out now) and the premiere broadcast of two newly colorized episodes of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” on CBS on Dec14. Read what Carl has to say about both, right here.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

A Happy Days Thanksgiving

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. But one episode has special significance for the actress this time of year.