Monday, July 10, 2017

Political Party Animals

Of all the odd aspects of American politics, I think one of the most bizarre is how we assign animal mascots to the two major political parties. Even more strange? - neither is a turkey.

The Republican party has long been associated with the imposing elephant, while the Democrats are linked to the humble donkey. But how did these connections come about? Well, the association can be traced back to nineteenth century political cartoons ...  Continued here.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

'To Sir, with Love' Turns 50

Filmed at Pinewood Studios in the UK, “To Sir, with Love” was released 50 years ago this June in the U.S.  

Judy Geeson and Christian Roberts look back at the film and their careers, including working with John Wayne, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, and more.  

Friday, May 19, 2017

Picking a Derby Winner – or Not

Everyone, it seems, has a method for predicting the winner of the Kentucky Derby.
My forecasts for the famous horse race held on the first Saturday each May completely ignore form or pedigree since I prefer to base selections on name and have the losers to prove it ... more

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Remembering Ernie Borgnine

With a little help from L.Q. Jones, Alex Cord, Keith Carradine, and Tova Borgnine, we remember Ernie Borgnine who would have turned 100 today, Jan 24. So many great films including: Bad Day at Black Rock, Marty, From Here to Eternity, The Flight of the Phoenix, The Dirty Dozen, The Poseidon Adventure and The Wild Bunch. Story here.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Happy Birthday Margaret O'Brien

Cute little Margaret O’Brien, star of so many great films in the 40s, turns 80 today. She looks back on her career in this interview.  

Saturday, December 10, 2016

A Pentatonix Christmas

Are you familiar with the group Pentatonix?? Well, if not, here's the perfect introduction to the 5-member 'a cappella' group that is singing their way into the hearts of millions. We talk with Mitch, Kevin, Avi, Kirstin, and Scott about the group's history, their new Christmas CD, and the making of their video of Hallelujah. Link to interview.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Crystal Beauty

The unseen world of crystals is rather cool. Here's a short slideshow of some of the weird designs from our lab, all complements of nature and some polarized light. No photo editing! And best in high definition on a large screen.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fifty years of "Dark Shadows"

Who remembers the 60s series "Dark Shadows"? We talk with two cast members about celebrating  50 years since the first episode aired. Link

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Happy Birthday Leslie Caron

Well, look who turns 85 on July 1st. Leslie Caron talks about her career and latest news. Read interview here.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Web Page Update

Time for a redesign and update of my classic film/TV web site, TinselTown Talks. Added audio clips of some of my interviews from the past. More to come. Link here.