Saturday, November 21, 2015

A ‘High Chaparral’ Thanksgiving

Henry Darrow is best known for playing Manolito (center, in photo) in the popular ’60s western television series "High Chaparral." He looks back at the Thanksgiving episode ‘For What We Are About to Receive,' first broadcast on NBC on Nov. 29, 1968 (it will air this year on INSP at 8 am EST on Thanksgiving Day). Link to interview here.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Happy Birthday The Twilight Zone
This week, 56 years ago, the first episode of The Twilight Zone aired on CBS. Anne Serling, Mariette Hartley, Ann Jillian and the late Theo Bikel share some memories of working with Rod Serling.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Betty Lynn and Mayberry Days

Don Knotts as Barney and Betty Lynn as Thelma Lou on an early episode of “The Andy Griffith Show.”Andy Griffith Show fans will want to hop on over to Mount Airy, North Carolina, quick smart. Mayberry Days starts this week with great guests scheduled to appear. But don't believe me, here's what Betty Lynn - Thelma Lou - has to say about it all.....interview

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Shirley Jones and Marty Ingels remember 9/11

Laughter is often cited as a key ingredient for a successful marriage. Shirley Jones and Marty Ingels would agree. In 1974, Shirley was leaving an art exhibit at Michael Landon’s home when Marty bumped into her. Literally.

“I was getting into my car and as Marty was arriving, he knocked me over onto a chez lounge,” laughed Jones from the couple’s home in Encino, Calif. “That’s how we met" ........ more

Friday, August 28, 2015

Remembering Ingrid Bergman at 100

How will you celebrate Ingrid Bergman’s 100th birthday this weekend? Take trip to Casablanca? Pick a Cactus Flower? Do something Notorious? Or maybe just sit home, Spellbound, and watch TCM’s Bergman marathon?

Pia Lindström talks about plans to remember her mother who would have turned 100 this weekend. Link

Friday, July 31, 2015

Michael Harney Talks "Orange is the New Black"

Photo Courtesy Netflix Michael Harney, who plays Officer Sam Healy on “Orange Is The New Black” is a Queens native.You may recognize Michael Harney from popular shows such as “NYPD Blue,” “Deadwood,” and “Weeds.” Now, the Queens native has another hit “Orange is the New Black”... more

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Star Trek’s red shirts didn’t ‘live long and prosper’

A little Star Trek humor, thanks to Walter Koenig, Celeste Yarnall, and Julie Cobb.
It’s a long-standing source of amusement among “Star Trek” fans: Crew wearing red uniforms the red shirts rarely lived long and prospered, many falling victim to a speedy on-screen demise during the original series’ three seasons....more

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Blob and Blobfest

Tinseltown Talks: 'The Blob' father recalls smash filmSince 2000, residents and visitors to the small Pennsylvania borough of Phoenixville have been witness to a strange summer ritual. Each July, hundreds of theatergoers flee en masse from the local Colonial Theatre to pay homage to a scene from “The Blob,” filmed at the theater in the late ‘50s...... more.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Happy Birthday June Lockhart - 90 Today

Since the 1960s, June Lockhart has been widely recognized as the practical and protective TV mom from “Lost in Space” and “Lassie.” But her extensive career stretched beyond zany aliens and courageous canines. Her body of work includes some 200 stage, film, and TV roles – including two seasons on “Petticoat Junction” and numerous television guest-starring appearances since the 1950s. Westerns were among her favorites full interview in the
Santa Monica Mirror.

While preparing for the interview, I watched some of her early TV westerns. An episode of “Wagon Train” (The Sarah Drummond Story) dealt with the settlers’ predictable attitude to the local “Indians.” What struck were the final words of June’s character:

 “It’s the young we’ve got to worry about, they learn to love and hate quicker than anybody else depending on how we teach them.”

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Pianist Richard Glazier Back on PBS

Keep an eye on your local PBS station this summer - Richard Glazier has a new special. Talks about how the Gershwins influenced his career in this recent interview.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bad Weather?

Clearly need to get eyewear updated.
Could have sworn the recent news  headline read: “1 person killed when tomatoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas.”