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.