Saturday, March 25, 2023

Barbara Eden, still adorable

Recently chatted with her for over an hour. Got to be one of the sweetest actors around. Read interview here.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Ram on the Run

By a curious coincidence, March not only signifies the beginning of the astrological zodiac sign Aries – the flying ram – but also happens to be the month, back in the 70s, of my own rather memorable ‘flying’ sheep thrill. I kid ewe not. Story here.

Monday, February 20, 2023

All the President's Pets

Naturally, on this President’s Day, we want to remember all those amazing occupants of the Oval Office we have loved and admired so much … all the President’s ….pets. This story (once again updated) has been recycled more times than a political stump speech. In today's Hartford Courant.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Rich Little

Comedian Rich Little will turn 85 later this year, but you can't keep a good impressionist down. He's still doing shows several nights a week in Las Vegas. Catch up on his latest news right here.

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Valentine’s Day Rules

You all know what's expected on Valentine's Day, coming up this Tuesday. If not, here are some guidelines...if you know what's good for you.

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Hallmark’s A Kismet Christmas

Are you addicted to Hallmark Christmas movies? Tonight, Marilu Henner returns in "A Kismet Christmas" (above right). Always a delight to see her on screen. We talk about the movie, growing up Chicago, her astonishing memory, and more - right here in yesterday's Chicago Sun-Times.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Oscillating Green/Red Christmas Chemical Reaction

This is how chemists celebrate Christmas... with an oscillating green/red chemical reaction. See the video just posted here.

Saturday, December 17, 2022

A Christmas Carol

Coming up on TCM once again this Christmas season on Dec 18, broadcast of the 1938 version of “A Christmas Carol.” Lockharts everywhere, righthere.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Little Peggy March ...

... with that big hit from the 60s, "I Will Follow Him." Haven't heard it in a while? Don't listen or you'll be humming that damn catchy chorus all day. Peggy re-recorded it on the 50th anniversary in 2013, and she sounded even better than she did back in 1963. Check out her reworked version here and our recent interview right here.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Remembering Robert Clary

You’ve got to admire the imagination of sitcom writers from the 60s: Hollywood Hillbillies, talking horses, airborne nuns, and witches with twitches. So who would question setting a comedy in a German POW camp? Not CBS, who had an enormously popular success with “Hogan’s Heroes” when it aired in 1965.

What a remarkable story the last surviving main cast member Robert Clary had from nazi concentration camps to Hogan's Heroes. Based on our 2016 interview.