Miscellaneous bits of news and fun stuff from around the Internet...
...Season 2 of THIRTYSOMETHING comes to DVD January 19th. Click the title of this post for more info at TV Shows on DVD.
...Leonard Maltin's latest posts include a rundown on the new TCM/Universal DVD program and an "on demand" program said to be in the works for Disney. Be sure to also check out the vintage Halloween publicity shots featuring Jane Wyman and other actresses. (Articles at Leonard's site don't have individual Permalinks.)
...The Movie Projector reviews 10 memorable homes from classic movies.
...Mick LaSalle, author of the excellent pre-Code cinema histories COMPLICATED WOMEN and DANGEROUS MEN, has a blog at the San Francisco Chronicle.
...I couldn't resist the new Williams-Sonoma cookbook THE WEEKNIGHT COOK when I spotted it at Costco. It contains many great-looking recipes; some are designed to be cooked in a relatively short amount of time and others are meant to utilize leftovers from a big Sunday dinner.
...Here's a look at the water flume ride on the top deck of the new Disney Dream cruise ship.
...Los Angeles is said to be the deli capital of the world. Who knew?
...Wondering which college football games will be broadcast in various regions of the country each Saturday? This ESPN map has the answers.
...Ivan at Thrilling Days of Yesteryear shares the great news that next February TCM is showing two Paramount classics starring Ray Milland, THE UNINVITED (1944) and KITTY (1945). THE UNINVITED is one of the few really spooky movies I love, and I've long wanted to see KITTY, which costars Paulette Goddard. Perhaps they are airing in conjunction with releases from TCM's new Universal/Paramount DVDs on Demand program? (And many thanks for the SEVEN DAYS FROM MAY link, Ivan!)
...Sweet little Hello Kitty has turned 35.
...Noir of the Week reviews one of my favorites, FALLEN ANGEL (1945).
...The Broadway revival of FINIAN'S RAINBOW received an excellent 3-1/2 star review from USA Today.
...USA Today also reviewed the new biography of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
...Mrs. Happy Housewife reports there was a big ratings dropoff after the BBC's first night of its new production of EMMA; Part 2 lost roughly 25% of the viewers who watched Part 1. Hmmmm. (And send good vibes and prayers to Mrs. HH, as she is having surgery in the near future, postponed from Friday. You are in my prayers!)
Have a good weekend, all!