Wednesday, May 18, 2011

This and That

A mid-week roundup of interesting bits of news...

......Actress Helen Hayes was honored with a new postage stamp released on Monday.

The stamp design was unveiled late last month at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, New York. Hayes' son, James MacArthur, passed away last fall, but his widow was in attendance at the unveiling ceremony; she said that MacArthur helped choose the photo which provided the inspiration for the portrait on the stamp, but he didn't see the final design.

Hayes is in the all-star cast of NIGHT FLIGHT (1933), which is coming to DVD on June 7th after being out of circulation for decades due to legal issues.

...Netflix has signed a $100 million agreement to stream movies from Miramax Films.

The deal takes effect June 1st.

...Java's Journey has an extra-special post featuring a lovely color photo of the elusive Deanna Durbin as she looked in 1981, decades after she disappeared from the screen and moved to France. It's lovely!

...Fans of quality television are happy today with the news that CBS has renewed THE GOOD WIFE and BLUE BLOODS.

THE GOOD WIFE will be moving to Sunday evenings when it returns for its third season. Julianna Margulies plays the title role, an attorney rebuilding her life after her politician husband is sent to prison.

BLUE BLOODS, starring Tom Selleck, remains on Friday nights for its second season.


Blogger mel said...

Seems to me that if your Netflix is spending as much as one hundred million dollars(!!!) to stream Miramax movies to their customers, they're going to have to find a way to recoup as much of that money as they can. After all, they're in business to make money, just like any other business. Which means, according to my logic, that the viewers will be spending quite a lot of money per view to stream these movies. Doesn't look as if they've mentioned viewing fees yet. I'll be interesting to find that out...

10:13 PM  
Blogger Irene said...

Speaking of Tom Selleck, I see that the next installment of his Jesse Stone series will be on CBS Sunday Night at 9 PM. I'm so glad you mentioned these movies some time back. I've seen them all now and really enjoy them.

10:17 PM  
Blogger Ed South said...

Personally, I'm disappointed the Helen Hays stamp doesn't feature her driving Herbie!

It'd be nice if Netflix could start streaming some Vintage Disney programing! I know there's some real classics in the Miramax library, there's also alot of discarded junk Disney didn't know what else to do with.

5:33 AM  

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