Sunday, March 31, 2013

Around the Blogosphere This Week

Miscellaneous bits of news and fun stuff from around the Internet...a slightly abbreviated Easter Sunday edition!

...That's Vera-Ellen pictured having fun helping the Easter Bunny decorate.

...Judy shares thoughts on the wonderful Fred Astaire-Judy Garland musical EASTER PARADE (1948) at Movie Classics. This one plays in our house every Easter afternoon.

...See's Candy and other candymakers are dealing with higher prices of ingredients and other changes in the industry.

...Nine early Hithcocock films, released between 1925 and 1929, will be shown in cities across the U.S. starting in June. The films, restored by the British Film Institute, will be shown in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston, as well as other cities.

...Amazon has bought the book-oriented social media site Goodreads.

...The Hollywood Revue has been hosting a Fashion in Film blogathon this weekend. There are lots of interesting posts; I especially enjoyed Caftan Woman's look at Claire Trevor and Audrey Long's wardrobes in BORN TO KILL (1947). I also enjoyed Jessica's post on Lana Turner at Comet Over Hollywood.

...Lerner & Loewe's GIGI may try its luck on Broadway.

...There's a very nice trailer for the Criterion release of Harold Lloyd's SAFETY LAST! (1923).

...SAFETY LAST! will be shown at theaters around the country in April, May, and June, in honor of the movie's 90th anniversary. It will be shown here in Southern California at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on April 18th.

...DAKOTA INCIDENT (1956) sure sounds good, with a great cast including Linda Darnell, Dale Robertson, John Lund, Ward Bond, and Regis Toomey. You can read more about it at Vienna's Classic Hollywood.

...CBS has renewed a number of series for the fall. The good news for me is the return of Tom Selleck's BLUE BLOODS, which I've been catching up with via DVD.

...Notable Passings: Richard Griffiths, who played Uncle Vernon in the HARRY POTTER film series, has passed away at the age of 65...Screenwriter Fay Kanin, whose scripts included TEACHER'S PET (1958) with Doris Day and Clark Gable, has died at 95.

Have a blessed Easter and a great week!


Blogger KC said...

I didn't know that about Good Reads. I love how you always keep us in the loop Laura. Happy Easter!

5:53 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thank you, KC, Happy Easter! I hope the purchase works out OK for Goodreads fans.

Best wishes,

7:07 PM  
Blogger Vienna said...

Thanks for highlighting the Hollywood Revue fashion Blogathon - I loved the post on Jean Hagen' s wonderful creation, Lina Lamont and all Lina's outrageous fashions!
I'm a big fan of Blue Bloods and was glad to read two other favorites have been renewed - Person of Interest and The Good Wife.
And finally, thank you for mentioning my review of "Dakota Incident".

1:46 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

Thanks so much for the mention, Laura, and glad to hear you are a fan of 'Easter Parade' too.

I have been lucky enough to see a couple of the restored early Hitchcocks, 'The Ring' and 'The Lodger', on the big screen in the UK over the past year and both were great prints - we also had a talk with 'The Ring' on how the restoration was done, which was fascinating. Pleased to hear that people in the US will now get a chance to see these too.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Vienna, delighted to know you appreciate BLUE BLOODS as well, and that you enjoyed some of the links! I've seen a little of THE GOOD WIFE and hope to catch up with more of it in the future.

So glad I could link to both your pieces, Vienna and Judy!

Judy, love hearing about your experience seeing the Hitchcocks. Hope I'll be able to see some of them when they play here.

Best wishes,

10:56 PM  

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