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!