...Now I really wish I could go on this year's TCM Classic Cruise. Additional participants have been announced, including Margaret O'Brien, Illeana Douglas, and the Film Noir Foundation's Eddie Muller.
...I would have loved to be at the Cinecon Festival in Hollywood this weekend! Susan King of the Los Angeles Times interviewed some of those involved and discussed what's being shown.
Dear Old Hollywood, Robby looks at the locations where THE MUSIC MAN (1962) was shot on the Warner Bros. lot.
...Raquel just reviewed CAGNEY BY CAGNEY at Out of the Past. I enjoyed the review and agreed that there were some things I would have liked to have heard more about from Mr. Cagney. That was one of the earlier film books in my collection -- I first read it around the time it came out.
...The oldest grandchild of Princess Grace of Monaco, also known as Grace Kelly, has just married. Princess Caroline's son, Andrea Casiraghi, and his new wife became the parents of a son last spring.
Leonard Maltin on TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942) and the new Criterion DVD.
...It's no surprise that Hollywood filmmakers make it up as they go, but some of the fact to fiction changes in THE BUTLER -- oops, make that LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER (2013) -- seem particularly egregious. Four biographers of Ronald Reagan teamed to write this Washington Post article, "What 'The Butler' Gets Wrong About Ronald Reagan and Race."
...Last weekend I mentioned that Vin Scully will return to the Dodgers for a 65th season in 2014. Love this article, "Why You Need to Listen to Vin Scully Call a Game."
The Stalking Moon...Toby reviews Dale Robertson and Rory Calhoun in THE SILVER WHIP (1953) at 50 Westerns From the 50s...I enjoyed Glenn Erickson's review of Sam Elliott in LIFEGUARD (1976) at DVD Savant...Jacqueline takes a very enjoyable close look at Dana Andrews in MADISON AVENUE (1962) at Another Old Movie Blog...and I also enjoyed the detailed review of Burt Lancaster and Virginia Mayo in THE FLAME AND THE ARROW (1950) at Kevin's Movie Corner.
...Seen via Elisabeth on Twitter last week: "School is No Place for a Reader." A lot of the anecdotes in this article rang true for me, based on both my own experiences and those of my children prior to homeschooling.
...Heading my way in the mail: a 1981 Citadel by Marilyn Henry, THE FILMS OF ALAN LADD. Tomorrow, September 3rd, is the centennial of Ladd's birth! Check back tomorrow for a Ladd tribute. (Update: Here's the link!)
Enjoy the holiday, and have a great week!