Miscellaneous bits of news and fun stuff from around the Internet...the St. Patrick's Day edition!
...Turner Classic Movies has announced the dates for the 2014 TCM Cruise, October 21-26. The cruise will be on the Disney Magic and travel from Port Canaveral to Key West, with a stop on Disney's Castaway Cay.
online course based on her book I DO AND I DON'T, which I reviewed last year. I need to dig deeper but at first glance it appears to be free of charge, and if so I'll definitely be checking it out. (Via Le.)
...Screen Archives Entertainment is having a rare five-day sale on Twilight Time Blu-rays and DVDs beginning Wednesday afternoon, March 19th. Every Blu-ray is $10 off. The handful of standard DVD titles the company released at its inception will also be on sale.
...A great blogathon coming from Aurora at How Sweet It Was: Big Stars on the Small Screen, which she'll be hosting later this week, March 20th and 21st.
Another Old Movie Blog. I reviewed this Bing Crosby-Ann Blyth film on St. Patrick's Day last year. Amazon Prime members can stream it at no extra charge.
...Speaking of Amazon, the company has a streaming device in the works.
...Amazon just raised the price of its Amazon Prime two-day shipping/streaming package from $79 to $99. This is the first increase in the price of Amazon Prime in nine years.
...Criterion's latest releases include a reissue of Douglas Sirk's ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS (1955) on Blu-ray. I have Criterion's 2001 DVD release. It's a terrific movie starring Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson.
...Over at Movie Star Makeover, Kay looks at the fashions in SUNDAY IN NEW YORK (1963), starring Rod Taylor and Jane Fonda.
...Fox Cinema Archives announced a big new wave of titles to be released on DVD-R, including a favorite, I'D CLIMB THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN (1951), previously reviewed here. It stars William Lundigan and Susan Hayward as a minister and his wife working in a rural community. Other titles coming soon: KENTUCKY (1938) with Loretta Young and Oscar winner Walter Brennan, June Haver in SCUDDA HOO! SCUDDA HAY! (1948), and Linda Darnell in FOREVER AMBER (1947).
Will for letting me know that childhood favorite NANNY AND THE PROFESSOR (1970) can be streamed free online at Hulu. It stars Richard Long and Juliet Mills. The opening credits are so '70s!
...I was delighted to learn that Lindsay did a post some time ago on locations for THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954), which starred James Stewart and June Allyson, directed by Anthony Mann. Having missed her post previously, I'm glad to have caught up with it as the movie is a longtime favorite.
...Last week I mentioned TV's THE CHISHOLMS is coming to DVD at long last. TVShowsonDVD now has the box art for this June 10th release.
...A new book from Robert Wagner and Scott Eyman, who collaborated on Wagner's 2009 memoir PIECES OF MY HEART: YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS: LIFE AND STYLE IN HOLLYWOOD'S GOLDEN AGE. It was published last week by Viking. Susan King recently interviewed Wagner about the book for the Los Angeles Times.
...More TV: Here's the annual pre-season photo shoot for MAD MEN, which will return to AMC on April 13th for its seventh and final season.
...For tenderhearted animal lovers who want movie plot spoilers, you can check this website: Does the Dog Die?
...My latest article for ClassicFlix is a tribute to the late Joan Fontaine.
...At the left: a cell phone snapshot taken at tonight's annual passholder St. Patrick's Day party at Disney California Adventure.
...Notable Passings: Actor-Musician Med Flory has passed away at 87. The founder of the group Supersax was a guest in countless TV series, including many Westerns such as MAVERICK, LAWMAN, WAGON TRAIN, and THE VIRGINIAN...Movie trailer voiceover narrator Hal Douglas has died at 89...AP Hollywood reporter and biographer Bob Thomas passed on at 89. Thomas's many books included WALT DISNEY: AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL and JOAN CRAWFORD.
...Coming soon: A pair of posts on last Friday's TCM Bus Tour of L.A. movie locations.
Have a great week!