...I was most interested to learn that Twilight Time had hoped to bring out the much-wanted Jerome Kern musical CENTENNIAL SUMMER (1946) on Blu-ray this August, but rights issues are still in the way. CENTENNIAL SUMMER stars Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, and Cornel Wilde. That's the movie I told Robert Osborne I wished he could obtain to show on Turner Classic Movies!
Speakeasy. While there, be sure to check out Kristina's many other interesting posts, which include photos, bio profiles, and reviews...I'm glad she enjoyed Paulette Goddard and Macdonald Carey, which I also liked.
...Reconstructing Prodigy? A look back at the dinosaur technology which was the first online service used by many of us. I will always be grateful to Prodigy for introducing me to some very special friends a couple dozen years ago. Hard to believe it's been that long since I was first on the Internet.
...Related: This 1995 Newsweek article predicting the failure of the Internet to attract consumers is so completely wrong in every respect it's almost hard to believe it's real. It makes for hilarious reading so be sure to check it out.
Out of the Past. I'm very fond of Webb and liked this film so I was especially glad she enjoyed it too.
...The KCET website has a photo history of the early days of North Hollywood, which was once known as Toluca.
...I enjoyed reading Aubyn's list of Underrated Detective Films and Mysteries at Rupert Pupkin Speaks. 23 PACES TO BAKER STREET (1956) is on my "watch soon" list. And...killer mermaids?!
...The newest series at the Rupert Pupkin Speaks site is Underrated Action Adventure Films. I plan to contribute! Brian does a great job pulling together recommendations from many different people; I've added numerous titles to my "want to see" list thanks to his site.
...The '60s BATMAN TV series is coming to Blu-ray in November.
THE WORLD IN HIS ARMS (1952) and THE GREAT CARUSO (1951). I'm going to be sorry when Ann's special year draws to a close!
...Last October I linked to a story about a possible Broadway production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951). Here's new details about the show, which may open on Broadway in 2015.
...Christopher Walken has been cast as Captain Hook in NBC's upcoming live production of PETER PAN.
CAUGHT (1949) and Cary Grant and Tony Curtis in OPERATION PETTICOAT (1959), both newly out from Olive Films. I haven't seen the Olive DVDs, but I like CAUGHT and OPERATION PETTICOAT is an all-time favorite film.
...I enjoyed this Architectural Digest peek inside George and Laura Bush's home in Crawford, Texas.
...Rick recently reviewed Powell & Pressburger's ONE OF OUR AIRCRAFT IS MISSING (1942) at the Classic Film & TV Cafe. That's one I'm very interested in seeing.
ClassicFlix, celebrating the legendary Doris Day.
...The Nitrate Diva is spending the summer seeing movies in Paris! She received a media credential for the Festival Paris Cinema. What a wonderful experience!
...Attention Southern Californians: There's a Route 66 exhibit at the Autry through next January 4th. I hope to visit it in the coming months.
...Missed last week's link roundup? There's lots more news about new books, DVD releases, and more here.
Have a great week!