...Happy Birthday to actress Lupita Tovar, who turns 105 today! Tovar was born in Mexico on July 27, 1910. She starred in Universal's Spanish-language DRACULA (1931). She was reviewed here in a George O'Brien Western, THE FIGHTING GRINGO (1939). She was also in SOUTH OF THE BORDER (1939) with Gene Autry. Tovar is the mother of actress Susan Kohner (IMITATION OF LIFE).
Illeana Douglas, a regular at TCM events such as the TCM Classic Film Festival, has a memoir coming out in November, I BLAME DENNIS HOPPER: AND OTHER STORIES FROM A LIFE LIVED IN AND OUT OF THE MOVIES.
...Here's a recipe for Katharine Hepburn's Brownies, published in the New York Times.
...The New York Times also just published an article on how Netflix is managing its shrinking discs-by-mail business.
...Coming to DVD in September, Season 6 of HILL STREET BLUES.
...Carley Johnson has written about supper clubs in classic movies at The Black Maria.
...Kristen is hosting a Summer Under the Stars Blogathon at Journeys in Classic Film.
RIFFRAFF (1947) by Wade Sheeler at The Black Maria. Glenn Erickson liked it too. I suspect that title, which stars Pat O'Brien and Anne Jeffreys, will make my 2015 Favorite Discoveries list!
...The Museum of Western Film History in Lone Pine just opened a new exhibit, "The Films of Northern Inyo County," focusing on movies shot around Bishop and Big Pine.
...The Formosa Cafe, where annual bloggers' gatherings have been held prior to the TCM Classic Film Festival, has been remodeled.
...Raquel of the blog Out of the Past did a fun "Classic Film Book Haul" video.
DVD Savant...Kristina on Rod Taylor in WORLD WITHOUT END (1956) and Robert Sterling and Edward Arnold in THE PENALTY (1941) at Speakeasy...KC on animal films from the Warner Archive, BANJO (1947) and GYPSY COLT (1954), at A Classic Movie Blog...KC also wrote about Richard Dix in MAN OF CONQUEST (1939) for ClassicFlix...Colin's reviewed THE MOONLIGHTER (1953) with Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray at Riding the High Country...Elisabeth writes about MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (1946) at The Second Sentence...and Caftan Woman writes on TWO IN THE DARK (1936) and its remake TWO O'CLOCK COURAGE (1945).
...Attention Southern Californians: A tribute to director Dorothy Arzner opens Friday at UCLA's Billy Wilder Theater.
Theodore Bikel, the original Captain Von Trapp in THE SOUND OF MUSIC on Broadway, passed on last week at the age of 91. His film credits included THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951) and THE ENEMY BELOW (1957). I had the privilege of seeing him interviewed by Ben Mankiewicz at the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival. His official website is here...Nova Pilbeam, the star of Alfred Hitchcock's very enjoyable YOUNG AND INNOCENT (1937), aka THE GIRL WAS YOUNG, has passed away at the age of 95.
...For more recent links of interest, please visit last week's roundup as well as this month's Disney news.
Have a great week!