...At 50 Westerns From the 50s Toby has the rundown on an eight-film set of Wild Bill Elliott Westerns coming in October from the Warner Archive.
...Will McKinley covers the 53rd New York Film Festival's classic film screenings at his blog Cinematically Insane. I'd love to see the restored DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK (1939), which was a childhood favorite and I'm sure the first John Ford movie I ever saw.
...The plot of THEIR FINEST HOUR AND A HALF sounds interesting, depicting "the misadventures of a British movie crew trying to make a patriotic film to boost morale during the Blitz." The cast includes Diana Rigg's daughter, Rachael Stirling, and John Huston's grandson Jack.
New and Notable Film Books."
...WHY BE GOOD? (1928), starring Colleen Moore, aired last night on Turner Classic Movies. It was just reviewed by Angela at The Hollywood Revue, and I also enjoyed an essay by Marilyn Ferdinand for the San Francisco Silent Film Festival site. It's a fun movie!
...The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel is reviving Tom Selleck's wonderful series of Jesse Stone mysteries, starting Tuesday, October 13th, with JESSE STONE: LOST IN PARADISE (2015). Links to my reviews of the first four films in the series may be found here.
COOK'S COUNTRY EATS LOCAL...and coming next February, COOK IT IN CAST IRON.
...Coming in October from Gallery Books: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MICKEY ROONEY by Richard A. Lertzman and William J. Birnes.
...Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards have announced that they are retiring after hosting the 2016 Rose Parade for KTLA in Los Angeles. Eubanks began hosting the parade in 1979 and Edwards in 1982.
...I'm still catching up on sharing links from recent weeks when I was busy or traveling! Here are some delightful, colorful posts from The Blonde at the Film on Jane Powell in NANCY GOES TO RIO (1950) and Betty Grable in MOON OVER MIAMI (1941).
Out of the Past. I own the book, and it's amazing.
...Fox Cinema Archives is releasing a new slate of 13 titles on DVD. Nothing especially caught my eye this time around -- I already own CITY GIRL (1930) and SEAS BENEATH (1933) -- ClassicFlix has the list.
...Ralph the Corgi on Instagram is the cutest thing ever!
...With my growing interest in Japanese cinema, I was intrigued by Glenn Erickson's review of THE LITTLE HOUSE (2014), set around the WWII years.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences include the restored HEAVEN CAN WAIT (1943) on November 9th and REMEMBER THE NIGHT (1941) on December 10th. There is also a wonderful event, Hollywood Home Movies: Disneyland on October 24th, where Suzanne Lloyd will share her grandfather Harold's amazing 3D photos of the park. I saw them this summer at the D23 Expo. All screenings will be held at the Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater at 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood.
...By mere chance I discovered that the Washington Post cited this blog and quoted my interview with Coleen Gray in her obituary last month. My thanks to Adam Bernstein of the Post.
Have a great week!