Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Around the Blogosphere This Week

Miscellaneous bits of news and fun stuff from around the internet...

...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.

...Here's Leonard Maltin's latest list of "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.

...A new cookbook from America's Test Kitchen/Cook's Country: 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).

...And here's a link from early September, Raquel's review of David Wills' HOLLYWOOD IN KODACHROME at 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.

...Attention Southern Californians: Interesting screenings coming up from the 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!


Blogger KC said...

That's great that you were noticed in the Post! I'm impressed :-)

9:53 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks very much, KC! It was a pleasant surprise. :)

Best wishes,

10:01 PM  
Blogger KC said...

And you were the closing line too!

10:04 PM  
Blogger Laura said...



10:05 PM  
Blogger Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

Congratulations on your mention in the Washington Post!

5:07 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks much, Jacqueline! :)

Best wishes,

9:55 AM  
Blogger Kristina Dijan said...

That's really cool you were mentioned in the Post! :) neat. I like those Jesse Stone movies too, hope we get the Hallmark ones up here on some other channel.

6:42 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks very much, Kristina!

Really hope you'll get those movies too. :)

Best wishes,

11:16 AM  

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