Sunday, October 30, 2011

Around the Blogosphere This Week

Miscellaneous bits of news and fun stuff from around the Internet...a slightly abbreviated pre-Halloween edition!

...Today marks the centennial of the birth of lovely actress Ruth Hussey. Hussey is best known for her role in THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940), but she was a marvelous presence in both films and television for roughly 35 years. One of my favorite Hussey performances was in a "B" movie called WITHIN THE LAW (1939).

...The L.A. Film Critics have awarded Doris Day a Career Achievement Award, which is certainly very well deserved. It will be interesting to see whether Miss Day accepts the award personally this January.

...Over at Speakeasy, Kristina has a detailed, lengthy profile of one of my very favorite actors, Ward Bond.

...John Lasseter of Pixar and Disney will be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week on November 1st. The star will be located in front of the Disney-operated El Capitan Theatre.

...I'm belatedly catching up with the news that the BBC is filming a prequel to the classic series ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL. The new series will focus on James Herriot's time in veterinary college.

...The film version of the musical LES MISERABLES is set to star Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway.

...At Motion Picture Gems, Tom shares a decade-old ABC News segment on actress Dolores Hart. It's about 15 minutes long and really worthwhile. Tom also has a post on one of the films Hart made with Elvis, LOVING YOU (1957). I discovered it was on DVD at a very reasonable price and just ordered it.

...Warner Bros. is threatening not to provide its films to Blockbuster in a dispute over renting films in the first 28 days of release. Blockbuster will have to purchase WB films elsewhere.

...Meanwhile Redbox has raised its prices and announced plans for streaming.

...There are plans to make a movie about six months in the life of Princess Grace. Does anyone else remember the 1983 TV-movie with Cheryl Ladd?

...Criterion Cast Tweets that Barnes and Noble's fall Criterion sale will begin on Tuesday, November 1st.

...The New York Times posted the eulogy for Steve Jobs by his sister, Mona Simpson. They didn't meet until they were adults but forged a close relationship.

For more great links from earlier this week, please see last Monday's link roundup, This and That. Have a great week!


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