Sunday, July 21, 2013

Around the Blogosphere This Week

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

...Coming this November from the University Press of Kentucky: ANN DVORAK: HOLLYWOOD'S FORGOTTEN REBEL by Christina Rice. Christina can be found on Twitter and at Ann

...Raquel's latest "Warner Archive Wednesday" review at Out of the Past is THE SECRET GARDEN (1949), a wonderful adaptation of the Frances Hodgson Burnett novel starring Margaret O'Brien and Dean Stockwell.

...Here's Greenbriar Picture Shows on FIVE GUNS WEST (1955), starring John Lund and Dorothy Malone. Looks like my kind of movie.

...I've neglected to mention Warner Archive's recent announcement of The Andy Hardy Collection, Volume 2. All of the films were newly remastered, excepting LOVE FINDS ANDY HARDY (1938), which was released on DVD a number of years ago and is being reissued in this set.

...There's a fun post on L.A.'s Angels Flight Railway at Another Old Movie Blog.

...John Dierkes is an actor I wasn't familiar with. Toby just profiled him as the "Character Actor of the Day" at 50 Westerns From the 50s.

...Earlier this month the Los Angeles Times ran a neat photograph of Joan Fontaine being sworn in as an American citizen on April 23, 1943. She took the oath standing between two soldiers.

...A little earlier this summer Jeff wrote about THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951) at The Stalking Moon. I'm curious about seeing it myself now as I liked Margaret Sheridan very much in a small but noticeable role in ONE MINUTE TO ZERO (1952).

...I came across an old Movie Morlocks post from 2006 in which author "highhurdler" and the commenters muse on milk trucks and milk deliveries in movies.

...Royalty Watch: Today Prince Philippe of Belgium, the Duke of Brabant, became King upon the abdication of his father, Albert II.

...A new book in my Amazon recommendations which looks interesting: DAUGHTER OF EMPIRE: MY LIFE AS A MOUNTBATTEN by Lady Pamela Hicks. It's coming out this September.

...Lara is doing a great job covering the San Francisco Silent Film Festival at Backlots.

...I've never seen THE BARBARA STANWYCK SHOW and really enjoyed the introduction to the series by Caftan Woman. It's part of the Barbara Stanwyck Blogathon being hosted by The Girl with the White Parasol. The blogathon has an impressive number of contributors so be sure to check out the many posts!

...It's not too soon to think about Christmas baking: TASTE OF HOME CHRISTMAS: 360 RECIPES FOR A MERRY HOLIDAY! will be out in October.

...The half-price Criterion sale at Barnes & Noble has been extended through August 5, 2013.

...Attention Southern Californians: Reminders held over from last weekend...Alan Rode hosts the early Michael Curtiz film NOAH'S ARK (1929) at UCLA on Saturday, July 27th. NOAH'S ARK stars George O'Brien and Dolores Costello...The next day, July 28th, the Egyptian Theatre will have a screening of 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (1956) as part of a tribute to Disney production designer Harper Goff. 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA stars James Mason and Kirk Douglas. Susan King published additional details today in the Los Angeles Times.

...Coming to UCLA in August: Champion: The Stanley Kramer Centennial. There will be a number of special guests taking part in this series, which runs through the end of September.

...Coming to the Egyptian Theatre in August: Cinecon 49.

Have a great week!


Blogger Vienna said...

Hope you love The Thing as much as I do. It's so Hiward Hawks. A shame Margaret Sheridan never did much after this.
I'm looking forward to the Ann Dvorak biography.

2:49 AM  
Blogger Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

Thanks for the mention. The Dvorak book looks like it will be very interesting.

3:57 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD is one of the great sci-fi/horror films of all time. Snappy dialogue, tight direction and a great cast of character actors, several of them getting the best role they would ever have. And you can kill two aliens with one stone here because one of those cast members is John Dierkes, playing a nice if atypical role as one of the scientists.

10:28 AM  

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