Sunday, October 20, 2013

Around the Blogosphere This Week

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

...Attention Tim Holt Westerns fans: By my count there are still a dozen and a half of his RKO Westerns not yet out on DVD. One of them, DYNAMITE PASS (1950), airs on TCM this Thursday, October 24th. Regis Toomey, Lynne Roberts, John Dehner, and Cleo Moore costar along with Holt and sidekick Richard Martin.

...A new series featuring Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe may be coming to ABC. It's being developed by CASTLE creator Andrew Marlowe.

...AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) on Broadway in 2015? Might happen.

...At Where Danger Lives Mark has fantastic movie posters featuring film noir "B" movie blondes. Here's one sample from his presentation, Dorothy Patrick in THE BLONDE BANDIT (1950). Be sure to click over and check out all the other great posters.

...Happy Bloggiversary to Toby, whose great blog 50 Westerns From the 50s turned four years old this month. Toby's site is a regular "must visit" for fans of Westerns.

...Just about a year ago I liked Don DeFore in the film noir SOUTHSIDE 1-1000 (1950). Rick Brooks has reviewed this entertaining movie at ClassicFlix, calling it "an underrated gem of a crime film."

...Back in 2010 I really enjoyed ZACHARY SCOTT: HOLLYWOOD'S SOPHISTICATED CAD by Ronald L. Davis. KC has reviewed this interesting bio at Classic Movies.

...At Out of the Past, Raquel shares her recent experience seeing Harold Lloyd in SAFETY LAST! (1923) with live music.

...Netflix will be offering DVD-type extras via streaming for some of its original programming.

...Richard Gallagher reviewed MAVERICK - SEASON 3 at the Home Theater Forum.

...DR. WHO fans will want to check out the new trailer for next month's 50th Anniversary special, DAY OF THE DOCTOR.

...Lou Lumenick discusses the new TCM Vault set John Ford: The Columbia Films Collection.

...Susan King of the Los Angeles Times recently interviewed Kendra Bean, author of the new book VIVIEN LEIGH: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT, mentioned here last week.

...A late '50s noir starring Gene Raymond and Wayne Morris sounds interesting. Glenn Erickson has reviewed the Olive Films release PLUNDER ROAD (1957) at DVD Savant. Elisha Cook Jr. and Jeanne Cooper costar.

...Notable Passings: Actor Ed Lauter, a fixture in guest roles in episodic TV since the '70s, has passed away at the age of 74. In addition to his many TV roles, Lauter appeared in films including THE ARTIST (2011) and TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE (2012)...Indian actor Kumar Pallana, who played the juggling airport janitor in THE TERMINAL (2004), has died at 94.

Have a great week!


Blogger KC said...

I love those posters too! So many of my favorite b-movie actress Cleo Moore. Thanks for linking my Zachary Scott review. I've always found him interesting, but I was surprised by just how fascinating I found his life story. It was more complicated than I expected.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Hi KC!

When I got to the part about Scott's wife leaving him for John Steinbeck, I was He really did have a complicated, interesting life.

Have you seen his Western .COLT 45 yet? His wild-eyed performance was said to have been partly fueled by his despondency over her leaving him, his acting rather unnerving Jack Warner.

Best wishes,

9:01 PM  
Blogger Citizen Screen said...

Fantastic roundup as usual, Laura!! :)


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