Sunday, December 29, 2013

Around the Blogosphere This Week

Miscellaneous bits of news and fun stuff from around the abbreviated holiday week edition!

...New on DVD from the Warner Archive: THE JIMMY STEWART SHOW (1971-72), costarring Stewart's BEND OF THE RIVER (1952) leading lady, Julie Adams.

...At The Skeins, Moira has a tribute to actress Marian Marsh, who I enjoyed earlier this year in the pre-Code BEAUTY AND THE BOSS (1932).

..."A Look Back at How the Content Industry Almost Killed Blockbuster and Netflix (and the VCR)." When I shared this TechCrunch article on Twitter, it received numerous ReTweets. It sure took me back to the early '80s and the time when it seemed my first Betamax, purchased in 1980, might be my last.

...Two promising trailers for 2014 sports films: MILLION DOLLAR ARM (2014) starring Jon Hamm, and DRAFT DAY (2014) with Kevin Costner. Fingers crossed these are good films!

...Will McKinley shared his "Christmas Eve With Donna Reed's Daughter" at Cinematically Insane.

...Here's Toby on 3 GODFATHERS (1948) for ClassicFlix. I still need to see that one!

...A visit to the set of Turner Classic Movies.

...Jason Belzer for Forbes Magazine: "Why the Oregon Ducks Teach Us that Luck Isn't Everything."

...Our younger daughter is in San Antonio with the Ducks Marching Band for the Alamo Bowl, which will be played on Monday, December 30th. Here are some photos of last night's neat pep rally on the San Antonio Riverwalk.

...Graham Fuller on "The Romantic Passion of Joan Fontaine."

...Notable Passing: Hungarian singer Marta Eggerth, who appeared in the Judy Garland musicals FOR ME AND MY GAL (1942) and PRESENTING LILY MARS (1943), has passed away at the age of 101.

...Please stay tuned, as I have numerous posts scheduled for the next week or two, including a look at TCM in January, with Joan Crawford as Star of the Month; a roundup of Disney news; reviews of the last two films on this year's 10 Classics list, and the new list for 2014; a preview of a series of Columbia films at UCLA; a review of the new biography of Barbara Stanwyck by Victoria Wilson; and the annual epic New Year's Day post, "Tonight's Movie: The Year in Review."

Have a great week, and Happy New Year!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, as always, for the link, Laura. Happy new year and best wishes in 2014.

12:24 PM  

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