Saturday, February 13, 2021

Around the Blogosphere This Week

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

...Happy birthday to Kim Novak, who was born in Chicago on February 13, 1933.  Last week she was interviewed by People in conjunction with the publication of her new book KIM NOVAK: HER ART AND LIFE, now available from The Butler Institute of American Art.

...Marvel exec Kevin Feige wants to keep BLACK WIDOW (2021), due in theaters on May 7th, a theatrical release and opposes a simultaneous streaming release on Disney+.  Industry speculation is that BLACK WIDOW and another May blockbuster, F9 (2021), will be pushed back on the release schedule yet again.  A decision regarding BLACK WIDOW is expected in the next month or so.

...Silver Screen Suppers features some recipes from Alan Ladd.  The potato pancakes look good!

...In honor of Valentine's Day weekend, here's a look back at two past columns on favorite romantic films, from 2019 and 2020.

...Two of the latest articles at Jeff Arnold's West focus on directors: The Westerns of Jacques Tourneur and The Westerns of George Sherman.

...Glenn Erickson reviews the new Warner Archive Blu-ray release of GOOD NEWS (1947) at CineSavant/Trailers From Hell.  Can't wait to watch it!

...Caftan Woman writes about two favorite "noir Westerns" starring Robert Mitchum, PURSUED (1947) and BLOOD ON THE MOON (1948).

...At Hometowns to Hollywood Annette Bochenek has an interesting article on the sad, short life of Douglas McPhail, who had a brief run at MGM in the late '30s and early '40s.  He's probably best remembered for costarring with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in BABES IN ARMS (1939) and again with Garland in LITTLE NELLIE KELLY (1940).

...The Criterion Collection has announced its May releases will include NIGHTMARE ALLEY (1947) and MERRILY WE GO TO HELL (1932).

...At 50 Westerns From the 50s, Toby Roan has updated his list of recommended Roy Rogers Trucolor DVDs and Blu-rays...In other Roy Rogers news, Marion "Mimi" Rogers Swift, the Scottish girl who became Rogers and Dale Evans' foster daughter in the '50s, has passed away at the age of 80.

...Notable Passings: Disneyland artist Charles Boyer has died.  He worked at the park for 39 years and was named a Disney Legend in 2005...Casting director Lynn Stalmaster has passed away at 93...Guy Madison's younger brother, actor Wayne Mallory, passed away last October.  (Via Western Clippings.) Boot Hill has a list of Mallory's appearances in Westerns.

...For additional recent links of interest to classic film fans, please check out my February 6th roundup.


Blogger Caftan Woman said...

The sad news of the passings adds to the winter chill.

Thanks for the shout out and for all of the interesting news and articles I will enjoy.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thank *you* for always having such enjoyable reads at your site! Hope you enjoy checking out some of the other links.

Best wishes,

9:38 AM  

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