Saturday, February 27, 2021

Around the Blogosphere This Week

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

...More great Blu-ray news this week from Kino Lorber! They have another "not on DVD" film noir "coming soon" from the Kino Lorber Studio Classic line: LARCENY (1948), starring John Payne, Joan Caulfield, Shelley Winters, and Dan Duryea. It will be from a 4K scan. I reviewed the movie in 2013 and in the intervening years have enjoyed seeing it at two film noir festivals.

...Also coming from Kino Lorber: BROKEN LULLABY (1932) starring Lionel Barrymore and Nancy Carroll, directed by Ernst Lubitsch.

...At 50 Westerns From the 50s Toby Roan has an interesting entry on FURY AT SHOWDOWN (1957), a chapter in progress from his future book on '50s Westerns. The movie stars John Derek.

...The sixth and final volume of Hal Roach Streamliners is coming from ClassicFlix in June 2021: THE CURLEY COMEDIES. I've quite enjoyed the previous volumes and look forward to the new set.

...The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, now has a Keurig coffee line and seasonings.

...Growing up I read the novel HARRIET THE SPY by Louise Fitzhugh many times. I was interested to learn that a professor from my alma mater, the University of Redlands, has written a book, SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO LIE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LOUISE FITZHUGH, RENEGADE AUTHOR OF HARRIET THE SPY.

...Phyllis Loves Classic Movies points out something I never noticed before: The HOLIDAY INN (1942) set turns up again in THE GLASS KEY (1942). Phyllis also shares a great January viewing list.

...I've been meaning to share Sarah Ganske's list Good Movies With Under 500 Checks on Letterboxd. I've seen many movies on her list; it's filled with terrific viewing ideas.

...The Walt Disney Archives has announced that its exhibit at the Bowers Museum, "Inside the Walt Disney Archives," will be extended through April 25, 2021. The exhibit has spent much of the last year closed since it first opened in March 2020. (March Update: The exhibit has now been extended through June 20, 2021.)

...Notable Passings: Actress Martha Stewart, who played the murder victim in IN A LONELY PLACE (1950), has died at the age of 98. She was also a big band singer...Oscar-winning sound editor Alan Robert Murray, who worked on 32 films with Clint Eastwood, has passed away at the age of 66.

...For additional recent links of interest to classic film fans, please check out my February 20th roundup.

Have a great week!


Blogger Vienna said...

Sorry to hear about Martha Stewart. I’ve been putting together a list of stars still with us and had included Martha. Just watched again In A Lonely Place recently and she was very good.

1:27 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

It's sad as one by one performers of the Golden Age leave us, isn't it? Martha Stewart certainly made some memorable contributions.

Best wishes,

10:33 AM  

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