Saturday, July 16, 2022

Around the Blogosphere This Week

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

...First off we've got more good release date news from Kino Lorber Studio Classics: THE TURNING POINT (1952) will be released September 20th. It will include a commentary track by Alan K. Rode.

...Also of note from Kino Lorber, an upcoming release of WARNING SHOT (1967) with David Janssen heading a great cast. I've been interested in seeing this film since Colin reviewed it a couple three years ago at Riding the High Country.

...Happy birthday to Nancy Olson, who was 94 on July 14th, and to Patrick Wayne, who turned 83 on July 15th.

...The city of Santa Clarita is attempting to acquire the William S. Hart Museum from L.A. County. Esotouric raises concerns about abrogating Hart's will and whether Santa Clarita has the resources to properly maintain the museum.

...I learned from this L.A. Times article on the VHS store Whammy! that Eddie Brandt's Saturday Matinee in North Hollywood closed. I bought a lot of movie stills there "back in the day," and it was also known for its video rentals.

...Tail o' the Pup in West Hollywood has reopened. It's been in business since 1946.

...Continuing with L.A.-centric news, the L.A. Farmers Market on W. 3rd Street in Downtown Los Angeles celebrates its 88th anniversary this week, and the Hollywood Bowl celebrated its centennial anniversary on July 11, 2022.

...Christmas Con is coming to Pasadena next month, featuring around 30 Hallmark Christmas movie stars...and Barbara Eden!

...In June I shared preliminary information on the Cinecon Festival, which returns to Hollywood September 1-5, 2022. Cinecon has just announced that Mitzi Gaynor will be honored at the festival's opening night, with her friend Michael Feinstein on hand to interview her. The festival also made its initial announcements on the schedule, which includes a showing of my favorite Deanna Durbin film, HIS BUTLER'S SISTER (1943), and many other rarely screened titles. Unfortunately the L.A. County Public Health Director currently remains committed to returning Los Angeles County to an indoor mask mandate, which would make it the only county in the country to do so, and that may happen as soon as the end of July. However, doctors at the huge Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center gave a town hall talk in which they emphasized in frank terms that there is not a Covid emergency in Los Angeles, with zero seriously ill patients in their hospital, so we'll see. Whether the mandate will occur and be in place Labor Day Weekend is anyone's guess so I'm holding off on making plans until the situation is clear.

...For additional recent links of interest to classic film fans, please check out my July 9th roundup.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved that Whammy article. The videos from Eddie Brandt's were bought by Quentin Tarantino, along with all the tapes from Video Archives where he used to work, and he just started a podcast to watch through and discuss the more obscure titles from there.


8:14 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I had no idea about all that info on Eddie Brandt's and Tarantino, that's fascinating, Kristina! Thank you so much for sharing that.

I found a Variety article on the podcast:

Best wishes,

11:46 AM  

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