Saturday, October 29, 2022

Around the Blogosphere This Week

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

...Earlier this month I shared the news that SECRET OF THE INCAS (1954) was being released on Blu-ray in Australia. Great news is that Kino Lorber Studio Classics has just announced they'll be releasing this film on Blu-ray in the U.S. from a "4K scan of 35mm YCM three-strip Technicolor elements." Charlton Heston's character in this film is considered to be a possible inspiration for Indiana Jones, along with Alan Ladd's character in CHINA (1943). A look at the SECRET OF THE INCAS poster makes clear why!

...Coming to Blu-ray from Kino Lorber January 10th: David Janssen and a great cast in WARNING SHOT (1968). The cast includes Eleanor Parker, Stefanie Powers, Joan Collins, George Sanders, and Walter Pidgeon.

...For anyone who missed the information in in my December schedule preview, Turner Classic Movies has announced it is shutting down the TCM website message boards effective November 30, 2022. They will still be available for reading until February 15, 2023, when they will be deleted.

...Seasonal fun from Jacqueline at Another Old Movie Blog: A link to Bing Crosby singing "The Headless Horseman" from Disney's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," which is part of the THE ADVENTURES OF ICHABOD AND MR. TOAD (1949)...You can read about the 2019 70th anniversary "Sleepy Hollow" screening I attended on the Disney lot here. That was such a fun evening!

...EXPERIMENT PERILOUS (1944) is the latest review from Colin at Riding the High Country. I very much agree with him that Hedy Lamarr's performance has "warmth and credibility." I like this film a great deal.

...Coming to Blu-ray in December from the Warner Archive Collection: ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN (1958) and THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA (1964).

...Attention Southern Californians: Beloved restaurant El Cholo will celebrate its centennial in 2023.

...Notable Passings: Jules Bass, producer of several animated holiday classics including RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (1964), has died at 87. Other programs included FROSTY THE SNOWMAN (1969) and SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN (1970)...I just learned that Jack Hannah, cofounder of the Western singing group Sons of the San Joaquin, passed away last summer at 88 (via Western Clippings)...Actor Jack Ging died last month at the age of 90. He had recurring roles on several TV series including MACKENZIE'S RAIDERS and MANNIX...Singer Jerry Lee Lewis has passed on at 87...Singer Janet Thurlow has died at 96...Broadway composer Lucy Simon (THE SECRET GARDEN) died last week at 82, one day after her sister, opera singer Joanna Simon, died at 85. Their sister was singer Carly Simon.

...For additional recent links of interest to classic film fans, please check out my October 22nd roundup.


Blogger Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

Thank you for the mention, Laura! Your experience at the 2019 screening looked like fun.

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