Saturday, March 18, 2023

Around the Blogosphere This Week

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

...New next week from ClassicFlix: THE LONG WAIT (1954) starring Anthony Quinn, Peggie Castle, and Charles Coburn. It's being released March 21st in a Blu-ray/4K UHD combination set. CineSavant Glenn Erickson has reviewed it at Trailers From Hell.

...Erickson has also reviewed SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR (1952), recently released on an all-region Blu-ray by Viavision/Imprint. The movie stars Ray Milland, Joan Fontaine, and Teresa Wright. It was previously released on DVD by Olive Films.

...March 18th is the 95th birthday of charming actress Peggy Dow, most recently reviewed here in BRIGHT VICTORY (1951).

...New from McFarland: SILENT FILM'S LAST HURRAH: THE REMARKABLE MOVIES OF THE LONG 1928. The author is David Meueul, who also wrote THE NOIR WESTERN and WOMEN IN THE FILMS OF JOHN FORD. It was released March 3rd.

...The Extras podcast had the exclusive March 16th announcement of April's Warner Archive Collection titles. As shared in visual format by Dawn of the Discs, the movies are SAFE IN HELL (1931), ONE WAY PASSAGE (1932), THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE (1941), STORM WARNING (1951), and A LION IS IN THE STREETS (1955). They are expected out in the latter part of the month.

...Visit the Joel and Frances McCrea Ranch Foundation website for news of upcoming events, including the annual Cowboy Cookout fundraiser, to be held on March 20, 2023.

...Rachel of Hamlette's Soliloquy is hosting a Shades of Shane Blogathon April 21-23. Please visit her blog for details on how to participate. Rachel also has a handy summary of blogathons coming in the near future!

...New cookbook from America's Test Kitchen: EVERYDAY BREAD: 100 RECIPES FOR BAKING BREAD ON YOUR SCHEDULE. It's out on March 28th.

...Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy look back fondly on their time as TV's THE HARDY BOYS (1977-79).

...Notable Passings: I was very sorry to learn via Boot Hill of the passing of Western film historian David Rothel. His books included the impressively detailed TIM HOLT and THOSE GREAT COWBOY SIDEKICKS; I wrote about the Holt book at Classic Movie Hub in 2019 and the latter title there last year. I was fortunate to meet David at the Lone Pine Film Festival in 2014...Disney Imagineering great Rolly Crump has passed away, age 93. His achievements included working on the Enchanted Tiki Room, the Haunted Mansion, and Disney's Tower of the Four Winds for the 1964 New York World's Fair. He published a memoir in 2012, IT'S KIND OF A CUTE STORY.

...More Notable Passings: Author John Jakes has died at 90. One of my favorite TV miniseries, NORTH AND SOUTH (1985-86), was based on his books...Actor Lance Reddick has died at 60. His credits included TV's BOSCH (2014-21) and voice work on Disney's reboot of the DUCKTALES (2019) cartoon...Eugene Iglesias passed away last month at 96. He was in a number of Westerns and TV shows, including one of my favorite MAVERICK episodes, "Plunder of Paradise" (1958); his films included THE DUEL AT SILVER CREEK (1952) and TAZA, SON OF COCHISE (1954). I have not found an obituary but first learned the news via Western Clippings.

...For additional recent links of interest to classic film fans, please check out my March 11th roundup.


Blogger Karen said...

That Cowboy Cookout sure sounds like fun! And I'm putting the bread cookbook on my list -- thanks!

3:34 PM  
Blogger Hamlette (Rachel) said...

Thanks for mentioning my Shades of Shane blogathon! :-)

1:54 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Sure wish you could be at the Cowboy Cookout, Karen! You'd love it. (I just ordered the bread cookbook, looks like a good one!)

Rachel, my pleasure!!

Best wishes,

8:19 PM  

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