Saturday, April 01, 2023

Around the Blogosphere This Week

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

...Happiest birthday wishes to Margia Dean, who will turn 101 on April 7th. I recently had the pleasure of corresponding with Margia's niece who reports her aunt is doing well. Last year I wrote a centennial birthday tribute to Margia, which may be visited here. In April 2022 I also reviewed the Western AMBUSH AT CIMARRON PASS (1958), in which Margia costarred with Scott Brady and Clint Eastwood; that review was written for my Western RoundUp column at Classic Movie Hub. Happy birthday, Margia!

...Jessica Pickens reviewed Robert Montgomery and Dorothy Jordan in LOVE IN THE ROUGH (1931) for her Musical Monday column at Comet Over Hollywood...Glenn Erickson has reviewed the new Powerhouse Indicator UK Blu-ray release of STATE OF THE UNION (1948) starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Van Johnson, and Angela Lansbury...Glenn has also just reviewed Jeffrey Hunter in NO MAN IS AN ISLAND (1962) from Kino Lorber Studio Classics. It sounds interesting, though a bit disturbing at times..At Riding the High Country, Colin has reviewed Margaret Lockwood in BEDELIA (1946), a film which has been on my wish list...Scott Marks has reviewed the new Shout! Factory Blu-ray release of SORRY, WRONG NUMBER (1948) for Media Play News...and Danilo has reviewed MANHANDLED (1949) with Dan Duryea, Sterling Hayden, and Dorothy Lamour for Classic Movie Hub.

...The Warner Archive Collection has announced that May releases will include BORDER INCIDENT (1949) and CLASH BY NIGHT (1952). A volume of Looney Tunes cartoons is also on the way to Blu-ray in the near future. Additional May Warner Archive releases will be announced soon.

...Fantastic news from Kino Lorber: Audie Murphy Collection II is coming in June! The titles in this Blu-ray set are SIERRA (1950), KANSAS RAIDERS (1950), and DESTRY (1954). Toby Roan reports at 50 Westerns From the 50s that he's doing the commentary track on SIERRA.

...Karen has share thoughts on the Warner Bros. goodness airing on TCM this month at her blog Shadows and Satin...and be sure to catch her review of THE NAKED CITY (1948).

...At Another Old Movie Blog, Jacqueline reviews David Tucker's new book on Rochelle Hudson, published by McFarland.

...I recently shared my schedule picks for the upcoming TCM Classic Film Festival. Other bloggers are sharing their picks, including Aurora at Once Upon a Screen, Kim at I See a Dark Theater, Chris at Blog of the Darned, Angela at The Hollywood Revue, and Annette at Hometowns to Hollywood. Anyone who's written a post on the festival schedule and is not mentioned here is welcome to leave a link in the comments!

...Speaking of film festivals, the fantastic schedule has just been revealed for next month's Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in Palm Springs. Look for a detailed post going over the schedule here in the near future.  (Update: The 2023 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival Schedule.)

...For additional recent links of interest to classic film fans, please check out my March 25th roundup.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the lovely mention, Laura! I'm still working on my post for my TCMFF schedule - it's turning out to be as long as the schedule itself! Looking forward to those new Warner and Kino releases. Thanks!

10:18 AM  
Blogger Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

Thanks for sharing the link, Laura. Enjoy the TCMFF festival!

10:57 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Karen, always delighted to share! I just found your schedule post -- here it is for everyone else!

You're welcome, Jacqueline -- thank you for the informative review! Wish you could attend the festival one year. :)

Best wishes,

3:12 PM  

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