Monthly Archives: May 2014

Update #2: Classic “Doctor Who” Time Travels Back to American TV

Update: 7/10/14  2 p.m.  It’s time to clear off your DVRs. Retro TV announced today that classic Doctor Who will premiere on Monday, August 4. Two episodes will air each weeknight at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), beginning with the 1963 first episode, An Unearthly Child. A “second … Continue reading

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90 Years Later, Lost Marx Brothers Musical is Reborn

For Marx Brothers fans, I’ll Say She Is is the missing piece of the puzzle. Written by brothers Tom and Will B. Johnstone, and incorporating some of the team’s earlier Vaudeville routines, the Marx Brothers’ first Broadway musical comedy revue … Continue reading

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Mr. Magoo and More: Celebrating the Centenary of John Hubley

Updated: 5/23/14 3:00 p.m. “John was a great lover of cinema, of the idea that film, in all its evolving forms, should be seen and valued as it is here at the Film Forum,” Ray Hubley said last night, at … Continue reading

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More Mitzi Gaynor Specials on TCM Please!

“I’m having such a good time!” Mitzi Gaynor said to host Robert Osborne last night before Turner Classic Movies’ broadcast of LES GIRLS, the 1957 MGM musical in which she co-stars with Gene Kelly. “That’s why I took the job, … Continue reading

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The Man Who Discovered Katharine Hepburn

Today was the hottest day of the year so far in New York City, but I’m suddenly feeling nostalgic for the holidays – not for the cold weather, but for the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s epic, fifty-film George Cukor … Continue reading

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Update: Lost Marx Bros. TV Clips Headed to DVD

Updated: 5/18/14 7:30 p.m. Remember that sitcom with Chico Marx? Or the Pepsi commercial with Harpo Marx playing his trademark harp?  Or the time that Groucho Marx donned his greasepaint mustache for a duet with Jackie Gleason? If you answered … Continue reading

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Ellen Burstyn on Women in Film: “What Women in Film?!”

Despite winning an Academy Award for ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE in 1975, star Ellen Burstyn wasn’t offered the lead in Alice, the CBS-TV spin-off that debuted the following year and aired for nine seasons. “I didn’t have anything to … Continue reading

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New TCM 20th Anniversary Promo Evokes Film History

Musicians Kristian Bush and Brandon Bush of the band Sugarland have scored a new on-air promo for Turner Classic Movies, in honor of the network’s twentieth anniversary. The thirty-second network I.D., which premieres today, pays homage to some of the most … Continue reading

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Memories of my Father and the Marx Bros.

As far as I know, my father took only one business trip in his 44 years as a mechanic (and later, foreman) for Green Bus Lines in Queens, New York. Luckily, he brought me with him. Because it was there, … Continue reading

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