Thursday, June 29, 2017

Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Con 2017

Sadly, I don't travel well anymore so I've never been able to actually attend Martin Grams' great Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Con but as usual this year, he offers a great slate of classic TV and movie guests. Highlights this year include a MAN FROM ATLANTIS reunion, Oscar winners Martin Landau and Shirley Jones, my wife....err...Morgan FairCHILD! Yeah, that's the ticket! Plus the other great guests pictured above. 

Go here for more details!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Help Mike and Ellie--GoFundMe

Mike Accord aka Lon Madnight is the husband of one of my first and dearest Facebook friends, Rose Fox, aka Ellie Accord. This week he had a stroke. Bad enough but while working to save him, the doctors discovered cancer. 

Please take a moment to read more about Ellie and Mike here and hep if you can. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Kathy Imrie

Had a lovely talk on the phone today with Kathy Imrie. Kathy's perhaps best known for her role in SHAFT'S BIG SCORE from 1972 but she also appears in the unreleased LET'S GO FOR BROKE which I continue to research. 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Adam West's Other Life 1955-1959

More than a decade before he entered the Batcave, the late Adam West was a very popular radio announcer/disc jockey in Hawaii under his real name of Bill Anderson! He was so popular that even after he headed...well...EAST to Hollywood and changed his name, the local papers continued to refer to him as Bill Anderson and report his every success in the big time!

Adam West R.I.P.

Adam West has passed. As with so many others in 1966, his Batman meant the world to me as a kid. My dad and I went to meet him at a car show in Cincinnati in the early 1980s. 
Rest in Peace, old chum.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

John Barrymore IS Sam Spade!

For nearly two months in 1930, the Great Profile himself, John Barrymore, was expected to be Sam Spade in the first screen version of THE MALTESE FALCON. Warner's had purchased the then recent Dashiell Hammett story as a vehicle for Barrymore but later announced that new contract star Bebe Daniels would be cast as the female lead was actually a bigger part.