December 26, 2011
Buster Keaton The great silent comic guest-starred in two episodes, 1958's "A Very Merry Christmas" and 1965's "Now You See It, Now You Don't. " Don Drysdale The Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame pitcher appeared as himself in two 1964 episodes, "Play Ball" and "My Son the Catcher. " Lassie The beloved movie dog and director George Sidney stopped by in the 1961 "The Stones Go to Hollywood" installment.
May 30, 2011
Though the majority of combat films made during World War II were propaganda dramas and action-adventures, a few service comedies managed to sneak into the mix. One of the most popular comedies, 1944's "See Here, Private Hargrove" just arrived on Warner Archive for Memorial Day. Based on journalist Marion Hargrove's bestselling memoir of his days in boot camp, the film made a star out of Robert Walker, who received acclaim as the baby-faced Hargrove....
June 3, 2007 |
It's not easy being a pass-through state, with no dells or dunes, no arch or Ozarks. That's why small towns with big water towers across Iowa celebrate the long dead or the long in the tooth, in hopes that someone from elsewhere will come to join the celebration. In the pleasant town of Winterset, locals organized a bash last weekend marking the 100th birthday of the famous American celluloid tough guy, John Wayne, who was born here on May 26, 1907, and left at age 3.
June 7, 1998
Thank you for the excellent article on John Leguizamo ("Just Try to Shut Him Up," by Patrick Pacheco, May 31). Loved his short-lived TV show ("House of Buggin' ") and love him. Most people in America did not grow up in a "Donna Reed/Father Knows Best" household. To be able to laugh and learn from any negative experience instead of becoming bitter and hateful is what makes Leguizamo a young man with a lot to offer all people, not just Latinos. Insulting? Come on, mi gente. Let's loosen up a little and enjoy this incredible talent.
July 28, 1996 |
Shelley Fabares is a rarity in Hollywood: a popular child star who has continued working as an adult actress, currently as co-star of ABC's "Coach." Though most viewers know the young Fabares as the wholesome Mary on the classic sitcom "The Donna Reed Show," she actually began acting at the ripe old age of 3 in such TV series as "Captain Midnight" and "Annie Oakley."
July 14, 1995 |
This is the CD equivalent of a Christmas stocking stuffer--a novelty collection whose entire appeal rests in its campy theme. Includes various pop hits, from Johnny Mathis' "Chances Are" to Bobby Vinton's "Blue Velvet," that recall the innocence of '50s and '60s TV sitcoms. Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (e x cellent).