May 7, 2012
Garry Marshall's touchstones: Joey Bishop The comedic member of the Rat Pack and host of "The Joey Bishop Show" was Marshall's mentor "Happy Days" The nostalgic ABC comedy series that made Henry Winkler a superstar aired from 1974 to 1984. "Pretty Woman" This iconic 1990 romantic comedy resurrected the career of Richard Gere and earned Julia Roberts an Oscar nomination.
May 7, 2012 |
In his new autobiography, "My Happy Days in Hollywood," which he co-wrote with his daughter Lori, Garry Marshall recalls the time in his life when he wasn't very happy - producing the 1976-83 ABC comedy series "Laverne & Shirley. " "It was a tough show," recalled the gregarious Marshall with his trademark Bronx accent, in his memorabilia-filled office at his Falcon Theatre in Burbank. It was the opposite of the carefree set of "Happy Days," the ABC series about the Cunningham family and leather-jacket clad Fonzie (Henry Winkler)
March 3, 2012 |
What a fine day. Hundreds of youngsters in new baseball jerseys and caps are stretched across the infield from third to first. Every kid should have such sweet memories of growing up. There are green and white balloons strung like a wreath above home plate, which has a new coat of white paint. They have already served almost 3,000 sausages and pancakes as part of the festivities, with not a gloomy or hungry soul in sight. A new load of brick dust has been spread across the field, which has been freshly chalked.
December 12, 2011 |
There was little to celebrate at the box office this weekend, as poor ticket sales resulted in the slowest period of the year for moviegoing. Despite the arrival of two new films, the star-studded romantic comedy "New Year's Eve" and the Jonah Hill raunch-fest "The Sitter," ticket sales amounted to only $77.4 million. That marked the worst weekend for the business not only in 2011 but since September 2008. "New Year's Eve," the Garry Marshall-directed film starring nearly two dozen big-name stars, had a far softer-than-projected debut.
February 11, 2010 |
It's a little disconcerting to hear Anne Hathaway talk dirty. Huddled in an office cubicle on the set of the new romantic comedy, "Valentine's Day," Hathaway, she of the pearly white skin, the doe-like eyes, the fantasy pedigree in the "Princess Diaries" movies, is purring lasciviously and furtively into the phone, lines like "I'm going to show you the wildest ride," and "I don't mind the fetishists." Puckishly presiding over the tweaking of her wholesome image is "Valentine's Day" director Garry Marshall, who a decade ago put the tiara on Hathaway's head by casting her in the first "Princess" film.
February 10, 2010
Shirley MacLaine and Hector Elizondo are discussing ways of coping with the loss of a loved one -- the four-legged kind. Elizondo still gets choked up when he talks about his late cats, especially Ninja, a pure black Burmese he and his wife once owned. "There was a long period of tangible loss," he tells MacLaine. "I wouldn't for days vacuum her fur. . . . I couldn't let her go that way." The Oscar-winning MacLaine ("Terms of Endearment") is besotted with Terry, her rat terrier who was the subject of her book "Out on a Leash" and is featured prominently on her website.