September 2, 1993
Jean Stapleton, known to most TV viewers as Edith Bunker on "All in the Family," will star in the title role of a series for Showtime, "Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle." The family-oriented series, based on the books by Betty MacDonald and produced by Shelley Duvall, deals with an eccentric woman who comes up with unusual cures for such childhood "ailments" as being scared, being a tattletale and being unwilling to go to bed.
May 13, 1996
Shelley Duvall, Mark Harmon, Alfre Woodard, Tim Curry and Ed Begley Jr. are among the performers who will provide voices for PBS' animated adaptation of William J. Bennett's "The Book of Virtues." The prime-time series, scheduled to premiere in September, will feature classic stories from around the world that illustrate virtues such as honesty, responsibility and courage. Others who will lend their vocal talent include Michael York, Page O'Hara, Peter Strauss and Edward Asner.
October 7, 1991 |
Hulk Hogan, that Viking-maned behemoth of wrestling, is a likable actor and Burt Kennedy ("Support Your Local Sheriff") a likable director. Likable, too, in a more eccentric and astringent way, are wild-eyed Christopher Lloyd and loopy-Kewpie doll Shelley Duvall. But all that likability combined, or even cubed, doesn't create any pressing reason to pay admission to "Suburban Commando" (citywide)--unless you're an obsessed movie completist or a sudden cloudburst drives you to shelter.
February 10, 1988 |
"Earthquake Survival." Hollywood Family Entertainment. $19.95. With scientists predicting a major California earthquake during the next 30 years, this generally well-made video makes a useful and comprehensive guide to preparation. Actress Shelley Duvall hosts the 60-minute look at what actions should be taken before and after an earthquake. Everything from protecting your home to first-aid procedures is covered in clear, step-by-step fashion.
June 30, 1987 |
"Donkey Skin." Embassy. $29.95. This 1971 film adaptation of the Charles Perrault fairy tale--a close cousin of "Cinderella"--strangely lacks charm and whimsy, falling short in those areas of the better Shelley Duvall Faerie Tale Theatres. Michel Legrand's songs seem mostly anachronistic, the decor and costumes overly precious, Jacques Demy's direction sometimes a little arch.
December 20, 1985 |
Norris Chumley won the grand prize at this week's presentation of the second Visions of the U.S. Home Video Awards at the American Film Institute. Chumley, originally from Bloomington, Ind., and now living in New York, where he is the producer for the pledge drive of PBS affiliate WNET, won for his film "Little Mike."