Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
The dog who played Toto in The Wizard of Oz was paid more than the 124 actors who played the Munchkins of the Lollypop Guild. The dog made $125/week while the little people made $50/week each (plus room and board). (source: actress Margaret Pelligrini in the documentary The Yellow Brick Road and Beyond)
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Harold Lloyd assists schoolgirls in purchasing corsets - Here Come The Girls (1918)
7000-4810 (by AliceJapan)
Portrait of Buster Keaton, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and Alice Lake. 1917-1918, give or take.
Friday, August 5, 2011
The Gospel According to Spinal Tap: This pretentious, ponderous collection of religious rock psalms is enough to prompt the question “What day did the lord create Spinal Tap, and couldn’t he have rested on that day too?
Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner) reading album reviews in This is Spinal Tap (1974)
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
This is a kick-ass flick. Very suspenseful. And a strong, capable, brave female character.
Friday, July 15, 2011
At the initial showings of The Wizard of Oz, some members of the audience got up and walked out because they didn’t understand the movie. In the press, the movie was compared unfavorably to Gone with the Wind, the other big movie released that season. Although it made Judy Garland a star, it was not a big hit and lost about a million dollars. It wasn’t until television and reruns that the film became a classic. (From the documentary The Yellow Brick Road and Beyond)
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Grief counseling for Muggles mourning final ‘Harry Potter’ film: The lessons learned from ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Star Wars’ survivors (click photo for story)