I know we’ve recently lost several important people—Betty White, Sidney Poitier, Bob Saget—but I was gobsmacked this afternoon while scrolling into the forgotten depths of online current events when I learned of the death of Dwayne Hickman … Dobie Gillis.Continue reading “The Original Good Buddy”
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In What Furnace Was Thy Brain?
If you consider yourself empty and distraught trying to survive without a steady diet of classic films and the artistic thrust of black and white films with wartime credentials, and especially if you are still in mourning for the Filmstruck cable channel, I highly recommend taking a peek at the new Criterion channel that just premiered.Continue reading “In What Furnace Was Thy Brain?”
Thalia Menninger … sigh
It was the early ’60s. I was in High School and two things were my top fantasies, the 1957 Chevrolet Nomad and girls’ breasts. Television was black and white and I was beginning to lose interest in the lure of an evening in the vast wasteland. There was so many things to do outside of television: girls, homework, folk music, girls, surfing, onion rings, girls, art movies, the Beach Boys, and of course, girls.Continue reading “Thalia Menninger … sigh”