The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has just posted information about the event Jim Longworth (author, TV Creators and TVparty contributor) is producing and moderating on May 6, a salute to TV moms. Here's the lineup: Meredith Baxter - Family Ties; Barbara Billingsley - Leave it to Beaver; Diahann Carroll - Julia; Bonnie Franklin - One Day at a Time; Catherine Hicks - 7th Heaven; Vicki Lawrence- Mama’s Family; Cloris Leachman - Phyllis; Marjorie Lord - Make Room for Daddy; Doris Roberts - Everybody Loves Raymond; Marion Ross - Happy Days; Holland Taylor - Two and a Half Men.
What a list! Jim is also bringing in some special surprise guests - I'm not at liberty to say but the names are BIG and should create quite a bit of excitement. The event will be webcast live on Tuesday, May 6 at 7:30 PT 10:30pm ET. Tell him TVparty sent you!
May 4, 2008 - 11:00am
And this from her 1933 film I'm No Angel, one of my favorite screen moments of all time.
Let's see - Cher in the last post, now Mae West. I'll get off the gay icons next posting...
May 4, 2008 - 9:05am
This version from Cher in 1975 has pretty much the same arrangement but sports a slightly fuller orchestrations and Cher is toning down that ersatz southern accent she sings with.
I'm guessing there was about a 6 month period between these performances. Girl had pipes! Cher grew considerably as an artist in the first couple of years away from Sonny and actually recorded at least one fine album, Stars, which has never been released on CD.
This cover of a Velvet Underground tune is from Stars, her first album for Geffen in 1975. The first time I heard it I hated it, despised the entire album in fact, but it grew on me and became one of my favorites, at least for the time.
Of course, the song is a bit absurd, the idea of Cher sitting on cornerstones, "counting time in quarter tones" is a bit of a stretch.
May 3, 2008 - 11:43am
Wow - as I write this You Tube is down and has been for some time.
Look what's become a collector's item now that it's out of print - Beany & Cecil on DVD is going for $53.00 to $103 on Amazon - for used copies!
Bob Huggins writes: "I saw your blog posting about Eve Arden. In addition to her more famous shows “Our Miss Brooks” and “The Mothers in Law,” Eve Arden also starred in “The Eve Arden Show.” Alpha Video recently released a four episode, single DVD of this rare to see show. Details here.
also offers two public domain episodes of “Our Miss Brooks”
along with a couple of PD episodes from “The
Life of Riley.”
May 3, 2008 - 10:11am
BRITISH COMEDY AWARD WINNERS
May 2, 2008 - 6:10am
I agree, it does sound like her and she wasn't such a big star in the early-1950s.
Speaking of iconic stars, Jay Blotcher alerts me that yesterday would have been Eve Arden's 100th birthday, she the star of two very funny sitcoms, Our Miss Brooks and The Mothers in Law. Here's a scene from The Mothers in Law with co-star Kaye Ballard who's still around and kicking.
May 1, 2008 - 11:49am
May 1, 2008 - 10:53am
The Neumanns each face up to 25 years in prison if convicted. The couple and their attorney did not immediately return messages left Monday by The Associated Press.
These idiots wouldn't take their child to a doctor but they're more than willing to go to a lawyer now that their sorry asses are in trouble?
And this struck me odd, from the rave movie review by Roger Friedman on Foxnews.com:
Iron Man is really a comic book hero of the '80s and '90s, so he’s not really part of my nostalgia.
Huh?!? Iron Man debuted in 1963 and probably hit his zenith (in sales, anyway) in the mid-1970s.
April 29, 2008 - 1:00pm
DIVING ON YOU TUBE
Pearl Bailey was a remarkably fluid performer, you can't help but smile when she's on screen and marvel at how far out on a limb she would go without wrecking the routine. Her styled meshed beautifully with Andy Williams' unique ability to stay in the groove and remain on key no matter what's thrown at him.
Speaking of Pearls, here's country comic Minnie Pearl with Dean Martin from the boozy crooner's variety show.
April 27, 2008 - 10:30am
YOU FEEL A DRAFT?
And today - when our brave soldiers return home they're possibly faced with accommodations that look as if they've been neglected since the Viet Nam era. You are going to be horrified by the following video. I swear I think I'll just stop paying attention, it's just too much.
If you need to be reunited with a relative or estranged loved one or are looking to fill in missing pieces of your personal history, WE tv wants to help you. From the press release:
tv is looking for people nationwide to be profiled on the network’s
newest docu-series THE LOCATOR. The series follows Troy Dunn, a professional
with over 16 years of experience of connecting people, on intense and
emotionally-charged journeys to reunite “half the world with the
other half” and bring closure to those seeking it. Thousands of
people are in desperate need to find people from their past – lost
or estranged family, friends and loved ones. If you are one of those people,
WE tv is looking for you. Are you adopted and ready to find your birth
mother? Were you separated from your family at a young age and have not
been successful in finding them? Do you have a reason to find the missing
links from your past? If so, please submit thru either wetv.com/casting
by June 15th 2008 to be considered for a locate.
(Memorable Entertainment Television) premiered in Milwaukee on March 1,
2008 as a digital service of WDJT-DT, CBS 58, with over the air coverage
on digital channel 58.3 and cable coverage on Time Warner Cable and Charter
Communications digital cable channel 201
April 27, 2008 - 9:46am
Can you imagine the look on people's faces when they find out they have to pay extra to use cash?!?
April 25, 2008 - 10:26am
are the Cannell shows for download:
Greatest American Hero (1980-1983 ABC)
(1992-1997 USA Network)
Stalkings (1991-1999 CBS/USA Network)
The Commish will also be available on iTunes in the coming months.
April 25, 2008 - 8:43am
Speaking of which, ever wonder what going green means to a kid? Jay Leno found out on yesterday's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" when he read "Kid's Letters For Earth Day."
TVparty-er Michael writes: "This website gets you copies of complaints to the FCC about any specific trashy TV show: TVshowComplaints.org." Cool!
Most broadcast shows that have returned in the weeks since the writer's strike have suffered double-digit ratings decreases - ABC's "Desperate Housewives" is down 33 percent, NBC's "ER" is down 24 percent and CBS' "CSI: NY" is down 12 percent, among others.
Watching the promo for the next episode of Kenny vs Spenny I was struck by this too-true quote: "If you're gay and want to be on reality TV -- you'd better be willing to make Paul Lynde look like fucking Lee Marvin." - Chez Pazienza
April 24, 2008 - 2:18pm
EVENT THIS WEEKEND
I would so be there if I was in the area! Check out socaldims.com for more info.
April 23, 2008 - 12:50pm
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