Tags » Film History


Candice Bergen’s book, KNOCK WOOD (reviewed in my last post), was one of too many biographies/autobiographies I’ve been reading lately. I read them because I’m into trying to get a handle on the “real” human being beneath the public persona of past legendary creative/performing artists I’ve “known.” 280 more words


This Day in Disney History July 29th

1930-Mickey Mouse cartoon The Shindig is released.

1933-Silly Symphony cartoon Old King Cole is released.

1966-Featurette Run, Appaloosa, Run is released.

Film Lt. Robin Crusoe… 113 more words



You think your brother or sister is a dummy? You got nothing on Candice Bergen.

You’ll recall from my last post that in the 1940s, I was a big boyhood fan of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and his wooden alter ego, Charlie McCarthy. 315 more words


San Francisco Jewish Film Festival: NATAN

 by Paul Duane and David Cairns 

Paul Duane: The first thing I heard of Bernard Natan was a bunch of lies and half-truths, innocently peddled by somebody who’d heard about him from another source, who was in turn dependent on internet rumor and falsehood.   627 more words


Take Me to the River and Stop Making Sense?

 Stop Making Sense 1984

I love, love, love David Byrne and The Talking Heads and can’t believe it’s been 30 years since the release of the concert film “Stop Making Sense.” 142 more words

Film History

This Day in Disney History July 20th

1890-Actress Verna Felton is born.

1923-Disney Legend Charlie Ridgway is born.

1951-Donald Duck cartoon Lucky Number is released.

1982-Traveling Ice Capades Disney’s Great Ice Odyssey… 51 more words


This Day in Disney History July 19th

1940-Donald Duck cartoon Put-Put Troubles is released.

1946-Pluto cartoon The Purloined Pup is released.

1950-True Life Adventure Beaver Valley is released.

Film Treasure Island starring Bobby Driscoll and Finlay Currie is released. 64 more words