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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


Entertainment Reads (July 15th, 2014)

Each week on Tuesday we’ll post our favorite links to articles from the pop culture world. They’ll at least tangentially pertain to education or sociological issues in general, and they’ll be from the past week. 127 more words