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The family nickname of the boy-crazy, surfing teenager Frances  Elizabeth “Gidget” Lawrence (Sally Field) on the sitcom GIDGET/ABC/1965-66.

An updated version of this series called THE NEW GIDGET/SYN/1986-88 starred Caryn Richman as a grown up and married Gidget who now had to contend with her teenage niece. 112 more words


Look Before You Leap!

TV actors want to be movie stars.  That’s a given.  But some of them are better suited to the small screen.  It’s a tricky prospect making the transition from TV to film.   4,383 more words


Shake the Scene/Recipe: Smokey & The Bandit


Smokey & The Bandit (1977)

The Recipe: Diablo Sandwich & a Dr. Pepper

Why I Love This Sandwich: Smokey and the Bandit was a bona fide blockbuster in 1977. 953 more words

Shake The Scene

5 Facts About the Gidget Series

It’s been 50 years since the television series Gidget went off the air. The show about a 15-year-old surfer played by Sally Field was not popular since it’s debut in 1965. 234 more words


My Life, In a Gump-Shell

In the act of coining words, concepts and processes, I’ve decided to name the whole genre attributable to what I’ve made-up as “Randyisms”.

The movie, Forrest Gump, has that underlying concept as a storyline, as well, propelling the movie forward via the story of the protagonist’s lifetime, and of his having inspired just about every conceivable notable concept and product of his times: the American sense of innocence of the 1950’s (redolent throughout, as this is the backdrop of Forrest Gump’s “coming up” or “coming of age” years, in which the times leave an indelible imprint on its generation); the Vietnam War era (November 1, 1955 – April 30, 1975, per Wikipedia.org) and the backlash against it; the “smiley-face” design of the 1960’s; the running craze of the ’70’s; and more. 890 more words

Scott Rudin Re-Ups With Lincoln Center Theater On 'Menagerie' - Giving Nonprofit Three Broadway Shows This Season

UPDATED 3:30 PM: Adds information on Lincoln Center Theater in final paragraph.

PREVIOUSLY: Sally Field and company just got some support from the tony Lincoln Center crowd. 295 more words

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