Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Read a nice piece about rockabilly royalty Wanda Jackson apprehension about working with Jack White on a new album. Hopefully you heard Jack's terrific work with Loretta Lynn on "Van Lear Rose" -- one of my favorite albums of the last decade. Hope to see this duo in person, until then here's the clip from Letterman. God bless you, Jack.
J.D. Salinger's WWII experience until I read about the latest bio -- which sounds fascinating. I've always thought of Holden Caulfield as a kind of kid gumshoe and Catcher in the Rye being a great noir -- no wonder.
today in the New York Times. Fritz directed a couple of my all-time favorite films: The Blue Gardenia and The Big Heat. It seems getting good movies made was even a pain in the ass for Fritz. A new retrospective of his work opens this weekend in NYC.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Susannah York is best known for her work in Tom Jones. But I first fell in love with her in the James Coburn vehicle, Duffy. She was absolutely the coolest chick in the world in '68. She'll be missed. Read the Associated Press obit.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Ian Fleming and the James Bond films. So I was pretty pleased to see this item move across the wire today. MGM finally announced Bond 23 with not only Daniel Craig returning but Sam Mendes directing. This is going to be great. Read the entire piece here.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
The first Elvis song that Chilean miner Edison Peña heard was "Heartbreak Hotel." Peña was in high school at the time, and it was the start of a lasting devotion to Elvis that will bring him to Graceland next week as part of the late singer's birthday celebration.
Peña was among the miners who survived 69 days this year buried in a caved-in gold and copper mine almost a half-mile below ground. When Graceland learned that he is what he calls an "Elvis fanatic," it arranged to send an MP3 player filled with Elvis music into the mine shaft for him. READ ENTIRE STORY HERE
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