I saw the Oscars and YES he was in the audience....and still wearing that "Red" scarf.
Subject: Full Gallop
According to the Los Angeles Daily News of April 5, 1998, RM was at the opening night of "Full Gallop" at the Coronet Theatre in West Los Angeles. The play stars Brenda Vaccaro as former Vogue editor Diana Vreeland.
Subject: RE: Full Gallop
According to Linda Harrison, (speaking at an autograph convention in LA this past weekend) she has just been contracted to do a Planet of the Apes convention sometime this summer, in LA. Other than RM and Chuck Heston also being in attendance, not much else is known.
Can anyone add anything? Any gossip or rumors or such??
Subject: RM's whereabouts
An article in The Star-Ledger datelined April 7 says RM was one of the performers during a benefit show Saturday night for Elaine Steinbeck (the writer's widow) at the Bay Street Theater.
The URL is http://www.nj.com/features/ledger/stories/781b26.html, but the article is really about Bruce Springsteen, who also performed.
Subject: Tam Lin
Roddy McDowall turns 70 in September, a long way from Lassie with a rewarding 60-year movie career behind him and a bunch of projects yet to tackle. But, when he made his debut behind the camera in 1969, all did not go so well. He directed Ava Gardner in "Tam Lin," a British drama about the many loves of a conniving, aging beauty. "It's a wonderful movie and Ava was really good," he recalled the other day. But few saw it. "The company that made it went bankrupt and it was passed along to another company. It came out two years later, there were changes (it was retitled "The Devil's Widow")... and it sank like a stone." Now, more than 25 years later, with the help of director and film preservationist Martin Scorsese, "Tam Lin" is resurfacing on video as part of Republic's "Legendary Ladies Of The Silver Screen," with the likes also of Paulette Goddard, Claudette Colbert and Joan Fontaine in such films as "Diary Of A Chambermaid," "Letter From An Unknown Woman" and "The Devil And Miss Jones." "These movies represent screen legends of that time," he said. "Each is an individual, each is provocative."--Mel
Hello There Everyone!
Just a couple of quick announcements here....
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Subject: Tam Lin out in video set
Announced in an article dated April 19, 1998 (see http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/tv/tvweek/video041998.htm)
Six glamorous and extraordinary women from Hollywood's Golden Age star in seven films also being released Tuesday in Republic Pictures' "Legendary Ladies of the Silver Screen" series (at $14.98 each).--Mel
Ava Gardner stars in two of them, "One Touch of Venus" (50th anniversary) with Robert Walker and "Tam Lin," which was directed by Roddy McDowall. The other five stars and films are Angela Lansbury with George Sanders in "The Private Affairs of Bel Ami," Jean Arthur with Charles Coburn in "The Devil and Miss Jones," Joan Fontaine with Louis Jordan in "Letter From an Unknown Woman, " Claudette Colbert with Don Ameche in "Guest Wife" and Paulette Goddard with Reginald Owen in "Diary of a Chambermaid."
Has anyone heard anymore about a possible convention this summer with Roddy and Charlton Heston?
Subject: RE: convention?
> Has anyone heard anymore about a possible convention this summer with
> Roddy and Charlton Heston?
I asked this same question about two weeks ago. A friend of mine was to a convention that had Linda Harrison and she mentioned being contacted to do an APES show this summer. She agreed to do it, but didn't have any details. She said that CH and RM were being contacted as well.
I'm afraid that's all the info i have for now. Anybody else heard anything?
Subject: RE: POTA web sites
Here's what i've just found on the web about the POTA show.
It'll be held August 1-2 at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 Green St, Pasadena CA. Guest appearences, movie props, autographs, more! For more info, write to: 20th Century Productions, PO BOX 2037, San Bernadino, CA 92406. or call (909) 880-8096
Subject: Louise Brooks documentary
This announcement's at http://www.pandorasbox.com/festival/pressrelease.html
TCM Unveils The Screen's Most Mysterious Icon in--Mel
"Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu"
Special Hosted by Shirley MacLaine to Premiere on May 5th
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) explores the enigma of one of the silver screen's most mysterious legends in the exclusive world television premiere of Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu, hosted by Shirley MacLaine on Tuesday, May 5, at 8 p.m. (ET). The one-hour special offers an unprecedented look at the woman who took the film industry by storm, only to sink into obscurity before re-emerging as a popular film scholar. Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu is directed for Timeline Films by Hugh Munro Neely and written by Brooks' biographer, Barry Paris. Elaina B. Archer, who conceived of the project, served as producer of the film; Hugh M. Hefner served as executive producer.
Following the documentary, TCM will air a trio of Brooks' most famous films: the premiere of a newly restored version of THE SHOW OFF (1926), PANDORA'S BOX (1929) and GOD'S GIFT TO WOMEN (1931) (complete schedule attached).
Tapping the resources of the world's great film archives, including The George Eastman House, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Museum of Modern Art and the American Film Institute, Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu illustrates Brooks' enormous on-screen power. Writer Barry Paris shares materials from his extensive private collection of Brooks' writings and images, and also arranged interviews with Brooks' sister-in-law, Margaret Brooks, and niece, Roseanne Brooks. Other interview subjects include such Brooks friends as actor/film scholar Roddy McDowall; John Springer; Adolph Green; composer David Diamond; Brooks' co-star from Pandora's Box, Frances Lederer; longtime admirer, actress Dana Delany; and Dr. Paolo Cherchi Usai, senior curator of the George Eastman House.
Louise Brooks Festival
Tuesday May 5, 1998
(All Times Eastern)
8:00 p.m. Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu (premiere)
9:00 p.m. PANDORA'S BOX (1929)
11:00 p.m. Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu (repeat)
12:00 a.m. THE SHOW-OFF (1926)
1:30 a.m. GOD'S GIFT TO WOMEN (1931)