Thank you, Etta James, for your talent, style, and brilliance.
Lena Horne passed away at age 92. A couple of memorable performances: Lena Horne sings “Love Me or Leave Me” and “The Eagle & Me” Lena Horne sings the Alphabet Song on Sesame Street
Paul Newman dead at 83. We’ll miss you, you sexy thing. (Photo from A Long, Hot Summer.)
8iGvzmOoh3Y Dick Martin passed away today. Martin was a stand-up comedian and television director, but he’s best known as half of the hosting duo of Rowan and Martin, hosts of the incredible, unforgettable Laugh-In. Laugh-In changed comedy and television, and introduced to us many marvels, from the ineffable Tiny Tim to the delightfully goofy Goldie […]
Over the weekend I watched Rififi (which you may remember was top of my queue). It’s a terrific noir and a prime example of the great caper movies. Jules Dassin, director of Rififi and many other fine films, passed away Monday. Here’s his obituary in the New York Times. I recommend Rififi highly. Many plot […]