Category Archives: Entertainment

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

When Movies Were Black and White- Jim Crow

  What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” had been  pretty much confirmed by

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

When Movies Were Black and White- Jim Crow

  What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” had been  pretty much confirmed by

The Beatles and Ed Sullivan -She Loved You Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Can it really be over a half a century since the Beatles burst into our lives on an ordinary Sunday night after which nothing would be the same again? There are few of my generation who do not recall first

The Beatles and Ed Sullivan -She Loved You Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Can it really be over a half a century since the Beatles burst into our lives on an ordinary Sunday night after which nothing would be the same again? There are few of my generation who do not recall first

Football Fans Fantasy

In a world where you can watch  800 channels of television shows not only on your flat screen TV but on your laptop, iPad, or iPhone, choose between a soccer match in South Africa or football in Florida, it’s hard

Football Fans Fantasy

In a world where you can watch  800 channels of television shows not only on your flat screen TV but on your laptop, iPad, or iPhone, choose between a soccer match in South Africa or football in Florida, it’s hard

Vintage Playbill Hello Dolly Carol Channing

Legendary Carol Channing

Carol Channing was Broadway royalty. Even as a 9-year-old, I knew when I saw Carol Channing perform “Hello Dolly” in 1964 I was witnessing pure magic. Seated in a plush seat at the St. James Theatre clutching my Playbill  I

Vintage Playbill Hello Dolly Carol Channing

Legendary Carol Channing

Carol Channing was Broadway royalty. Even as a 9-year-old, I knew when I saw Carol Channing perform “Hello Dolly” in 1964 I was witnessing pure magic. Seated in a plush seat at the St. James Theatre clutching my Playbill  I

News Year Predictions A Look Into the Future 1975

Past Perfect- New Years Predictions The New Year has always been the traditional time for crystal ball gazing offering tantalizing predictions for our imagined future. For forward thinking post war Americans, peering into the future was a favorite pastime. So

News Year Predictions A Look Into the Future 1975

Past Perfect- New Years Predictions The New Year has always been the traditional time for crystal ball gazing offering tantalizing predictions for our imagined future. For forward thinking post war Americans, peering into the future was a favorite pastime. So

Guy Lombardo New years Eve Album

New Year Eve Party With Guy Lombardo

For me, New Year’s Eve always belonged to Guy Lombardo. It was a childhood viewing ritual that rarely varied. In the early 1960’s I felt like Cinderella, permitted to stay up to the stroke of midnight and watch, along with

Guy Lombardo New years Eve Album

New Year Eve Party With Guy Lombardo

For me, New Year’s Eve always belonged to Guy Lombardo. It was a childhood viewing ritual that rarely varied. In the early 1960’s I felt like Cinderella, permitted to stay up to the stroke of midnight and watch, along with

penny Marshal as Laverne

Penny Marshall’s Big Legacy

Lets raise a toast of Pepsi and milk to Penny Marshal, a comic genius who was in a league of her own. Like Laverne, she did it her way. With her distinctive nasal New York voice so redolent of the

penny Marshal as Laverne

Penny Marshall’s Big Legacy

Lets raise a toast of Pepsi and milk to Penny Marshal, a comic genius who was in a league of her own. Like Laverne, she did it her way. With her distinctive nasal New York voice so redolent of the

Cosby Goes to Jail… Goes Directly To Jail

Despite his fame and fortune, Bill Cosby’s bad behavior spoke to the realities and pervasiveness of our rape culture, one which has long sanctioned and even encouraged this type of behavior for the ordinary man. Sorry boys, game over. Cosby has

Cosby Goes to Jail… Goes Directly To Jail

Despite his fame and fortune, Bill Cosby’s bad behavior spoke to the realities and pervasiveness of our rape culture, one which has long sanctioned and even encouraged this type of behavior for the ordinary man. Sorry boys, game over. Cosby has

Another September 11… Miss America

September 11th is a date indelible in America’s collective consciousness. But the date shares another less remembered benchmark, one whose impact is still felt today. In 1954, September 11th was the very first live nationally broadcast Miss America Contest. For

Another September 11… Miss America

September 11th is a date indelible in America’s collective consciousness. But the date shares another less remembered benchmark, one whose impact is still felt today. In 1954, September 11th was the very first live nationally broadcast Miss America Contest. For

Burt Reynolds The Naked Truth

  Anticipation was more than just a popular song by Carly Simon in 1972. It was the collective breathless feeling of suspense opening up the April 1972 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine and seeing an actual  male movie star naked. From

Burt Reynolds The Naked Truth

  Anticipation was more than just a popular song by Carly Simon in 1972. It was the collective breathless feeling of suspense opening up the April 1972 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine and seeing an actual  male movie star naked. From