Posts Tagged: Entertainment

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

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

Playboy Hugh Hefner and Playboy Bunnies 1960

Hef’s Playboy Bunnies- A Look Back

Along with Bugs Bunny and Peter Cotton Tail, no rabbit figured as prominently in my Mad Men era youth as the iconic Playboy Bunny. Next to an Airline Stewardess or a gal Friday at a Madison Avenue Ad agency, a

Playboy Hugh Hefner and Playboy Bunnies 1960

Hef’s Playboy Bunnies- A Look Back

Along with Bugs Bunny and Peter Cotton Tail, no rabbit figured as prominently in my Mad Men era youth as the iconic Playboy Bunny. Next to an Airline Stewardess or a gal Friday at a Madison Avenue Ad agency, a

vintage cover Cartoon Book Confucius Say

Wise Man Say: Politically Incorrect Comic No Funny

In the joke books we are never going to see again department, an honorary mention goes to this well-worn 1940 book Confucius Say which for a mere 25 cents manages to offend both women and Asian Americans in one fell

vintage cover Cartoon Book Confucius Say

Wise Man Say: Politically Incorrect Comic No Funny

In the joke books we are never going to see again department, an honorary mention goes to this well-worn 1940 book Confucius Say which for a mere 25 cents manages to offend both women and Asian Americans in one fell

Candice Bergen as Murphy Brown

All in the Bush Family Values

Some have been likening Jeb Bush’s recommendation for the public shaming of unwed mothers as a throwback to the 1950’s. One needn’t go back that far. How about 1992 when another member of the Bush entourage, Dan Quayle did the

Candice Bergen as Murphy Brown

All in the Bush Family Values

Some have been likening Jeb Bush’s recommendation for the public shaming of unwed mothers as a throwback to the 1950’s. One needn’t go back that far. How about 1992 when another member of the Bush entourage, Dan Quayle did the

John Belushi 1977 SNL

Who’s Not Ready for Saturday Night Live?

On a Saturday night filled with the canned laughter of classic comedies like The Jeffersons, Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart and Carol Burnett, the October 11 appearance of a live broadcast with irreverent humor and progressive politics was, well…. startling.

John Belushi 1977 SNL

Who’s Not Ready for Saturday Night Live?

On a Saturday night filled with the canned laughter of classic comedies like The Jeffersons, Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart and Carol Burnett, the October 11 appearance of a live broadcast with irreverent humor and progressive politics was, well…. startling.

Vintage Coca Cola Ad Cuba

Havana Holidays

Bracing for yet another bone chilling winter storm, dreams of languishing on a white sandy beach soaking up the warm Caribbean sun are never far from my winter-weary mind. And now a new dream vacation spot may open up… and

Vintage Coca Cola Ad Cuba

Havana Holidays

Bracing for yet another bone chilling winter storm, dreams of languishing on a white sandy beach soaking up the warm Caribbean sun are never far from my winter-weary mind. And now a new dream vacation spot may open up… and

Playbill Joan Rivers "Fun City" 1972

Farewell to NY’s Joan Rivers

Today we bid farewell to a quintessential  New York dame – Joan Rivers. I first saw Joan Rivers live in 1972 in Fun City a Broadway show about NY.  Bringing her sharp brand of humor to the Great White Way, 

Playbill Joan Rivers "Fun City" 1972

Farewell to NY’s Joan Rivers

Today we bid farewell to a quintessential  New York dame – Joan Rivers. I first saw Joan Rivers live in 1972 in Fun City a Broadway show about NY.  Bringing her sharp brand of humor to the Great White Way, 

vintage cartoon True Detective Magazine

True Fans of True Detective

True Detective had a knack of turning its fans into rabid fanatics. Just as today,  devotees of True Detective magazine were once as totally consumed with the whodunit, spending an inordinate amount of time, fervently preoccupied with the minutia of

vintage cartoon True Detective Magazine

True Fans of True Detective

True Detective had a knack of turning its fans into rabid fanatics. Just as today,  devotees of True Detective magazine were once as totally consumed with the whodunit, spending an inordinate amount of time, fervently preoccupied with the minutia of

A Football Fan’s 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

A Football Fan’s 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