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Everything posted by HarryCarter

  1. Carol and Tina Fey are producing a movie based on Carol and her late daughter Carrie! https://variety.com/2019/film/news/carol-burnett-movie-carrie-and-me-1203173222/
  2. Glamorous Sue Casey, who appeared in Lucy Wants a Career and Lucy Meets Danny Kaye, passed away on February 21 at the age of 93. https://m.legacy.com/obituaries/latimes/obituary.aspx?n=sue-casey&pid=191699131&referrer=0&preview=false
  3. In the 1950 Mickey Rooney film “He’s a Cockeyed Wonder,” Terry Moore and her date go to a drive-in movie to see The Fuller Brush Girl. Lucy and Eddie Albert’s names are prominently displayed on the marquee. I only watched this three minute scene and it was clear from that that the movie was unbearably terrible.
  4. It’s nice to see everyone compliment her dancing.
  5. Richard Erdman, who appeared with Lucy in Easy Living and played the disgruntled supermarket manager in Lucy Loses Her Cool, has died at 93. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/richard-erdman-dead-community-stalag-917730
  6. Frank was a warm, kind gentleman with a wonderful sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
  7. Very revealing interview with Jenny from Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/jenny-lewis-on-the-line-new-album-interview-800113/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
  8. Netflix will be showing a Laugh-In 50th anniversary special. https://deadline.com/2019/03/rowan-and-martins-laugh-in-still-laugh-in-the-stars-celebrate-netflix-lily-tomlin-1202568687/ I know a lot of cast members have passed away in recent years, but it would be nice if they could have gotten others in addition to Lily and Jo Anne. All the episodes of Laugh-In are currently available on Amazon Prime.
  9. March 2's Google Doodle celebrates Desi on his 102nd birthday! https://www.google.com/doodles/desi-arnazs-102nd-birthday
  10. I’ve never seen his stand up, but Sebastian played Viggo Mortensen’s brother in Green Book. I didn’t know it was him until the end credits.
  11. Stanley Donen’s speech is the ultimate example of why the lifetime achievement awards should be part of the main Oscar ceremony! It never occurred to me how young Stanley Donen was when he began directing these classic musicals. Prior to that, he was a cadet in Best Foot Forward. I thought he and Elaine May seemed like a fun couple.
  12. I’m glad that some excerpts have been released! I assume that the full recording will be going to the Lincoln Center Library. They said that Carole Bayer Sager couldn’t attend at the last moment and they were sending her a copy of the tape.
  13. No, definitely not. It was a noble effort to attempt to do a sitcom in the style of an earlier era, though.
  14. Some photos from this unforgettable night! https://www.broadwayworld.com/viewcolumnpics.cfm?colid=1918713
  15. Last night was truly a magical evening! Lucie was absolutely incredible. It was like time stood still in 1979. She looked and sounded just as she did 40 years ago. Actually, she was even better! She stopped the show with “I Still Believe in Love.” Robert Klein really impressed me. He sounded great. Lots of Lucy/Lucie fans were present, along with Tommy Tune, Tony Danza, Elaine Joyce, Anita Gillette, and much of the Luckinbill family. The audience was clearly having the best time!
  16. John Mulaney and Sebastian Manisalco will be the stand up headliners! John Mulaney is my favorite comic working today. He’s a Lucy fan and I always thought he would be a perfect fit for the festival. I’ve never seen Manisalco before, but I know he has a huge fanbase. https://comedycenter.org/sebastian-maniscalco-john-mulaney/
  17. The Gypsy movie is in the works again, although Barbra has exited the project. Amy Sherman Palladino is in talks to direct. Melissa McCarthy is under consideration as Rose. The only Melissa McCarthy singing I’m familiar with is her duet of “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” with Barbra Streisand, in which they fight over the same role! https://deadline.com/2019/02/gypsy-amy-sherman-palladino-the-marvelous-mrs-maisel-revival-new-regency-1202551539/
  18. Nice recap, although this punction error makes it seem like Ol’ Bubblemaker was there. Other stage and show business luminaries in attendance included Ballard's dear friend Gavin MacLeod, Lawrence Welk, "Champagne Lady" Roberta Linn, actors Sal Mistretta and Michael Dante, singers David Christopher and Frank DiSalvo, NBC Palm Springs newscaster Gino LaMont and Rita Vale, wife of the late singer, Jerry Vale.
  19. Rose Marie’s film, Wait for Your Laugh, is available on DVD and is available for streaming on Amazon Prime and other sites. Kaye’s film has only had one festival screening so far, so I’m sure there are plans for further theatrical showings before there is a home release.
  20. Lovers and Other Strangers was both a critical and commercial success. It was one of the top 25 box office films of the year and nominated for three Oscars: for Best Adapted Screenplay for Renee Taylor & Joseph Bologna, Best Supporting Actor for Richard Castellano (as Kaye/Bea's character's husband), and for Best Original Song for "For All We Know." It won for Song. Incidentally, the movie marked Diane Keaton's film debut. She played the daughter-in-law to Kaye/Bea's character. Kaye also performed a song from Molly ("I See a Man") on The Jack Paar Tonite and several numbers with costars Danny Fortus and Eli Mintz. Buzzr airs the syndicated What's My Line? episodes in the afternoon, but they keep repeating the same episodes over and over again. It's annoying.
  21. Some of Gale’s wetter moments: Lucy at Marineland (fall into pool) Lucy and the Submarine (water from open submarine hatch) Lucy and Phil Silvers (watercooler down the pants) Lucy and Sheldon Leonard (bucket of water in the face) Lucy and Eva Gabor (water from hose; bucket of paint) Lucy the Fixer (water from pipe in the face) Lucy and the Indian Chief (pitcher of water spilled on pants) Lucy Runs the Rapids (fall into the river) Lucy Protects Her Job (watercooler) Lucy Takes Over (watercooler) Lucy the Crusader (water from wetting doll in face) Lucy Loses Her Cool (seltzer sprayed) Lucy Stops a Marriage (seltzer sprayed) Lucy and Aladdin’s Lamp (wet ceiling collapse) Lucy Makes a Few Extra Dollars (ice tea spilled; watercooler) Lucy and the Celebrities (pitcher of water dumped on head) Lucy’s Replacement (coffee and cream in the face) Harrison Carter, Male Nurse (ice tea spilled all over) A Home is Not an Office (bucket of paint) Lucy and Her Prince Charming (pitcher of water dumped on head) Harry Catches Gold Fever (pushed into river)
  22. Buzzr put together a nice compilation of some of Kaye's game show appearances: To Tell the Truth with Bette Davis from 1966, What's My Line? from 1969 (with Betty White!), and What's My Line? from 1973. The 1969 one is particularly fun and interesting. Kaye says The Mothers-in-Law was cancelled even though it was in the top 40. She was right - it was ranked #40, but the highest rated show to be cancelled that year. Kaye was currently filming the movie Lovers and Other Strangers and she raves about the project and every one of the cast members. Kaye was fired from the movie with the explanation she looked too young to play the mother. She was replaced by Bea Arthur. One of the many examples of Kaye losing out on a big break.
  23. https://variety.com/2019/legit/news/kaye-ballard-dies-dead-mothers-in-law-1203114230/ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/kaye-ballard-dead-mothers-law-star-was-93-931227 I love that Variety included Kaye Buell’s many catchphrases.
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