Saturday, June 17, 2017

Kathy Imrie

Had a lovely talk on the phone today with Kathy Imrie. Kathy's perhaps best known for her role in SHAFT'S BIG SCORE from 1972 but she also appears in the unreleased LET'S GO FOR BROKE which I continue to research. 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Adam West's Other Life 1955-1959

More than a decade before he entered the Batcave, the late Adam West was a very popular radio announcer/disc jockey in Hawaii under his real name of Bill Anderson! He was so popular that even after he headed...well...EAST to Hollywood and changed his name, the local papers continued to refer to him as Bill Anderson and report his every success in the big time!

Adam West R.I.P.

Adam West has passed. As with so many others in 1966, his Batman meant the world to me as a kid. My dad and I went to meet him at a car show in Cincinnati in the early 1980s. 
Rest in Peace, old chum.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

John Barrymore IS Sam Spade!

For nearly two months in 1930, the Great Profile himself, John Barrymore, was expected to be Sam Spade in the first screen version of THE MALTESE FALCON. Warner's had purchased the then recent Dashiell Hammett story as a vehicle for Barrymore but later announced that new contract star Bebe Daniels would be cast as the female lead was actually a bigger part.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Elena Verdugo-R.I.P.

Marcus Welby's sidekick and the Wolfman's love interest, actress Elena Verdugo's winning smile made her popular to several generations. She has now passed at age 92.

Rest In Peace