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Friday, July 22, 2011

Today in Hollywood History July 22nd 2011

Today in Hollywood History July 22nd 2011 

1946 - Danny Glover is born

1954 - "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" starring Howard Keel is released.

1955 - Willem DaFoe is born

1964 - David Spade is born

1964 - "Shock Treatment" starring Lauren BaCall is released.

1977 "The Hills Have Eyes" starring Susan Lanier  is released

1983 - "Jaws" 3D is released.

2005 - George Wallace known for "Forbidden Planet" dies at 88

2005 - "The Island" starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson is released.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Today in Hollywood History July 14th 2011

Today in Hollywood History July 14th 2011

1918 - Ingmar Bergman known for "The Seventh Seal" 1957 is born

1939 - Sid Haig known as Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie's horror films "House of 1000 Corpses" is born

1952 - Joel Silver, producer of the Matrix Trilogy, Die Hard, the Lethal Weapon Flicks and more, is born.

1966 - "Torn Curtain" starring Paul Newman is released.

1978 - "The Swarm" starring Michael Caine is released.

1990 - "Solar Crisis" starring Charlton Heston is released.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Film pick of the Week "Miss Nobody"

Miss Nobody Synopsis: A mild-mannered secretary discovers that she has a talent for murder as she ascends the corporate ladder

Leslie Bibb combines a naive outlook with her own personal justification that carries the film. Everything in this film works, this is a fun (and surprisingly non-violent) murderous trip into the corporate world that could well be a sleeper hit like Office Space was - it is a good little film, with loads of character actors that you'll recognize, a strong romance, and suspense, and is, all in all, a wry take on corporate life.

Today in Hollywood History July 13th 2011

Today in Hollywood History July 13th 2011

1923 - The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads "Hollywoodland " but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949.

1930 - Sarnoff reports in NY Times "TV would be a theater in every home"

1940 - Patrick Stewart known for "Star Trek" and "X-Men" is born

1941 - Robert Forster known for "Jackie Brown" is born.

1942 - Harrison Ford known for "Raiders of the Lost Ark" is born.

1946 - Cheech Marin known for "Cheech and Chong" is born

1977 - "The Island of Dr. Moreau" starring Burt Lancaster is released.

1981 - "Time Bandits" starring John Cleese is released.

1999 - "Eyes Wide Shut" starring Tom Cruise is released.

2006 - Red Buttons known for "Sayonara" (1956) dies at 87

2007 - "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" is released.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Today in Hollywood History July 12th 2011

Today in Hollywood History July 12th 2011

1908 - Milton Berle is born

1935 - "Mad Love" starring Peter Loree

1937 - Bill Cosby born

1951 - Cheryl Ladd known for "Charlies Angels" born

1956 - "Foreign Intrigue" starring Robert Mitchum is released.

1961 - "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" starring Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Peter Lorre is released.

1973 - Lon Chaney Jr. known for "The Wolf Man" (1941) dies at 67

1985 - "Explorers" starring Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix is released.

1993 - Gusti Huber known for "The Diary of Anne Frank" dies at 78

2002 - "Halloween: Resurrection" starring Jamie Lee Curtis is released.

Remembering Sherwood Schwartz

Sherwood Schwartz, writer-creator of two of the best-remembered TV series of the 1960s and 1970s, “Gilligan’s Island” and “The Brady Bunch,” has died at age 94.

Sherwood Charles Schwartz (November 14, 1916 – July 12, 2011) was an American television producer. He worked on radio shows in the 1940s, and created the television series Gilligan's Island on CBS and The Brady Bunch on ABC. On March 7, 2008, Schwartz, at the time still active in his 90s, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Monday, July 11, 2011

Making the Sci-Fi Epic "Forbidden Planet" (1956)

A celebration of the technology behind "Forbidden Planet" featuring a screening and a three-week display highlighting the production methods used to create the sci-fi classic.


Today in Hollywood History July 11th 2011

Today in Hollywood History July 11th 2011

1920 - Yul Brynner known for "The King and I" is born

1922 - The Hollywood Bowl opens.

1937 - George Gershwin composer dies at 38

1946 - "The Cockeyed Miracle" starring Frank Morgan and Audrey Totter is released.

1989 - Laurence Olivier known for "Rebecca" dies at 82

2005 - Frances Langford known for "Broadway Melody of 1936" dies at 92

2008 - "Jorney to the Center of the Earth" starring Brendan Fraser is released.

2008 - "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" starring Ron Perlman is released.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Today in Hollywood History July 7th 2011

Today in Hollywood History July 7th 2011

1944 - "The Mummy's Ghost" starring Lon Chaney Jr. is released.

1949 - Shelley Duvall known for "The Shining" is born

1950 - "Where the Sidewalk Ends" starring Gene Tierney, Karl Malden is released.

1967 - Vivien Leigh Oscar Winner known for "Gone with the Wind" dies at 53

1973 - Veronica Lake known for "This Gun for Hire" dies at 50

1977 - "The Spy who Loved Me" starring Roger Moore is released.

1980 - Dore Schary producer/former MGM studio head dies at 74

1986 - Actress Deborah Hunter marries actor Michael Tylo

1994 - Actress Diane Lane files for divorce from Christopher Lambert

2004 - "King Arthur" starring Clive Owen is released.

2006 - "A Darkly Scanner" starring Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr. is released.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Warner Bros. Wins Key Legal Ruling Impacting All 'Wizard of Oz' Remakes

In 1900, L. Frank Baum wrote the famous children's novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It's easy to assume that since the book was published more than 110 years ago, the characters of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and the rest are safely in the public domain.
Or so Hollywood hopes. Many movie studios are in the midst of re-adapting the classic. But the truth about what's in the public domain and what's not may be a little murky, thanks to a decision on Tuesday by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Warner Bros. owns the rights to the 1939 MGM movie, The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland.

FULL STORY http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/warner-bros-wins-key-legal-208255

Today in Hollywood History July 6th 2011

Today in Hollywood History July 6th 2011

1927 - Janet Leigh known for "Psycho" 1950 is born

1946 - Sylvester Stallone known for "Rocky" is born

1951 - Geoffrey Rush known for "Shine" is born

1973 - "Live and Let Die" starring Roger Moore is released.

1990 - "Jetson's the Movie" with Tiffany, premieres

1998 - Roy Rogers known for "King of the Cowboys" dies at 86

2003 - Buddy Ebsen known for "The Beverly Hillbillies" dies at 95