Barbra makes a "cameo" appearance in everybody's favorite disco musical Can't Stop the Music!(much better than Thank God it's Friday, Xanadu, Roller Boogie, and Skatetown U.S.A. combined if you ask me). In the top photo you can see a reflection of the Funny Girl broadway poster in the mirror. In the bottom photo you can see just a portion of it (Bruce Jenner blocks most of it).
Monday, March 28, 2011
Colleges could order movies for screenings on their campus through specialty film catalogues. Hello, Dolly! was available at one time in two different versions! One version ran 145 minutes long and a shorter version ran at 118 minutes (and at a savings of $50)! I say splurge and spend the extra money. I would be curious to see the abbreviated version. They probably cut out some of the musical numbers.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Way back in the early '80s a series of bootleg records was available for a limited time. I was on their mailing list (I think from being a subscriber to Barbra magazine) and ordered what they had available. This was a big deal at the time. Nowadays most of this is available for free on the internet.
I don't have a record player anymore, but I still have the albums. Go figure.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
CBS Sunday Morning recently did a feature on sad movies. It talked about how they don't make them like they use to. One of the reasons being the target audience for movies is males under the age of 25 along with the global market appeal. Loud, action-adventure movies are now the major moneymakers.
I kept waiting for a clip from The Way We Were, to no avail. Finally at the end of the feature they showed a clip from A Star is Born without mentioning it by name. Turned out to be a nice touch to conclude on as the curtains closed.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
You may notice the wording "not suitable" printed above the R rating. This is a newspaper ad from Dallas. They had a tighter rating system there. X-rated movies along with R-rated movies were both given the same "not suitable" rating! Go figure. If you could only go to the movies for $1.50 now-a-days.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
There have been so many Barbra references on the TV show Glee that I can't keep count. Every week her name is mentioned or one of her songs is sung. Not that I'm complaining, mind you. Here's one Barbra reference that was so quick if you blinked you missed it. It's a shot inside Rachel's school locker.