Mockingbird Lane, the stunning, dark re-imagining of The Munsters makes its television premiere on Friday. Named for the Munster family's iconic address, the show is a visual and emotional feast, and the year's most original television dramedy.
On occasion, I meet a good artist whose work I find appealing and who, on top of that, turns out to be an engaging and even provocative speaker. Today I want to tell you about three artists I know who belong to this rare group.
At last Thursday night's show in Yankee Stadium, she spoke up rousingly (again) for the freedom of speech and expression in the U.S.A.
Also, a 20th Century Fox PR man, Michael Selsman, was quoted in People saying "how cruel and mean" Monroe could be. I don't doubt it. Who can't be?
So when the Enquirer painstakingly chronicles that an allegedly drug-addled Culkin "was clutching his stomach, made a face, and then spit up, not once, but twice" -- how can this type of excessive media exposure possibly help Culkin deal with his problems?
She was a screen sex goddess from a golden era of Egyptian cinema, one whose talent and presence was captured in both glamours black-and-white and glorious technicolor.
Dale was the voice of damage-control, the pen of Oscar campaigns, and the heart of a movement that cultivated compassion in modern Hollywood. Laughter and caring were Dale Olson's trademark, entertainment was his business.
Looks seem so inordinately important to so many people. Surround yourself with people who see the inner beauty in you and value it so much that they don't even notice how you look.
There's no question you'll get much more value out of watching and rewatching The Cat In The Hat than the latest stab at puffing up a Seuss tale into a movie.
Marilyn Monroe was more than just a sex goddess; she was a woman who took on an entire movie system and changed the image of women forever.
Marilyn's early passing, the scandals and speculations about her death and her life (especially her love life) have fueled interest in her. She remains a vital part of 2012 pop culture.
Will commentators and authors such as I still be rejoicing in her in half-a-century's time? I have no doubts they will. Marilyn isn't going anywhere. She will always be around, outliving and outshining us all.
Marilyn Monroe: Private and Confidential tells the actress's story in a way never done before, revealing the real person behind the image
My personal memory of Marilyn, far afield from Eunice Murray's terrible discovery, is splendid and dates back to the mid-1950s when I was barely a teenager and lived in the Belnord, the apartment building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
The deaths of Natalie Wood, Princess Diana and--but of course!--Marilyn Monroe--are once again the topic of gossip, rumor and perhaps even some poetry.
Marilyn constantly asked questions, took several courses at UCLA, and stated that she wanted to go to Columbia Law School, to become a lawyer and help the poor. According to Arthur Miller, "Marilyn didn't have a conventional bone in her body."