They went on to do bigger things.

Over the decades there have been so many iconic movies and TV shows which spawned many big actors and actresses.But it didn’t always happen over night, sometimes these stars started off in big shows or movies with minor obscure rolls, or even in music videos. Below are just a few examples. Before Dirty Dancing. TheContinue reading “They went on to do bigger things.”

Dallas-A House Divided

I think it is safe to say that Dallas was one if not ‘the’ biggest TV show ever to be aired, probably even bigger than “Game of Thrones” and in a way the shows have similarities even though they are set in completely different settings. I know they tried to revive ‘Dallas’ a few yearsContinue reading “Dallas-A House Divided”

The WWII efforts of Laurel and Hardy

I grew up watching Laurel and Hardy movies, and to this day I still watch them. Where the comedy of some of the other 1920/30s comedians dated, the comedy of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy stayed fresh. What many people don’t know is that during WWII,Laurel and Hardy did contribute to the WWII efforts. InContinue reading “The WWII efforts of Laurel and Hardy”

Entertaining the troops

The United Service Organizations Inc. (USO) is a nonprofit organization that provides live entertainment, such as comedians and musicians, and other programs to members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. Since 1941, it has worked in partnership with the Department of Defense (DoD), relying heavily on private contributions and on funds, goods, and services from various corporate andContinue reading “Entertaining the troops”

World’s most dangerous criminals-Well not really.

  In this blog mug shots of extremely dangerous criminals, well not really. They are actually pictures of celebrities after they were arrested for relatively minor offences. Some I expected but others were a surprise to me like the mug shot above of Larry King arrested in Miami, Florida on charges of grand larceny afterContinue reading “World’s most dangerous criminals-Well not really.”

Was the 2007,Writers Guild of America strike, the best thing ever to happen to TV?

The WGAE and WGAW labor unions represent film, television, and radio writers working in the United States. All 12,000 screenwriters and TV writers in the guild were part of the strike which started on November 5, 2007, and concluded on February 12, 2008. I think this was one of the best things ever to happen toContinue reading “Was the 2007,Writers Guild of America strike, the best thing ever to happen to TV?”

Marlene Dietrich

On her birthday it is time to look back at Marlene Dietrich’s WWII efforts. Marie Magdalene “Marlene” Dietrich ( 27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992)was a German actress and singer who held both German and American citizenship. Throughout her unusually long career, which spanned from the 1910s to the 1980s, she maintained popularity by continually reinventingContinue reading “Marlene Dietrich”

A great script does matter

I am a great fan of TV Dramas and Movies and despite a lot of critics saying that the last few years the quality has gone down, I believe that this isn’t really the case. Particularly the TV Shows have really improved, I think it was shows like the Sopranos that really raised the bar.Continue reading “A great script does matter”