Monthly Archives: October 2020

This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Gerald Mohr and Paul Picerni star in “Escape to Tampico,” airing Oct. 26, 1958

ESCAPE TO TAMPICO Original Airdate: October 26, 1958 Synopsis. In New Orleans, aristocrat Raoul Gireaux offers Bret $6,000 to bring back Steve Corbett, who has fled to Tampico, Mexico after murdering Gireaux’s youngest son. After finding work in the cantina … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Part 2 of “Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Will Never Die” airs on Oct. 26, 1979

ONLY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL WILL NEVER DIE (conclusion) Original Air Date: October 26, 1979 Synopsis. Pop music superstar Tim Ritchie, already facing a palimony lawsuit by his former live-in girlfriend Diane Bjornstrom, hires Rockford to locate his record producer and … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Joel Grey, Nancy Kulp, and Robert Lowery star in “Full House,” airing Oct. 25, 1959

FULL HOUSE Original Airdate: October 25, 1959 Synopsis. In Denver, Bret wins $2,000 playing cards with a man who is temporarily short of cash. Maverick wants the man’s fancy tie pin as collateral, but the man is reluctant to give … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Jill Clayburgh and Suzanne Somers star in “The Big Ripoff,” airing Oct. 25, 1974

THE BIG RIPOFF Original Air Date: October 25, 1974 Synopsis. Nancy Frazier hires Rockford to investigate the death of her lover Steve Nelson, who allegedly perished in a plane crash. Nancy believes that Steve’s wife Ginny arranged for the accident, … Continue reading

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via Film Movement: MR. TOPAZE, the first and only film directed by Peter Sellers, now available on DVD/Blu-ray/Digital for the first time ever in North America

Now available for the first time in North America: Mr. Topaze, the long-lost 1961 comedy starring Peter Sellers that also marked the actor’s first, and only, effort as a director. Newly restored in 2K digital from the lone surviving 35mm … Continue reading

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Coming next week to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Screenwriter and film historian GARY GERANI on the genius of Billy Goldenberg (pictured right) as a composer and his generosity as a human being. Gary provides commentary for the fiftieth anniversary Blu-ray release of FEAR NO EVIL and RITUAL OF EVIL, the iconic made-for-TV occult thrillers starring Louis Jourdan that also marked Goldenberg’s first film credits as a composer. FEAR NO EVIL / RITUAL OF EVIL Blu-ray Double Feature is available now from Kino Lorber, while Gary’s documentary on the life and career of Billy Goldenberg is projected for release in 2021

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via National Comedy Center: The NATIONAL COMEDY CENTER partners with the Elkhorn Valley Museum to launch a new Johnny Carson Gallery in Carson’s hometown of Elkhorn, NE (set to open in 2021), and with the Carson Entertainment Group to launch a new Johnny Carson exhibit, 30 Years of Late Night Television, set to open in 2022

Jamestown, NY – October 23, 2020– As the country remembers comedy and late-night legend Johnny Carson on his 95th birthday today, the National Comedy Center—the nation’s official cultural institution dedicated to comedy—and the Elkhorn Valley Museum in Johnny Carson’s hometown … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Gerald Mohr and Myrna Fahey star in “Mano Nera,” the first of four episodes co-written by Leo Gordon, airing Oct. 23, 1960

MANO NERA Original Airdate: October 23, 1960 Synopsis. In New Orleans, an Italian shop owner dies at Bart’s feet―the latest victim of a murderous band of extortionists known as Mano Nera (“black hand”), who have been terrorizing members of the … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Legendary entertainer, comedy pioneer and motivational speaker TOM DREESEN on the generosity that Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Benny and Carl Reiner all showed him early and throughout his career. Tom’s memoir, STILL STANDING: My Journey from Streets and Saloons to The Stage and Sinatra, is available wherever books are sold

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Spend part of your Halloween this year with ED ASNER as he stars, along with MICHAEL SHANNON and JORDAN COLEY, in a virtual production of GOD HELP US, the critically acclaimed political comedy by Samuel Warren Joseph and Phil Proctor, that will stream live on Saturday 10/31 beginning at 6pm CT 4pm PT. A live talk back featuring all three actors will follow the 90-minute performance. For tickets and more information, see the flyer in the post below

Ed Asner will star, along with Michael Shannon and Jordan Coley, in a virtual production of God Help Us that will be streamed live via the Piven Theatre Workshop in Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 31 beginning at 6pm CT 4pm … Continue reading

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