the Bootleg Files: Too Much Johnson
This week, The Bootleg Files is different because we are not focusing on an elusive title that cannot be experienced in commercial home entertainment release.
From Mozart to Orson Welles: Creative geniuses who peaked too soon
After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary Prolific writer and commentator John Walsh contributes columns to the paper as well as writing features, interviews and restaurant reviews.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
SUPER-WELLESIAN to Play Chicago Fringe Festival, 9/4-7
After a successful run of SAMUEL BECKETT, ANDRE THE GIANT, AND THE CRICKETS, Hawkeye Plainview Productions reteams with multiple Jeff Award winning Oracle Productions' B*Sides program with SUPER-WELLESIAN at this year's Chicago Fringe Festival at the Early and Often Stage, 4751 N. Milwaukee for only three performances September 4 @ 10pm, September ... (more)
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Airbnb lists current and former homes of the rich and famous
They include the Los Angeles area residences of both Orson Welles and Mickey Rooney, the Burbank home of Ava Gardner, and the Palm Springs home of Bing Crosby.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Jen Danby in Sharon Tate in Heaven to Play Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, 10/9-12
This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions proudly present Sharon Tate in Heaven on the West Coast.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Orson Welles' unfinished film 'Too Much Johnson' now streaming online
Any time a previously unavailable Orson Welles work is posted online, cinephiles should get excited.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Silent Hills Swedish radio broadcast hints at aliens
The playable teaser for Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro's Silent Hills offers a hint at the game's premise: aliens.
(left to right) Noemi Berkowitz, Sarah Gage, Weston Gaylord, Dante Belletti
Noemi Berkowitz , Sarah Gage, Weston Gaylord and Dante Belletti star in Stanford Repertory Theater's version of Orson Welles' radio drama "War of the Worlds," which shocked listeners in 1938.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Links of Note
Sartre argued that it was not cinema and Borges said it was tedious. * Thony Christie, Galileo, Foscarini, The Catholic Church, and heliocentricity in 1615 Part 1 - the occurrences: A Rough Guide .
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Steven Richman revives Henry Mancini's effort to bring jazz to American TV
In the fall of 1958, television in the United States made a bold move into the genre of film noir .
Sun Aug 17, 2014
War of the Worlds at Stanford
Stanford Repertory Theater 's War of the Worlds is a playful mastery of the ideas of reality and performativity, realism and illusionism juxtaposed with the amazing talents of the Stanford Theater and Performance department.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Fire engulfs part of base of New Jersey bridge
The fire is located on the base of a bridge support for the span that connects Newark and Jersey City.
Palo Alto Weekly
Worth a Look
"When I Am Gone" is part of the exhibition by Dana Harel at Palo Alto Art Center.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
1939 Retro Hugo Award
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION : The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells. Written by Howard Koch & Anne Froelick, directed by Orson Welles A special Committee Award, decided by the Loncon 3 committee rather than being voted on by the membership, was awarded to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in recognition of the first published appearance of Superman.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Media Blitz: Amazon's Jeff Bezos: A 21st Century Citizen Kane
With print journalism struggling to remain relevant and profitable in the digital age, the Washington Post stands as one of the industry's great hopes.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Cinema Blend News
Nebraska To Be Shown In Color, Despite Alexander Payne's Best Wishes
In his later years, filmmaker Orson Welles bore witness to an atrocity he probably saw as the most denigrating compromise between art and commerce.
Drunk History Revisits Citizen Kane with Jack Black and John Lithgow
Tonight on Drunk History , show creator Derek Waters will be looking incredibly debonair as screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz-alongside Jack Black as Orson Welles and John Lithgow as the real-life Charles Foster Kane, William Randolph Hearst-as comedian Steve Berg tells the story of Citizen Kane .
Spend a hour with Orson Welles and his two horrifying radio shows
Go back in time and listen to some classic radio shows with the great actor himself, Orson Welles.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Mountain View Voice
A whale of a show
For any fan of the great, late director and playwright Orson Welles or for those who are only familiar with his films, Stanford Repertory Theatre's production of "Moby Dick -- Rehearsed" offers a rare chance to view his theatrical genius in full.
Sun Aug 03, 2014
Dolores del Rio
In photographs, Mexican movie star DOLORES DEL RA O is not the passive object of your gaze - her eyes assault and challenge you, transmute you.