Coming soon: It’s the Big Stars on the Small Screen Blogathon, March 20-21, hosted by How Sweet It Was. It’s a celebration of your favorite big screen stars who also appeared on TV. Check out the participating blogs and who they’ll be writing about.
For my part, I’ll be posting “Stolen Footprints: Lucy and John Wayne" on Michael’s TV Tray.
Don’t go breakin’ my heart, Valerie Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips!
On Bewitched, Esmeralda accidentally conjures up George Washington (played by Will “Grandpa Walton” Geer) in “George Washington Zapped Here,” a two part episode.
Happy Presidents’ Day!
January 19 is National Popcorn Day.
With Oscar season upon us, it’s an appropriate time to acknowledge popcorn, the snack food most associated with the movies.
According to “Why Do We Eat Popcorn at the Movies?” (Smithsonian.com), early movie theaters did not serve popcorn. The theaters were trying to be classy and didn’t want the fuss or mess. But times have changed, and now concession sales account for 45 percent of theaters’ overall profits.
Here’s a fun 1950s animated theatrical spot for Buttercup Popcorn:
Russell Johnson, who played the professor on “Gilligan’s Island,” died Thursday morning, his agent confirmed to TheWrap. Johnson died at his home in Washington state of natural causes, his agent, Michael Eisenstadt said.