The Wonderful Warner Grand

Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s the only movie theatre I knew was the multiplex. Either in a mall or surrounded by a giant parking lot it was a nondescript structure filled with identical black box theaters that often had sticky floors and dirty seats. Not until I became an adult and started to […]

Spotlight on Judy Garland in Presenting Lily Mars

Today is Judy Garland’s birthday and there’s no way I could let it pass without acknowledging it. You see, I’ve loved her ever since I was a little girl and caught my first glimpse of her in The Wizard of Oz. While my peers were watching Kids Incorporated and You Can’t Do That On Television […]

Attending San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2017

Ever since the TCM Film Festival became my favorite event of the year I’ve sought out other classic film fests. Turns out there’s a lot of them! Unfortunately, several are out of state but there’s a few that call California their home. Last year I attended the Lone Pine Film Festival and had a wonderful […]

Spotlight on Dean Martin in The Stooge

I love Frank Sinatra but, to me, Dean Martin will always be the king of cool. Whether yucking it up with Jerry Lewis, palling around with the Rat Pack or taking a dramatic turn his legendary charisma lit up the screen. So, when I heard about the Dean Martin Centenary Blogathon hosted by Musings of […]

Spotlight on The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek

When it comes to directors I have a long list of favorites but there’s one who rises above the rest – Preston Sturges. Though not as prolific as most he’s responsible for some of the greatest comedies that have ever graced the silver screen. Sullivan’s Travels, The Lady Eve and The Palm Beach Story, all […]

Snapshots of Hogsmeade

After reading all the books and watching all the films I anxiously awaited the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. Finally, the big day came and…I didn’t go. As much as I love me some Potter I really don’t like crowds. So I decided to wait until the furor died […]

Strolling Through the Television Academy Sculpture Garden

I’ve always been a fan of television. As a kid I crushed on Jason Bateman in The Hogan Family, loved catching The Patty Duke Show on Nick and Nite and lived for TGIF and my three favorite shows Perfect Strangers, Family Matters and Full House. A few years back I stopped watching TV for awhile […]

Radiotopia Live in Los Angeles

Podcasts are a significant part of my daily life. I listed to them at work, in the car and sometimes fall asleep to them. My tastes vary from comedy to old time radio to history to in depth interviews and one of my favorite podcast networks is Radiotopia. Filled with an array of human interest […]

Catching the LEGO Americana Roadshow at Glendale Galleria

full disclosure: I received a gift bag when I attended this preview. All opinions are my own. As a kid I never could get into building things with LEGO bricks. I was too impatient to follow the directions and most of my creations tended to be…abstract. Despite this I’m endlessly fascinated with LEGO creations. Be […]

Chef’s Fable Opens LA Food Bowl

Los Angeles has long been a food city. Home to an array of diverse cultures we have quite possibly the widest variety of cuisine in the country. In recent years culinary appreciation has exploded and food events from pop-ups to festivals occur regularly. Perhaps the largest yet, LA Food Bowl, officially launches today and I […]