Randy Newman Looks Back on His Early Career and His Work for ABC’s ‘Peyton Place’

Randy Newman Looks Back on His Early Career and His Work for ABC’s ‘Peyton Place’ “What?! My god.” This is Randy Newman’s reaction upon learning of the first time he ever appeared in the pages of Variety, back in May of 1965. That was three years before he released his first album ...

William Wintersole, ‘Young and the Restless’ and ‘General Hospital’ Actor, Dies at 88

William Wintersole, ‘Young and the Restless’ and ‘General Hospital’ Actor, Dies at 88 William Wintersole, best known for his 25-year-long portrayal of attorney Mitchell Sherman on “The Young and the Restless,” died on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles due to complications from cancer, his ...

Casually Criterion reviews Valley of the Dolls, Ready or Not, November 2019 Criterion Announcements, & more!

It’s time for another Casually Criterion episode! Users voted on which Criterion film we should review next based on the theme of “Late 1960’s American Cinema”. The winner of that poll was none other ...

Drive-In Dust Offs: The Mephisto Waltz (1971)

The old joke goes that the way one gets to Carnegie Hall is practice; while this is also a truism that can be applied to any tenet of life, it’s particularly ironic in The Mephisto Waltz (1971): yes, ...

Today in Soap Opera History (August 2)

1984: As part of an effort to counter-program ABC's Olympic coverage, As the World Turns featured guest stars Phyllis Diller, Whitney Houston and Jermaine Jackson."History speaks to artists. It ...

Today in Soap Opera History (April 11)

1966: Peyton Place's Steven married Betty. 1978: Ryan's Hope's Tom was drunk and angry. 1986: Lynn Herring debuted as Lucy Coe on General Hospital. 2007: All My Children's Krystal gave ...

Today in Soap Opera History (April 6)

"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images." ― Anselm Kiefer "Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of ...

Today in Soap Opera History (April 7)

1966: Peyton Place's Steven prepared for his weddding. 1981: Another World's Sandy took care of Mac after an explosion. 1986: Santa Barbara's Kelly confessed to Nick before their wedding. 1989: ...

Today in Soap Opera History (January 20)

1976: Pat wanted to stop seeing Faith on Ryan's Hope. 1981: Guiding Light's Jennifer made a courtroom confession. 1986: Santa Barbara's Mason was shocked his father was well. 1995: General ...

Today in Soap Opera History (January 11)

1968: Angelique's bat continued to spy on Dark Shdows' Barnabas. 1974: Y&R's Chris and Snapper were married. 1980: Atwt's Barbara remembered a past mystery man. 2005: Gh's Jason and Sam made love ...

Today in Soap Opera History (December 20)

1982: The Doctors' Kit and Mike were stranded during a snow storm. 1985: Lujack's spirit visited Beth on Guiding Light. 1996: All My Children's Adam and Liza were married. 2007: General Hospital's ...

Today in Soap Opera History (December 3)

1984: Days of our Lives' Carrie decided where to live. 1985: The freedom flag was raised in Gh's Asian Quarter. 1998: Guiding Light's Danny and Michelle shared their first kiss. 2001: Atwt's ...

Today in Soap Opera History (November 30)

1979: Miss Ellie saved Southfork on Dallas. 1981: Beverly McKinsey played Iris for the final time on Texas. 1981: General Hospital's Rick proposed to Lesley. 1995: Rebecca Budig debuted as Michelle ...

Today in Soap Opera History (November 5)

1985: Santa Barbara's Eden broke off her engagement to Cruz. 1985: DJ agreed to do a favor for Ryan on Ryan's Hope. 1990: Maxie Jones was born on General Hospital. 1998: Bethany Joy Lenz debuted as ...

Vale John D. Lamond, Ozploitation pioneer

John D. Lamond. John D. Lamond, one of the pioneers of Australia’s Ozploitation film industry, died today in a nursing home on the Gold Coast, aged 71. The producer-writer-director had been battling ...

Today in Soap Opera History (October 15)

1982: As the World Turns' Bob married Miranda. 1985: Jon Hensley debuted as Holden Sndyer on Atwt. 1999: Jason Cook debuted as Shawn Brady on Days of our Lives. 1999: The Young and the Restless' ...

Drive-In Dust Offs: Asylum (1972)

When it comes to anthologies, no one scratches my omnibus itch better than Amicus. From Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965) to (my personal favorite) Tales from the Crypt (1972) through From Beyond ...

Today in Soap Opera History (August 2)

1984: As part of an effort to counter-program ABC's Olympic coverage, As the World Turns featured guest stars Phyllis Diller, Whitney Houston and Jermaine Jackson."The best prophet of the future is ...

Today in Soap Opera History (April 6)

"All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble ...

Today in Soap Opera History (April 7)

1966: Peyton Place's Steven prepared for his weddding. 1981: Another World's Sandy took care of Mac after an explosion. 1986: Santa Barbara's Kelly confessed to Nick before their wedding. 1989: ...

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