“LAS VEGAS — Elvis Presley once told Deana Martin, “They call me the King of Rock and Roll, but your dad is the King of Cool.”
From his solo career to his appearances with the Rat Pack and his infamous Celebrity Roasts, Dean Martin made the Las Vegas stage his home. Known for his smooth and effortless style, Martin has become a timeless Las Vegas icon. Dean Martin would have turned 100 on June 7. We celebrate the “King of Cool” with this tribute featuring photos and video from the Las Vegas News Bureau archives. In addition, the News Bureau has produced an exhibition in the Las Vegas Convention Center featuring exclusive photographs from its archives and rare Las Vegas memorabilia.”
Source: LVCVA : Las Vegas Celebrates Dean Martin: The King of Cool
Michael Medved and long-time friend Randall Wallace discuss the fortunes of the once robust business of movie entertainment and the current exodus toward television. The ensuing conversation revisits the birth of the idea of Braveheart in a Scottish church, the initial meeting with Mel Gibson, and t
Source: The Birth of Braveheart | Randall Wallace – Great Minds with Michael Medved
Advertising has always been about the search for perfect targeting data, paving the way for the annihilating power of Google and Facebook.
Source: How the Math Men Overthrew the Mad Men | The New Yorker
The Flying Ace, (1926, Norman Film Mfg. Co.)
“The Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division (MBRS) at the Library of Congress has responsibility for the acquisition, cataloging and preservation of the motion picture and television collections. The Division operates the Moving Image Research Center to provide access and information services to an international community of film and television professionals, archivists, scholars and researchers.”
Thanks to The Scout Report for the link…
Source: Moving Image Research Center (Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress)
In his new book “Space Odyssey” (Simon & Schuster, 2018), author Michael Benson digs deep into the making of the film, profiling the writer Arthur C. Clarke, the director Stanley Kubrick and the nuances of their partnership.
Editor’s Note: Read an excerpt here…
Source: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Creation and Legacy Probed in 50th-Anniversary Book
Hoopla and Kanopy offer free streaming movies, TV shows, and documentaries with just a library card.
Editor’s Note: My library here has hoopla.. what does your local public library have?
Source: The latest free streaming TV service: Your public library
Based on the beloved television show, the exhibition transports you to post-Edwardian England, where the characters and the iconic house come to life. Starting Nov 18th, 2017 in New York City for a strictly limited time. Tickets available online.
Source: Downton Abbey: The Exhibition
Swearing, scrapped characters, editors’ notes – JK Rowling’s exhibits are a treasure trove for fans of Hogwarts
Source: Wizard! The magic of Harry Potter at the British Library | Books | The Guardian