August 8, 2014
I ALWAYS felt like a little bit of an imposter in college. It wasn't that I was straight and a significant percentage of the Bryn Mawr population loved both Virginia Woolf and Emily Dickinson. (Take whatever inference you want from that . . . ) It wasn't that I was pro-life and most of my sister students were busy protecting their ovaries from my rosaries. It wasn't that I loved football, and the only Eagles they were interested in were the ones on the endangered-species list.
January 11, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES - Denise Darcel, the French-born actress known for vampy roles in such films as "Vera Cruz" and "Thunder in the Pines," has died. She was 87. Darcel's son Craig said Monday that she died Dec. 23 at a Los Angeles hospital from complications from an emergency surgery to repair a ruptured aneurysm. After coming to the U.S. in 1947, Darcel starred opposite several leading men in a string of films in the '50s, including "Battleground" with Van Johnson, "Tarzan and the Slave Girl" with Lex Barker, "Westward the Women" with Robert Taylor and "Young Man with Ideas" with Glenn Ford.
December 29, 2011 |
Dick Clark on Saturday will mark the 40th anniversary of his televised Times Square bash, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve . "There have been many memorable moments," Clark tells USA Today. "The year of the Iran hostage crisis [in 1980], the ball almost didn't drop," he says. The owner of One Times Square wanted to cancel to protest Iran's detention of 52 Americans. "The most nerve-racking would have to be the first New Year's Eve after the 9/11 tragedy," Clark adds. Clark says the popular show had its origins in Philly.
September 11, 2011
Eve Brent, 81, a veteran character actress whose most recognizable role was Jane to Gordon Scott's Tarzan, died Aug. 27 in Sun Valley, Calif. Ms. Brent rebooted the character of Jane, Tarzan's civilized love interest, in the 1958 films Tarzan and the Trappers and Tarzan's Fight for Life , after Jane was left out of the two previous Tarzan movies. She said she took the part to please her son, who was then about 6. But although it raised her profile, she later concluded it had been a disastrous career move.
October 24, 2010
Johnny Sheffield, 79, who played the character Boy in the Tarzan movies of the 1930s and '40s, died Oct. 15 of a heart attack at his home in the San Diego suburb of Chula Vista. His wife, Patty Sheffield, said that he fell off a ladder while pruning a palm tree four hours earlier. Mr. Sheffield beat out more than 300 other youngsters for the role of Boy in the 1939 movie Tarzan Finds a Son! and went on to costar with Johnny Weissmuller in seven more Tarzan films. He later played another jungle boy, Bomba, in a dozen movies before quitting the role in 1955.
October 11, 2010 |
Dynamite is starting to make magnificence monotonous. The company has again taken an aged, beloved property which hasn't been seen in any medium for awhile, kept the essential elements that made it stand the test of time while expanding the story to include elements that will make it more contemporary and compelling. Shake, stir and voila! There's another . . . ahem . . . Dynamite book on the shelves, in this case "Warlord of Mars," the first issue of which just hit comic shops at the extremely affordable price of one dollar - the best value of the month.
June 9, 2010 |
Chris Pronger isn't upset, but some women are. A poster in Tuesday's Chicago Tribune shows the Flyers stalwart defenseman in a skirt, along with a headline that reads, "Chrissy Pronger. Looks like Tarzan, skates like Jane. " Clever like sixth grade. Not only is the Tarzan joke as old as Tarzan, the skirt thing rips off the New York Post. "The Frillies Are Coming to Town!" its front page declared in October, next to a picture of outfielder Shane Victorino in a skirt. Pronger barely bothered to react.
November 6, 2009 |
Wife enters, carrying flowers and vegetables in a Trader Joe's bag. She asks, "How fresh does the lamb have to be?" Husband/chef replies, "As though the blood just stopped. " And since the lamb is still alive in his box, things are going to get messy. Hunter Gatherers, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's funny, nasty farce about primal instincts, opens Theatre Exile's season in high style. Richard, played by Ross Beschler, is a yuppified Tarzan - a foodie with a sex drive so opportunistic that anybody and any gender will do. His tyrannized wife - "being good is who I am" - Pam (Amanda Schoonover)
May 4, 2007 |
Peter Parker's on top of the world, Ma. The kid's sailing through college. His girlfriend can't stop goo-goo-eyeing him - and she's not only beautiful, she's making her Broadway singing debut. And after a rocky start, the town he lives in - New York - has come to welcome Parker's web-slinging, crime-fighting alter ego. A headline from one of the tabs: "Why NY Spidey. " At least, that's how things are in the opening minutes of Spider-Man 3, before an asteroid deposits evil black goop on Parker's motor scooter; before an escaped convict walks into a particle-physics gizmo; before a hotshot photographer tries to muscle in on Parker's newspaper job; before a rich kid with a mind for revenge starts hover-boarding around town lobbing IEDs; before a beautiful blond coed falls from 62 stories and Spidey catches her, and before Spidey's girl gets jealous.