Category: television

2012: excavation review

[featured image caption: Grand Central Terminal circa 1935-1941. Crop of image from NY Municipal Archives.] So when I say almost every day that I’m off to the theatre, some may doubt me. I present here events, listed by date, that required me to enter through a door into a theatre for a live performance or discussion on

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event musings: horton foote + kim stanley = endless delights

Horton Foote + Kim Stanley = Endless Delights Harrison, TX: Three Plays by Horton Foote @ 59E59 (attended August 14, 2012) Studio One: The Traveling Lady @  The Paley Center (August 19, 2012) I dreamed myself into the world of Horton Foote‘s sensibility from my Midwestern childhood imagination long before I knew his name. Foote’s

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2011: excavation review

This is my first full calendar year as a resident of New York City and as a member of the Independent Theater Bloggers Association.  I continue to blather on about topics other than live performances on stage here (critics and dramaturgs in discussion, for example, or films of adored stars), but it is live theatre

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film feature: funny girl (1968)

Funny Girl (1968) Film Society of Lincoln Center: Hollywood’s Jew Wave November 13, 2011 [2nd of two showings during the FSLC series] Francesca BealeTheater, Elinor Bunim Film Center, 144 West 65th Street event web site I attended a screening of Funny Girl for the first time during its first national release in 1968, armed with thorough knowledge

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summer of garland: musings reflections directions

I have been blogging for a month about screenings at the Paley Center for Media‘s festival Judy Garland: The Television Years (July 20-August 18, 2011) and films shown at the Film Society of Lincoln Center‘s festival Judy Garland: All Singin’, All Dancin’, All Judy! (July 26-August 9, 2011).  The challenge of summing up the experience has stymied me

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screening snapshots: garland at the paley part 6

Screenings from the Paley Center for Media Collection Judy Garland: The Television Years August 11 and August 18, 2011 [festival runs July 20-August 18, 2011] 25 West 52nd Street event web site:  http://www.paleycenter.org/judy-garland-the-television-years Last night, the screenings at the Paley concluded with a set of classy and classic and sometimes just goofy segments from a number

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screening snapshots: garland at the paley part 5

Screenings from the Paley Center for Media Collection Judy Garland: The Television Years August 5, 2011 [festival runs July 20-August 18, 2011] 25 West 52nd Street event web site:  http://www.paleycenter.org/judy-garland-the-television-years Garland programs at the Paley have varied in types of content — from bits and pieces of a number of television appearances across a series,

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screening snapshots: garland at the paley part 4

Screenings from the Paley Center for Media Collection Judy Garland: The Television Years July 30 and July 31, 2011 [festival runs July 20-August 18, 2011] 25 West 52nd Street event web site:  http://www.paleycenter.org/judy-garland-the-television-years Garland the woman, Garland the performance professional, Garland the raconteur. Gems at the Paley continue to illustrate, illuminate, and just frankly and simply

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screening snapshots: garland at the paley part 3

Screenings from the Paley Center for Media Collection Judy Garland: The Television Years July 27, 2011 [festival runs July 20-August 18, 2011] 25 West 52nd Street event web site:  http://www.paleycenter.org/judy-garland-the-television-years [Today I spend the late morning into and through the first 45 minutes or so of the screening traveling to and from the Bronx to

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screening snapshots: garland at the paley part 2

Screenings from the Paley Center for Media Collection Judy Garland: The Television Years July 24, 2011 [festival runs July 20-August 18, 2011] 25 West 52nd Street event web site:  http://www.paleycenter.org/judy-garland-the-television-years [Note: Alas, I will not be able to report in sequence on each and every event in the Garland festivals at the Paley Center and

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