according to the Me-TV website, all times are EST):
(#001) “Amy Moore” (debut episode)
(#039) “John Hardin”
(#066) “Virginia Lennart”
(#085) “Jerry Bell”
(#114) “Rod Matthews”
(#146) “Lee Randolph”
(#160) “Alicia Osante”
(#197) “Julie Sherman”
I’ve never seen this series—save for the occasional clip—so I’m pretty jazzed about the opportunity to get to visit with it. The week after The Millionaire, the channel has an Ironside marathon planned (Oct. 14), so you might want to save some DVR space for that, too.
While I’m the subject of classic TV, a couple of TV-on-DVD announcements that I need to get out of the way; TV Shows on DVD.com reports that the Iron Horse: Season 1 collection that was to be released on MOD DVD by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment this October 2…has been scrapped. They didn’t give a reason, and from the TSOD blurb the release apparently won’t be rescheduled soon.
the sixth and final season of the Lucille Ball sitcom Here’s Lucy will be released this December 18th on a 4-disc set (priced at $29.95 SRP) with all twenty-four episodes. They’ve not announced any extras or bonuses for this set, but there is a pre-order listing up at Amazon.com; the completist in me has already stuck this on his wish list.
And the last item on the sticky note: more blogathon fun! What’s more, a blogathon in keeping with the spirit of October and Halloween—one dedicated to the legendary Val Lewton. With the “deets,” here’s kristina from speakeasy:
Horrors! Get ready for the Val Lewton blogathon! Kristina of the Speakeasy blog and Stephen aka Classic Movie Man will be cohosting this event.
Lewton, the subject of a documentary produced by none other than Academy Award winning director, Martin Scorsese (Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows, 2007) was a horror film genius. He didn’t invent the horror film, but elevated it to a new level by commissioning literate scripts, (often written anonymously by himself), carefully casting his main characters, and incorporating film noir techniques. Not a household name, Lewton produced the horror classics Cat People (1942) and I Walked With a Zombie (1943). Often imitated, Lewton influenced legendary directors Scorsese, William Friedkin, and George Romero, to name a few.
The Rules of the Blogathon
Pick a Val Lewton movie or theme that you’d like to explore. Possibly you want to discuss a certain performance, or how Lewton’s films influenced the genre. Then blog your heart out! Since there can be many takes on the same film, duplicate posts will be allowed, but feel free to check this page to see what’s already being covered. In the body of your blog post, please mention the blogathon with links, or just cut and paste this handy bit here:
This post is part of the Val Lewton blogathon hosted by Stephen aka Classic Movie Man & Kristina of the Speakeasy blog – see more posts at either Classic Movie Man’s Lewton page or the Speakeasy Lewton page
E-mail Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kristina at email@example.com to let us know which movie you want to do. When corresponding, please include “blogathon” in the subject line of your e-mail. Along with your link, please include your Twitter handle, if you have one. It will help us promote you, your blog, and the blogathon.
Ready, Set, Boo!
When your post is complete, send the link by end of day
October 26, 2012 ( ). Links to posts will go live on Central Time, US October 31, 2012. Your submissions will be posted to both Classic Movie Man and Kristina’s Speakeasy blogs. The combined posts
will include the titles of your blog posts with their respective links to your
Any questions, please contact Stephen or Kristina.
Kristina was nice enough to give me a heads-up on this on Twitter, and I have RSVP’d with my intention to do a post on my favorite Val Lewton film, The Seventh Victim (1943)…so I’m pretty stoked about that. Just thought I’d throw in a little plug for here in case anyone else is interested.
And with that…I have to take a trip to Mayberry. Bye cartooners!