Monthly Archives: June 2011
What a week — lots of DVDs loaded up in big postal containers, a media storm from both friendly and hostile voices, and a lot of talk, by everyone about something called “distribution.”
In 1968 my parents took my younger brother Dave and I on a six week adventure in a truck and camper. I was 11 years old and my brother was 9.
We traversed the United States across it’s mid section and headed up the historic east coast and into French Canada visiting Montreal. We then headed west to Ottawa entered back into the U.S. at Sault Saint Marie. We saw the magnificent Yellowstone and stopped to visit Temple Square in Salt Lake City before returning home. Continue Reading »
Update: a presidential news conference bumped us on Fox News this morning, so we’ll be on same time, same channel tomorrow.
If you’ve known this particular Colony Bay correspondent for any length of time, you know I can be a tad cynical about the little rituals of Hollywood, but we had a fantastic time the other night with two packed houses at the Krikorian theater in Monrovia and the Opera Cafe two doors down.
What pleased me most is that of the two theaters watching the show, there was one skewed towards those who had nothing to do with the production. Continue Reading »
I felt a tad silly yesterday, and the day before, waiting for a phone interview from The Hollywood Reporter, but I’m glad I hung around and waited for their call. The story, which just started running yesterday at about 5:00 PM almost instantly mushroomed
Mary, Mallory, Wilhemina and I drove out to Glendale to monitor the final audio mix of episode 1 yesterday. This step involves watching dialogue against lip-synch, approving foley art, (which was great), and checking to make the score (beautifully composed by
The October 12, 1769 edition of the London Chronicle printed a “most humble petition to his M—– [Majesty],” mocking the concerns of “placemen and pensioners.” While most of us know what a “pensioner” might be, you may not have heard of the term “placemen.” It has fallen ouf of use, but it generally meant a royal official who had some sort of nominal duty to perform, but very little accountability for actually performing it. Continue Reading »
The Interior Space in a Period Piece
If you’ve spent any time around historical reenactors, you know there can be hilarious attention to the material world of the past. Among snarky living historians, you are likely to hear things like:
“Nice leggings, but not