“Forgotten Hollywood”- Sopwith Camel…

March 3rd, 2020

Manny P. here…

“`Snoopy’s Doghouse, taken from the cartoon Peanuts where the beagle would pretend to sit on the top and fly it like a plane, is now a drone that actually flies. Perfect for any quadcopter aficionado or someone who’s just really into the cartoon Peanuts, the flying Snoopy doghouse is sure to be an eye catcher and conversation piece to folks who see it soaring through the air.

“`Sold by FlyGuyPromotions, the Snoopy Dog House Drone actually doesn’t come with the dog house. You can build your own dog house to install over the quadcopter. If you’d like full instructions and cut-out kits, you can check out forums such as rcgroups.com and hoosiercutoutservice.com.

“`Look out bloody Red Baron!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- Inside the Actor’s Pearly Gates…

March 2nd, 2020

Manny P. here…

“`James Lipton was a theater academic who created the insightful Bravo show, Inside the Actors Studio. It was a master class for the students of Actors Studio Drama School, a joint venture of Actors Studio and The New School. Paul Newman was his first guest, and each one-hour program featured top performers in an intimate and in-depth one-on-one interview. At one time, he was married to actress Nina Foch.

“`Lipton worked while in his teens as a copy boy for  The Detroit Times and as an actor for the Catholic Theater of Detroit. After graduating high school, he landed the role of Dan Reid, nephew of The Lone Ranger, on WXYZ’s popular radio program that aired for decades.

“`In 1951, Lipton began landing parts on such television anthology shows as  Pulitzer Prize PlayhouseArmstrong Circle Theatre and CBS Television Workshop. In the same year, he appeared in the original production of Lillian Hellman’s The Autumn Garden. It would be his only appearance on a Broadway stage.  Other small screen performances throughout the 1950s included The Guiding Light, Inner Sanctum, and The Goldbergs.

“`Lipton found more success as a writer. While appearing on The Guiding Light, he worked his way up to head writer. Over the next two decades, he served as head writer for Another World and Return to Peyton Place. He additionally wrote for The Edge of Night and The United States Steel Hour.  Starting with Jimmy Carter’s Inauguration Gala in 1977, Lipton began producing television specials; five of them involved Bob Hope.

“`The recipient of three honorary Ph.D.s, Lipton was given the French Republic’s Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres.  In 2016, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Daytime Emmys and a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Reality Show Host.

“`James Lipton was ninety-three.

Until next time>                               “never forget”