Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Monday, October 24, 2005
TV Obscurities site
The Chuck Cunningham Syndrome
Here's a detailed article on the Chuck Cunningham Syndrome, although they fail to mention My Three Sons.
Friday, October 21, 2005
Gordon Lee, 'Porky' from Our Gang/Little Rascals, dies
Lee, starting at the age of 2, played one of the younger members in the "Our Gang" shorts in the mid to late 1930s, appearing in more than 40 of them. His Porky character is credited with originating the catchphrase "otay."
He was born Eugene Lee in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1933. Lee was 2 years old when his mother sent his picture to studio executives who were seeking an actor to play McFarland's brother. "We were on the next train to L.A. and I had a contract within a few days," Lee said. "Fat kid got lucky." Lee told friends his career ended when a growth spurt made him thinner. "They wanted Porky to be a chunky fellow, so they looked for someone else." Gordon eventually became a teacher.
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
New Paul McCartney CD: "Chaos and Creation in the Backyard"
Paul is performing some of the new songs on his US tour.
I haven't heard this disc yet, but here's a review from someone who has.
More info here including a few song samples.
Thursday, October 06, 2005
Tommy Bond of "Our Gang" dies at age 79
Born Sept. 16, 1926, in Dallas, Texas, Bond got his start at age 5 when a talent scout for Hal Roach studios approached him as he was walking with his mother. The scout said he had "a great face" and he could set up an appointment with Hal Roach in Los Angeles. His grandmother drove him to L.A. for the meeting with Roach that led to his career on the Little Rascals and Our Gang series.
Bond died September 24, 2005 of complications from heart disease.