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It’s Not TV: HBO, The Company That Changed Television. In the Beginning Was the Word — Radio

In the Beginning Was the Word — Radio:

“I like doing radio because it’s so intimate. The moment people hear your voice, you’re inside their heads, not only that, you’re in there laying eggs”.

Doug Coupland

We can watch TV — or movies, YouTube videos, play videogames, exchange video phone calls — from anywhere and everywhere: on line at McD’s, from our seat on our commuter bus or train (usually annoying the hell out of the napping business professional next to us), even from a toilet stall (crass, I grant, but I’ve seen — , well, ahem, I mean, I’ve heard it done). It’s nearly impossible for a generation growing up immersed, submerged, and buried in portable visual media to imagine the magnetic hold radio had on its audiences back in its early days. Think about it, all you smartphone and ipad users, wi-fiers and Hopper subscribers: there
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'L.A. Law' and 'Airplane' star Barbara Stuart dies at 81

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'L.A. Law' and 'Airplane' star Barbara Stuart dies at 81
St. George, Utah (AP) — Actress Barbara Stuart, who appeared in dozens of television series and movies, including "Bachelor Party," ''Airplane!" and the legal drama "L.A. Law," has died. She was 81. Stuart's son-in-law, Rand Gautier, says his mother died May 15 at a nursing home in St. George, Utah. Gautier says she was a "wonderful, charitable, loving" woman and talented actress. According to the movie database IMDb.com, her first TV series was "I Led 3 Lives" in 1954. Since then, Stuart appeared on "The George Burns Show," ''The Twilight Zone," and "Starsky and Hutch," among many others. She played Tom...
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TV Star Stuart Dies

TV Star Stuart Dies
Veteran TV actress Barbara Stuart has died at the age of 81.

The star, whose career spanned more than five decades, passed away on 15 May in St. George, Utah, according to Variety.

No more details about her death were available as WENN went to press.

Stuart began working on the small screen in the 1950s with a role in I Led Three Lives and went on to star in shows such as Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., The Queen and I, and Pete and Gladys.

In later years she appeared in Nash Bridges and Huff with Blythe Danner, while her movie roles included parts in Airplane! and Bachelor Party.

Yvette Vickers obituary

Star of quirky horror films such as Attack of the Giant Leeches

Yvette Vickers, who has died aged 82, found a niche in the world of psychotronic movies, the film genre made up of low-budget horror and quirky exploitation films, which could be described as "bad enough to be good". These movies attract obsessive devotion from fans who revel in films with ludicrous titles such as Attack of the 50ft Woman (1958) and Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959), both of which starred Vickers as a victim of the titu- lar monsters.

In the former film, Vickers is carrying on with the hubby of the wealthy woman who is turned into a giantess. In the latter, it is Vickers's husband who wreaks revenge on his wife and her boyfriend, by forcing them at gunpoint into the swamp inhabited by the massive bloodthirsty leeches. (Actually, the "leeches" were men in suction-cup-covered suits that did
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Yvette Vickers and the dark side of the Dream Factory | Cory Franklin

Hollywood is notoriously fickle in its favours, but the macabre demise of a former B-movie queen was an especially cruel twist

The concerned neighbour suspected something amiss. She came to check on the old lady and saw the mailbox covered with cobwebs. The only letters in it were yellowing, untouched bills. Forcing open the barricaded front gate and peering through a broken window, she saw lights illuminating a formerly beautiful interior now in total disrepair, filthy clothes, junk mail and boxes strewn everywhere.

Once inside, the only sound she heard was the low hum of a space heater still running. Evidently, the utility company never turned off the power. In the bedroom, she noticed a dead cordless phone on the floor … before she made the grisly discovery of a mummified, unrecognizable corpse. She knew instinctively it was the old lady.

The police said the woman, in her eighties, may have been dead for months.
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