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Interview: Loni Anderson on Her Career at ‘The Hollywood Show’

26 August 2013 7:24 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – To answer the musical question, “Baby, if you ever wondered, wondered whatever became of me?” there is the sublime Loni Anderson, who portrayed Jennifer Marlowe on the popular 1970s sitcom, “Wkrp in Cincinnati.” Anderson was an attendee of “The Hollywood Show,” which comes to Chicago again on September 7th and 8th, 2013.

Loni Anderson is much like her character on Wkrp – luminous, intelligent and with a unique perspective. She climbed the show business ladder herself, after having a first marriage and a child in her teens. After that marriage ended before her 21st birthday, she finished college at the University of Minnesota and started an acting career, taking roles on stage and in local and national commercials. After moving to Los Angeles in 1975, she dyed her jet black hair to blonde, and began a series of high profile appearances on familiar dramas and comedies of the era, including “The Bob Newhart Show” and “Police Woman. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Remembering Pj Torokvei: Comedy Genius Behind 'Wkrp' Was Transgender Trailblazer

9 July 2013 12:12 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Pj Torokvei, a Canadian-born comedy writer and producer who decided at age 50 to become a woman, died as a result of complications from liver failure on July 3 at the age of 62. Torokvei, whose name was originally Peter, was an alum of Second City and Sctv, and went on to serve as a producer and the head writer of Wkrp in Cincinnati (1979-1982), for which she and her colleagues received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series. She also co-wrote the films Real Genius (1985), Back to School (1986), Caddyshack II (1988) and Guarding Tess

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DVD Review: Rider on a Dead Horse

28 May 2013 12:00 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Cinelinx tips a hat to the new Rider on a Dead Horse DVD from Warner Archive!

This Warner Archive release is a Manufacture-On-Demand (Mod) DVD, and can be ordered directly from WBShop.com.

The Set-up

Double-crosses, greed, and murder follow the discovery of gold in the western wilderness, setting two men against each other in a race to get the gold first. Stars John Vivyan, Bruce Gordon, Kevin Hagen, and Lisa Lu.

Directed by: Herbert L. Strock

The Delivery

One of my favorite classic films is the Humphrey Bogart adventure Treasure of the Sierra Madre. It's a tale of the lust for gold and the depths men will sink to. Rider on a Dead Horse can best be described as a remake of that film, but this 1962 Phoenix Films western put some entertaining twists on the original formula. Plus, it has Dr. Baker from Little House on the Prairie as »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Victor Medina)

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Harvey Milk Day, “South Of The Ohio,” and a “Friends” Reunion

22 May 2013 2:23 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Birthday shoutouts go to Novak Djokovic (above), who is 26, and Naomi Campbell is 43. Emma Roberts will join her boyfriend Evan Peters on Season Three of American Horror Story. What Would Harvey Milk Think If He Were Alive Today? by Dustin Lance Black. A straight man dances at The Abbey. San Francisco Giant player Jeffrey Affeldt renounces his homophobia.

Good News! Gay men can now donate blood in Canada! But there’s a catch.

On the eve of the Bsa voting on gay scouts and troop leaders, James Dale talks about his landmark lawsuit that went all the way to the Supreme Court, and the long journey to this point.

Ellen‘s mini Friends reunion.

Wolf Blitzer is an idiot.

Kickstarting South Of The Ohio, “A new photo documentary exploring contemporary queer culture in the American South.”

Here’s the newest trailer for Man Of Steel, with extra focus on Zod. »

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R.I.P. Joyce Brothers

13 May 2013 3:37 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Joyce Brothers, television psychologist and longtime newspaper advice columnist died today in New York City. She was 85. Her publicist tells media outlets she passed away after a long illness. The New York City native became famous in 1955 after winning The $64,000 Question game show on which she appeared as an expert on boxing. Her success on the show led her to become a color commentator for CBS during the boxing match between Carmen Basilio and Sugar Ray Robinson. In 1958 she was given her own advice show about relationships on a New York station and she went on to a succession of syndicated advice shows on both TV and radio over a four-decade long broadcasting career. She had a monthly column in Good Housekeeping magazine and began writing a syndicated newspaper column in the 1970s that, at its peak, was printed in more than 300 newspapers. Her TV credits include Saturday Night Live, »

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Review: "Mr. Lucky: The Complete Series" On DVD From Timeless Media Group

15 February 2013 6:24 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

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By Harvey Chartrand

Mr. Lucky: The Complete Series is now available for the first time ever as a 4-dvd box set from Timeless Media Group… all 34 episodes, with a running time of about 840 minutes. Mr. Lucky– created by writer/director Blake Edwards (Peter Gunn) – ran for only one season (from 1959 to 1960), even though it was a hit with viewers.

This adventure/crime drama is a sort of Peter Gunn Lite, featuring a lush, organ-powered theme song by Henry Mancini (a bonus CD of Mr. Lucky’s soundtrack is included in the set), an assortment of shady characters aboard a floating casino, and competent acting by series regulars John Vivyan (as suave professional gambler Mr. Lucky), Ross Martin (as his sidekick and business partner Andamo), Pippa Scott (as Mr. Lucky’s girlfriend Maggie Shank-Rutherford) and Tom Brown (as Lieutenant Rovacs, Mr. Lucky’s »

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Slideshow: Stars Align at ‘The Hollywood Show’ in Chicago

19 January 2013 11:31 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – One of the most unique happenings in Chicago every year is “The Hollywood Show.” This annual event presents celebrities from TV and film, both from the nostalgic past and the current scene. In September of 2012, the show included Loni Anderson (“Wkrp in Cincinnati”), Oscar Winner Martin Landau and the reunited cast of “Lost in Space,” all meeting fans and signing autographs.

HollywoodChicago.com covered the event, and photographer Joe Arce put the show’s participants in front of the lens. “The Hollywood Show” will be back in Chicago in September, 2013. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.

HOLSHOW1: Loni Anderson of ‘Wkrp in Cincinnati.’ HOLSHOW2: Another view of Loni Anderson. HOLSHOW3: Oscar winner Martin Landau of ‘Ed Wood’ and ‘The Majestic.’ HOLSHOW4: »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Ned Wertimer, The Jeffersons' Ralph the Doorman, Dies at 89

9 January 2013 8:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

TV has lost one of its most familiar character actors: Ned Wertimer, best known as the tip-hungry Ralph the doorman on The Jeffersons, died Jan. 2 at a nursing facility outside Los Angeles, the result of a fall in his Burbank home last November, his manager announced late Tuesday. He was 89. With more than 100 small-screen credits to his name, as well as Broadway (Bye Bye Birdie) and film (Mame and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End) roles, Wertimer was known to audiences of such shows as Gunsmoke, McMillan and Wife, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Wkrp in Cincinnati and Mork & Mindy, »

- Stephen M. Silverman

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