Saturday, October 9, 2010
Writer -- via Legacy.com. His best-known work is "Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean."
Friday, October 8, 2010
Photographer who focused on industry, the workplace and the worker -- via the Telegraph
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Film and television director -- via blog.saint.org. Here's the New York Times obit. A major architect of the imaginations of my generation, he made some of Hammer Film Production's best -- and campiest -- horror films. On TV, he worked on some of the best British series -- "The Avengers," "The Champions," "The Saint," "Danger UXB," "Fairly Secret Army" and "The Irish R.M." See my full salute to him at Preview Reviewer.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Australian glam rock singer -- via www.undercover.fm. It's hard to run this one -- the name, alone. He did some bad things, came down in the world, suffered addiction. When it comes down to it, he was a person. May he rest in peace.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Actress worked during film noir period in postwar cinema -- via blogspot site dedicated to her, and the San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, October 4, 2010
Comedian, singer and comic actor -- via the BBC. Now a cult figure, he was the most profitable comic of his day, a favorite of Chaplin's as well. He played coy, clumsy characters who fell in love and sang. Oddly, he is an object of worship in Albania, where good old dictator Enver Hoxha, for some reason (perhaps his wholesome tunefulness) named him as the only Western actor whose films were shown in that country.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Cervantes scholar who reminded us how funny "Don Quixote" is -- via the Guardian
Actress -- via Tokyograph. Lovers of camp will remember her as a leading player in Japan's "Super Giant/Starman" series, which were cut up, dubbed and run on American TV in the mid-'60s as the film series "Attack from Space," "Atomic Rulers of the World," "Invaders from Space" and "Evil Brain from Outer Space." Surrealistic bliss!