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Monday, April 22, 2019

101 Groovy TV Movies #88: Dinner at Eight



Today I continue my list of 101 Groovy TV Movies Worth Watching with Dinner at Eight, which originally aired on TNT on Monday, December 11, 1989.

Produced by actress Shelley Duvall (The Shining), this updated remake of George Cukor's 1933 film stars Marsha Mason as the social butterfly wife of a New York shipping magnate (John Mahoney) who throws a dinner party. Her guests include Lauren Bacall as a romance novelist, Charles Durning and Ellen Greene as a ruthless tycoon and his wife, and Harry Hamlin as a fading Hollywood star.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

The Groovy List loves these photos of Pete and Chasten Buttigieg


(images: Scott Olson/Getty Images, AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The Groovy List is a weekly roundup of groovy gay pop culture:

Friday, April 19, 2019

101 Groovy TV Movies #89: Ladykillers



Today I continue my list of 101 Groovy TV Movies Worth Watching with Ladykillers, which originally aired as an ABC Movie Special on Wednesday, November 9, 1988.

Directed by Robert Lewis, the movie stars Marilu Henner as a police detective who enlists her rookie cop boyfriend (a pre-Melrose Place Thomas Calabro) to help catch a killer by going undercover as a stripper at a club called Ladykillers. The cast also includes Susan Blakely, Gary Hudson, Keith David and special guest star Lesley-Anne Down (as the club's owner).

Click here to see all the movies on the list so far.

Dish of the Day #2631: Cool Pool Boys Who Make Me Warm Week


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Thursday, April 18, 2019

101 Groovy TV Movies #90: Let's Switch!



Today I continue my list of 101 Groovy TV Movies Worth Watching with Let's Switch!, which originally aired as ABC's Tuesday Movie of the Week on January 7, 1975.

Directed by Alan Rafkin (who also directed 1966's The Ghost and Mr. Chicken) and co-written by Peter Lefcourt (who would later write the 1992 novel, The Dreyfus Affair, and co-create the Showtime series, Beggars and Choosers), the movie stars Barbara Eden and Barbara Feldon as two friends - one a housewife, the other a magazine editor - who decide to switch lives for a week. The cast also includes Richard Schaal, George Furth, Joyce Van Patten, Ron Glass, Kaye Stevens, Pat Harrington and Penny Marshall (as Feldon's depressed assistant).

Click here to see all the movies on the list so far.

Dish of the Day #2630: Cool Pool Boys Who Make Me Warm Week


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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Dish of the Day #2629: Cool Pool Boys Who Make Me Warm Week


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Today's Dish is William F. Goodge.


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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Remembering Georgia Engel 1948 - 2019



I was lucky enough to see Georgia Engel in two Chicago stage productions - Nunsense (as Sister Mary Amnesia) in August 1990 and Gotta Dance in December 2015. She was musical comedy perfection in both.

The actress, who died April 12 at age 70, will always be fondly remembered for her role as Georgette Franklin Baxter on the CBS sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She first appeared on the show as Rhoda Morgenstern's co-worker in December 1972. Georgette soon became Ted Baxter's girlfriend and later his wife, and Engel received two Emmy Award nominations for her performance.

She also received three Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her recurring role as Pat MacDougall on the CBS sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond (2003-05). Other television credits include The Betty White Show (1977-78), Goodtime Girls (1980), Jennifer Slept Here (1983-84), Coach (1991-97) and Hot in Cleveland (2012-15).

Engel received a BAFTA Award nomination for her film debut in Miloš Forman's Taking Off (1971), and her other movies include Signs of Life (1989), The Sweetest Thing (2002) and Grown Ups 2 (2013). She also appeared on Broadway in Hello, Dolly! (1969-70) as Minnie Fay, My One and Only (1984-85), The Boys from Syracuse (2002) and The Drowsy Chaperone (2006-07). And she won a 2016 Obie Award for her performance in the Off-Broadway play, John.

Below I've selected some videos to celebrate Georgia Engel's life and career.

Battle of the Broadway Stars #49: 1972-73 Season


The following stars of the 1981-82 Broadway season (from the 48th Battle) will be moving on to Round 2:

Anne Bancroft (Duet for One)
Karen Black (Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean)
Cher (Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean)
James Coco (Wally's Cafe/Little Me)
Loretta Devine (Dreamgirls)
Victor Garber (Little Me)
Danny Glover ("MASTER HAROLD"…and the boys)
David Alan Grier (The First)
Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls)
Bill Hutton (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)
Raul Julia (Nine)
Rita Moreno (Wally's Cafe)
Anita Morris (Nine)
Sheryl Lee Ralph (Dreamgirls)
Roger Rees (The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby)
Dianne Wiest (Othello)

PLEASE NOTE: The next Battle of the Broadway Stars will be on Tuesday, April 30.

Now on to our 49th battle, which takes us back to the 1972-73 Broadway season when the following 32 stars appeared on stage:













Dish of the Day #2628: Cool Pool Boys Who Make Me Warm Week


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Today's Dish is Dan Tai.