Eight Days of Christmas, Day 4: Fitzwilly (1967)

On the fourth day of Christmas, TMP teaches you… criminals can have hearts of gold, too! Today’s holiday flick is Fitzwilly, starring Dick Van Dyke as a well-meaning con artist. On to the review… Victoria Woodworth (Edith Evans) is a kind, wealthy woman living in a fancy Manhattan brownstone. Actually, that’s only partially true. She is kind, and she does live comfortably in Manhattan, but … Continue reading Eight Days of Christmas, Day 4: Fitzwilly (1967)

Eight Days of Christmas, Day 3: Christmas with the Bradys

On the third day of Christmas, TMP brings to you… a “lovely lady” with a Christmas flu! Okay, it’s not a flu, it’s laryngitis… but technicalities aside, today we’re spending Christmas with the Bradys and taking a look at “The Voice of Christmas,” the season one holiday episode of The Brady Bunch. This post is also written in tribute to Florence Henderson, the much-loved “Mrs. … Continue reading Eight Days of Christmas, Day 3: Christmas with the Bradys

Period television: Good Girls Revolt, Season 1

Based on Lynn Povich’s book of the same title, Amazon’s original series Good Girls Revolt tells the story of a stagnant environment in a time of social change: the newsroom workplace in New York, 1969. America was experiencing a cultural revolution, but the women working as researchers for the country’s largest news magazines were less lucky, putting in most of the work but receiving none … Continue reading Period television: Good Girls Revolt, Season 1

TMP Reads: Five Women I Love by Bob Hope

In 1966, Five Women I Love: Bob Hope’s Vietnam Story was published by Doubleday. The book tells the tale of Hope’s many USO tours, performing for enlisted men in Vietnam and Thailand. Accompanying him on the trip were Janis Paige, Anita Bryant, Kaye Stevens, Joey Heatherton, and Carroll Baker — five of countless participants, organizers, and crew who made the USO tour a success. From … Continue reading TMP Reads: Five Women I Love by Bob Hope

One year, one film: 1965 – Von Ryan’s Express

One year, one film: 1965 The film: Von Ryan’s Express, dir. Mark Robson Starring Frank Sinatra and Trevor Howard Rating: Recommended | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED | Must-See Frank Sinatra was a multi-talented man, an actor who made many an enjoyable film and, of course, one of the greatest singers of all time. Von Ryan’s Express is, in my opinion, one of his best films. Sinatra stars as … Continue reading One year, one film: 1965 – Von Ryan’s Express

One year, one film: 1964 – Dead Ringer

One year, one film: 1964 The film: Dead Ringer, dir. Paul Henreid Starring Bette Davis Rating: Recommended | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED | Must-See A little bit campy but also a little bit brilliant, Dead Ringer offers a fantastic showcase of the talent of Bette Davis in a later stage of her career. Directed by her Now, Voyager and Deception co-star Paul Henreid, Davis stars in a dual … Continue reading One year, one film: 1964 – Dead Ringer

One year, one film: 1963 – It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

One year, one film: 1963 The film: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, dir. Stanley Kramer Starring just about everyone under the sun! (See the poster below.) Rating: Recommended | Highly Recommended | MUST-SEE It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a film that I’ve loved for practically my entire life. I first watched this lightning-paced, madcap comedy of greed when my age … Continue reading One year, one film: 1963 – It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World