Author: Phoebe Goldenberg With its sleek cast of characters, racy plot, illicit boozing, schmoozing and sexing, AMC’s primetime hit, “Mad Men,” is reviving America in the 1960s to 1970s as a cultural goldmine. It is a show that satisfies the modern appetite for all things provocative, seductive and unpredictable–but have … Continue reading
Steven “Stevie” Van Zandt, who played the strip club owner Silvio Dante in the popular HBO show “The Sopranos” remembers his colleague James Gandolfini, who passed away on June 19, 2013. A member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, Van Zandt explains how he got the role of Silvio even … Continue reading
This tribute to actor James “Jim” Gandolfini following his death on June 19, 2013, include many of his fellow cast members of the popular HBO show, “The Sopranos” such as Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli and Tony Sirico. The creator of “The Sopranos,” David Chase, remembers when Gandolfini came in to … Continue reading
Jim Davis, creator of the “Garfield” comic strip, reveals how he brings its starring orange tabby cat to life on the page from conception to illustration. Since its debut in 1978, “Garfield” has become a pop culture sensation and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s most widely … Continue reading
Broadcast journalist Barbara Walters shares a funny anecdote that occurred when Robert Kennedy came to a store in Rockefeller Plaza to be interviewed by the “Today” show. Walters recalls the program having to rent out this store where there lived a resident parrot. The parrot ended up unexpectedly badgering Kennedy … Continue reading
Famous television personality, Milton Berle, discusses Elvis Presley’s controversial performance of “Hound Dog” on “The Milton Berle Show” in 1956. He gives a light-hearted account of the media frenzy that criticized Elvis’s provocative hip gyrations, which was different from his own surprising response.
Actor and comedian Jerry Stiller describes how he finally decided to take the role as Frank Costanza on the hit sitcom Seinfeld. Stiller recalls having another acting job that went south when they originally wanted him as well as how he was skeptical at first that the show had no … Continue reading
Jason Alexander, one of the stars of the sitcom Seinfeld, reminisces on one of the more unique filmings of the show during an episode known as ‘The Parking Garage.’ Alexander recalls the unusually long hours that this episode entailed as well as the fact that it was the only episode … Continue reading