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Looking like the real deal, and RIP Carl Reiner

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jun 30, 2020

While Carole Lombard was generally a generous signer of autographs (I'm certain there were times that was the last thing on her mind), her sadly brief lifetime has made her signature sought-after for decades...and many unscrupulous types have played on that demand; fakes abound. We pointed out one i read more

The Man with Two Brains (1983, Carl Reiner)

The Stop Button Posted by on May 29, 2020

The Man with Two Brains does not age well. It’s a case study in not aging well, even more so because when the three writers—director Reiner, star Steve Martin, and George Gipe—can’t figure out how to do an ending so they just do an extended fat joke… well, it’s hard to continuing giving read more

Sitcom Writers Talk Shop: Author Paula Finn Discusses Her Interviews with Carl Reiner, Norman Lear, and Others

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Aug 20, 2018

In her new book, Sitcom Writers Talk Shop, Paula Finn provides a fascinating look behind the scenes of a beloved American TV genre: the situation comedy or sitcom. Her in-depth interviews feature fifteen sitcom writers, who discuss classic comedies from the 1950s to today. Her subjects include many read more

TCM Classic Film Festival 2017: The Carl Reiner and Rob Reiner Hand and Footprint Ceremony at the Chinese Theatre

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Apr 13, 2017

Photo: TCM/Getty Images On the second morning of TCM Classic Film Festival 2017, I had the pleasure of attending the Carl Reiner and Rob Reiner hand and footprint ceremony in the forecourt of the Chinese Theatre. I was especially excited to cover this ceremony, because this is the first time a f read more

Summer School (1987, Carl Reiner)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 27, 2016

There’s an almost magical competency to Summer School. It starts with the opening titles, which are expertly edited to showcase the eventual primary cast members. Not the adults–outside lead Mark Harmon–rather the students. There’s no audible dialogue, just a rock song playing, but there’s read more