Sunday, October 25, 2009

Rosa Rio, Still Going Strong

I am absolutely astounded to read that not only is silent film organist Rosa Rio alive and well, but she is still playing -- at 107 years old.

And, she looks fabulous. She looks like she could be in her sixties, tops.

Crime of the Century? Really?

So Time magazine has recently released its "Top 25 Crimes of the Century," and included is the Fatty Arbuckle scandal.

I don't know; I suppose I can see where they're going with it. And perhaps at the time, it really was considered a "Crime of the Century."

But unlike the others included in the list, Arbuckle was innocent, and I can think of a few other crimes that are more deserving of inclusion.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Frank Coghlan Jr.

Sadly I report the passing of another actor from the silent era: Frank Coghlan Jr.

His obituary is on

ETA 10-25-09: Here is a story on his passing from the LA Times.