Air-con comes to Great White Way

Architecture & Design · Theater
Chill, audience! It’s precious. Variety “slanguage” uses the expression legit — in reference to legitimate (live) theater. The term seeks to differentiate serious theater (think Shakespeare, O’Neill) from vaudeville or burlesque, viz, “Choreographer Michael Kidd distinguished himself in legit before working in pictures.” In this news item dated May 25, 1938, we learn that 14 ...

‘Variety’ got it dead wrong: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) 1

Film · Visual arts
On the occasion of the hugely talented, innovative and original filmmaker George Romero receiving his star on Hollywood Boulevard (the auteur director died in July) and the wonderful tribute event we attended (screening Romero’s marvelous and underrated CREEPSHOW) this past week, we sense that Romero’s pioneering in the horror genre can’t have been easy. A tough ...