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Reply #15 - Mar 14th, 2013 at 4:50pm

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http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/boston-phoenix-closing-decline-ad-revenue-187...

the boston phoenix is dead dead dead. finite, el foldo, stick a fork in it, it's done. it's twisting slowly in the wind, pining for the fiords. it is an ex weekly publication. but wait, the mythological phoenix rose from the ashes. no! not happnin here. happy trails. hasta la vista baby.
 

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Reply #16 - Mar 14th, 2013 at 8:19pm

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Sad, but expected. I was shocked when I was in town around Marathon time and picked up a copy of the Phoenix. It looked like a pamphlet! L.A.'s alternative paper, the LA WEEKLY is still going, but, it's part of the larger Village chain. And, maybe the "Escort" and breast implant ads still sell enough in L.A. to keep it going fairly strongly.

I go back to when it started out as B.A.D. - Boston After Dark. And, there was a 1977 film called BETWEEN THE LINES that was based on the paper. It featured Jeff Goldblum and John Heard, and is pretty decent (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075744/combined)

R.I.P. B.A.D/PHOENIX

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Reply #17 - Apr 3rd, 2013 at 8:27pm

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MILO O'SHEA, who played Duran Duran (actually Durand Durand) in the two-time Marathon entry BARBARELLA has passed on. O'Shea also appeared in such genre films as Vincent Price's THEATER OF BLOOD and the rarely shown THE ADDING MACHINE.

Outside of BARARELLA, O'Shea is perhaps best known for his appearance in 1968's ROMEO AND JULIET.

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Reply #18 - May 23rd, 2013 at 7:09pm

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SWAT star STEVE FORREST has passed on. Forrest appeared on the Marathon screen as an astronaut in the 50s B Movie Space Travel segment of AMAZON WOMEN OF THE MOON. Forrest also played an astronaut on the Twilight Zone episode "The Parallel" as well as episodes of The Night Gallery and Six Million Dollar Man.

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Gee, those space suits looks familiar,eh?
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Reply #19 - May 24th, 2013 at 11:03am

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RIP to Steve "Lt. Hondo and The Baron" Forrest.  Dana Andrews' kid brother was a solid performer.
 

I bring you peace. It may be the peace of plenty and content or the peace of unburied death.
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Reply #20 - Jul 22nd, 2013 at 3:56pm

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DENNIS FARINA, one of the most affable of all movie bad guys has passed on. A former real life cop, Farina often played folks from the other side of the tracks in films like GET SHORTY, MIDNIGHT RUN and SNATCH.
 
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Reply #21 - Jul 31st, 2013 at 7:09am

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eilenn brennan.
http://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/eileen-brennan-gone
her very first role was "star wagon" with orson bean AND a very young dustin hoffman. it is a tv movie and a risky proposition for the marathon. it's about a turn of the century inventor who makes a time machine.
 

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Reply #22 - Aug 11th, 2013 at 12:09pm

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HAJI, co-star of the classic cult film, Russ Meyer's FASTER PUSSYCAT KILL KILL has passed on.

Haji also appeared in a couple of minor genre titles like DEMONOID and WHAM BAM THANK YOU SPACEMAN!

Haji also co-starred in Meyer's GOOD MORNING AND GOODBYE which played at one of the Orson Welles' Schlock Around The Clock Marathons!



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Haji, at left with Sue Bernard and Tura Santana
 
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Reply #23 - Aug 25th, 2013 at 11:56am

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JULIE HARRIS, best known to genre fans for her work in the Robert Wise's THE HAUNTING has passed. THE HAUNTING played at one of the Orson Welles' Horror movie marathons by the way.

She did a lot of TV including a run on Knot's Landing, and a lot of theater. She was nominated for an Oscar for MEMBER OF THE WEDDING and won three Emmys. She passed away in Chatham.

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Reply #24 - Sep 1st, 2013 at 8:34am

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david frost age 74 has died of a sudden heart attack while on a sea cruise. here's the monty python parody of him. very funny.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lBNlfHCVRZs
 

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Reply #25 - Sep 1st, 2013 at 11:44am

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Frost had a very fine career in British Television along with a lot of crossover work here.

It's a little disappointing that his most visible image to the current generation is the one as portrayed in the film FROST/NIXON. The real David Frost was a lot less callow and substantive than portrayed in that movie (and the real Nixon wasn't as warm and fuzzy than Frank Langella).

 
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Reply #26 - Sep 1st, 2013 at 2:38pm

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the pythons worked for david frost and the above parody was not very flattering.
 

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Reply #27 - Sep 7th, 2013 at 10:59pm

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Frost hosted & did much of the writing for That Was The Week That Was a much more satiric topical affairs comedy show than anything ever shown here.
Lived in England  in High School & can guarantee that it was as funny and a lot more pointed than anything American. The US version, also fronted by Frost was heavily censored.
It's amazing that he was eventually knighted considering the outrage that some of the shows comments about the government & the monarchy caused.
More power to the Pythons for satirizing Frost. He became the sort of icon and powerhouse, perhaps for good reasons, that he originally satirized. Peter Cook once commented that the one thing that he ever regretted was saving Frost from drowning.
 

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Reply #28 - Sep 15th, 2013 at 7:56pm

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FRED KATZ, noted Jazz composer has passed on. His most famous film work was with Roger Corman on BUCKET OF BLOOD, WASP WOMAN and, especially, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (sample below). Obit: http://www.latimes.com/obituaries/la-me-fred-katz-20130915,0,6159128.story

 
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Reply #29 - Oct 10th, 2013 at 11:27pm

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Astronaut SCOTT CARPENTER has passed on. He was one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts who became the 4th American in space, and the 2nd to orbit the earth. Only John Glenn remains of that original group.

Carpenter uttered the oft-quoted line, "Goodspeed John Glenn" as Glenn's craft left the launching pad.

And, now, we can say, "Goodspeed Scott Carpenter"
 
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