Tag Archives: Television

Retro TV: "General Electric Theater: Judy Garland"

(Originally published on Film Threat)In September 1955, Judy Garland made her U.S. television debut on the CBS program “Ford Star Jubilee.” The show was a ratings phenomenon, and the network quickly signed the star to a six-year contract. However, when it came time to do an encore, problems arose.Initially, Garland wanted to do a television […]

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Searching for Beauty and Bone Structure in “The Swan”

Swan TV show still shot

It seems the ideas and actions behind “The Swan” are nothing less than a collaborative art. After all, the simple goal of plastic surgery is to transform the flesh – to literally re-shape it – into forms that are thought to be more aesthetic.

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Very Little Sex & The City

When I first thought that my musings might be good fodder for a column, if nothing else than to serve as a public forum for my self-obsession, I immediately began worrying that people would think I was trying to emulate the very successful Candace Bushnell and her "Sex & The City" legacy, or at least […]

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Survive This!

Who wrote “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”? Nowadays, you could be a millionaire if you know this answer. The recent surge in the popularity of game shows has me baffled.

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Corporations Possess; Public Access Is Torn: Télévision Vérité. Liebography.

Although it’s tempting to disregard television as plebian entertainment, something I often do, the fact remains that there are near-limitless possibilities for challenging and fascinating television "programming," …

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