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  • Gold Derby nuggets: Will 'Flight of the Conchords' be grounded? | 'The Sound of Music' soars once more

     
    • "Flight of the Conchords" star Jemaine Clement has said his offbeat HBO comedy series may not continue for a third season because it requires so much work, but a final decision will be made within a month. Clement told Reuters that he needs to discuss the
  • A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Your Movie Columnist

     
    Dec. 13, 1950: Larry, 19-year-old son of Mary Martin, must have inherited her singing voice. He and Mary recorded “You’re Just in Love,” a tune from “Call Me Madam.”

    Fess Parker had that cool coonskin cap -- who needs an Emmy?

     
    Fess Parker never won an Emmy, but he was a player at TV's top awards. TV academy voters couldn't ignore him when he emerged as a sudden superstar leading a national craze for Davy Crockett lore. The Emmys nominated Fess Parker for best new personality of...

    Tonys outrage flashback: 'Gypsy' lost best musical to 'Fiorello!'

     
    Frank Rich and Ben Brantley of the New York Times have both hailed "Gypsy" as the greatest musical in Broadway history, but it got cheated at the Tony Awards of 1960. In part, that was due to tough competition. In the race for best musical, It lost to...

    Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, June 28, 1940

     
    June 28, 1940: “Height of swank: The dress Mary Martin's sporting in nitespots; it's trimmed with real gardenias which have to be renewed hourly from a reserve supply in the cafe icebox,” Jimmie Fidler says.