John Bernard Martin was born in Baltimore, served in the Marines and later drove or served as a personal assistant for entertainment industry figures such as Sarah Michelle Gellar, Leonardo DiCaprio and Marin Scorsese. The former Towson resident was 61.
This week 39 years ago, the A's traded Reggie Jackson to the Orioles, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer, Martin Scorsese's "Taxi Driver" topped the box office and the following songs were the most popular in the United States, according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
Once in a while, a movie adaptation creates a character that is drawn so well it becomes a measuring stick for all other similar characters. Think Ray Liotta, the New York hood in "Goodfellas," adapted from the book "Wiseguy."
Hollywood's biggest fashion parade, the red carpet outside the Oscars, began heating up on Sunday afternoon ahead of the world's top film awards where silent movie "The Artist" is widely seen as the choice for best movie.
I don't have time for a full review, but I do want to alert viewers to the premiere tonight on HBO of director Martin Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." This is one of the most ambitious and daring biographical films that I have ever seen on TV.