Live Wires

I grew up on the Our Gang comedies. They were a summertime staple on Chicago television during the 70’s and 80’s. I loved the personalities and camaraderie of the gang. I think that’s why now, as an adult who is interested in the wide world of movie history, I’ve found myself drawn to The Bowery... Continue Reading →

Campus Rhythm

Back in 1984, I remember being somewhat surprised when I learned that the so-called “Kid” at the center of the big hit “The Karate Kid” was actually something like 24 years old! Turns out that many of the stars of 80’s teen films were well past their teen years. But this is nothing new in... Continue Reading →

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