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  • ‘Mary Poppins’ Is a Subversive Critique of Modernity

    08/01/2018 11:59:29 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 59 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 2017 | Dean Abbott
    Many who saw Mary Poppins as children may remember only chimney sweeps dancing precariously on the rooftops of London, or birds flapping their wings around the cathedral, or the image of Dick Van Dyke dancing madly with those animated penguins. But there is more to Walt Disney’s 1964 masterpiece than meets the eye. Ostensibly a fantastical children’s story about the George Banks family and the nanny (Julie Andrews) who brings songs and magic to their London home (Number 10, Cherry Tree Lane), Mary Poppins has a powerful subtext that connects deeply with those ill-at-ease in the modern world. The Bank...
  • Dick Van Dyke Show star Rose Marie dies at home at age 94

    12/29/2017 6:00:14 AM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Dec. 29, 2017 | Associated Press Reporter and Reporter
    Rose Marie, the wisecracking Sally Rogers of The Dick Van Dyke Show and a show business lifer who began as a bobbed-hair child star in vaudeville and worked for nearly a century in theater, radio, TV and movies, died Thursday. She was 94. Marie had been resting in bed at her Los Angeles-area home when a caretaker found she had stopped breathing, said family spokesman Harlan Boll.
  • Dick Van Dyke sorry for 'atrocious cockney accent' in Mary Poppins

    07/23/2017 5:42:20 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 57 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 21, 2017 | Nadia Khomami
    Dick Van Dyke has apologised for the “most atrocious cockney accent in the history of cinema” more than half a century after his role in the 1964 Disney classic Mary Poppins. The US actor played chimney-sweep Bert in the film, and has been the subject of much teasing from fans about his famously off-radar accent. Van Dyke, 91, was chosen this week by Bafta to receive the Britannia award for excellence in television. Speaking afterwards, he said: “I appreciate this opportunity to apologise to the members of Bafta for inflicting on them the most atrocious cockney accent in the history...
  • Dick Van Dyke Show in color!

    12/11/2016 5:12:48 PM PST · by Chengdu54 · 66 replies
    Anyone else watching this? So cool!
  • Dick Van Dyke emcees Sanders rally at Reno nightclub

    02/19/2016 7:16:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Reno Gazette-Journal | February 19, 2016 | Mike Sion, Special to the RGJ
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  • Old Dick Van Dyke Studio catches fire in Carefree Arizona

    02/01/2016 7:32:04 AM PST · by SandRat · 26 replies
    CAREFREE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Firefighters say flames swept through an abandoned studio for fashion shoots early Sunday morning in the town of Carefree. A passerby called sheriff's deputies at about 3:30 a.m., Sunday after spotting the flames shooting out of the empty building near Pima and Cave Creek Road in Carefree. We're told the building was known as Woburn Studios, an old retail fashion studio where shoots were held. When deputies arrived, the building was engulfed in flames. Rural-Metro firefighters also responded to the scene and they have been working to put out the flames.   Crews from Scottsdale...
  • Scott Walker; Sure, Obama loves his country

    03/02/2015 7:59:21 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 142 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3/2/2015 | Staff
    Gov. Scott Walker still hasn't spoken with President Barack Obama about the president's love for America, but the possible contender for the Republican nomination now has an opinion on the subject. Wisconsin's governor tells "Fox News Sunday" that Obama or "anybody else who is willing to put their name on the ballot certainly has to have the love for country to do that." ...
  • Movie for a Sunday Afternoon: "What A Way To Go!"

    11/17/2013 11:07:42 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | J. Lee Thomspon
  • Actor Dick Van Dyke Pulled From Flaming Car

    08/19/2013 4:29:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 19, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    TMZ is reporting that 87-year-old actor Dick Van Dyke was pulled from his jaguar on the side of a Los Angeles freeway after it burst into flames. Jason Pennington, the man who saved Van Dyke, told TMZ that he was driving on the 101 freeway when he saw the flaming car on the side of the road with an elderly man hunched over at the wheel. He pulled over and pulled the actor to safety before the engine exploded and flames engulfed the car.....
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Art of Love" (1965)

    02/10/2013 11:57:17 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1965 | Norman Jewison
    Saint Valentine's Day being later this week motivates the appropriately titled pick for today's feature. TAOL is a dark farce about a struggling artist(Dick Van Dyke) who fakes his own death to increase interest in and sales of his own paintings. James Garner is his buddy/manager and partner in this scheme which, of course, snowballs into all kinds of trouble and comic events. Lovely actresses Angie Dickinson and Elke Sommer in their prime play the women in their lives. A fun movie that I discovered as a child on a Sunday afternoon being played by a local channel but oddly...
  • Freep? What's that? (Dick Van Dyke Show)

    08/08/2009 8:00:41 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies · 768+ views
  • Curtis: Wife can Break Husband's Arm if he Forgets their Anniversary

    01/23/2005 6:09:58 PM PST · by FreeManDC · 41 replies · 1,231+ views
    January 23, 2005 | FreeManDC
    ( ( ( RADAR ALERT Curtis: A Wife Can Break Husband’s Arm if he Forgets their Anniversary Contact Ray Billingsley (the comic strip artist) and King Features Syndicate (which distributes the comic strip) and tell them the following: 1. The Curtis comic strip which ran on January 18, 2005 represents mean-spirited and highly inappropriate humor. 2. The comic strip reinforces a societal double-standard which warns, “There is no excuse for domestic violence” when the victim is female; but then says, “But it’s perfectly fine for a wife to injure and maim her husband.” 3. Mr. Billingsley’s comic strip is extremely...