New York saw the end of an era on Monday when its last public payphone was plucked from 7th Avenue and carried away (video below). Outdoor payphones made their US debut in 1905, and by 1925, 25,000 of them lived in New York City alone, according to Wikipedia. Some of Hollywood's most memorable panic scenes took place in front of a payphone, including American Psycho, The Birds, Rosemary's Baby, and Taxi Driver (see clips below). And on a rainy day in New York, you could always count on nearby shelter when glass booths were all the rage. But all good things come to an end, and with the new era of hyper germ awareness and ubiquitous cell phones, there's sadly no more need for the quaint but useless coin boxes that were once part of the New York landscape.
A massive worldwide outpouring of love and affection followed the news that mentalist Max Maven passed at age 72. Unanimously respected, admired, and worshipped as a living legend among magicians, Max Maven has been a true original and creative genius: a master performer of mentalism and mystery artist, a prolific author, a clever inventor, a… READ THE REST
At age 85, Joe E. Tata, known for his role as "Nat" on Beverly Hills 90210, passed away. Scenes at the Peach Pit were the best, and I frequent the Apple Pan to this day. Daily Beast: Beverly Hills, 90210 co-star Ian Ziering announced via Instagram that Joe E. Tata, who played Nat on the… READ THE REST
Sorry to hear that we lost Actor Lenny von Dohlen this week. Deadline reports, "His manager Steven Wolfe said von Dohlen died July 5 at his Los Angeles home after a long illness." Most notably, Von Dohlen played Harold Smith in Twin Peaks and Miles/Moles Harding in (my all-time favorite movie) Electric Dreams. screengrabs via… READ THE REST
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