Stan Taffel


After a week or so watching a ton of brand new TCA offerings, I had to cleanse the palate by screening content from the silent era. Thanks to my LA archivist pal Stan Taffel, I had an opportunity to do just that at the premiere of “Silent Legend: The Mack Sennett Story.” The Canadian-made documentary was screened

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–The TV on Film Project comes to California. TV reporters attending the summer Television Critics Association press tour at the Beverly Hilton will have an opportunity on Sunday, July 28 at 12:45 p.m. to step back nearly 40 years.  “See The Best…CBS” was shown at the 1974 upfront in New York and made

Was up north painting the unplugged cottage and a bit behind on posting, so missed this milestone from Sunday: the 50th anniversary of the first Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. Carson’s official debut on Oct. 1, 1962 only survives on a short audio clip. As has been noted here before, the first 10 years of