Just three “Today in History” things I’ve picked from my Twitter feed (@beachdaze) today.
Gene Wilder passed away one year ago. Most you, of course will always remember him as “Willy Wonka”, but believe it or not I have never watched that movie (either version with Gene or Johnny Depp). For me, one of my favorite movies of his is “Blazing Saddles” as “Jim” the gunslinger.
But my favorite has to be “Young Frankenstein” where he has the title role of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein. Not surprisingly, both are Mel Brooks movies. Seen here with the great Peter Boyle as “The Monster”.
Also today would have been The King of Pop, Michael Jackson’s 59th birthday. I couldn’t decide which was my favorite video of his, but in the end I went with “Man In The Mirror”. Just due to its message. It’s not as flashy as some of his other big videos like “Thriller” or “Beat It”, but it has a better message.
And finally, Netflix premiered 20 years ago today. Twenty years of people binge watching entire seasons in a single sitting. I think all I’ve seen on it was the BBC’s “Sherlock”. TV is not my “thing”…
P.S. I almost forgot this gem: