Anne Bancroft: Articles

Bette Davis, Anne Bancroft, Richard Attenborough, Rosalind Russell: Columbia Classics' On-Demand DVDs

Bette Davis outdoes Joan Crawford in the slapping department in the 1956 drama Storm Center, in which Davis plays a librarian concerned about civil liberties Following the lead of Time Warner, Sony Pictures has started the distribution of on-demand DVDs of rare (or somewhat rare) classics and not-so-classics found in […]

'Strangers on a Train,' 'The Graduate': Last Remaining Seats

Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate The L.A. Conservancy has announced a list of tentative titles for the 2010 edition of “Last Remaining Seats,” held annually at old movie palaces in downtown Los Angeles. They are: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967), a musical satire with Robert Morse […]

Mel Brooks Tribute

Anne Bancroft, Mel Brooks in To Be or Not to Be (top); Mel Brooks at the 1969 Oscar ceremony (bottom) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a tribute to Mel Brooks on Friday, July 24, at 8 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. […]

Marie Dressler, Claude Rains & Anne Bancroft Movies

Monday-Wednesday, August 4-6, highlights on Turner Classic Movies: Monday is Marie Dressler Day. What could be there not to recommend? Well, Emma, for one, is an appallingly sudsy melodrama, and Dressler herself is quite weak as the nanny who gives it all – and still must pay for her (sort […]

Mel Brooks Biography: Q&A with James Robert Parish

James Robert Parish, author of countless film books (The RKO Gals, Fiasco: A History of Hollywood's Iconic Flops), answers a few questions on the subject of his upcoming biography, It's Good to Be the King: The Seriously Funny Life of Mel Brooks (Wiley, 2007). Many comedians are supposed to be […]

Anne Bancroft: Mrs. Robinson in 'The Graduate' Has Died

Anne Bancroft, Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate dead at 73 Anne Bancroft, Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate and the longtime wife of Mel Brooks, died of uterine cancer on July 6 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. The Oscar-, Emmy-, and Tony Award-winning actress was 73. (Image: Dustin […]