• jeanseberg.jpgTheresa Duncan tells the incredible story of Jean Seberg's run-in with the FBI: "J. Edgar Hoover sent letters to the Los Angeles press claiming that Seberg's pregnancy was the result of an affair with a Black Panther. Seberg, who was married to playwright Romain Gary, subsequently miscarried due to the stress of the scandal. She and Gary buried their child in a glass coffin to prove that the dead child was Gary's." More at the link.
  • Bibi's just discovered the Internet Archive. On the Box, she takes us through some choice selections, including Scarlet Street. "I will tell you three reasons for you to watch the film: 1. Fritz Lang; 2. film-noir; 3. the beautiful Joan Bennett. In fact, the first reason is good enough."
  • The Hollywood Reporter's Anne Thompson now has a blog. She doesn't seem to be doing much with it, yet – besides for linking to us on her blogroll, which is nice – but we hold out hope.
  • The Reeler went to BAM last night to watch Peter Bogdanovich interview Gena Rowlands so that I could stay home and make soup (it was good, thanks). "Rowlands' harrowing work continues to reel and stun and haunt," he writes, "Bringing the viewers who greeted her last night to their feet and even rendering the talky Bogdanovich virtually speechless."
  • Happy (admittedly, belated) birthday, Wiley Wiggins!