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The Flashback Interview: Debra Lamb

by Johnny Capson September 3, 2017
(Cover photo by David Hauser) It was a pretty boring Summer, with the occasional rough patch at work, but some nice things happened during the season. One of them was my next interview. My first exposure to Debra Lamb came when I purchased the 1987 movie “Stripped To Kill” on DVD. Ms. Lamb’s dancing stood […]

The Flashback Interview: Tane McClure

by Johnny Capson September 1, 2017
The first time I heard Tane McClure was in 2001 when I purchased the DVD of The Terminator and heard her music with the group Tryanglz playing in several scenes. I would then see her in the flesh when I received the DVD of Legally Blonde as a Christmas present in 2001. Ms. McClure had […]

Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 3rd Party’s Over

by Johnny Capson August 1, 2017
D23, the Disney celebration held every two years, had scores of announcements, many of which have been covered here. One thing that I noticed hasn’t gotten much coverage, though, is that The Great Movie Ride, one of the very last attractions left from 1989, back when the park opened as Disney-MGM Studios, will be closing […]

Lessons I’ve Learned From 80s Movies

by Johnny Capson July 6, 2017
This December, I’ll be turning 35. My date of birth was December 22nd, 1982, and I started becoming aware of my surroundings in 1987, around the time I was 4 and 1/2 years old. I had no idea at that young age that the pop culture of the decade I was born in would become […]

The Flashback Interview: Ken Reid

by Johnny Capson June 8, 2017
I was first introduced to my next interview subject when he would occasionally comment on my articles when I wrote for RetroJunk. I had no idea of the depths of his talent or his pop-cultural knowledge until several years later, when we befriended each other on Facebook. His name is Ken Reid, and his knowledge […]

The Flashback Interview: Audrey Landers

by Johnny Capson June 6, 2017
I was first introduced to Audrey Landers’ work via the 1985 film version of A Chorus Line, where she played Val and memorably performed the song “Dance Ten, Looks Three”. As I’m always learning more about the pop culture of the past, especially the 1980s, I came to discover more about Audrey, and I was […]

The Flashback Interview: Holly Fields

by Johnny Capson May 31, 2017
I attended Chiller Theatre in Parsippany, New Jersey for the 4th time in October of 2016, and as with the previous times I attended, I met a lot of wonderful people, both celebrity and convention-goer alike. Falling into the former category is my next interview subject. Holly Fields has been active in the entertainment industry […]

The Flashback Interview: Shari Shattuck

by Johnny Capson May 17, 2017
My first exposure to my next interview subject came when I purchased a VHS copy of The Naked Cage in the mid-00s after having read about it in several books about 80s movies. An excellent contribution to the genre of women-in-prison movies, the film starred Shari Shattuck as a woman named Michelle, who is framed […]

The Flashback Interview: Chuck Workman

by Johnny Capson May 8, 2017
If you’ve watched the Academy Awards at any point over the course of the past three decades, the chances are very good that you’ve seen one of my next interview subject’s works. Chuck Workman won an Oscar in 1987 for his 1986 short Precious Images, a rapid-fire look at cinema up to that time. He’s […]

The Flashback Interview: Toni Hudson

by Johnny Capson April 10, 2017
2017 Introduction: I was originally going to publish this interview last year, but I didn’t hear back from Ms. Hudson, due to her busy schedule, until this year. She gave me permission to publish it, so here it goes. Original introduction: In October of 2015, I attended Chiller Theatre for the third time. I met […]

The Flashback Interview: Hilary Shepard

by Johnny Capson April 3, 2017
As my 80s fandom blossomed in the 00s, I was first exposed to my next interview subject when I saw the movie Tough Guys on VHS. The final film collaboration of Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster, there were many small, but memorable, roles in the movie. Hilary Shepard played Sandy, the manager of a restaurant […]

The Flashback Interview: Stacey Nelkin

by Johnny Capson March 20, 2017
My first exposure to my next interview subject came via HBO Comedy in the 00s. I had read a review of the 1980 comedy Serial in a 1987 book of movie reviews from People Magazine. Intrigued by the review, I saw Serial on HBO Comedy and loved the tale of hippies transforming into yuppies on […]