Newsday TV Book Reviews

Medium Fun and Games: The Newsday Reviews of John Cashman

"Thanks for this! I grew up reading Newsday and remember Cashman's byline. Nice tribute!" -Shawn Levy, film critic (The Oregonian)

Monday, November 13, 2006

Adjectives of the Ever-Brassy John Cashman

  • "...the inscrutible Philip Ahn."
  • "...the indomitable Jack Hawkins."
  • "...the incomparable Sheldon Leonard."
  • "...the always-pleasing Sheldon Leonard."
  • "...the ever-popular Zi May Leddin."
  • "...the ever-popular Mae Busch."
  • "...the ever-old Maria Ouspenskaya."
  • "...one of the all-time greats, Maria Ouspenskaya."
  • "...the ever-popular Chips Rafferty."
  • "...the ever-present Chips Rafferty."
  • "...the one and only Ernest Thesinger."
  • "...the always spooky George Zucco."
  • "...the always popular George Zucco."
  • Spooky and popular.
  • "...the passionate Yvonne DeCarlo."
  • "...the multilingual Akim Tamiroff."
  • "...the irrepressible Carmen Miranda."
  • "...the indestructible Bob Steele."
  • "...the redoubtable Kane Richmond."
  • "...the ever-popular Rose Hobart."
  • "...the unforgettable Stefan Schnabel."
  • "...the legendary Olympe Bradna."
  • Olympe, the legend.
  • "...the legendary Richard Loo."
  • "...the legendary Sonny Tufts."
  • "...the legendary Frankie Darro."
  • "...the fabled Frankie Darro."
  • "...the always pleasing Glenda Farrell."
  • "...the saturnine John Carradine."
  • "...the ever-saturnine Basil Rathbone."
  • "...one of the all-time great heavies, Joseph Calleia."
  • "...the always interesting Joseph Calleia."
  • Person of interest.
  • "...the brassy Iris Adrian."
  • "...the leggy Ann Miller."
  • "...the beautiful Victoria Shaw."
  • "...the pretty Rhonda Fleming."
  • "...the beautiful Rhonda Fleming."
  • "...the beautiful Arlene Dahl."
  • "...the pretty Virginia Mayo."
  • "...the moon-pretty Adele Mara."
  • Adele Mara, from Esquire's Date Book 1943.
  • "...the pouting sex of Joey Heatherton."
  • "...the menacing Lee Van Cleef."
  • "...the unforgettable Abner Biberman."
  • "...the always pleasing Gilbert Roland."
  • "...the always entertaining Nehemiah Persoff."
  • "...the not-so-pretty Vera Hruba Ralston."
  • Not so pretty? You be the judge...


  • "...the always underrated George Tobias."



  • "...the always pleasing George Tobias."



  • "...the illusive John Hudson." [?]



  • "...the wide-eyed Ann Blythe."



  • "...the pouty Ann Blythe."



  • "...the consumer's friend, Betty Furness."



  • "...the unforgettable Veda Ann Borg."



  • "...the unforgettable Angelique Pettijohn."



    • Indeed!  
          (Sorry if the end of this post is formatted screwy, I keep fixing it but Blogger isn't having it...)

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