Actor Karl Malden passed away on Wed., July 3rd. I enjoyed watching Mr. Malden in television’s The Streets of San Francisco with a young Michael Douglas, but he also appeared in many movies. Andersen Library has a couple of movies if you’d like to see some of his best work: On the waterfront from 1954 (2nd-floor Browsing DVD, Feature Film, call no. “On”) and A Streetcar named Desire from 1951 (2nd-floor Browsing VHS, call no. PN1997 .S74x), both starring Marlon Brando, by the way.
You can obtain biographical information about Mr. Malden in the database Contemporary Authors, or look for his book, written with his daughter Carla Malden in 1997, When Do I Start?: A Memoir. Andersen Library does not have a copy, but UWW staff & students can request it from other UW campus libraries using the free Universal Borrowing service.
OK, we also lost some other well-known people recently. The Library has a movie Farrah Fawcett made with Robert Duvall in 1997: The Apostle (2nd-floor Browsing DVD, Feature Film, call no. “Apo”) and books about Michael Jackson, including Moonwalk written by the King of Pop himself (3rd-floor Main Collection, ML420 .J175 A3 1988).
If the Fourth of July celebrations aren’t enough for you this weekend, check these out and enjoy.