Mr. Pop History – Back in 2005, Gloria Estefan and Connie Francis collaborated on a screenplay about Francis’ life. They did, but it never got made. Someone should make it – her life as a top hitmaker, then hitting bottom – is what good movies are made from.
Polaroid Instant Pictures Are Back - A group of engineers and enthusiasts say they have managed to make new Polaroid instant film and will start selling it this week. The company, called The Impossible Project, leased an old Polaroid film factory in the Netherlands to try to recreate the film, two years after Polaroid stopped making it.. The Impossible Project will sell film for SX-70 cameras as well as more recent cameras that take 600-series film.
3D is the word - Nintendo announces it will introduce a handheld console that plays games in 3-D without the use of special glasses. The handheld device will be called the 3DS, succeeding Nintendo’s DS series of portable gaming consoles. A brief press release issued by Nintendo did not specifically state how the 3-D effect would work on the device.
Mr. Pop Archives – This Week In 1990…
Music news –
Gloria Estefan is flown to a New York Estefan where doctors implant two metal rods near her spinal cord to repair 8 dislocated bones in her back.
Sam Goody Stores and another chain – MusicLand – ban 2 Live Crew’s “Nasty” album.
Television news –
The producers of the “Cosby” show ask NBC for a $100 million signing bonus to renew the hit sitcom.
After ABC’s coverage of the Academy Awards – a Barbara Walters special and interviews with Warren Beatty, Chevy Chase, Arnold Schwarzenegger.