Donna Reed, posted on Film Noir Photos.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
The Hollywood Revue's monthly preview of programming on Turner Classic Movies, so I am eager to make amends by directing your attention to their preview of November's TCM schedule. The Friday Night Spotlight will be classic screwball comedies, and Burt Lancaster will be Star of the Month, with his films on Wednesday.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Halloween episode of the CBS radio drama The Mercury Theatre on the Air based on H.G. Wells' novel, The War of the Worlds. Adapting the novel to the time, the broadcast opened as a series of radio news alerts reporting something strange happening in New Jersey. The rest is history. Although traditional urban lore suggests that the broadcast caused mass panic among radio listeners who thought the portrayed events were real, historians have cast significant doubt on those claims, indicating that press reports of panic at the time were exaggerated.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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Monday, October 28, 2013
Calutron Girls post last week is this item from Paleofuture. When the Manhattan Project had to move some material, say plutonium, why call attention to it with a lot of escorts and security? Just hand it off to a courier with the instructions that "at the first sign of any unusual behavior inside the box he was to abandon the automobile in a hurry and run as far away from it as his legs would carry him." What happened next? Click above to learn the rest of the story.
Friday, October 25, 2013
In this 1937 Betty Boop cartoon, she rejects the marriage proposal from her co-worker, Wiffle Piffle, because she wants to marry a bronco-busting cowboy. In the "extremis and euphoria" of love, Mr. Piffle goes West to learn cowboy ways at a dude ranch. From the Internet Archive, here is Whoops! I'm A Cowboy.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Retronaut posted this photos of the Jimmie Lynch Death Dodgers, a stunt driver show, at the 1939 New York World's Fair.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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Friday, October 18, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "The Guy With The Slide Trombone (a/k/a Hungarian Rhapsody)" by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra. Enjoy the video from YouTube.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Dull Tool Dim Bulb, this photo (apparently) shows Chris Craft workers in the employee parking lot, presumably at one of the company's Michigan plants. Chris Craft, like its Southern counterpart, Higgins in Louisiana, built landing craft for the military during World War II.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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Monday, October 14, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
The worlds most powerful rodent returns to save the day in this encore from 2010. This short from the 1940's features a wolf playing pied piper for some lambs with a little jazz before Mighty Mouse shows up to spoil the fun. From the Internet Archive, here is Mighty Mouse in "Wolf! Wolf!"
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Today we reveal the first place entry in the 2013 Jazz Dance Film Fest contest: One Girl And Two Boys. In addition to the great dancing, there is some nice, apparently original, music in this one. Enjoy.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
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Monday, October 7, 2013
Dance Macabre, look like a horror tale, it is actually a tried and true formula for a detective story. A handsome playboy and amateur detective attends a party at a hot nightclub to celebrate the engagement of his old flame, a torch singer (pun intended), to a serviceman. Said serviceman is shot dead at the beginning of page 2, and the cops show up, eager to pin the murder on aforementioned playboy/amateur detective, who must escape and find the real killer. This comic, posted on Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine, was a fun read.
Friday, October 4, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" by the Mills Brothers. Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.