I just discovered this old favorite had recently been uploaded to the Internet Archive. The classic Warner Bros. animation and gags were enough for me suspend my disbelief on certain points, like the fact that the ship heads north up the East Coast from New York to get to Alaska, or the fact that there are no penguins in the Arctic, Alaska or even the Northern Hemisphere. SPOILER ALERT - Last time I saw this short, I did not realize that the spire on which the ship lands on its return trip was the obelisk at the 1939 New York World's Fair. From the Internet Archive, here is the 1939 animated short, Land Of The Midnight Fun.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016
I saw on the BBC that Chief David Bald Eagle passed away July 22 at the age of 97. This gentleman lead quite a life. He fought in WW2, earning a Silver Star, and was wounded on D-Day. After returning to the states, he was a drummer in the Cliff Keyes Orchestra. He then moved to Hollywood, where he trained actors like John Wayne in horsemanship and shooting, and served as Errol Flynn's stunt double. In the 1950's, he joined a rodeo display team, and continued acting late into his life, appearing in Dances With Wolves.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
I'm still on the road, but I couldn't let this item go unposted. The Memphis Knights Big Band will be performing this Monday night July 25th at the Woodland Hills Grand Ballroom in Cordova. The show starts at 7:00 p.m., and admission is $10.00. More information here.