Classic Movies

Cut to the Chase

I mentioned a little over a week ago how Martin Grams, Jr. of Finders Keepers had a sale on some of the Andy Clyde Columbia shorts and how that afforded me the opportunity to re-watch many of the two-reelers that entertained me during the halcyon days of my television childhood. Rodney Bowcock, Mr. Grams’ faithful Indian companion, also… Continue reading Cut to the Chase

Classic Movies

“Ohhhhh…my oh my!”

Mention Andy Clyde to any B-western movie fan, and they’ll no doubt conjure up memories of the actor who played second banana (as “California” Carlson) to William “Hopalong Cassidy” Boyd in dozens of oaters from 1940 to 1948 for Paramount and United Artists, and who also rode alongside Whip Wilson at Monogram for a short… Continue reading “Ohhhhh…my oh my!”

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When the lights go down in the California town

I noticed on my Bombast web page this morning that singer-songwriter John Stewart has passed on at the age of 68. Stewart was a favorite of mine, having recorded one of the best pop singles of the 1970s (Gold, which he sang with Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks) and written countless others, notably Daydream Believer—a mega-hit for the… Continue reading When the lights go down in the California town