The above photo is what I have currently as my desktop background on my computer—I like this photo a great deal, particularly since it features my favorite Stooge, Shemp Howard. My father stops by Rancho Yesteryear Friday and hands me a missive he’s dashed off that he wants me to submit to the Shreve group on Yahoo!.com.… Continue reading While I’m on the subject of Columbia shorts…
Some of you who have been reading Thrilling Days of Yesteryear recently may be familiar with a gentleman named Yair Solan, an individual who’s been the architect of The World of Charley Chase (a website dedicated to the legendary silent-sound comedian whose forte was the two-reel comedy) for many, many years now. Yair sent me an e-mail last night asking… Continue reading The Great Chase
If you have the misfortune to subscribe to the now bankrupt CharredHer Cable service, occasionally a small beam of sunlight will manage to waft its way down and illuminate your otherwise dreary cable-watching existence. I’m speaking of, of course, the fact that CharredHer does offer up free movies and shorts on their TCM on Demand… Continue reading DVR-TiVo-Or whatever recording device strikes your fancy-alert!
I saw the notice of actress Jane Randolph’s passing at the age of 93 at Laura’s Miscellaneous Musings yesterday and meant to comment on it but became preoccupied working on other things. You should go ahead and read her post, however—Laura mentions a couple of interesting tidbits about Randolph's career, including the fact that she served as a skating model for… Continue reading R.I.P, Jane Randolph
In 1948, just after completing Tarzan and the Mermaids (his final contribution to the long-running series based on the character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs), Johnny Weissmuller quickly found another paycheck awaiting him when he signed up with super-cheap film producer Sam Katzman to do a series of programmers based on the popular comic strip Jungle Jim, created… Continue reading Movies that I’ve stared at recently on TCM #30 (Jungle Jim edition)
Well, there’s not much of substance to offer up on the ol’ blog today—I spent most of the afternoon watching the Jungle Jim movies TCM scheduled in order to have a post for tomorrow and my morning was preoccupied with accompanying me mudder to Publix for some groceries—but I did have a couple of things I wanted… Continue reading Of dogs, and book blurbs, and lowcountry boils…
Edward Copeland was kind enough to ask me to contribute an essay to his blog this week, knowing full well that such a decision could result in a great deal of embarrassment and possible ostracization in the cinematic blogosphere. He also suggested that I could cross-post the entry on both of our blogs, and while that’s a mighty… Continue reading “By the way…my name is Nick Charles…”