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“I’m so scared, even my goose pimples have goose pimples…”

Movies Unlimited sent me an e-mail yesterday flogging a "sale" on the titles available in the Warner Archive collection, but the announcement that really caught my eye is this announcement that Universal Home Video will be releasing a box set entitled Bob Hope: Thanks for the Memories on June 8th. There’ll be six movies in this collection—three of which… Continue reading “I’m so scared, even my goose pimples have goose pimples…”

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Movies and stuff I’ve stared at recently during my convalescence #3

Each Dawn I Die (1939) – It’s been a while since I unspooled this Jimmy Cagney classic…and I kind of forgot how corny it is. Cagney plays Frank Ross, a crusading newspaper reporter whose muckraking expose on a corrupt D.A. (Thurston Hall—who else?) and his stooge (Victor Jory) gets him in a heap o’trouble—he winds up going… Continue reading Movies and stuff I’ve stared at recently during my convalescence #3

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“Stop writing about me on the blog!”

The above is a direct quote from none other than my sainted mother, who was not amused to learn that she recently became the subject of a post on Twitter: Author's mother watched TALL TARGET (1951) and said there were “too many people falling off trains.” http://bit.ly/cUGKJc Needless to say, she is not nearly as accepting of the… Continue reading “Stop writing about me on the blog!”

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R.I.P. Dorothy Provine

Bill Crider, a.k.a. “Death’s Maitre’d,” reports on his weblog on the passing of actress Dorothy Provine at the age of 75 after a bout with emphysema. (Ditto Mark Evanier and Toby “The Once and Future Ruler of Toobworld” O’Brien.) Provine, a sexy and vivacious actress-comedienne who was truly one of Hollywood’s most underrated talents, appeared in scores of television series and films—most notably the… Continue reading R.I.P. Dorothy Provine

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Movies and stuff I’ve stared at recently during my convalescence #2

The folks from UPS delivered my recent purchases from the Warner Archive Monday (after an unsuccessful first attempt on the previous Friday) and I watched a pair of them yesterday with mi Madre because she grew weary of USA’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit marathon. Mom thought Split Second (1953) was dopey but fun…but I was surprised when she declared… Continue reading Movies and stuff I’ve stared at recently during my convalescence #2

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Thrilling Days of Convalescence (Part 4 in a series)

Although I made my triumphant return to Rancho Yesteryear on Friday evening around 8:00pm (after spending nearly the entire day at the hospital waiting to see if my doctor was going to let me go home—don’t get me started on that, by the way) this is the first opportunity I’ve had to sit down and rejoin… Continue reading Thrilling Days of Convalescence (Part 4 in a series)