Classic Movies · Stuff You Should Know

Let the wacky complications ensue!

Sister Debbie and husband Craige have graciously allowed their daughter (my niece) Rachel to journey from the wilds of I-o-way to the Peach State to spend her spring break with us…and to say that I am pleased by this turn of events would be a mild understatement.  We’re gonna have fun-fun-fun til’ her daddy takes the… Continue reading Let the wacky complications ensue!

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Movies · Stuff You Should Know

“…Lobster Thermidor aux Crevettes with a Mornay sauce garnished with truffle pâté, brandy and with a fried egg on top and Spam.”

Sunday evening, some technically proficient miscreant who apparently doesn’t have enough extracurricular activities to occupy his/her free time hacked into my Gmail account and sent everyone on my contact list a generous offer to purchase what I believe to be (I didn’t click on the link, obviously—my blogging compadre at Allure gave me the heads up) Canadian… Continue reading “…Lobster Thermidor aux Crevettes with a Mornay sauce garnished with truffle pâté, brandy and with a fried egg on top and Spam.”

Stuff You Should Know

Two friends of Irma who have a date with Judy to meet Corliss Archer

Sorry for keeping everyone in suspense but I was out earlier today with Ivan, Sr. in search of the elusive haircut.  The winners of Thrilling Days of Yesteryear’s Judy-Corliss-Irma giveaway are ClassicBecky of Classic Film and TV Café fame (and also Noir and Chick Flicks), and longtime supporter and reader Matt Hinrichs, who blogs regularly at Scrubbles.net.  (I know it seems kind of… Continue reading Two friends of Irma who have a date with Judy to meet Corliss Archer

Movies · Stuff You Should Know

Happy birthday, Kat!

Today might be the centennial birthday of Jean Harlow, but it’s also the centennial birthday of another individual who may be familiar to devoted Thrilling Days of Yesteryear readers—none other than my sister Kathryn, or “Kat” as she is better known.  Okay, I’m teasing about the centennial part—she’s not that old.  (Her actual age, however, is available by e-mail request.) I’m… Continue reading Happy birthday, Kat!

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Here’s another nice mess Jean’s gotten us into…

This essay is Thrilling Days of Yesteryear’s contribution to The Jean Harlow Blogathon being hosted by The Kitty Packard Pictorial from February 28 to March 6 in honor of this March 3rd being the centennial birthday of the one and only “platinum blonde.” In Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy’s 1931 short Beau Hunks, our heroes have joined the French Foreign Legion—Ollie has enlisted in… Continue reading Here’s another nice mess Jean’s gotten us into…