Classic Movies · Stuff You Should Know · Television

“Don’t make a fuss, dear…I’ll have your spam…I love it…I’m having spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam and spam…”

The old spam filter here at Thrilling Days of Yesteryear has really been earning its keep the past day or so thanks to the tenacious individual above, who answers to “llq” and has been commenting up a storm on past posts, trying to turn my pretty head with blatantly shameless flattery like “Possibly the most amazing blog… Continue reading “Don’t make a fuss, dear…I’ll have your spam…I love it…I’m having spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam and spam…”

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Classic Movies

“It’s a good story today…tomorrow they’ll wrap a fish in it…”

Spectacle and sensationalism as presented by the media—be it print, broadcast or online—is certainly nothing new throughout recorded history but to make a motion picture that portrayed the fourth estate is a less than flattering light got director Billy Wilder in trouble sixty years ago on this date in theaters.  Wilder followed up his corrosive… Continue reading “It’s a good story today…tomorrow they’ll wrap a fish in it…”

Bad Movies · Movies

I knew there was a reason why I haven’t stepped inside a multiplex for three years now…

Faithful TDOY readers are aware of this but for those of you just joining us…I am woefully behind in catching up with recently-released movies.  Granted, it’s not something that keeps me awake at night because I’ve rationalized that there are too many older and classic films still on my “Must-See” list but occasionally it does cause me… Continue reading I knew there was a reason why I haven’t stepped inside a multiplex for three years now…

Blogathons · Classic Movies · Movies · Television

Queer Film Blogathon: Caged (1950)

This essay is Thrilling Days of Yesteryear’s contribution to the Queer Film Blogathon, being hosted by Garbo Laughs in honor of June being LGBTQ Pride Month.  The full list of participants can be found here. Nineteen-year-old Marie Allen (Eleanor Parker) is going to be a guest in the Grey Bar Hotel for about one to fifteen years because she happened to… Continue reading Queer Film Blogathon: Caged (1950)

Classic Movies

Movies that I’ve stared at recently on FMC #1 (Gotcha!)

Yes, ever since the big move to the new Rancho Yesteryear in May and the discovery that we are now paying for the package that includes the Fox Movie Channel, I have been watching my fair share of classic flicks on the channel that I wish were more like The Greatest Cable Channel Known to… Continue reading Movies that I’ve stared at recently on FMC #1 (Gotcha!)

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The passings parade

Last week, I wasn’t able to include (as longtime TDOY chum Brent McKee mentioned in the comments) an obituary for musician Clarence “The Big Man” Clemmons because the renowned tenor saxophonist with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band played his last solo shortly after I posted the news of the week’s passings from the areas of music, TV, movies and… Continue reading The passings parade

Blogathons · Classic Movies · Stuff You Should Know

“It all began at a small 5000-watt radio station in Fresno, California…”

When I first started Thrilling Days of Yesteryear back in November 2003, I got into the blog business for one reason and one reason only.  Women.  I was told at the time that girls couldn’t get enough of bloggers, and my fellow online diarists told me wild and fantastic tales of outrageous parties where the liquor would… Continue reading “It all began at a small 5000-watt radio station in Fresno, California…”