Whenever I tune into Encore Westerns I do so mostly to watch the classic television oaters like Gunsmoke and Maverick—but I have to admit I’ve been enjoying another popular offering on the channel: namely, the B-westerns that singing cowboy star Gene Autry made for Republic and Columbia between 1935 and 1953. These sagebrush sagas have the added benefit of… Continue reading Let a tune be your guide
As of this posting, Turner Classic Movies is running a 24-hour cinematic tribute to Tony Curtis, the veteran film star who passed away on September 29 at the age of 85. Practically every classic movie blogger and his/her brother/sister made notice of “Bernie Schwartz’s” demise, but the only reason why I didn’t get something up is… Continue reading Death be not proud
Both Laura’s Miscellaneous Musings and 50 Westerns from the 50s have mentioned Sony Pictures’ new “manufactured on demand” website—a place where you can order those elusive classic movie titles the company just can’t seem to justify releasing on DVD the old-fashioned way, much in the manner of the Warner Archive, Universal, Fox/MGM, etc. The titles they have available right now are a… Continue reading It’s a MOD MOD MOD MOD world
I’m juggling projects in the air like anvils of late, so apologies for the sporadic activity on the blog save for the birthday shout-outs. I’m trying like the dickens to get some stuff pulled together but my arch nemesis, Dr. Time Mismanagement, seems determined to have me bend to his will. The slackitude continued last night… Continue reading Sh*t my dad doesn’t say
Once again, courtesy of Bill Crider’s Pop Culture Magazine and Gator Emporium (and the Associated Press), news on the items that were auctioned off from now-defunct the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum continues to trickle in—including a tearful reunion of Roy’s beloved horse and beloved dog: NEW YORK — After sitting stuffed and mounted for more than… Continue reading Sometimes you hear the Bullet
From the Associated Press: NEW YORK — A Nebraska cable TV network ponied up $266,500 for Roy Rogers' stuffed and mounted horse, Trigger, at an auction in New York City on Wednesday. The movie cowboy's faithful companion was bought by the cable company RFD-TV in Omaha, Neb., at a Christie's auction of items from the now-closed Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum in Branson, Mo. Trigger's… Continue reading A horse is a horse, of course, of course…
Amanda at Time Machine to the Twenties was kind enough to mention the ol’ blog in a post over in her neck of the woods on Friday, one that talks about the Christie’s auction of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum memorabilia. The item that she referred to that caught my eye almost immediately was the above book… Continue reading This is a life?