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“Listen to me very carefully…I shall say this only once…”

Because I decided to start a Facebook page for Thrilling Days of Yesteryear some time back, the social media behemoth takes it upon itself every now and then to remind me when I haven’t generated any new content on the blog.  (As if I wasn’t already aware of this.  Facebook must be taking guilt lessons… Continue reading “Listen to me very carefully…I shall say this only once…”

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Buried Treasures (literally!): The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille (2016)

In his 1959 autobiography, legendary movie director Cecil Blount DeMille wrote: “If 1,000 years from now, archaeologists happen to dig beneath the sands of Guadalupe, I hope they will not rush into print with the amazing news that Egyptian civilization, far from being confined to the Valley of the Nile, extended all the way to… Continue reading Buried Treasures (literally!): The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille (2016)

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The passings parade

In putting together this week’s memoriam to certain celebrity notables from the world of film, TV, music and other areas of interest I was convinced (at first) that we seemed to be bidding a fond farewell to a few individuals who made noise in the acting profession…but upon checking their dates of death realized that… Continue reading The passings parade

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The passings parade

I’m not going to mince words here—I am waaaaaaay behind on chronicling the passings of certain celebrities in the fields of film, TV, music and what have you.  But when I saw on Facebook yesterday that actor James Arness—a boob tube legend best-known for his starring role as Marshal Matt Dillon on the series Gunsmoke—has ridden… Continue reading The passings parade

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The passings parade

The classic movie blogosphere is abuzz this morning upon learning that actor Farley Granger, who starred in such films as Rope (1948), They Live by Night (1949), and Strangers on a Train (1951), has taken his final bow at the curtain at the age of 85.  Granger died on March 27th of natural causes at his home in Manhattan. I’ll go on record… Continue reading The passings parade

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“…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.”

Television

Hi, cartooners!

Because I had some irons in the fire on both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings this past week I didn’t get around to seeing the newest Pioneers of Television episode until Sunday afternoon.  The subject of PBS’ critically-acclaimed history of the boob tube was “Local Kids’ TV”—a celebration of programming aimed at the lollypop set featuring grown adults… Continue reading Hi, cartooners!