In August of last year, I prematurely announced that our good friends at The Sprocket Vault would begin releasing Charley Chase shorts to DVD, beginning with a 2-disc release of the comedian’s output in 1930 and 1931 in November. The news of this release was warmly received by the Facebook fans that propagate a lot… Continue reading Smile when the raindrops fall
The game plan was to get back into extreme blogging (little term I picked up from rapping with the kids to find out where their heads were at) once I relocated to WordPress in October. Sadly, this feverishly diabolical scheme soon vanished in a puff of smoke, surrendering to multiple factors such as outside projects,… Continue reading The state of the blog
It was fellow film noir devotee and Down the Hatch author Vince Keenan who used his incredible cocktail powers to induce me into buying a copy of Facebook compadre John DiLeo’s Screen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery back in November of 2008...and since that initial purchase, I have filled the bookshelves here at Rancho… Continue reading Book Review: Ten Movies at a Time: A 350-Film Journey Through Hollywood and America 1930-1970
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…”
In June of this year, I reviewed an Alpha Video release of Edgar Kennedy two-reelers (Rediscovered Comedies of Edgar Kennedy Volume 4) that you’ll find over at the old Blogspot site (for now) …and in September, the company unveiled out a fifth volume that made the lengthy trek from the wilds of West Conshohocken, PA… Continue reading Keeps me on a slow burn
In 1988, I journeyed to the wilds of Atlanta’s Emory University as a member of Armstrong State College’s (now Armstrong State University) college bowl team; while there, my fellow team members and I lunched at a now-defunct restaurant (Anybody’s Pizza) and on our way back to Emory stopped by a record store to spend the… Continue reading Book Review: Where’s My Fortune Cookie?
My chum Rich from Wide Screen World left me a link on my Facebook page two days ago, pointing me to this article at Mediaite that asks the musical question: “Remember When Late Night Talk Shows Were… Entertaining?” What in the heck has happened to late night comedy? As a kid I remember Johnny Carson…… Continue reading Johnny on the spot