Classic Movies

Guilty Pleasures: It’s a Joke, Son! (1947)

In the 1921 D.W. Griffith classic Orphans of the Storm, the part of Joseph Schildkraut’s character as a child was played by a young actor born Kenneth Howard Delmar…who as “Kenny Delmar” would achieve great fame on radio, both as an announcer and thesp.  His earliest foray into the aural medium was working as an announcer… Continue reading Guilty Pleasures: It’s a Joke, Son! (1947)

Blogathons · Classic Movies

50s Monster Mash Blogathon: Tarantula (1955)

This essay is Thrilling Days of Yesteryear’s contribution to the 50s Monster Mash Blogathon, which is currently underway at Forgotten Classics of Yesteryear from July 28 through August 2.  I want to warn any arachnophobes or people who get the willies from spiders that this post may contain some graphic pictures liable to do a number on those with heart conditions… Continue reading 50s Monster Mash Blogathon: Tarantula (1955)

Movies · Stuff You Should Know · Television

R.I.P., Ron Silver

I read at both “Uncle Sam” Wilson’s Mondo 70: A Wild World of Cinema and my CharredHer homepage of the passing of actor Ron Silver at the age of 62. As Samuel notes, “Silver died too young, as just about everyone does”—and that’s certainly true in Silver’s case, since his cause of death was cancer. Sam further singles out Ron’s performances in… Continue reading R.I.P., Ron Silver