Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Best Of John W. Campbell

Before he became the legendary editor that brought science fiction out of the bug eyed monster(BEM) stage, he wrote not just under his own name, but as Don A. Stuart. Highlights of this collection include the linked stories about the Tharoo … Continue reading

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Manhattan Moods:Outstanding Live Recordings-Lee Wiley (2 CD’s)

A singer that absolutely should be heard again. If you’ve never heard her, these live radio transcripts are a good place to start. There are forty-four tracks on these CD’s. CD#! highlights include: “Manhattan”, “I’ve Got A Crush On You”, … Continue reading

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Irish Luck (1939)

The police and fire department are called to the Hotel Royale. A woman is going to jump off the roof. Inside, Bellhop Buzzy O’Brien (Frankie Darro) is hiding under the bed while two bond thieves are on their way out. … Continue reading

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Songs That Won The War:Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of VE Day. (4 CD’s)

This collection is a good assortment of songs from England and America. CD#1 highlights include: “I Did What I Could With My Gas Mask”-George Fromby, and “Goodnight Sweetheart”-Al Bowlly. CD#2 highlights include: “Could You Oblige Us With A Bren Gun?”-Noel … Continue reading

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Kent Murdock Series (1935-1973)-George Harmon Coxe

Murdock is a crime photographer in Boston. In this first installment, a crime boss beats a murder rap and throws a victory party for the newsmern. Murdock’s fiancee Hester is with him and isn’t happy when he flirts with a … Continue reading

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Haggis Baggis (1958-59)

A game show that ran during the day with Dennis James and Fred Robbins while the prime time show was hosted by Jack Linkletter.  The announcer was Bill Wendell. The game involved two players. They were supposed to identify a … Continue reading

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The Chase (1946)

Good noir film based on the Cornell Woolrich novel “The Black Path Of Fear.” Chuck Scott (Robert Cummings) is out of the Navy, in Miami and broke. He finds a wallet with some cash and treats himself to breakfast. He sees the … Continue reading

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