Monthly Archives: October 2010

Extravagance (1930)

After breaking off numerous engagements, socialite Alice (June Collyer) finally marries poor ol’ Fred. At the wedding are their friends Jim and Esther. It’s making Jim amorous. Esther says, “Not in public.” She runs upstairs to help Alice. It’s actually a chance … Continue reading

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The Flaming Urge (1953)

This is just awful. Tom Smith (Harold Lloyd, Jr.) gets off the bus in Monroe, Michigan. While walking down the street with his suitcases, he’s approached by ditzy Mrs.Binger. At first she thinks he’s someone she knows. Then in her … Continue reading

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Riverside History Of Classic Jazz (3 CD’s)

This really is a history of Jazz. Any Jazz fan should add this to their collection. Sixty tracks from the innovators. CD#1 highlights include: “The Cascades”-Scott Joplin (1904), “At A Georgia Camp Meeting”-James P. Johnson (1922)  and “Blue Grass Blues”-Louis Armstrong & … Continue reading

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Stolen Woman-Wade Miller (Robert Wade & Bill Miller) (1950)

Gallard Burke is a drifter and piano player. He’s currently working in Mexico at the La Mujer Robada nightclub. The name means Stolen Woman. The owner’s wife Gretchen does the books. She also does Burke while hubby Frank is away. One night he … Continue reading

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Camel Comedy Caravan with Ed Wynn (1950)

Comedy variety show with Ed as host. A typical episode: Ed opens with some comedy. He gets a phone call telling him three CBS executives are on their way to inspect the studio. It’s Moe, Larry and Shemp. They’re there to … Continue reading

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Hard Guy (1941)

Vic Monroe (Jack La Rue) owns a nightclub. Along with associate Ben  Sherwood they run a marriage annulment racket. The club girls marry rich guys. They’re counting on cash from the groom’s fathers to make the girls agree to an … Continue reading

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The Walter Winchell Show (1950’s)

It’s  fifteen minutes of Walter reading news and gossip items. On this show from 1953 he did an editorial about cigarettes and lung cancer. He says he’s on the side of scientists who say there is a relationship between constant smoking and … Continue reading

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