Monthly Archives: November 2010

Time In Advance-William Tenn

Four excellent stories taking place in the future. A good one to pick up if it’s one of those book stores dusty stacks. “Firewater” (1952). Aliens come to Earth and settle on reservations from Arizona to the Gobi Desert. Humans … Continue reading

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Stringing The Blues-Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang

2 CD set of Jazz pioneers. Joe Venuti-violin and Eddie Lang-Guitar. Thirty-two tracks from 1928-1933. Other musicians include Clarence Williams, Tommy Dorsey on trumpet. Frankie Trumbauer and King Oliver. There are also some duets with Lang and Lonnie Johnson who … Continue reading

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Hold That Camera (1950)

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Dark Mountain (1944)

Soapy crime movie. If you never see it it, you’ll never miss it. Forest Ranger Don Bradley (Richard Lowery) gtes promoted to Supervisor of the Dark Mountain station. Time to ask the girl he has the hots for to marry … Continue reading

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Sarah Vaughan Live In Tokyo (1973)

One of the best concerts by any Jazz singer. It was recorded at the Nakano Sun Plaza Hall, September 24, 1973. This is a 2 CD set with twenty-eight tracks. The trio is Carl Schroeder-Piano, John Gianelli-Bass and Jimmy Cobb-Drums. … Continue reading

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The Hunter (1952-54)

Barry Nelson is international Commie hunter Bart Adams. Pretty good show. It was a summer replacement series. The show was briefly revived in 1954 with a different actor playing Adams. Typical episode: “Rendevous In Prague”- In Munich, Bart buys a … Continue reading

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The Kang-He Vase-J.S. Fletcher (1925-26)

Eighteen year old Ben Heckitt and his older sister Kezia live in an English village by the sea.  From the old days a gibbet post remains by the water. It’s where pirates and other no goods were hanged. While Kezia … Continue reading

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The Murder In The Red Barn (1935)

Another great performance from Tod Slaughter. The movie is based on the actual 1828 murder of Maria Marten. Squire William Corder (Tod Slaughter) holds a dance in the red barn. Carlos the Gypsy wants to marry Maria. She turns him down … Continue reading

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The Avenging Hand (1937)

Noah Beery is fun to watch as a gangster on vacation in London who solves a murder. Chicago gangster Lee Barwell witnesses a gunfight. One of the participants drops a letter. It’s about 275-pounds and The Pilgrim Hotel. The two … Continue reading

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Murder Is News (1937)

Entertaining murder mystery that let’s the viewer know who dun it. All you have to do is spot the clue. It’s not obvious but it can be spotted. Fast talking radio newsman Jerry Tracy (John Gallaudet) does an item about utility … Continue reading

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