Monthly Archives: April 2011

Boston Blackie And The Law (1946)

Typical entry in the series. The long comedy bits wear thin but it’s still a decent time passer. Chester Morris is Blackie and George E. Stone is his assistant known as The Runt. Richard Lane is on hand as his nemesis … Continue reading

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Action In The Afternoon (1953-54)

Western shot on the back lot of WCAU-TV, Channel 10 in Philadelphia. Wonder if the traffic from City Avenue ever leaked through? One of the extras on the show playing a coroner was John Zacherle who became famous locally as horror … Continue reading

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Mindflight-Stephen Goldin (1978)

An entertaining ride about a telepathic agent of the future. It moves quickly and has a number of well drawn villians. For escapism this is a good read. Earth was at war with the Dur-ill. Before it ended in a … Continue reading

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You Can’t Get Enough Of That Stuff-The Hokum Boys

An R.Crumb cover on the outside and great fun on the inside. The Hokum Boys was the name of a number of groups. Personnel changed frequently. A lot of these fourteen tracks are from 1929. Some of the musicians are … Continue reading

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The Saint Mystery Library No.5-Edited by Leslie Charteris (1959)

One novelette and five short stories. It’s a good collection worth picking up. I found it in a pile of loose paperbacks in one of my favorite used book stores. *”Murder Made In Moscow” (1957 Novelette)- Baynard Kendrick-It’s May Day … Continue reading

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1925-1928-The California Ramblers

One of the hottest dance bands of the 20’s. Adrian Rollini on bass sax and the Dorsey Brothers were the core of the group. Twenty-Four tracks that’ll show you what the flappers and their pals kicked up their heels to. … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits (1963-65)

One of the most famous openings on TV…”There is nothing wrong with your television set..” Vic Perrin tells us  “We are controlling transmission.” I thought the series was uneven in that some episodes were very good while others fell flat … Continue reading

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A Scream In The Night (1935)

A fun flick about the search for notorious jewel thief Johnny Fly. Lon Chaney, Jr. plays two parts..Detective Jack Wilson and Butch Curtain, a crooked dimwit who owns Curtain’s Half Moon Cafe. Joe Bentley buys a ruby known as The … Continue reading

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From Spirituals To Swing:Complete Legendary 1938-1939 Carnegie Hall Concerts 2 CD’s

The concerts took place on December 23, 1938 and Christmas Eve 1939. Forty-Nine tracks on two CD’s. If you like rarities and great music you can’t go wrong with this. Just read the album cover for all those involved. Highlights … Continue reading

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Kraft Music Hall w/Milton Berle (1958-59)

Kraft Music Hall was used as a title by NBC from 1933 in radio through 1971 on TV. Perry Como hosted after Milton until 1967. The show then continued with a number of different hosts. Milton’s November 5, 1958 show featured … Continue reading

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