Monthly Archives: October 2011

Studio 57-Young Couples Only-September 3,1955

Episode from the anthology series that ran from 1954-56. This one is based on “Spaceship Home” by Richard Matheson. Ruth Thompson (Barbara “Della Street” Hale) tells her cartoonist husband Rick (Bill Williams) they she’s suspicious of the building janitor Mr.Grover (Peter … Continue reading

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Halloween Stomp:Jazz & Big Band Dance Music For A Haunted House Party

Twenty-seven tracks of vintage Halloween tunes. This is a lot of fun and a great addition to anyone’s collection of novelty items. Highlights include: “Shivery Stomp”-Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra, “Bug-A-Boo”-Red Nichols & His Five Pennies, “Zombie”-Gene Kardos & His … Continue reading

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Rod Serling’s Devils And Demons

Fourteen stories from 1824,36,66,87,91,95,1909,14,59,61,62,66. Favorites: “Pollock And The Porroh Men” (1895) – In Sierra Leone Pollack offends a tribe and the witch doctor is after him. A native beheads the witch doctor in exchange for a rifle. Now Pollock is … Continue reading

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Johnny O’Clock (1947)

Good noir film about a partner in a  gambing club and a hard nosed police inspector. Crime film fans should put this on their list to check out. Look fast and you’ll see Jeff Chandler as a hood named Turk. … Continue reading

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Ranch Party (1957)

Back in the days when Country was Country & Western. The half hour show was hosted by Tex Ritter and featured the biggest C & W stars of the day. It’s a good chance to experience music that just about isn’t heard … Continue reading

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Jazz A La Creole-Baby Dodds Trio

Fifteen tracks from the 40’s featuring Albert Nicholas on clarinet and Don Ewell on piano with legendary drummer Baby Dodds on five tracks. Other tracks feature Danny Barker on banjo, Pops Foster on bass, James P. Johnson on piano and … Continue reading

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Tales Of Soaring Science Fantasy From…And Some Were Human-Lester del Rey

Eight of the twelve stories from the hardcover edition from 1938,39,40,41,42,43. Favorites: “The Day Is Done” (1939) – The story of Hwoogh, the very last Neanderthal. “Dark Mission” (1940) A Martian comes to Earth to stop a rocket flight to Mars. “Helen O’Loy” … Continue reading

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