Monthly Archives: January 2012

Dance Hall Racket (1953)

Hard to believe this was written by and starring the man who would set comedy on its ear, Lenny Bruce. It’s awful. There’s not even a hint of the brilliance to come. Honey Bruce appears and is billed as Honey … Continue reading

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Kandar-Kenneth Bulmer (1969)

Fast paced adventure Fantasy that doesn’t take ten volumes of eight hundred pages each to get to the finale. This is a short book that packs a lot of action and some humor. The city of Dreaming Ferranoz is invaded … Continue reading

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Fred Waring’s Greatest Hits

Twenty-four tracks from the 20’s. None have the huge choruses associated with The Pennsylvanians. It’s a good selection of dance music and novelty numbers for those wanting to dig into Waring’s early days. Highlights include: “Sleep”, “The Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi”, … Continue reading

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The Shadow (Failed TV Pilot 1954)

This was just okay. Nothing special that would keep viewers tuning in each week. “The Case Of The Cotton Kimono” w/Alexander Scourby – Cissy Chadwick is getting dressed when the doorbell starts ringing. She puts on her cotton kimono and … Continue reading

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Here’s Martha Raye

There was a lot more to Martha than being a comedianne famous for her wide mouth. She was a talented actress and singer. Twelve tracks in this collection will introduce fans of her comedy to her singing persona. Highlights include: … Continue reading

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She Shark-John Farr (Jack Webb) (1956)

A group of ocean photographers and marine biologists heads for the Maldives to photograph and collective marine life for a university. Something is brewing underneath it all and it’s smart to be armed. The Babcock Foundation ship The Pleiades is … Continue reading

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Lucky Ghost (Lady Luck) (1942)

Funny movie about how a couple of down and outers wind up in a combination casino and sanitarium. Washington Delaware Jones (Mantan Moreland) and Jefferson (F.E.Miller) are walking in the hot sun out of town. They spot a stalled car with … Continue reading

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Father Knows Best (1954-60)

This santized look at life in the suburbs was one of TV’s most popular shows. All about the Anderson family with Robert Young as the always wise father Jim, Jane Wyatt as wife Margaret along with the kids, Billy Gray as … Continue reading

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Complete Recordings 1935-1939-Tommy Dorsey And His Clambake Seven 2 CD’s

The Dixieland side of T.D. with vocalists Edythe Wright and Jack Leonard. Forty-eight tracks in this collection that are a lot of fun. CD #1 highlights include: “The Music Goes ‘Round And Around”, “At The Codfish Ball”, “Twilight In Turkey” … Continue reading

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The Daleth Effect-Harry Harrison (1970)

And the winner of the space race is…….Denmark. There’s humor, paranoia and a very ironic ending to this book. It may appear to be just a comic novel but it’s much more. Well worth picking up. Israeli physicist Arnie Klein … Continue reading

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