Monthly Archives: February 2012

Chance in A Million (1984-86)

Off the wall sitcom about a man whose life is full of coincidences. Simon Callow will either annoy you or continue to make you laugh. Tom Chance is a unique and different creation. I had a lot of fun with … Continue reading

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Linda-Buddy Clark

Twenty-four tracks from one of the most popular vocalists of the 40’s. A 1949 plane crash ended his life. This is a good collection of his major recordings. Highlights include: “Linda”, “I’ll Dance At Your Wedding”, “Ballerina” and “Chiquita Banana.”

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The Good Life-Tony Bennett with Will Friedwald (1998)

The book traces his life from his grandparents coming over from Italy to his success with MTV and winning several Grammy Awards. Even though things continue to happen for him the book is still well worth reading, especially if you’re … Continue reading

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The Long Arm (The Third Key) (1956)

Excellent British police procedural with Jack Hawkins as a Scotland Yard Superintendent trying to solve perfect burglaries. I really enjoyed this and detection fans will too. A burglar is robbing a safe. An automatic alarm goes off at the police … Continue reading

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Lord Of Light-Roger Zelazny (1967)

Winner of the 1968 Hugo Award for Best Novel.  It was also nominated for the Best Novel Nebula Award. The winner was “The Einstein Intersection by Samuel R. Delany.A combination SF/Fantasy about a ship from Earth, The Star Of India, that … Continue reading

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Golden Girl:Columbia Recordings 1944-1966-Doris Day 2 CD’S

Forty-eight tracks covering her sides with Les Brown and Harry James into the huge pop success of the 50’s and 60’s.The onslaught of Rock ‘N’ Roll couldn’t stop Doris from topping the charts and selling millions of records. This is … Continue reading

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Trade Winds (1938)

Misfire attempt at a comedy with Fredric March as a womanizing P.I., Ann Sothern as his ditzy secretary, Ralph Bellamy woefully miscast as a bumbling copper and Joan Bennett as the murderess they’re after. Kay Kendall (Joan Bennett) finds out her … Continue reading

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McHale’s Navy (1962-66)

Incredibly dumb series with a stellar cast led by Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway and Joe Flynn. It’s 1943 in the South Pacific. Former steamship Captain Quinton McHale (Ernest Borgnine) is commissioned into the Navy and given command of PT Boat 73. His nemisis … Continue reading

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Songs Of World War 1-Various Artists 2 CD Set

Forty tracks from 1914-1926. This is a historical sound document that collectors of early 20th century music will want to have in their library. CD #1 highlights include: “It’s A Long Way To Tipperary”- American Quartet, “I Didn’t Raise My Boy … Continue reading

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The 1984 Annual World’s Best SF-Edited by Donald A. Wollheim & Arthur W. Saha

Ten stories from 1983. Favorites: “Knight Of Shallows” (novelette) – Rand B. Lee – Roger Carl Shapiro is sent into alternate universes to get rid of himself. His persona is known as Roger-Rogue. He kills people. A lot of it takes … Continue reading

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