Monthly Archives: March 2012

Bachelor Father (1957-1962)

Bentley Gregg takes care of his niece Kelly. He’s helped out by his houseboy Peter. Gregg is a lawyer and has never been married. Raising a teenager isn’t easy, especially when you’re trying to have a romantic life of your own. … Continue reading

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Fun With Bing & Louis-1949-1951

This really is fun from old radio shows. Along with the music there’s also some good back and forth dialogue between the superstars. There are nineteen tracks, some with Dinah Shore and Ella Fitzgerald. Also along for the ride are … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Incident (Assignment Honk Kong)-James Dark (1966) (Mark Hood Series)

Third in the fourteen book series that started with “Come Die With Me.”  The last one published was “The Reluctant Assassin.” This is another jump on the secret agent bandwagon and it’s pretty good despite being pretty dated. Mark Hood … Continue reading

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It’s Great To Be Young! (1956)

I usually avoid movies like this but being a John Mills fan I thought I’d give it a go. I’m glad I did. It’s a “feel good” movie but it’s not over the top cute and even the nasty characters … Continue reading

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The Complete Atomic Basie-Count Basie (1958)

Sixteen great tracks arranged by Neal Hefti. Some of the personnel in this Basie band are:Snooky Young-Trumpet, Thad Jones-Trumpet, Joe Newman-Trumpet, Al Grey-Trombone,  Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis-Tenor Sax, Freddie Green(of course)-Guitar, Sonny Payne-Drums and a vocal from Joe Williams on “The … Continue reading

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The Venom Trees Of Sunga–L.Sprague de Camp (1992) (Viagens Interplanetarias Series)

Last published in the series that started with the short story “The Animal-Cracker Plot” in 1949. The first novel was “Rogue Queen” in 1951. He refers to this one as a semisequel to 1988’s “The Stones Of Nomuru” co-written with his … Continue reading

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The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle And Friends (1959-64)

One of TV’s best animated series. Some funny jokes for adults tossed in and some great satire. Kids loved it and so did adults. The title changed into “Rocky And His Friends.” Opening episode: “Jet Fuel Formula” – It starts with … Continue reading

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Americans Swinging In Paris-Cat Anderson

This is a great album. Twelve tracks from 1958 and 1964. There’s a Dixieland feel to several cuts that absolutely work.Personnel include: Quentin Jackson-Trombone, Russell Procope-Clarinet and Alto Sax, and Paul Gonsalves-Tenor Sax. This is why I haunt secondhand book/record stores. … Continue reading

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The Blue Lamp-William Dudley Pelley (1931)

Good, fast paced mystery about an heiress who has been missing for twenty years. Now strange things are happening in her rural Vermont home. Twenty years ago Mary Harmon disappeared. She inherited five million dollars from her widower father. On the night … Continue reading

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The Spider Woman (1944)

Fun entry in the Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce,Sherlock Holmes series. Holmes battles a female villianess that must have been a fan of Dr.Fu-Manchu. Seven men have died in what’s been called Pajyma suicides. On a fishing trip, Holmes finds an article … Continue reading

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