Monthly Archives: March 2013

Pop Music-The Early Years 1890-1950 2 CD’s

Fifty tracks. Perfect for those starting a collection. Highlights on CD #1 Include: “How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down On The Farm?”-Nora Bayes, “When The Moon Shines On The Moonshine”-Bert Williams, “Happy Days Are Here Again”-Ben Selvin Orchestra and “Brother … Continue reading

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Nightmare Castle (1965)

Sex symbol Barbara Steele competes with a small cast to see who can do the worst acting. She wins in a movie that’s so bad it’s good and worth checking out. It’s 1872. Dr.Steven Arrowsmith and his wife Muriel (Barbara … Continue reading

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30 Favorite SF Books-Part One

I don’t like making lists because I always forget something but I recently rewatched the 1960 version of “The Time Machine” and the ending about taking three books back with him made me wonder……What books would I give aliens if/when … Continue reading

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Benny Goodman and his Orchestra Featuring Great Vocalists Of Our Times

Ten tracks from the discount RCA Camden label. Collectors have all these but it’s a nice set for those wanting a taste of the era. Highlights include: “Goodnight My Love” w/Ella Fitzgerald, “Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea” … Continue reading

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The Clay Pigeon (1949)

Future TV stars Bill Williams and Barbara Hale star in this good time passer about a Seaman First Class trying to clear his name after being accused of being a traitor during the war. Jim Fletcher (Bill Williams) wakes up … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Hand (1962)

Alan Alda’s farther Robert. Neil Hamilton and Linda Christian totally embarass themselves in this cesspool of celluloid. Put this on the worst ever list with a few stars. I thought when the opening credits were backed with a surf rock … Continue reading

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The Exploits Of Elaine-Arthur B.Reeve (1915) (Craig Kennedy Series)

Craig Kennedy was one of the first detectives to use science in solving cases. The series featured a lot of devices like lie detectors, hypnotic drugs, aerial photography from rockets and invisible airships. Professor Kennedy teaches chemistry at a New … Continue reading

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Jazz From The Windy City 1927-1930

Twenty-four great tracks from several bands that had Chicago dancing. Highlights include: “Liza”-McKenzie & Condon’s Chicagoans, “Jazz Me Blues”-Charles Pierce and his Orchestra, “Friar’s Point Shuffle”-Chicago Rhythm Kings and “Prince Of Wails”-McKenzie & Condon’s Chicagoans.

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Gangs Of New York (1938)

An hour of B gangster movie fun. Charles Bickford hams it up as a special agent masquerading as a gangster who could be his twin. The script was co-written by Samuel Fuller. Three of Rocky Thorpe’s boys are pulled in … Continue reading

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Surface Action-David Drake (1990)

More military SF from Drake. The follow up is 1991’s “The Jungle.” The two together are known as “The Keeps” series. Both are the same setting but completely different characters. Earth is a cinder following the final nuclear war. What’s … Continue reading

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