Monthly Archives: April 2013

Lucky Jordan (1942)

Good one with Alan Ladd as a gangster AWOL from the Army, Helen Walker as a WAC, Sheldon Leonard as his henchman out to replace him and a bit from Lloyd Corrigan as his lawyer. There are some light touches … Continue reading

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Anita O’Day’s Finest Hour

Eighteen tracks that give an excellent introduction to anyone just exploring one of the best Jazz singers ever. They cover the years 1954-62. Some of the musicians are: Roy Eldridge, Barney Kessel, Phil Woods, Doc Severinsen, Oscar Peterson, Gene Krupa … Continue reading

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Imaginary Magnitude-Stanislaw Lem (1973) (The Apocryphs Series)

One of three books in the series about nonexistent books. This one has introductions to books written in the late 21st century. The major one is “Golem XIV” written in 2047. There is some very funny stuff, especially in the … Continue reading

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Interference (1928)

Slow mover best viewed as a moment in movie history. Most of the actors were trying to deal with the newfangled art of movie dialogue. Philip Voaze (William Powell) attends a memorial service for soldiers killed in World War One. … Continue reading

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The Harder They Fall (1956)

You don’t have to be a fight fan to appreciate how good this movie is. Great acting from Bogart in his last film. Rod Steiger is also at the top of his game. It’s based on the Budd Schulberg novel … Continue reading

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Ella And Louis (1956)

It doesn’t get much better than this. Eleven tracks mostly with Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich, Herb Ellis and Ray Brown. Some tracks are with Billy Kyle, Trummy Young and Louis Bellson. Highlights include: “Moonlight In Vermont”, “Cheek To Cheek” and … Continue reading

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The Charm School-Nelson DeMille (1988)

One of the best of the Cold War thrillers. Never a dull moment in its 630 pages that combines life in the Soviet Union with a plot to undermine America with deep cover agents. Along with the thriller elements the … Continue reading

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