Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Wild,Wild West (1965-69)

One of my favorite TV shows. Robert Conrad is James T. West and Ross Martin is Artemus Gordon. They’re government agents who travel the west in their train car hunting down the bad guys. The show is part comedy, spy … Continue reading

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Project Moonbase (1953)

Hard to believe the story and screenplay are by Robert A.Heinlein. The poster should be a tip off that you’re in for a dumb ride. The U.S. has a space station. That’s where a ship will leave to explore the … Continue reading

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Eydie Gorme’s Greatest Hits

Ten tracks that were the biggest of her illustrious career. It does contain what I always considered one of the most annoying records ever. “Blame It On The Bossa Nova”, but the rest are worth putting this album on the … Continue reading

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Son Of Sinbad (1955)

From the Guilty Pleasure list comes this comedy of ancient Baghdad  executive produced by Howard Hughes and starring Dale Robertson as the son of Sinbad and Vincent Price as poet/tent maker Omar Khayyam. Along the way you’ll see actress/dancer Sally … Continue reading

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Wild Christmas-Mae West (1966)

The original vinyl only had eight tracks. A rerelease in 2011 added some non Christmas songs to extend the total tracks to twenty. Fun album and a good way to get people acquainted with the one and only Mae West. … Continue reading

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Dr.Demento Presents The Greatest Christmas Novelty CD Of All Time

Eighteen tracks to make the holiday fun. Yes, there are some you’re probably sick of hearing but there are more gems than groaners in this collection. Highlights include: “A Christmas Carol”-Tom Lehrer, “Green Christmas”-Stan Freberg, “I’m A Christmas Tree”-Wild Man … Continue reading

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Rosie (1977-81)

One of the earlier sitcoms written by the prolific Roy Clarke. This is not one of his best. Peter Greenwood stars as PC Michael Penrose nicknamed Rosie. He hates it. He lives in a building with his hypochondriac mother Millie … Continue reading

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The Instrumentality Of Mankind-Cordwainer Smith (Short Stories)

14 stories from 1928,57,58,59,62,63,75,78. Nine are from the Instrumentality Of Mankind series. In the beginning of the book is a timeline for the series. Favorites: “No,No,Not Rogov!” (1959) – Stalin puts scientist Rogov, his wife and two others in a … Continue reading

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Cover Up (1949)

Minor mystery with William Bendix as a small town sheriff and Dennis O’Keefe as an insurance investigator. Anita Weatherby (Barbara Britton) returns to her small town for Christmas. Helping her with all her packages is insurance investigator Sam Donovan (Dennis … Continue reading

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Woman Unafraid (1934)

Lucille Gleason is an elderly policewoman who looks after girls on parole. She’s determined to put gangster Big Bill Lewis into the big house. Augusta Winthrop (Lucille Gleason) monitors the girls in a ten cents a dance club. Blue nosed … Continue reading

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