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About vintage45

I'm a big fan of vintage books,movies,TV shows and music. I encourage everyone to patronize your local used book/record store and pick up some of the good stuff. My posts are capsule reviews of some favorites that you may want to investigate. The albums posted aren't really reviews but items from my collection that are still available. I try and point out highlights of each one and let the music speak for itself. Thanks to all for checking out the blog.

Nightmare In The Sun (1965)

A number of big names in a little production about blackmail and murder in a desert town in California. Look for a young Robert Duvall as a punk on a motorcycle. A hitchhiker (John Derek) gets a ride into a … Continue reading

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The Magic Of Christmas-Nat King Cole (1960)

The Magic Of Christmas-Nat King Cole (1960) “Deck the Halls” (Traditional) “Adeste Fideles (O, Come All Ye Faithful)” (John Francis Wade) “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen” (Traditional) “O Tannenbaum” (Traditional) “O, Little Town of Bethlehem” (Phillip Brooks, Lewis Redner) “I … Continue reading

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Curse Of The Undead (1959)

Bad combination of Horror and Western about a gun for hire that’s a vampire. TV stars and character actors are stuck in this mess. The horror mostly comes from the awful dialogue and in the beginning the horrible overacting of … Continue reading

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Eddy Arnold Time (1955-57)

Syndicated half hour Country music show filmed in Chicago. No studio audience. The show goes down easy. Nothing creative but it’s not supposed to be. Typical episode: Eddie opens with “Someday You’ll Want Me To Want You.”  Eddie shows his … Continue reading

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The Mysterians (1957)

If you want a story..go elsewhere. The fun of a movie like this is watching the special effects. They will inspire you to head to a local hobby store and buy some little buildings and other assorted stuff like trees … Continue reading

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This Island Earth (1955)

An inane script and alleged acting sink this one like a stone. So…why is it worth seeing? This is one of the best looking movies of the SF cheapie era. The set designers are the real stars of this cure … Continue reading

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Silent Nights-Chet Baker

1 Silent Night Written-By – Gruber*, Young*, Mohr* 3:01 2 The First Noel Written-By – Traditional 2:08 3 We Three Kings Written-By – Hopkins* 2:34 4 Hark, The Angels Sing Written-By – Wesley*, Mendelssohn* 2:01 5 Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen Written-By – Traditional 3:59 6 Amazing … Continue reading

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