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Ray Harryhausen Retrospective: The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

Background: In my life, I’ve had the honor of meeting two late science fiction legends, special effects master Ray Harryhausen and visionary writer Ray Bradbury. The two Rays shared a lifelong friendship, bonding in their late teens over a mutual love of dinosaurs. 1,313 more words

Giant Monster

Film review: Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)

Director: Charles Lamont. Writers: Lee Loeb, John Grant, based on stories by Sid Fields and Grant Garett. Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Eddie Parker, Craig Stevens, Helen Westcott, Reginald Denny, John Dierkes, Harry Cording. 601 more words


Barnstorming Proves Good Business

Minneapolis Star – December 18, 1953
By Bill Hengen

A wrestler is here today and gone tomorrow — but probably in the Upper Midwest they’re here all week. 457 more words


Doris Day - That is all...

Where do I start with Doris Day?  Do I go obvious with Calamity Jane? Or maybe even her films with Rock Hudson or James Garner? 217 more words


1949 and 1953: Two Aerial Views Over Panorama City and the GM Plant.

From the USC Digital Archives comes these stunning aerial photos over Panorama City and the large General Motors Plant. The top on is from 1949. And then one taken four years later on January 13, 1953 showing the rapid growth of the area. 65 more words

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Former rider Martin Biddle posted the following fantastic shots from the 50s, of Trimley Tigers on the “i was a or still am a cycle speedway rider !!!! 99 more words