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Sixteen Tons

Você Sabia?…


Que quando a Capitol, pediu que Merle Travis gravasse um disco para tirar proveito da onda da música folk americana, ele reclamara que Burl Ives teria gravado todas as músicas do gênero? 184 more words



The films of Andre De Toth are slowly being paid their due recognition in the DVD market. As prolific and versatile as De Toth was there are, of course, hits and misses. 553 more words

Film Reviews


One of my favorite novels and movies is “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The movie featured Paul Newman (Brick) and Elizabeth Taylor (Maggie). They were the most famous and greatest entertainers of their time and they starred in “Cat” at the height of their respective careers. 287 more words

Big Daddy

Classic Cinema Tuesday: Our Man in Havana

In the fifties, Cuba was a radically different place. Sporting a corrupt government with ties to both the United States and Britain, it was a pleasure ground for the very rich to vacation in an exotic locale and a terrible place for the poor to have any sort of employment at all. 538 more words


My Grandfather’s Favorite Song

A slightly different version of this story ran on Facebook on August 7, 2014.

In the spring of 1965, my grandparents—on my mother’s side—sold their farm just outside of Vevay, Indiana and bought a house on the outskirts of East Enterprise, Indiana. 186 more words