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The Cowboy Quarterback (1939)

Director: Noel M. Smith

After the death of his long-time performing partner Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey attempted a career as a solo act with this remake of the Joe E. 221 more words


Painting at Auction

This past weekend, Cottone Auctions from Geneseo, NY had a painting up for bid.

Mayme was something I haven’t seen this painting before.  It seemed to be in very good condition. 66 more words

The Radium Woman

The Carnegie winner for 1939 can lay claim to a number of firsts. It was the first non-fiction winner and the first by an author born outside of the United Kingdom (Eleanor Dooley was born in Jamaica, although she moved to England at the age of 7). 1,193 more words


May 20th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1939, Andy’s Fish Pond ran the following ad in the Santa Ana Register.

We know some of our viewers have firsthand memories of Anaheim Landing before the Navy took over in 1944. 55 more words

Seal Beach

Wildcard Monday III: A Score By Hoagy Carmichael

Welcome to a new Musical Theatre Monday and the continuation of our “Wildcard” series of posts, each one featuring a notable musical comedy from a composer who’s never been featured in a series of his own! 498 more words


Only Angels Have Wings - Review


Howard Hawks’s Only Angels Have Wings is a national treasure. Although Howard Hawks may be a name recognized for directing classics like The Big Sleep and Rio Bravo for they still are amidst his most popular directorial efforts a personal connection comes in regards to the fairly ignored Only Angels Have Wings, which not only stands as my favourite of his films but also one of the most inventive means of toying with how we perceive romance in cinema, for if it isn’t the most spectacular of romantic melodramas to have been provided within Hollywood’s Golden Age, what is? 899 more words

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