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The Dead Cabinet

For at least the last decade, my living room has featured an unusual conversation starter known as The Dead Cabinet.

Although I am at times likely to curl my upper lip and offer “aargh, matey” as a gravely greeting, this wonderful curiosity has nothing to do with pirates. 1,391 more words


Kinvara Courthouse - 1939

Connacht Tribune 30th September, 1939 p23 (abridged)

At their weekly meeting in the County Buildings, Galway on Saturday, Mr Martin Quinn, chairman, Galway County Council finance committee, gave the tenders for repairs to the Kinvara courthouse to Mr Patrick Burke, Ballinderreen, Kilcolgan at £39. 52 more words

Posts And Podcasts

Full Confession (1939)

Director: John Farrow

Regarded as a close imitation of John Ford’s The Informer (as Frank S. Nugent of the New York Times put it, “We will admit we had rather see a producer crib his sequences from a good picture than from a poor one (…)”), … 180 more words


Sorority House (1939)

Director: John Farrow

Future blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo contributed the script to this Anne Shirley programmer, which uses the exclusionary and snobbish dynamics of sorority houses as a way of discussing larger socioeconomic issues. 181 more words


The Great Evacuation | Youtube

At the outbreak of the Second World War, a massive civilian evacuation programme in the UK was set in motion to transport children out of the cities to the safety of the countryside. 23 more words

20th Century

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights (1939)

Genre: Drama, Romance

I have always liked the story of Wuthering Heights and have enjoyed mostly all adaptations from the book. However, this one seemed to miss the mark. 188 more words


1939 - Frank Salamid

1567 76th Avenue

There are several good strikes of this mark here, all of them an improvement over the ones I’ve documented previously.