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In this follow-up to my previous post, rather than go into a more detailed history which might bore those with only a passing interest in classic jazz and pop music of the period, I’ve decided to stick to clips of the era’s all-girl bands, with minimum commentary. 116 more words


OTR Tuesday - Box 13 (1947)

The short intro: For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, Old Time Radio is the phrase generally used to refer to the time when radio was (mostly) live, and was full of a variety of different shows, as opposed to simply being a means for record labels to use robots to promote the top records of the day. 334 more words

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Photoplay Sep. 1948 - Alan Ladd

Very unusual cover for Photoplay! Not that I’m complaining. :)

Ladd was very popular, a huge star. In the following year he’d star in The Great Gatsby.


The McConnell Story (1955)

Not only does this Warner Brothers feature have James Whitmore which gives it instant credibility but it’s star players Alan Ladd playing opposite June Allyson sparkle on screen together making me wish the duo had done other films as a team. 747 more words

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Inevitability (Shane, 1953)

A quiet stranger rides onto the land of Joe Starrett and his family.  After initially trying to rush him off (believing him to be trouble), the stranger backs him up with a local rancher tries to strong-arm the Starretts off their land. 371 more words

Action Movies

The Black Cat (1941)

Not to be confused with the 1934 classic of the same name or any other future film utilizing the Poe title which includes a 1981 thriller from gore maestro, Lucio Fulci, this old dark house tale is from the Universal Horror cycle that offers up a fun tale of murder and mystery. 851 more words

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