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A chorus girl's dressing room

Fine, for those privileged to see both blogs tonight, you’ve got one serious one, and a silly one. Of course, in either case, if you only know of one, or the other, well, its pot luck, in that case! 473 more words


The Big-Screen Success of a Broadway Flop

The 1935 Broadway comedy, Sweet Mystery of Life, closed after 11 performances.

You’d think this play was ideally suited to Depression-era audiences: Greedy associates of a hypochondriac businessman convince him to purchase a $5 million life insurance policy, naming them as beneficiaries. 681 more words


Film Review: Cry Danger (1951)

Release Date: February 21st, 1951 (New York City premiere)
Directed by: Robert Parrish
Written by: William Bowers, Jerome Cady
Music by: Paul Dunlap, Emil Newman… 459 more words


You know you're getting old, when...

Up until now, when booking holidays and stuff, I’ve always tried to save every penny, by taking the lowest price possible. Well, except for when I’ve traveled by Premium Economy, for the extra room and stuff, but in the sense of the option which is non cancellable, but is just that bit cheaper than the more flexible deal, mainly with hotel bookings, I’ve always plunged for the non cancellable deal. 306 more words


I'm old and grumpy

Well, in truth I have my moments. Oh fine, I have too many of them nowadays lol. But no, the inspiration today for my blog wasnt really me, it was my dear old laptop that I’m typing this on, with the emphasis on old! 661 more words

Public Transport

Photoplay May-Aug. 1950

Cover girls and boy (l.-r., in order of appearance): Jeanne Crain; Elizabeth Taylor; Dick Powell and June Allyson; Esther Williams.