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Tourneur on Top

My favorite film noir remains Out of the Past directed by Jacques Tourneur, a versatile artist behind the camera who was also responsible for the scary… 530 more words

Canyon Passage (1946)

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946, William Wyler)

If it weren’t for the first half of the film, The Best Years of Our Lives would be a series of vingettes. The film runs almost three hours. 1,183 more words


November 22 in history

498 – Symmachus was elected Pope in the Lateran Palace, whileLaurentiuswas elected Pope in Santa Maria Maggiore.

845 – The first King of all Brittany, Nominoe defeated the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the  576 more words


Christmas Song of The Day - Hoagy Carmichael

Here is a chestnut that even I didn’t know existed. I know of Carmichael from other songs covered by artists such as George Harrison, but this is one I don’t know. 13 more words


Significant Songs (152)

Memphis In June

This one is taking us way back. First recorded in 1947 by Hoagy Carmichael, who wrote the lyrics.

When I first heard this, I was very young. 218 more words

Nostalgia And Reflections

Stardust - Louis Armstrong

This wonderful recording of Hoagy Carmichael’s great song Stardust was made in 1931 by Louis Armstrong with his big band. After the heights that Armstrong reached in the 1920s, starting with King Oliver and then with the Hot Fives and Hot Sevens, some jazz critics maintain that the 1930s were a comparative wilderness. 31 more words