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Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

Been awhile since I last caught up with Nick and Nora, and it’s nice to see that little has changed. This time the plot involves solving a rather bizarre case of a shower room jockey murder (I did quite like how absurd the answer to the murder was) at the race track that then leads to, I kid you not, the seedy underbelly of a (wrestling) gambling syndicate and a subsequent murder. 232 more words

Watched Movie

Record Review: The O'Jays - Backstabbers

So this month’s Record Review is an oldie, but I’d be damned if I didn’t say it wasn’t a goodie. The O’jays are one of those groups where people love their songs, but they have no idea who the artists are. 528 more words

Music

Throwback Trailer: Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

In San Francisco, retired Detective Nick Charles (William Powell) and his attractive wife, Nora (Myrna Loy), learn from police Lt. Abrams of the murder of a race jockey, but Nick refuses to get involved. 48 more words

Throwback Trailer

March 21, 1867: On a Show Boat to Broadway

“Curtain! Fast music! Light! Ready for the last finale! Great! The show looks good, the show looks good!”

American Broadway impresario, Florenz “Flo” Ziegfeld, Jr. was born March 21, 1867 (died July 22, … 248 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Bombshell

Long before Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield there was Jean Harlow, the original platinum blonde bombshell. She embodied sex and was the first actress on the cover of Life Magazine. 388 more words

Actress

The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)

2015 #11
Richard Thorpe | 96 mins | DVD | 1.33:1 | USA / English | PG

After four glamorous adventures, high-living sleuths Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell and Myrna Loy) head to small-town America to visit his parents (Harry Davenport and Lucile Watson), and naturally find themselves embroiled in a murder plot. 341 more words

Comedy