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Category Archives: Movie Matinee
This is a fascinating curio from the late 1940s that I discovered on the Internet Archive channel on my Roku box. It’s a low budget Western featuring an all black cast and starring The King of the Jukebox — Louis … Continue reading
Before he was running around with Minnie Castevet, Bud Cort was shilling soft buttery spread. Take a look! …and if you have difficulty viewing it, head over to the Internet Archive for a streaming or downloadable version!
Recognize the fellow on the right? Is that everybody’s favorite science officer from Vulcan? Or is it his evil, alternate universe doppelgänger from Mirror, Mirror? What’s he doing on Earth circa 1954? Is the guy on the left one of … Continue reading
One of the beefs that people level at Netflix’s streaming service is that there’s nothing to watch. I don’t know about that. While it’s true that the studios seem to be bickering with Netflix over how much their libraries are … Continue reading
While rooting around the Internet Archive channel on my Roku box, I found this curiosity from 1953 – Westinghouse’s Studio One presentation of George Orwell’s 1984 starring Eddie Albert!
Here’s a treat from the dawn of broadcast television I found while trawling the Internet Archive on my Roku box. It’s the ROLLER DERBY!
Here’s a relic from the early 1950s that I had never heard of until the lovely and talented Tina Garceau had bought me one of those inexpensive DVD gift sets of old television shows that had lapsed into the public … Continue reading
Here is The Big Shot, a television drama from 1955 sponsored by General Electric, hosted by Ronald Reagan before he entered politics and starring teen heart-throb Johnnie Ray. Johnnie Ray has been said to be the bridge between crooner Frank … Continue reading
Here’s a treasure from 1954 – Liberace’s Christmas Special! His brother George is there along with Santa Claus and the rest of Liberace’s family! Of course, it would be easy and/or lazy to make all of the obvious jokes about … Continue reading
Thomas Edison presents what is probably the first filmed version of A Christmas Carol.
Time flies. Somebody said something in work about the coming week being short, and then it dawned on me that it’s THANKSGIVING! That means that Christmas is right around the corner! Oh, crap! So soon? Don’t we still have Halloween … Continue reading
Couldn’t they get the Ann Margaret lookalike for this? “Man, it’s the sloppiest?” If only she knew?