Category Archives: Movie Matinee

Look-Out Sister!

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

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Mrs Voorhees VS Rob Petrie

Diagnosis Murder?

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Bud Cort Digs Soft Buttery Spread

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!

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Dragnet into Darkness

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

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The Girl Who Dared

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

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Oceania is the place to be…

  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!

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Roller Derby Circa 1949: New Jersey Vs Philadelphia

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!

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Racket Squad!

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

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Poor Old Johnnie Ray

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

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What I Want For Christmas – Lotsa Wavy Hair Like Liberace!

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

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