Thursday, April 30, 2009

Batman Garage Sale

Discovered this on the Funny or Die website. Notice that Adam West is standing in front of the actual cave used for the scenes of the Batmobile racing out from beneath Stately Wayne Manor. The cave was also used in several 50's Sci Fi and Western Shows among other genres. It is located in Bronson Canyon in Los Angeles.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Frights come to London

Here we see Anne Nagel, Bela & Boris in one of their last films together (the 5th of 7). If you happened to be in London circa 1940, you could have caught this Fun-Fright-Film right there in Piccadilly Circus!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Cool Poster for Youse Mugs

The Gangster Craze that started with Public Enemy in 1931, was still going strong when they released this little gem Very nice poster with a lot going on.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Easter Everyone!

It's that time of year again. The time to for whatever reason, we dye eggs, hide them and let little brats find them!
I much prefer the after Easter chocolate sales. Especially the M&Ms Easter themed candies! Yum!
And what do ya know, it was the middle of the night, I was awakened by an Easter Bunny placing eggs at the foot of my bed. Luckily I caught her!
What I did with her after she was caught.........we'll, you know about those rabbits!
All kidding aside, this is a cute as heck photo of long forgotten actress Mary Carlisle.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


One of the sexiest of the early Warner Film stars Ann Sheridan. Here the hopeful young starlet gets ready to take on the world. Enjoy.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Headache of Silent to Sound

When Paramount decided to re-make their unreleased silent, "The Canary Murder Case" (1928-29) as a talkie, they faced two problems. The first was that the title star, Louise Brooks, had accepted an offer to work in Germany and refused to return. The second was that director Mal St Clair had no knowledge of sound technique. And perhaps it's true too that he supported Miss Brooks' stand. She and Paramount had parted on bad terms because the studio refused to honor her contract. In any event, Frank Tuttle was engaged to direct the talkie. In order to get around the Brooks problem, the studio wheeled in a double, Margaret Livingston. Not only did Miss Livingston dub the Canary's voice (in an atrocious Brooklyn accent yet!) but also substituted visually in back-to-the-camera long shots. So what we have is a movie in which all the Brooks close-ups (in fact all the shots which show her face), plus at least one short clip in a hotel corridor and maybe the long shot of the dancing chorus in the theater (and perhaps the location snip of the speeding car), were directed by Mal St Clair, whereas the rest of the action was directed by Frank Tuttle. A major headache for the editor indeed, and he is to be commended for a sterling job of work under extremely difficult circumstances. The pace is odd, the cutting arrhythmical and even jarringly abrupt at times, but at least the narrative still makes sense.
Presented here is the visually striking Window Card.

whatever became of?

Ever seen this part of the now classic Three Stooges short THREE LITTLE PIGSKINS (1934)? Bet ya haven't. Why? we'll, although filmed, it never made it into the final release version of the short!!! Most likely now residing in some landfill, at least we have this delightful still to view. Fun Fact: A very young and cute as heck Lucille Ball was featured in the same film.