I told louie that for several weeks Wednesdays will have Snacks, a movie, and Soda. Three topics. Can be seen below in a block. Mr. Pibb was the Texas soda, and Coke’s ripoff of Dr. Pepper. Called “Peppo.” Got sued. Then Mr. Pibb. Now it has a stupid name.
Royal Crown Cola.
Hostess. And others.
Patrick McGoohan. One of the crime films it took me forever to find. Also one of those forgotten movies that was supposed to be terrible that turned out to be perfectly watchable. Serviceable. Alan Alda, Richard Widmark. One of my favorite Elmore Leonard books. I searched Youtube two or three times a year and one day…
Peter Lorre. Suspense. Boxing and gambling. Scrolling through the Youtube radio channel. Roma wines were the sponsor.
Directed by John Huston. Underrated Huston in the grand scheme of things. One of the best movies ever made in my opinion. Fantastic. Rip roaring. The radio show on Escape is exceptional as well. Blu-ray is a beauty. I have a cut rate DVD edition that still looks pretty good. Highly recommended.
Escape, 1948 and Suspense. This is the new Youtube radio channel I found with remastered audio. Kind of a best of collection. I rely on those heavily to pick titles.
Vintage. Library of Congress and New York Public Library. Not many people got a code to live by anymore.
I sometimes play hour long TV shows like Remington Steele and listen on the headphones with no video. Graduated to actual radio lately. I found the Shogun mini-series at Internet Archive, so I’m doing it audio only (or mostly). Half and half say. 1980 NBC. Orson Welles narrator. Big hit. I’ve read the book several…
Vintage beer cans. I saw one the other day worth $100 on an unrelated image search. Some of the ones here are much higher than that. The top of the market can be very high. My best can is a $5 Gilley’s.
I was determined to find a Hollywood History topic. One of the first things I tried on a group blog that wasn’t a book or movie post. I quickly cherry picked the juicy mysteries and scandals. The big studios had people whose specialty was fixing things.
1973-74 NBC Mystery Movie. 4 episodes.
Quiet, Please. Original radio link is dead. Aurora Borealis. A favorite.
You turn on the radio.
Robert Aldrich. Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson, Denholm Elliott. WWII. This is another movie I enjoyed as a kid on Saturday afternoon airings. It is a long movie too. Underrated Aldrich. Critics dislike it. Joseph F. Biroc cinematography. He did a big chunk of Aldrich. Found on Youtube.
Vintage birding. New York Public Library Digital Collections. Conan O’Brien birding in Central Park.
You will remember from the previous lesson that Atget was the almost forgotten Paris photographer who was discovered by the Surrealists just before he died.
70s movies with two names. Or three. Straight from Wiki so bound to be some missed. I always noticed there were a lot of these but I didn’t know how many until now. A shitpile of 70s movies with two names.