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reviewed Arsenic and Old Lace. November 06, 2011
What's the film about?   Based on the hit play of the same title, the story is about two sweet elderly sister who also happen to be serial killers.   When their nephew brings home …
reviewed A Lady Takes a Chance. March 10, 2011
Lady Takes a Chance (1943)
Molly Trousdale (Jean Arthur) is a big city girl with an awful lot going for her.  She evidently had a pretty good job and three guys (Malcom, Greg and Bob) vying for her affections.  …
reviewed To Account For Murder. October 09, 2010
To account for murder by William C. Whitbeck
   William C. Whitbeck’s novel, To Account for Murder, recounts far more than just a simple murder. Frankie’s father, the legendary Charles Cahill, is dying and insists on telling …
posted a Quick Tip about The Magnificent Ambersons. August 29, 2010
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The Magnificent Ambersons
Orson Welles’ 1942 Romance Drama “The Magnificent Ambersons” is one of Welles’ great achievements as a director.  He also wrote the screenplay, but did not act in it.  …
reviewed The Magnificent Ambersons. August 26, 2010
The Magnificent Ambersons
Orson Welles’ 1942 Romance Drama “The Magnificent Ambersons” is one of Welles’ great achievements as a director.  He also wrote the screenplay, but did not act in it.  …
posted a Quick Tip about Arsenic and Old Lace. August 13, 2010
This is my favorite Cary Grant movie. He could do it all! This movie showed off his expert comic timing.
posted a Quick Tip about Bing Crosby. July 25, 2010
Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby was simply an incomparable actor and entertainer.
The Winter of Her Discontent: A Rosie Winter
The Winter of Her Discontent is the second book in the Rosie Winter series by Kathryn Miller Haines and it's a winner for sure. Rosie, our intrepid heroine, finds out early on that her friend Al has been …
posted a Quick Tip about Arsenic and Old Lace. June 24, 2010
Classic Cary Grant. A must see!
reviewed Arsenic and Old Lace. February 09, 2010
The more Frank Capra films that I sample the more I appreciate his genius.  I have yet to see one of his films that I have not thoroughly enjoyed.  Case in point is Capra's 1944 comedy …
reviewed The Complete Book of Doo-Wop. November 30, 2009
posted in Music Matters
Complete Book of Doo Wop
Due to the popularity of T.J. Lubinsky's "American Soundtrack" series on PBS there has been renewed interest in the music known as "doo wop".  As an avid collector of 45's I became …
reviewed That's Entertainment!. August 10, 2009
posted in Screen Gems
That's Entertainment!
The roster of performers who appear in M-G-M's spectacular 1974 retrospective "That's Entertainment" reads like a "who's who" of the motion picture business up to …
reviewed The Little Foxes. June 06, 2009
Little Foxes
This is a generally good film. One main reason it is so good is because Samuel Goldwyn was able re-cast many of the actors that originated their roles in this dark story of an avaricious Southern family.  …
reviewed Dick Haymes Cocktail Hour. March 22, 2009
posted in Music Matters
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When I think of the "sound" of the 1940's three names immediately come to mind--The Andrews Sisters, The Mills Brothers and Dick Haymes.  For a good many years now I have been searching in vain for …
reviewed Harry James & His Orchestra. January 06, 2009
Harry James
Any trumpeter will kindly give you some of his favorite trumpet players. He might even tell you that they are the best of all time. Many are assuredly deserving of some of this esteem whereas some are …
reviewed Coast Guard Cadets (Career books). March 18, 2006
Coast Guard Cadets (Career books)
In the last few months, I've read a handful of young-adult novels from the 1930s to the 1950s about midshipmen or cadets at the US Naval Academy, the US Merchant Marine Academy, and now, with this title, …
reviewed A Lady Takes a Chance. February 04, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
Lady Takes a Chance (1943)
A LADY TAKES A CHANCE stars Jean Arthur as Molly Truesdale, a young and hip Eastern American woman tired of all her suitors. To escape from them for a spell, she takes a bus-tour west to see America. …
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