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Impact (1949)

Thursday, September 29, 2011


"Wealthy businessman survives attempt by wife to have him killed, makes it look like she succeeded and starts a new life in small town as auto mechanic. Variation on idea elevated to noir importance by The Killers (1946), where victim of femme fatale tries to abandon the city and his past identity." - noir expert Spencer Selby

This movie is part of the collection: Film Noir

Audio/Visual: sound, b&w
Keywords: pdmovies
Creative Commons license: Public Domain

Till The Clouds Roll By (1946)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Till The Clouds Roll By (1946)



Musical biopic on the career of pioneering Hollywood composer Jerome Kern.

Starring June Allyson, Robert Walker, Lucille Bremer, Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra

This movie is part of the collection: Feature Films

Director: Richard Whorf
Producer: Arthur Freed
Sponsor: MGM
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Keywords: musical; biopic; Jerome Kern; June Allyson; Robert Walker; Lucille Bremer; Judy Garland; Lena Horne; Frank Sinatra
Creative Commons license: Public Domain

Casper The Friendly Ghost in There's Good Boos Tonight (1948)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Casper The Friendly Ghost in There's Good Boos Tonight (1948)



Director: I. Sparber
Production Company: Paramount Pictures & Famous Studios Productions
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Keywords: casper; ghost; cartoon

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Heading for Heaven (1947)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Stu Erwin is convinced he will die soon so crooks can buy his property. With Glenda Farrell.
You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

This movie is part of the collection: Comedy Films

Director: Lewis D. Collins
Producer: George Moskov
Production Company: Eagle-Lion Films Inc.
Audio/Visual: sound, b&w
Creative Commons license: Public Domain

Road to Bali (1952)

Starring: Bob Hope, Bing Crosby,
Dorothy Lamour
"Road" picture set in the South Seas.

This movie is part of the collection: Comedy Films

Director: Hal Walker
Producer: Daniel Dare
Production Company: Paramount Pictures
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Keywords: Musical; Comedy; pdmovies
Creative Commons license: Public Domain

Spooks Run Wild (1941)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Spooks Run Wild (1941)



Starring: Bela Lugosi

The boys are sent to a mountain camp. Stranded in a small rural town, they hear about a "monster killer" roaming the countryside. At night, they sneak out. Peewee is shot by a grave-digger, and they are forced to seek aid at an old mansion. The owner of the mansion (Lugosi), insists that the boys spend the night. After seeing PeeWee walk around the house in a trance, the boys decide that the man turned him into a zombie. They gang up on him and tie him up. The nurse at the boys camp (Dorothy Short) sets out to find the missing boys with Von Grosch (Dennis Moore), who has come to rid the town of the killer- or has he?

Our Gang War Feathers 1926

Feature Comedy Short

 Our Gang War Feathers 1926

While on a cross-country train trip, the Our Gang kids drive the rest of the passengers crazy with a never-ending game of cowboys and Indians. During a stopover in the sleepy town of Red Dog, the kids disembark in hopes of savoring a taste of genuine Western life. They get more than they bargained for when a trio of bandits rides into town for a showdown with the local sheriff. Meanwhile, black youngster Allen "Farina" Hoskins tries to pass himself off as an Indian, but the members of a local tribe aren't amused. The silent, two-reel Our Gang comedy War Feathers was originally released on November 21, 1926~ Hal Erickson

Abe Lyman - Buy, Buy For Baby, 1928

Abe Lyman (August 4, 1897 - October 23, 1957) was a popular bandleader from the 1920s to the 1940s. He made recordings, appeared in films and provided the music for numerous radio shows, including Your Hit Parade.
His name at birth was Abraham Simon Lymon. Abe and his brother Mike changed their last name to Lyman because they both thought it sounded better. Abe learned to play the drums when he was young, and at the age of 14 he had a job as a drummer in a Chicago café. Around 1919, Abe was regularly playing music with two other notable future big band leaders, Henry Halstead and Gus Arnheim in California.
In Los Angeles Mike opened the Sunset, a night club popular with such film stars as Mary Pickford, Norma Talmadge, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd. When Abe’s nine-piece band first played at the Sunset, it was a success, but the club closed after celebrities signed contracts stating they were not to be seen at clubs.
For an engagement at the Cocoanut Grove in The Ambassador Hotel on April 1, 1922, Abe added a violinist and saxophonist. Opening night drew a large crowd of 1500 guests in the Cocoanut Grove, plus another 500 more outside.
After the band cut their first record under the local label Nordskog Records, they moved a year later to Brunswick Records where they made many recordings. The Lyman Orchestra toured Europe in 1929, appearing at the Kit Cat Club and the Palladium in London and at the Moulin Rouge and the Perroquet in Paris. Abe Lyman and his orchestra were featured in a number of early talkies, including Hold Everything (1930), Paramount on Parade (1930), Good News (1930) and Madam Satan (1930). In 1931, Abe Lyman and his orchestra recorded a number of soundtracks for the Merrie Melodies cartoon series.
Notable musicians in the Lyman Orchestra included Ray Lopez, Gussie Mueller, and Orlando "Slim" Martin.
During the 1930s, the Lyman Orchestra was heard regularly on such shows as Accordiana and Waltz Time. Lyman and his orchestra sat in for Phil Harris on the Jack Benny program in 1943 when Harris served in the Merchant Marines.
When Lyman was 50 years old, he left the music industry and went into the restaurant management business. He died in Beverly Hills, California at the age of 60.
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Artie Shaw - Stardust


Artie Shaw - King of the Clarinet

Arthur Jacob Arshawsky (May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004), better known as Artie Shaw, was an American jazz clarinetist, composer, and bandleader. He was also the author of both fiction and non-fiction writings.
Widely regarded as "one of jazz's finest clarinetists,"[1] Shaw led one of America's most popular big bands of the late 1930s and early '40s. Their signature song, a 1938 version of Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine," was a wildly successful single and one of the era's defining recordings. Musically restless, Shaw was also an early proponent of Third Stream, which blended classical and jazz, and recorded some small-group sessions that flirted with be-bop before retiring from music in 1954.
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Time Traveler Cell Phone - Charlie Chaplin Time Traveler

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Lady from the Charlie Chaplin Film. Do you believe in Time Travel? Well we could now have possible evidence that it is real. Check out the video. A Blast to the Past could be evidence of the Future.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra & Marion Hutton

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Glenn Miller Orchestra & Marion Hutton -- The Jumpin' Jive

Marion Hutton, whose recordings included Chattanooga Choo-Choo and Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree, died of cancer in 1987 at age 67 after spending the last two decades of her life helping other women alcoholics. Born in Battle Creek, Mich., the former lead vocalist for the Glenn Miller Orchestra also appeared in Universal Studios films with Abbott and Costello and the Marx Brothers. She retired from show business in 1954 and married composer and bandleader Victor Schoen. She was the elder sister of Betty Hutton, a star of Hollywood musicals and comedies of the 1940s and early 1950s. After seeking treatment for alcoholism, she helped found a treatment center for women alcoholics, performing with bands to raise money for the center and making radio and television appearances to discuss recovery from alcoholism.

Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glenn Miller Orchestra

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glenn Miller Orchestra

From the film "Sun Valley Serenade" (1941), featuring Glenn Miller Orchestra, Tex Beneke, Paula Kelly and The Modernaires.