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Feature Film - Things to Come (1936)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Things to Come opens with a near-future forecast of Christmas 1940 in the metropolis of Everytown (obviously London), a city threatened by world war. Pacifist intellectuals, such as John Cabal (Massey), try to turn the tide. But Cabal's efforts go unheeded by the self-interested classes, and war arrives with tanks and aeroplanes and gas bombs. Everytown is destroyed by air raids (dramatically enacted four years before the real thing).The war continues for thirty years, its original purpose forgotten. As a result, civilization degenerates while "the Wandering Sickness" and devastation accelerate the spiral down until 1970, when the world has crumbled into a balkanized "Mad Max" Dark Ages. Everytown is ruled by a barbaric warlord, the Boss (Ralph Richardson), as the war continues on a Medieval scale.

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Halloween Pin Up Girl (1940s) - Gale Robbins

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Gale Robbins (born Betty Gale Robbins, May 7, 1921[1] - February 18, 1980) was an American actress and singer.[2]
Born in Indiana, Robbins graduated from high school in June 1939 and began her career with the Phil Levant band in 1940. She married her high school sweetheart, Robert Olson, in November 1944 when he was in the Air Force.
Starting as a model and nightclub singer she made her film debut in In the Meantime, Darling in 1944 and appeared in several films, such as Calamity Jane and My Dear Secretary (1948). She later focused on TV, hosting Hollywood House from 1949 to 1950. She released the album I'm a Dreamer, backed by Eddie Cano and his orchestra, in 1958.
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Halloween Pin Up Girl (1940s) - Betty Grable

Elizabeth Ruth "Betty" Grable (December 18, 1916 – July 2, 1973) was an American actress, dancer, and singer.[1]
Grable was celebrated for having the most beautiful legs in Hollywood and studio publicity widely dispersed photos featuring them. Her iconic bathing suit poster made her the number-one pin-up girl of the World War II era. It was later included in the Life magazine project "100 Photos that Changed the World". Hosiery specialists of the era often noted the ideal proportions of her legs as thigh (18.5"), calf (12"), and ankle (7.5").[2] Grable's legs were famously insured by her studio for $1,000,000 with Lloyds of London.[citation needed]
Grable appeared in several smash-hit musical films in the 1940s, most notable: Mother Wore Tights in 1947, with frequent co-star Dan Dailey. She came to prominence in 1939 when she signed with Twentieth Century-Fox and signed on to appear opposite Ethel Merman in the Broadway musical Du Barry Was a Lady. But it was not until she was called back to Hollywood to replace Fox's musical queen, Alice Faye, in Down Argentine Way, that she became a household name. Throughout her career, Grable was typecast in her stereotype-musical film roles, and when her career faltered in the 1950s, she found it hard to reinvent herself as a serious, trained actress. In 1958 she appeared as herself on The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour with then husband Harry James in an episode entitled "Lucy Wins A Racehorse".

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Halloween Pin Up Girl (1940s) - Lucia Carrol

Autumn Pin Up Girl (1940s)

Halloween Pin Up Girl (1940s) - Witch

Halloween Pin Up Girl (1940s) - Big Pumpkin

Halloween Pin Up Girl (1940s) - Black Cat

20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)

The first U.S. spaceship to Venus crash-lands off the coast of Sicily on its return trip. A dangerous, lizard-like creature comes with it and quickly grows gigantic. Director: Nathan Juran Writers: Robert Creighton Williams (screenplay), Christopher Knopf (screenplay) » Stars: William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Thomas Browne Henry 

That's My Baby

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Presenting a feature film for your enjoyment.
You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

This movie is part of the collection: Feature Films

Director: William A. Berke
Producer: Walter Colmes
Production Company: Republic Pictures Corporation
Audio/Visual: sound, b&w
Keywords: That's My Baby
Creative Commons license: Public Domain

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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Classic Horror - Gaslight (1944)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Gaslight is a 1944 mystery-thriller film adapted from Patrick Hamilton's play, Gas Light, performed as Angel Street on Broadway in 1941. It was the second version to be filmed; the first, released in the United Kingdom, had been made a mere four years earlier. This 1944 version of the story was directed by George Cukor and starred Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotten, and 18-year-old Angela Lansbury in her screen debut. It had a larger scale and budget and lends a different feel to the material than the earlier film.
Director: Thorold Dickinson
Producer: British National Films
Production Company: British National Films
Audio/Visual: sound, black and white
Language: English
Keywords: mystery; thriller
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Creative Commons license: CC0 1.0 Universal

Ben Bernie Orchestra - Bigger and Better Than Ever

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Ben Bernie & His Orch. - Bigger And Better Than Ever, Brunswick 1929

Ben Bernie Orchestra - Aint She Sweet?

"Ain't She Sweet" is a song composed by Milton Ager (music) and Jack Yellen (lyrics) and published in 1927 by Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc./Warner Bros., Inc. It became popular in the first half of the 20th century, one of the hit songs that typified the Roaring Twenties. Like "Happy Days Are Here Again" (1929), it became a Tin Pan Alley standard. Both Ager and Yellen were elected to membership in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Top Ten Christmas Movies of the 1940s

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

When it gets close to the Holiday Season, you may want to find some movies that get you in the Christmas Spirit. Here is a small list of movies from the 1940s to get you in the mood. Christmas was a really big deal back then. The 1940s had a certain special feeling when it came to the Holidays.

Top 10 Christmas Movies (1940s)

1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
2. Bell's of St. Mary's, The (1945)
3. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
4. Holiday Inn (1942)
5. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
6. Bishop's Wife, The (1947)
7. Christmas Holiday (1944)
8. Beyond Christmas (1940)
9. Holiday Affair (1949)
10. I'll Be Seeing You (1944)

Old Time Radio - G.I. Jive

Thursday, September 5, 2013

G.I. Jive
G.I. Jive was a 15-minute music program that was produced & broadcast by the U.S. government via the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) radio network. Early shows had a variety of hosts: Frank Nelson, Lester Jay, and popular pin-up girls like Donna Reed were guest DJs.
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