Collection Update: March 2017

Though I took some time off from blogging in March, I didn’t exactly take time off from adding to the collections. Here’s what I picked up!

Films

  • Empire Records (1995) – DVD
    Special features include additional scenes, music videos, and filmographies. I loved this film as a teen but haven’t seen it in years. Excited to give it a second look after finding this DVD in a bargain bin! Perhaps a reason to revive my “Childhood Favorites Revisited” series?
  • Eyewitness (1956) – DVD
    Bare-bones DVD with no special features. This film was directed by Muriel Box, whose career I paid tribute to during the recent Early Women Filmmakers blogathon.
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) – DVD
    Special features include two documentaries (making of and Eastwood in Action), an introduction by Clint Eastwood, production notes, and theatrical trailer. I meant to watch this film way back when I was doing the “Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns” series. Now that I’ve come to appreciate the genre it’ll get a regular ol’ review soon!

Books

  • Double Indemnity by James M. Cain
    New Avon Library pocket paperback. Of course, this was adapted into a fantastic film in 1944.
  • Godzilla: The Official Movie Novelization by Greg Cox
    Pocket paperback. Based on the screenplay for the 2014 film, by Max Borenstein, and story by David Callaham.

Vintage Mags

  • March 5, 1938 edition of Picturegoer
    Andrea Leeds cover
  • July 28, 1952 edition of LIFE
    “British Starlets in Hollywood” cover
  • April 6, 1964 edition of Newsweek
    “Morals on the Campus” cover
  • July 26, 1966 edition of LOOK
    Cary Grant cover! This was a super exciting find. The headline is “Cary Grant and His Baby” (referring, of course, to daughter Jennifer Grant).
  • September 1969 edition of Ebony
    Another super exciting find — the cover features Fayard Nicholas! Nicholas is pictured with Lola Falana, “Dancers leap for joy over dramatic film roles.”
  • June 1974 edition of TV Radio Mirror
    Mary Tyler Moore and Valerie Harper cover, with the headline “Mary Tyler Moore Show Special: Women in Love & Their Men”
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One thought on “Collection Update: March 2017

  1. Nice grab of that ‘Outlaw Josey Wales’ disc…I was wondering if you’d ever gotten around to watching that. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed…perhaps my favorite Eastwood film of all time. Looking forward to the review!

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