Collector’s Corner: Collecting Ginger

For this week’s collector’s corner, I’ve got another edition of Star Collections — the subcategory in which I share all of the films, books, and magazines I own featuring a particular classic film star. Today’s star is the lovely Ginger Rogers, who I am considering for my next filmography project! Ginger Books & Mags Not much owned on the book and magazine front. I have … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Collecting Ginger

Castle on the Hudson (1940)

Tommy Gordon (John Garfield) thinks he’s invincible. Deeply involved in the criminal underworld, he has no fears of being shipped away to prison. He has too many friends and allies for that. At least, that’s what he believes. His tune changes when, after an arrest, his friends swiftly abandon him — with the exception of his devoted girlfriend, Kay (Ann Sheridan), who will do anything … Continue reading Castle on the Hudson (1940)

Favorite things about… The Mummy (1932)

Note: Since May is the month of Mother’s Day in the US and also the month of my mom’s birthday, I had to go for a corny pun with this month’s Favorite Things: The Mummy. Forgive my cheese! The favorite film: The Mummy, a Universal monster movie directed by Karl Freund The cast: Boris Karloff as Imhotep Arthur Byron as Sir Joseph Whemple David Manners … Continue reading Favorite things about… The Mummy (1932)

The Mole People (1956)

“In archaeology, all things are possible.” Dr. Roger Bentley (John Agar) is an archaeologist leading a team including Dr. Jud Bellamin (Hugh Beaumont), Dr. Paul Stewart (Phil Chambers), and Etienne Lafarge (Nestor Paiva) on a hunt for ancient Sumerian artifacts. One of their discoveries is a cuneiform-engraved tablet describing a temple dedicated to Ishtar, a goddess. Another artifact contains an inscription telling a story of … Continue reading The Mole People (1956)

They Met in Bombay (1941)

Anya von Duren (Rosalind Russell) and Gerald Meldrick (Clark Gable) are jewel thieves, but this is no coupled-up teamwork arrangement. They’re competitors, both after a very large, very expensive piece known as the “Star of Asia.” The jewel is owned by a Duchess (Jessie Ralph), and both thieves try to win her confidence. Gerald’s tactic is to pose as a detective, while Anya takes on … Continue reading They Met in Bombay (1941)

Collector’s Corner: Movie morsels from The New Yorker, October 16, 1943

One of the more recent additions to my magazine collection was a 1943 issue of The New Yorker — the October 16, 1943 edition, to be precise. This was my first time buying a vintage New Yorker, so I wasn’t sure whether I’d find much movie-related content inside. There wasn’t much, but I did find a few little morsels. Like most popular mags, The New … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Movie morsels from The New Yorker, October 16, 1943

Planet of the Vampires (1965)

Two interplanetary ships, the Galliott and the Argos, are attempting to land on a strange, foggy planet. When the Argos lands, the crew has trouble finding the Galliott. Once they do find the ship, they discover that the entire crew is dead — fallen victim to an odd, fatal, hypnotic state which their own crew only avoided thanks to the resistance and leadership of Captain … Continue reading Planet of the Vampires (1965)