HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 2: The Giant Behemoth (1959)

The time of the spooks is upon us! Happy almost-Halloween to my fellow classic fanatics. Halloween on TMP means Horror Half-Week, a four-day celebration of eerie films from the early to mid-20th century. Today we’ve got a monster flick — The Giant Behemoth (1959)! Yesterday’s review: The Walking Dead (1936) American marine biologist Steve Karnes… Read More HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 2: The Giant Behemoth (1959)

The Don’ts of Dating with Molly Bee – Movie World, July 1958

This post is a part of TMP’s Historical Context series, where I share excerpts from my collection of vintage magazines. Movie World’s July 1958 issue included a piece by teen country singer and actress Molly Bee, known for her roles in Summer Love, Going Steady and Tennessee Ernie’s The Ford Show. Titled “Molly Bee on… Read More The Don’ts of Dating with Molly Bee – Movie World, July 1958

Delicious Dishes (Short, 1950) and the Midcentury Kitchen

This post is a part of TMP’s Historical Context series, where I share excerpts from my vintage publication collection. While browsing TCM’s streaming service in May, I came across a short film called Delicious Dishes from 1950. This short has a food “expert,” chef Arnold Morris, demonstrating how to use newfangled tools such as the… Read More Delicious Dishes (Short, 1950) and the Midcentury Kitchen

Hollywood’s 14 Most Exciting Females (Screen Album, Nov. 1954 – Jan. 1955)

This post is a part of TMP’s Historical Context series, where I share tidbits from my vintage magazine/book collection. “Hollywood found a word for it. The word was glamor. What’s the difference, you say, between glamor and beauty? Well, beauty, as the poet tells us, is truth — and Hollywood obviously was not searching for… Read More Hollywood’s 14 Most Exciting Females (Screen Album, Nov. 1954 – Jan. 1955)