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 (Gene Evans) is visiting London to speak at a conference … Continue reading HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 2: The Giant Behemoth (1959)

Collection Update: April 2016

April may have been a somewhat low viewing month, but it was a good month for the collections — some interesting and wonderful additions. Here’s what I picked up! FILMS Box Set: Carole Lombard Glamour Collection Includes Man of the World, We’re Not Dressing, Hands Across the Table, Love Before Breakfast, The Princess Comes Across and True Confession. I reviewed this set by checking out … Continue reading Collection Update: April 2016

Collection Update: March 2016

March was unofficially Magazine Month ’round these parts, since vintage magazines were the only things I collected! TCM had a couple of sales that tempted me, but I decided I’d rather save the money. I couldn’t pass up some great mag bargains during a visit to my local antique shop, though. They were having a 15-20% off sale on everything, so I went looking for … Continue reading Collection Update: March 2016

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 the Dating Urge,” the piece lists Molly’s “Date Don’ts,” and … Continue reading 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 cheese grater and a potato slicer and sharing recipes that … Continue reading 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 the truth when it discovered the uses of make-up men … Continue reading Hollywood’s 14 Most Exciting Females (Screen Album, Nov. 1954 – Jan. 1955)