Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mayor LaTrivia was a regular character on Fibber & Molly, played by Gale Gordon. Upon what historical figure was this character undoubtedly based?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Learning history from old radio shows

One of the benefits of listening to old radio shows is the history involved, particularly regarding the home front conditions during World War II. It is amazing how much of conditions on the home front are revealed in those shows. The advertisements, the situations worked into the plots, etc.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Scandal Street

We watched Scandal Street last night. Interesting only because it just might be the worst movie ever made. But almost comical because of that.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

We watched Bend in the River starring Jimmy Stewart last night with Sarah. Pretty good movie.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Gary Cooper. Better than I thought

I never have thought of Gary Cooper as a particularly talented actor - sort of an aw shucks John Wayne, limited in his scope. However, he won two Best Actor Oscars, so I could be wrong, of course.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Rochester's singing

Rochester's singing had to be one of the highlights of old time radio programs. Absolutely hilarious.