Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Clarence Threepwood

Who my wife's dog is named for:

Clarence Threepwood, 9th Earl of Emsworth, or Lord Emsworth, is a recurring fictional character in the Blandings stories by British comic writer P. G. Wodehouse. He is the amiable and somewhat absent-minded head of the large Threepwood family. Longing for nothing more than to potter peacefully in the idyllic gardens of Blandings Castle, he must frequently face the unpleasant reality of his domineering sisters and familial duties.
Bob Bailey's acting career was interesting. He is one of the better-known radio actors, but his entire career is known mainly for two detective roles on radio - George Valentine (Let George Do It) and Johnny Dollar. He never made it big in movies.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The invitation "Come with me to the Casbah," which was heard in trailers for the movie "Algiers" but not in the film itself, became an exaggerated romantic overture, largely owing to its use by Looney Tunes cartoon character Pepé Le Pew, himself a spoof of Pépé le Moko.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Matt Dillon's radio lead-in

"The first man they look for and the last man they want to meet." This was Matt Dillon's description of himself at the opening of some of the Gunsmoke radio shows. The series was long-running on both radio and television - 1952-1961 on radio and 1955-1975 on television.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Nice press for Chester Morris

One comment on Chester Morris as Boston Blackie in the movie series: "Morris brought to the role a delightful offhand manner and sense of humour that kept the films fresh even when the scripts weren't."
We have this "customer" business all out of kilter. They buy product from us with money; but we also buy money from them with product. It goes both ways.
Management's thanks is worth to me exactly what I can purchase with it.
Nigel Bruce was one of my favorite actors. He was pretty well type-cast, but he did his role so well and was so lovable in it that I really enjoy watching him.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Charlotte Greenwood had a very good comedy show on radio. Her face will be familiar to any old movie/TV fans. Her voice sounds very much like Eve Arden of Our Miss Brooks.
If you give the world access to your children, do not complain when the world takes advantage of the opportunity.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

"Honest as the day is long." That is a strange expression. He is honest today, but he won't be tomorrow?

Monday, April 02, 2012

Inspector Thorne - another entry in the list of radio shows that used the Texas Rangers music.