Judy Garland, a career in pictures

This is for Judy Garland, the greatest entertainer of the 20th Century – June 10, 1922-June 22, 1969. Selected images from an extraordinary career. Beginnings – Frances Gumm and the […]


Happy Father’s Day via OTR

For all dads – here;s some good, old-fashioned entertainment. Sit back and enjoy Father’s Day on the radio… ♥ Texaco Town Fathers Day 1937 Variety show, “All-Star Summer Review” starring […]


To Judy Garland – OTR

This is for Judy Garland. “Judy Garland was the most exciting sheer talent I ever worked with.  She was so unpredictable, very child-like, very difficult to work with at times, […]



I arrived in this country with my family at the age of five and curiously that’s when my earliest memories start – memories of playing house with pencils.  Before I […]

Jimmy Durante Face to Face with Turkey

Thanksgiving nostalgia – Have a Happy!

Here’s wishing everyone a warm, happy and healthy holiday close to those they love.  To help celebrate enjoy a few of the sights and sounds of yesteryear.  But first, a […]


Honoring George Gershwin

He was born Jacob Gershowitz in Brooklyn, New York on the 26th day of September in 1898.  The younger brother of lyricist Ira Gershwin, Jacob, who changed his name to “George” […]


Lux Radio Theater presents THE WIZARD OF OZ

The magical and magnificent!  MGM’s THE WIZARD OF OZ premiered today in 1939 in Hollywood’s Grauman’s Chinese Theater.  To commemorate the occasion, here’s the Lux Radio Theater adaptation starring Judy […]


A Judy Garland tribute

Judy would have celebrated her 93rd birthday today.  I celebrate her always.  This one’s my heart. ________________________________________________________ There are people whose work we enjoy and by virtue of that alone we […]



This is for Judy! “I’ve always taken ‘The Wizard of Oz’ very seriously, you know. I believe in the idea of the rainbow. And I’ve spent my entire life trying […]


A Draconic Liebster mention

A couple of weeks back, in the midst of the 31 Days of Oscar blogathon frenzy, Jim of The Draconic Verses (@DraconicVerses) tagged me with a Liebster Award.  I’m lucky to have […]


My Movie Alphabet

So how many times have I said that I hate lists in posts?  OK.  Many.  I will never do so again.  I ran into Mettel Ray Movie Blog and saw […]

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Gene Kelly does Summer Stock

The blogosphere is all abuzz this week in celebration of the life and work of Gene Kelly.  Today would have been his 100th birthday.  I just had to do something […]

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To Louis B. Mayer, That’s Entertainment!

In 1924, MGM was formed by a merger of Louis B. Mayer’s Metro Pictures Company with the Goldwyn Pictures Corporation. Under Mayer’s influence, MGM productions were characterized by elaborate sets, […]


Judy’s greatest performance

Jill of sittin’ on a backyard fence sponsored a contest where the winner would win the new Judy Garland biography, Judy: A Legendary Film Career by John Fricke. As a life-long […]