To remember Carole

No one needs a reason to remember Carole.  Or to dedicate a post in her honor.  But I do so today because it happens to be the anniversary of her […]

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The Little Tramp turns 100

“A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.” – Charlie Chaplin Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first appearance of […]


Remembering Nigel Bruce on OTR

British character actor, Nigel Bruce who appeared in over 80 films in a career that spanned three decades, died sixty years ago today (October 8, 1953).  Best known for his […]


SHANE on Hollywood Radio Theater

WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD…for a special Alan Ladd birthday remembrance…   The Hollywood Radio Theater presentation of SHANE.   Starring Alan Ladd, Van Heflin and Ruth Hussey.      


Alfred Hitchcock: The Lodger – Radio Drama

Alfred Hitchcock directs Herbert Marshall in a radio SUSPENSE adaptation of THE LODGER, which aired on July 21, 1940.   Posted to celebrate Turner Classic Movies’ (TCM), Sundays With Hitchcock, […]


The voice of FREDRIC MARCH

On what would have been his birthday, I celebrate the voice of Fredric March – impressive on stage, screen and radio.  For your listening pleasure a special old time radio […]

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Today would have been the birthday of one of the most influential authors who ever lived, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. In tribute I post a few of the shorter radio adaptations […]


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 […]


Lucille Ball in Tales of Suspense

As a birthday tribute to Lucille Ball here is a collection of remarkable Tales of Suspense starring the famous redhead, radio veteran, Queen of the B’s and soon to be queen […]



Turner Classic Movies (TCM) kicks off its 2013 Summer Under the Stars (SUTS) event, which takes place every August, with a day-long tribute to the man who is ranked #1 on […]


Burns and Allen

Not long ago I did a post on Gracie Allen, Just Gracie, one of my all-time favorite comedians and now here’s another honoring her on what would have been her […]


Build my gallows high, baby…

In a noir mood, though no excuse is needed. A gallery of film noir posters (and more) simply because I love them. “The purpose of art is washing the dust […]


Screen Guild Theater – July 4th Triple Feature

A special post honoring Independence Day – Screen Guild Theater radio adaptations of three classics. Yankee Doodle Dandy: Starring:  James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Jeanne Cagney, Richard Whorf, S.C. […]


Behind the scenes with Billy Wilder

An image gallery celebrating the genius of Billy Wilder who would have celebrated a birthday today. This is, I must admit, an inappropriate tribute to a man whose talent for […]


Errol Flynn, The Perfect Specimen

Errol Flynn (1909-1959) would have turned 105 years old this June 20th and I post this in tribute. A Lux Radio Theater performance of “The Perfect Specimen,” which originally aired on January […]



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 […]


The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)

Honoring the 101st Anniversary of Universal Studios‘ incorporation here is one of the studio’s early hits starring Lon Chaney.  From 1923, produced by Carl Laemmle and Irving Thalberg, Wallace Worsley’s, […]


Suspense Radio starring ROSALIND RUSSELL

One of my favorite on-screen comediennes, Rosalind Russell (1907-1976) would have celebrated a birthday today.  In tribute I present a few of her classic, radio suspense performances.  I hope you […]


A Hollywood Memorial Day

We honor – by remembering – all of our war heroes this weekend. As a special Memorial Day post I put together a slide-show of classic Hollywood stars performing patriotic […]

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The Mystery of the Leaping Fish – 1916

I wasn’t planning on posting anything special to pay tribute to Douglas Fairbanks (May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939)  because I’ve little time to dedicate to a full post. […]

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Henry Fonda on the radio

As a very special tribute to one our greatest actors I post a compilation, short as it may be, of classic radio performances. Henry Fonda would have turned 108 years […]


The Great Gatsby classics

In celebration of the Warner Bros. release of Baz Luhrmann’s, The Great Gatsby this week I thought it would be fun to share images and clips of the classic versions of the […]

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Dancing on air…Fred Astaire

“I have no desire to prove anything by dancing. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance. I just put my […]


Mary Pickford Interview

In tribute to Mary Pickford who would have celebrated her birthday today, I thought I’d share this outstanding interview she did with CBC Radio on May 25, 1959.  In it […]