Complete non-sports checklist and trading card gallery picturing the 1935 Ardath “Scenes from Big Films” tobacco card set of 100 cards.
Research Notes & Reading Quotes
Short pieces of content related to my daily reading and writing routine. Interesting facts I spot while researching my posts and books. Fascinating quotes I come across while reading books or searching old newspaper archives. Classic movie history as it happened.
Direct links to the three latest collectible galleries added to the site. A game set, a tobacco card set, and a mystery set of promo cards from the mid-1960s. Plus a more general update with notes about current eBay deals.
Review of Sex In the Cinema: The Pre-Code Years (1929-1934) by Lou Sabini, an encyclopedic collection of articles about 107 pre-Code movies. 2017, BearManor.
A recently acquired group of R95 EMO Movie Club linen-textured photos offers insight into details of the club while setting a July 1935 date to their founding.
A look at actor Ricardo Cortez, subject of today’s TCM movie marathon and the new biography, The Magnificent Heel: The Life and Films of Ricardo Cortez, by film historian Dan Van Neste.
Remembering Robert Osborne, 1932-2017, charming on-air host of Turner Classic Movies and influential film historian. Includes round-up of links to tributes and obituaries.
Posted on December 9, 2016, Kirk Douglas’ one hundredth birthday. Archived posts including “The Centenarians,” TV Listings, and some Douglas favorites.
How Universal horror died in 1936, only to return after a Beverly Hills exhibitor paired Dracula and Frankenstein reissues at his theater in August 1938.
Coming soon a look at the Universal horror film Lon Chaney Jr. appeared in before The Wolf Man …
A collection of 17 vintage newspaper ads representing every Boris Karloff movie playing on TCM during their August 26, 2016 TCM Summer Under the Stars marathon.