Friday, October 31, 2008

The Terror-ific Third Annual Third Banana Halloween Anniversary Spooktacular Clip-O-Thon... The Third!

Excerpts from The Paul Lynde Halloween Special! I just think it's amazing that this even exists! KISS! Margaret Hamilton! Tim Conway! Billy Barty! KISS! Betty White! Donny and Marie Osmond! Billie Hayes!! KISS!! Truly one of the last gasps of old-style capital "S" Showbiz.

A rare Bela Lugosi appearance on an even rarer TV show, the 1949 video version of the radio classic Suspense. And check out the 35 year old Ray Walston!

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: Halloween Party

Excerpts from Capulina Contra Los Monstruos (1974)

Clavillazo in El Castillo De Los Monstruos (1957)

Eegah! (1962) "Watch out for snakes!"

Popeye in Fright To the Finish (1954). You know, if standard drug store vanishing cream really did make people invisible, I think everyone would be much more cavalier about invisible people..

And take a tip from the fine folks at Centron, kids, and have a safe and paranoid Halloween! Remember homemade Halloween treats? Remember fruit? Too bad there were all those all those poisonings and hidden razor blades and.. what? That didn't happen?

And here's Centron's 1985 edition of Halloween Safety. Ramp up the dread! Pour on the paranoia!! Die, Halloween, die!!! Christ.. by 1985, we even had to worry about carving the damn pumpkin!! "Getting my insides scooped out tickles me!"

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Monday, October 27, 2008

The Harry Files, Part III, 1934-1944

Modesto Bee, 2/23/34

Oakland Tribune, 2/13/34

San Antonio Light, 11/20/34

Brownsville Herald, 11/20/34

San Antonio Light, 4/5/36

Nevada State Journal, 8/18/38. Previously, Harry was rumored to
be a possible replacement for Bert Wheeler during Bert's brief split
with Bob Woolsey. Now here he is filling in for Stan Laurel. If he had
lived past 1944, I'm sure he would have eventually been a rumored
fill-in for Lou Costello.

Titusville Herald, 8/20/38. Was Roach serious or not?

Edwardsville Intelligencer, 8/22/38

Ogden Standard-Examiner, 8/22/38

Kingsport Time, 9/2/38

Lowell Sun, 12/1/38

Oakland Tribune, 12/13/38

Frederick Post, 1/9/39

Helena Daily Independent, 1/10/39

Ironwood Daily Globe, 1/10/39

Olean Times-Herald, 1/10/39

Oakland Herald, 1/10/39

Fresno Bee, 8/22/39

Ogden Standard-Examiner, 11/26/39

Port Arthur News, 11/28/39

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Portsmouth NH Herald, 12/17/41. I Cover the Waterfront
is Double Trouble's supporting feature.

News-Palladium, 12/22/44

Amarillo Daily News, 12/23/44

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Harry Files, Part II, 1930-1932


Fresno Bee, 6/15/30

Lincoln Star, 6/19/30

Daily Northwestern, 6/20/30

San Antonio Express, 6/20/30

Fresno Bee, 6/21/30

Reno Evening Gazette, 6/21/30

Capital Times, 6/24/30

Nevada State Journal, 6/25/30

Jefferson City Post-Tribune, 6/26/30

Moberly Weekly Monitor, 6/26/30

Nevada State Journal, 6/28/30

Reno Evening Gazette, 6/28/30

Capital Times, 7/1/30

San Antonio Express, 7/1/30

Ogden Standard-Examiner, 7/8/30

San Antonio Light, 7/27/30

Evening Independent, 2/13/31

Lowell Sun, 12/30/31

Monitor Index and Democrat, 12/31/31

Wisconsin State Journal, 4/24/32

Wisconsin State Journal, 5/1/32

Wisconsin State Journal, 5/4/32

Piqua Daily Call, 6/15/32

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Harry Files, Part I, 1923-1928

Waterloo Evening Courier, 9/23/23. A painful little peek into the substance of Langdon's vaudeville act.

Davenport Democrat and Leader, 11/25/23

Port Arthur News, 8/19/26

Lima News, 11/24/26

Helena Daily Independent, 1/7/27

Davenport Democrat and Leader, 2/20/27

Modesto News-Herald, 8/18/27

Modesto News-Herald, 8/20/27

Lima News, 4/17/28

Capital Times, 4/30/28

Newark Advocate and American Tribune, 8/13/28

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