With the 2018 Winter Olympics about to conclude, I thought we would stick with that theme. No real story here, just a bunch of animals having fun with winter sports, followed by a sing along with "Jingle Bells." From the Internet Archive, here is Snow Foolin'.
Friday, February 23, 2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
In the 1930's, the Works Progress Administration created the Pack Horse Library Initiative to provide reading materials to people living in poor, remote areas of Kentucky. Posted on History Daily, this article and series of photographs explains the challenges these women, who were paid by the WPA, faced while delivering their literature.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
FilmStruck posted this review of the 1941 film, Ball of Fire, starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. This movie, along with its musical remake, A Song Is Born (1948), is one of my favorites, and this review has some interesting historical insight into this classic, screwball comedy. For example, when one of the gangsters holding the eccentric professors prisoner starts using items in the room for target practice, he says "I saw me a picture last week," and proceeds to wet the sight of his gun, as leading man Gary Cooper did in his previous film, Sergeant York (1941).
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Here is a nice lobby card, posted on Vintage Ads, for the 1934 film, It Happened One Night. A fun movie, it is the story of a runaway heiress being accompanied by a (unknown to her) reporter after the story of her running away. There are some great scenes relating to intercity bus travel, complete with stops at tourist courts.