Everyone wonders why Lennie--a big, burly man--wears a locket and values it so highly. Oddly, the answer might involve outlaws who are apparently black-mailing the owner of the ranch at which Lennie works.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Comics, Old-Time Radio and Other Cool Stuff, and came across this posting of a 1942 Lone Ranger radio show entitled "Lennie's Locket." You can listen or download from the site. From COTR&OCS:
This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Friday, September 16, 2016
This encore from 2012 features a Mortimer Snerd-ish buzzard and an Irish lion. It seems that lions rarely lived longer than 10 years in those days, and the lion was celebrating his 10th birthday, so the buzzard was looking for a meal. From the Internet Archive, here is the 1948 Warner Bros. animated short, The Lion's Busy.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
In this comic, posted on Four Color Shadows, our hero "Red Blazer" seeks out a counterfeiting gang. Red can apparently fly, has super strength, and can control the forces of fire and heat; but fire extinguishers are his weakness (seriously!). The villain in this story, Dr. Skull, the "deformed" leader of the gang, really takes the cake.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
This photo, posted on Rivet Head, appears to show U.S. Navy sailors refueling a "flying boat" aircraft during World War II. I found this image interesting because of the aircraft, the relatively unknown Martin PBM Mariner. The Consolidated PB-Y "Catalina" is often the first aircraft that springs to mind when talking about amphibious or marine aircraft of that era, probably since it served in greater numbers. This Mariner appears to be equipped with a radar dome.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016
Last week, Turner Classic Movies aired six movies by famed director Preston Sturgies, and the TCM blog, Movie Morlocks, posted a collection of movie posters from those films, including several foreign-language posters. Pictured above is a poster from one of my favorite Sturgis films, Sullivan's Travels, starring Joel McCrea and the always lovely peek-a-boo hairdo girl, Veronica Lake.