Battle of the Backlots

(Cue Rocky theme music.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mWU6ZiAQ7E Welcome, film fans! We have come to a big face-off between two movie heavyweights. Both are scrappy and determined, but only one will win the title of Best Backlot. In this corner, we have M-G-M, which roared onto the scene in 1924. Called by industry professionals "the Tiffany of the business," M-G-M … Continue reading Battle of the Backlots

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Reblog: Have a Happy Easter with Old-Time Radio

Don’t know about you, but I can’t resist a good radio show. Happy Easter, everyone!

Once upon a screen...

Happy Easter to one and all!
The night is over, the sun is tall.
The day did break with a tiny beam
And flooded life with Light supreme.
Paul F. Kortepeter, Holly Pond Hill: A Child’s Book of Easter

Here’s wishing you and yours an old-fashioned, happy Easter.

Ann Miller

You can find a collection of vintage Easter images here.

If you prefer the sounds of the season enjoy these old-time radio shows courtesy of supreme talents in entertainment…

From April 5, 1953 it’s The Jack Benny Program with “Easter Parade”

Stars of The Jack Benny Program: Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson, Dennis Day, Mary Livingstone, Jack, Don Wilson & Phil Harris

From March 27, 1948 it’s The Life of Riley with “The Giant Easter Bunny Fertilizer”

Life of Riley radio cast

From April 2, 1944 it’s The Charlie McCarthy Show Easter entry with guest stars Orson…

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Iron Sharpens Iron

It's spring! Well, kinda. I know a lot of people are still getting wild and crazy weather, but what can you do? Happy Easter or Passover to those who celebrate them, and I hope everyone's having a great month so far. My son has another four days of Spring Break as of today, and we've … Continue reading Iron Sharpens Iron