Friday, April 29, 2011

Thrilling Friday Serials: "Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe" - Chapter 10 - The Death Mist

Flash, Barin, and Doctor Zarkov attempt to rescue Princess Aura from Ming's palace and are trapped in the rapidly flooding tunnels beneath the palace in "Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe" Chapter 10: The Death Mist!


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Old Time Radio Thursdays: Cbs Radio Mystery God - "A God Named Smith"

A young genius designs and constructs a small planet, and populates it with the Earth's greatest minds -- but what's his ultimate goal?  Written by Henry Slesar and starring Norman Rose.  Hosted by E. G. Marshall.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Doctor Who: "The Day of the Moon" BBC America Trailer

100 Essential E-Books #43 The Island of Doctor Moreau

Edward Prendick, shipwrecked in the South Pacific, finds himself on an island of half-human/half-animal monsters, created by the mysterious Doctor Moreau.  "The Island of Doctor Moreau" by H. G. Wells was first published in 1896 and is an enduring tale of scientific horror.

Here in multiple formats is "The Island of Doctor Moreau" from ManyBooks.net.












The 100 Essential E-Books so far:

1. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
2. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Caroll
3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
5. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
6. The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
7. Moby Dick or The Whale - Herman Melville
8. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
9. Ulysses - James Joyce
10. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
11. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
13. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
14. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
16. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
17. Dracula by Bram Stoker
18. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
19. Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
20. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
21. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
22. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
23. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
24. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
25. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27. Emma by Jane Austen
28. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
29. Nostromo A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
30. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
31. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
32. Beowulf by Anonymous
33. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
34. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
35. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
36. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
38. The Iliad by Homer
39. The Odyssey by Homer
40. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 
41. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne 
42. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol 
43. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Doctor Who - "The Day of the Moon" Trailer and Previews

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Studio One Sundays: "Little Women: Jo's Story" starring Nancy Marchand

Jo March is determined to leave Concord, MA and travel in this episode of Studio One, "Little Women: Jo's Story" from December 25, 1950.  This episode introduces the great actress, Nancy Marchand.  From the book by Louisa May Alcott and adapted by Sumner Locke Elliot.  Directed by Lela Swift.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thrilling Friday Serials: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe - Chapter 9: The Pool of Peril!

In the Land of the Dead Flash Gordon attempts to save the Prince of the Rock People before his friends are put to death by the Rock King.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Old Time Radio Thursdays - "The Danny Kaye Show" - Premiere Episode

From January 6th, 1945 here's the first episode of "The Danny Kaye Show" starring Danny Kaye, Eve Arden, Lionel Stander, the music of Harry James and special guest, Eddie Cantor.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

100 Essential E-Books # 42 Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

Chichikov has a plan -- he will buy the dead souls of serf from landowners and appear to be a prosperous, thus enabling him to impress the rich.  First published in 1942 "Dead Souls" a satire by Nikolai Gogol is considered to be an outstanding example of 19th century Russian Literature.


Here is "Dead Souls" in multiple formats from ManyBooks, net.











The 100 Essential E-Books so far:

1. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
2. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Caroll
3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
5. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
6. The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
7. Moby Dick or The Whale - Herman Melville
8. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
9. Ulysses - James Joyce
10. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
11. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
13. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
14. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
16. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
17. Dracula by Bram Stoker
18. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
19. Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
20. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
21. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
22. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
23. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
24. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
25. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27. Emma by Jane Austen
28. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
29. Nostromo A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
30. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
31. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
32. Beowulf by Anonymous
33. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
34. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
35. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
36. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
38. The Iliad by Homer
39. The Odyssey by Homer
40. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 
41. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne 
42. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Studio One Sundays: "There was a Crooked Man"

A murder disrupts the lives of a boardinghouse's occupants.  Originally aired June 9, 1950. Starring Robert Sterling.  Written by Kelly Roos (Story) and Charles Monroe (Adaptation).  Directed by Paul Nickell.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Thrilling Friday Serials: "Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe" - Chapter 8: The Fiery Abyss!

Flash and his friends visit the Land of the Dead and are immediately attacked by the Rock Men.  But neither side has realized that Ming has placed a bomb on the battlefield...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

100 Essential E-Books #41 - "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" by Jules Verne

First published in 1869 "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" by Jules Verne is the story of Captain Nemo (whose name means "no one") and his creation, the world's first submarine, "The Nautilus."  The driven Nemo uses his machine to explore the seven seas and wage war against an unjust mankind.  Verne is considered one of the fathers of modern science fiction.











The 100 Essential E-Books so far:

1. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
2. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Caroll
3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
5. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
6. The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
7. Moby Dick or The Whale - Herman Melville
8. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
9. Ulysses - James Joyce
10. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
11. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
13. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
14. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
16. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
17. Dracula by Bram Stoker
18. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
19. Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
20. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
21. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
22. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
23. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
24. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
25. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27. Emma by Jane Austen
28. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
29. Nostromo A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
30. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
31. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
32. Beowulf by Anonymous
33. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
34. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
35. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
36. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
38. The Iliad by Homer
39. The Odyssey by Homer
40. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 
41. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Studio One Sundays: "Jane Eyre" starring Mary Malone and Charlton Heston

Aired on December 12th, 1949 this adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's novel by Sumner Locke Elliot features Charlton Heston as Edward Rochester.  Directed by Worthington Miner.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Thrillng Friday Serials: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe - Chapter 7: The Land of the Dead

Flash battles an inferno that threatens to engulf Prince Barin's kingdom, risking death amidst the flames in "Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, Chapter 7: The Land of the Dead!"

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Old Time Radio Thursdays: "Can You Imagine That?"

From March 11, 1940 comes the first episode of "Can You Imagine That?" presenting musical interludes and an array of little known facts for your enjoyment.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

100 Essential E-Books #40 - "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum

First published in 1900, this is the tale of Dorothy and her visit to the Land of Oz, a fantasy whose popularity would prompt its author, L. Frank Baum, to write thirteen more books set in that magical kingdom.

Here in multiple formats is "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" from ManyBooks.net.






The 100 Essential E-Books so far:

1. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
2. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Caroll
3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
5. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
6. The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
7. Moby Dick or The Whale - Herman Melville
8. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
9. Ulysses - James Joyce
10. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
11. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
13. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
14. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
16. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
17. Dracula by Bram Stoker
18. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
19. Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
20. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
21. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
22. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
23. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
24. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
25. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27. Emma by Jane Austen
28. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
29. Nostromo A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
30. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
31. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
32. Beowulf by Anonymous
33. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
34. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
35. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
36. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
38. The Iliad by Homer
39. The Odyssey by Homer
40. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Places: Descanso Gardens - 4/2/11

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Studio One Sundays: "Henry IV" by Luigi Pirandello

A noted historian falls off his horse during a historical pageant and comes to believe he is the 11th Century emperor, Henry IV of Germany.  His nephew funds a charade to support his delusion for over twenty years.

From the play by Luigi Pirandello.  Written by Maurice Valency and directed by Paul Nickell.