Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Dizzy Gillespie 10-21-1917

(photo by Herman Leonard, 1948)

Trumpeter and musical prophet John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was born on October 21,1917

Rhino Records Releases Entire Oz Score For First Time


We've all seen The Wizard Of Oz more times than we can keep track of since childhood, but have you ever paid close attention to the musical score playing under the dialogue between the musical numbers? If not, you will find a whole magical world unto itself, containing themes and motifs from the songs, subtly weaving in and out of a masterwork of musical impressionism.
Songwriter Harold Arlen provided all the musical numbers we know and love, but the score was written by Herbert Stothart, who won and Academy Award that year (1939) for his genius work.
Rhino Records has recently released a deluxe CD set of ALL the music of The Wizard Of Oz-Thank You! Five Stars

Vogue Picture Disc # 10


Check Out The Association Of Vogue Picture Record Collectors

Damsels In Distress # 10


Chinese Concept Car


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Vic Mizzy R.I.P.


via Raquel Maria Dillon-AP writer
LOS ANGELES – Vic Mizzy, a songwriter who composed the catchy themes for the 1960s sit-coms "The Addams Family" and "Green Acres," has died. He was 93.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Roger Moore 10-14-1927


Actor Roger Moore was born on October 14, 1927.

Linda Lombard Comments Joey Altruda Blog

Linda Lombard

On February, 25, 2009, I launched Showgirls Of The Golden Age #1 featuring Linda Lombard, 1949.
Just recently I received a comment on this posting from Linda Lombard herself, who is now residing in Florida at age 83. It was one of those magical internet moments that are so few and far between. A few days later, I received a Myspace message from Miss Lombard which thrilled me to no end. She has recently launched a website containing vintage photos, television commercials, and autographed memorabilia for sale. I'm about to contact Jason Croft (aka Java's Bachelor Pad), about the possibility of interviewing her for an upcoming issue of Bachelor Pad Magazine.

Linda Lombard's Website
Linda Lombard@Myspace
Linda's Harold Tribune Article

Borrah Minevitch & His Harmonica Rascals ~ 1936

Borrah Minevitch & His Harmonica Rascals are beyond incredible in this rare 1936 glimpse.

Grady Stiles~Lobster Boy


I've been haunted by this book since I first found it on the shelves of the Hollywood Public Library some years ago.
Fred Rosen tells the tale of Grady Stiles aka Lobster Boy; a sinister depiction of carney life, alcoholism, domestic abuse, murder and more.

Sci Fi En Espagnol # 15


Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Lenny Bruce 10-13-1925

Lenny Bruce

Comedian Lenny Bruce (Leonard Alfred Schneider) was born on October 13, 1925.

Jaco Pastorius & Toots Thielemans

A very special and rare performance of Toots Thielemans & Jaco Pastorius at the piano, performing one of my favorite Jaco compositions, Three Views Of A Secret.


Allen MEzquida-


Strange Postcards # 9


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Art Blakey 10-11-1919

Art Blakey by Herman Leonard
(photo by Herman Leonard)

One of my lifelong heros, Art Blakey, was born on Oct 11, 1919.
Tune into Reserve Radio Vinyl Meltdown Episode # 21 to listen to my Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Podcast!

1954 Plymouth Belmont Concept Car

1954 Plymouth Belmont
1954 Plymouth Belmont

1954 Plymouth Belmont Concept Car

Before Gilligan There Was Maynard G. Krebs

Bob Denver-Maynard G. Krebs

Bob Denver as Maynard G. Krebs, from the telvision series, The Many Loves Of Doby Gillis.
(via strange Ink blog)

Fred Buscaglione 1959

Fred Buscaglione

Daniel McVicar's comment on my Seu Jorge posting said something to the effect that I resembled Fred Buscaglione. I had never heard of the guy before, but now I can see that my lifelong search for my real father has finally come to an end.

Vintage Vegas #9

Las Vegas 1955- Loomis Dean

Photo by Loomis Dean, Life Magazine 1952