Monthly Archives: August 2011

Interesting Movies From The Past…

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Interesting Books from The Past… The Dark Daughters by Rhys Davis, was first published in 1947 by William Heinemann. In 1895, wearing a smart frock-coat and an even smarter puce cravat, Mansell Roberts opened his chemist shop at the base … Continue reading

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The Saltair Pavilion, Utah… Some of you have watched with interest the DVD of ‘Carnival of Souls’ 1962 after my recent blog, and emailed to say that you enjoyed it, but wondered if I knew anything about the creepy derelict Pavilion used in the movie. The … Continue reading

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Alexander Alekhine was a Russian chess player. After taking a law degree, entered the Russian Foreign Office, and served in the Red Cross in the First World War. He won the world record for blindfold chess and held championships of … Continue reading

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King’s Cross, North London The Lighthouse Building at King’s Cross This view is familiar to anyone that has passed through King’s Cross in North London. This area was once known as Battle Bridge! Here a bridge once crossed the River … Continue reading

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Broadcasting House in 1951… This wonderful artist line drawing of Broadcasting House in London was first published by the Odhams Press back in 1951. It is a fascinating cut-away look at the establishment in those days which was the centre of … Continue reading

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A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber room of his library, where he can get it if he … Continue reading

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Amos ‘n’ Andy… ‘Check and Double Check’ This 1930 RKO offering would raise a few eyebrows these days! Based on a popular radio show, it soon ran into problems in bringing it to the screen. It features the exploits of … Continue reading

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Jan Ignaz Paderewski was a Polish patriot, politician and pianist. He made his musical debut at Vienna in 1887, and in London three years later. His brilliant technique won him world fame, and he made tours and raised funds for … Continue reading

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Interesting Movies From The Past…

Among my most favoured British drama movies of the 1940′s is THE SMALL BACK ROOM made in 1948. It was made by the Archer Team for London Films, and features Sammy Rice, a troubled bomb fuse scientist. Sammy is troubled … Continue reading

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