Category Archives: Performers

Notes on “Thirteen Women”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: One of the many quasi-horror films released in the wake of Universal’s “Dracula” and “Frankenstein,” this RKO production from 1932 offers the intriguing spectacle of Myrna Loy playing an archvillainess. Her character, Ursula Georgi, is a … Continue reading

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Anita Cerquetti, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: She never got the press or fame of Maria Callas, whom she famously replaced in a Rome Norma in 1958. She only made two official recordings, both for Decca: an aria recital and a complete La Gioconda.¬†She … Continue reading

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Showtune Saturday: “Sweet Transvestite”

Eddie Pensier writes: I can see you all shivering with antici….   ….pation, so here you are. The great Tim Curry in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). Optional but handy prop shopping list here, annotated script with talk-back lines … Continue reading

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“It Ain’t Necessarily So”, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: It ain’t necessarily so It ain’t necessarily so The things that you’re liable To read in the Bible, It ain’t necessarily so. Li’l David was small, but oh my! Li’l David was small, but oh my! He … Continue reading

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Notes on “King Solomon’s Mines”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Even more than “Star Wars” or “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” this cheery travesty from the Cannon Group seems to start in the middle. The hero, Allan Quatermain, is given no introduction, and the details of … Continue reading

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Showtune Saturday: “I’ll Know”

Eddie Pensier writes: I’ve started a few arguments in my day (and given people cause to question my sanity) by stating that Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls (1955) is my favorite Marlon Brando screen performance. It makes more sense … Continue reading

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The Camera Loves…

Blowhard, Esq.¬†writes: …Brigitte Bardot.

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