Monday, February 28, 2011

Gunsmoke in The Boots

Your Weekly Gunsmoke Tv Show episode "The Boots" Season 5 Episode 166 11/14/1959

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis - Colgate Comedy Hour - Show 3

one of, if not, the greatest comedy duo ever. During the "Dance School" skit they bring in a Leonard Barr, this is Dean's uncle.

1941 Oscar Winners

Today in 1942 - A big banquet, Biltmore Hotel style, was the setting for Hollywood’s 14th Academy Awards.
Dinner guests were addressed by the President of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt. Mr. Roosevelt, heard via radio, thanked the film industry for its WWII defense preparedness work.
The final course served up Oscars in sealed envelopes (the first time) to John Ford (Best Director, How Green Was My Valley); Gary Cooper (Best Actor, Sergeant York); Joan Fontaine (Best Actress, Suspicion); Mary Astor (Best Supporting Actress, The Great Lie) and Donald Crisp (Best Supporting Actor: How Green Was My Valley.
All toasted the Best Picture of the Year, How Green Was My Valley. This was the third Best Director statuette presented to John Ford. He received his second, a year earlier for The Grapes of Wrath, and the first for the 1935 film, The Informer.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The 11th Annual Academy Awards

Today in 1939 - The 11th Academy Awards were celebrated at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles (for the flicks of 1938). Oscars were doled out for You Can’t Take It with You for Best Picture and Best Director(Frank Capra).
Capra, who took home his third Best-Director prize, had won for 1934’s It Happened One Night and 1936’s Mr. Deeds Goes to Town. The Best Actor award was claimed for the second year in a row (Captains Courageous) by Spencer Tracy for Boys Town. Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress awards were presented to Bette Davis and Fay Bainter, respectively, for their performances inJezebel; while Walter Brennan took home the prized statuette for Best Supporting Actor in Kentucky.
These were Davis’ and Brennan’s second Academy Awards; the first for Davis was awarded three years earlier for Dangerous, and Brennan received his first Oscar two years before for Come and Get It.
Walt Disney won an honorary Oscar for the film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Mr. Disney actually received one Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones for his work “ ... which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field,” according to press accounts that day.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Even though I like the radio version much more than the tv show, my father never missed it. It was such a part of growing up I never realized it had been around so long.

Here from 1958-59 the 4th season - Stage Hold Up written by co creator John Meston (who wrote over 95% of the radio and tv episodes.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Hopefuls

From season 2 of Bonanza, "The Hopefuls". Originally aired October 8th 1960

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Fact of the Day

Today in Military History

Battle of Roanoke Island

1862 Union General Ambrose Burnside scores a major victory when he captures Roanoke Island in North Carolina. The victory was one of the first major Union victories of the war and it gave the Yankees control of the mouth of Albemarle Sound, a key Confederate bay that allowed the Union to threaten the Rebel capital of Richmond from the south. The Yankees suffered 37 men killed and 214 wounded, while the Confederates lost 23 men killed and 62 wounded before the surrender. The Union now controlled a vital section of the coast. The victory came two days after Union General Ulysses S. Grant captured Fort Henry in northern Tennessee, and, for the first time in the war, the North had reason for optimism.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

2011 Edgar Award Nominees

The nominees for the 2011 Edgar Awards were announced last month.

This are awards handed out every year by the Mystery Writers of America and they are named after Edgar Allen Poe and have been handed out every year since 1945