I'm in the midst of a bad case of writer's block. In an effort to get my creative blood flowing again, below are some random thoughts from the past week - nothing of substance.
Whatever happened to Victor Jory? Someone get me a book, please.
Related to the above, I'm watching both Party Wire and The Devil and Miss Jones at the same time - also known as Jean Arthurpalooza. Last week it was Too Many Husbands. Didn't care for the end but the thought of Fred MacMurray and Melvyn Douglas as dual husbands was sure thought provoking.
Will there ever be an HD TCM? Is it even possible?
Liam Neeson as an a** kicker? As someone who really doesn't care for today's movies, I was surprised to find Taken as one of the few new films that kept my attention span in check. It's the "feel good movie of the year" - Neeson's character turns the bad guys inside out. Please don't get this confused with the Taken television mini-series, where space aliens mingle with Lockheed tech reps and screw with the Air Force et. al.
Aside from his marriage to Arlene Francis, why was Martin Gabel a guest panelist on What's My Line so often?
On this date in history: Experimental TV sets installed in homes
Television sets are installed in three homes in Schenectady, New York. RCA and General Electric installed the sets, which displayed a 1.5-inch-square picture. However, televisions did not become common household appliances until the late 1940s.
The picture size sounds a bit like today's iPod. We're going full circle!
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