Thursday, August 17, 2017
Today's Sunrise Serenade was "I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire" by the Ink Spots. Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Monday, August 14, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017
This Warner Bros. short was released in 1941, but since cartoons took a long time to produce at that time, the studio could have easily started the process in 1940. The gags about the poor equipment used to train U.S. troops has a definite origin in truth. In the mid- to late 1930's, the Army was so underequipped that it did use wooden machine guns and ordinary cars carrying signs that read "tank." From YouTube, here is Rookie Review.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Memphis magazine recently did an interesting article about George Francis Barnes Jr., the son of a well-to-do Memphis insurance agent, who eventually became Public Enemy Number One: "Machine Gun" Kelly. Captured in his home town of Memphis in 1933, it seems his wife, Kathryn Thorne, an attractive brunette with a quick wit and friendly smile, was the key to his reputation.