Saturday, May 25, 2019

Ben Selvin Just Friends 1932

Constance Bennett

Kathryn Grayson

Suzan Ball

Madge Bellamy

Mae Busch

Ann Blyth

Clara Bow

Karin Booth

Edwina Booth

Mary Brian

Hazel Brooks

Cyd Charisse

Joan Crawford

Joan Collins

Claudette Colbert

Linda Darnell

Arlene Dahl

Patricia Ellis

Kay Francis

Alice Faye

Ketti Gallian

Paulette Goddard

Gloria Grahame

Carole Landis

Barbara Lang

Madge Bellamy

Myrna Loy

Joan Crawford

Taina Elg

Friday, May 10, 2019

Bonnie and Clyde Don't Fear the Reaper

The Story of Bonnie and Clyde
You've read the story of Jesse James
Of how he lived and died;
If you're still in need
Of something to read,
Here's the story of Bonnie and Clyde.
Now Bonnie and Clyde are the Barrow gang,
I'm sure you all have read
How they rob and steal
And those who squeal
Are usually found dying or dead.
There's lots of untruths to these write-ups;
They're not so ruthless as that;
Their nature is raw;
They hate all the law
The stool pigeons, spotters, and rats.
They call them cold-blooded killers;
They say they are heartless and mean;
But I say this with pride,
That I once knew Clyde
When he was honest and upright and clean.
But the laws fooled around,
Kept taking him down
And locking him up in a cell,
Till he said to me,
"I'll never be free,
So I'll meet a few of them in hell."
The road was so dimly lighted;
There were no highway signs to guide;
But they made up their minds
If all roads were blind,
They wouldn't give up till they died.
The road gets dimmer and dimmer;
Sometimes you can hardly see;
But it's fight, man to man,
And do all you can,
For they know they can never be free.
From heart-break some people have suffered;
From weariness some people have died;
But take it all in all,
Our troubles are small
Till we get like Bonnie and Clyde.
If a policeman is killed in Dallas,
And they have no clue or guide;
If they can't find a fiend,
They just wipe their slate clean
And hand it on Bonnie and Clyde.
There's two crimes committed in America
Not accredited to the Barrow mob;
They had no hand
In the kidnap demand,
Nor the Kansas City depot job.
A newsboy once said to his buddy;
"I wish old Clyde would get jumped;
In these awful hard times
We'd make a few dimes
If five or six cops would get bumped."
The police haven't got the report yet,
But Clyde called me up today;
He said, "Don't start any fights
We aren't working nights
We're joining the NRA."
From Irving to West Dallas viaduct
Is known as the Great Divide,
Where the women are kin,
And the men are men,
And they won't "stool" on Bonnie and Clyde.
If they try to act like citizens
And rent them a nice little flat,
About the third night
They're invited to fight
By a sub-gun's rat-tat-tat.
They don't think they're too tough or desperate,
They know that the law always wins;
They've been shot at before,
But they do not ignore
That death is the wages of sin.
Some day they'll go down together;
And they'll bury them side by side;
To few it'll be grief
To the law a relief
But it's death for Bonnie and Clyde.
— Bonnie Parker

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Mae West ❤ Come Up And See Me Sometime

She Done Him Wrong (1933) the movie's line "Why don't you come up sometime and see me?" was voted as the #26 movie quote by the American Film Institute (out of 100).
In My Little Chickadee (1940) as he leaves at the end of the film, Cuthbert J. Twillie (W.C. Fields) says to Flower Belle, "Why don't you come up and see me sometime?", a reference to Mae West's famous line in an earlier film, She Done Him Wrong. Although critics thought that she and W.C. Fields worked well together on camera in My Little Chickadee (1940), off-screen they couldn't stand each other.

Come Up And See Me Sometime by The B.B.C. Dance Orchestra Phyllis Robins vocal. Found on Columbia record CB 688 recorded 1933.

Mae West Photo Gallery

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Guess Who - No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature - Taxi Driver

Sam Sanders & His Orchestra - That’s All That Matters To Me 1932

Mild by today's standards these clips offer a view of film that depicted or implied sexual innuendo, promiscuity, prostitution, and infidelity, these were pre-code movies.

Sam Sanders is a pseudonym for Tom Berwick, vocal by Jim Harkins. This song is found on the Electradisk label #1921 recorded November 22, 1932.