Schlitzie's Emporium

Nov 29, 2011

From the “Forget it Jake, it’s Chinatown” File: Dig this beautiful photograph of L.A.’s Chinatown, one year after Evelyn Cross Mulwray was gunned down there. She was a real person, wasn’t she? Wasn’t she?

From the “Forget it Jake, it’s Chinatown” File: Dig this beautiful photograph of L.A.’s Chinatown, one year after Evelyn Cross Mulwray was gunned down there. She was a real person, wasn’t she? Wasn’t she?

Nov 27, 2011

From the City of Angels File: Los Angeles, 1953.

From the City of Angels File: Los Angeles, 1953.

Nov 23, 2011

From the Greatest Scary Logo of All Time File: Rankin-Bass logos from the 1960s and early 1970s are one of my greatest sources of nostalgia. I cherish them. 

Nov 23, 2011

From the Scary Logo File: Screen Gems, mid-1960s. I recall this sucker coming on at the end of I Dream of Jeannie

Nov 20, 2011

From the “It Really Improves Your Looks” File: Dig these masks - Zombie and Frankenstein - circa 1960s, when Halloween masks were truly gruesome. 

From the “It Really Improves Your Looks” File: Dig these masks - Zombie and Frankenstein - circa 1960s, when Halloween masks were truly gruesome. 

Nov 19, 2011

From the “Keep ‘Em Flying” File: Fly American! (1933) is a promotional film for American Airways, a fascinating glimpse at flying and airports during the depths of the Great Depression (best line: “It is a depot, granddad! An air depot!”). Also, the footage from different parts of the country (Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Memphis, the beaches of Florida, Chicago). Watch out for the racist reference to “darkies loadin’ cotton” in Memphis, though. Despite offensive moments, this film is compelling and - at 11 minutes - well worth your time.

Nov 17, 2011

Preview’s of Coming Attractions: Tobe Hooper’s Lifeforce (1985) was a science fiction epic these space vampires that come to earth and battle humanity. Ultimately, it’s a pretty forgettable film, although it stars one of the most enchanting and breathtaking women ever captured on film, French actress Mathilda May, who walks around much of the film nude and has a mind-bogglingly beautiful body. May, more than the shocking zombie-esque special effects, kept me in a trance.

Nov 10, 2011

From the E.L. Doctorow File: My hero discusses his amazing novel Homer and Langely on Charlie Rose

Nov 10, 2011

Reblog Alert!: Too beautiful not to reblog. I love it!!!

mschastain:

Dolphins see themselves in a mirror [x]

(via oldfilmsflicker)

Nov 9, 2011

1935: Or is it 2035? One way or the other, it stars Gene Autry, who’s worth the price of admission. 

1935: Or is it 2035? One way or the other, it stars Gene Autry, who’s worth the price of admission. 

Nov 9, 2011

Another Snapshot From the Los Angeles File: Los Angeles, the oil boom years, 1931. 

Another Snapshot From the Los Angeles File: Los Angeles, the oil boom years, 1931

Nov 9, 2011

From the Los Angeles File: L.A., during the oil boom years, circa late 1920s. 

From the Los Angeles File: L.A., during the oil boom years, circa late 1920s. 

Nov 9, 2011

From Schlitzie’s Victrola: Annette Hanshaw singing "Ain’t He Sweet" from 1927

Nov 8, 2011

From the Julie Newmar File: Is there a more beautiful actress out there? This autographed picture of Julie sends my heart a-flutter…

From the Julie Newmar File: Is there a more beautiful actress out there? This autographed picture of Julie sends my heart a-flutter…

Nov 8, 2011

Previews of Coming Attractions!: The Spider (1958). Dig it, daddy-o! A giant tarantula goes on a rampage. No stopping this furry MoFo. Not even the Army can handle him!