Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Though all your guesses were delightful, 
no one came up with our mystery guest. 
Sultry Ann Sheridan, "Oomph Girl" of the 1940s 
never achieved the stardom she deserved. Though featured 
in over 80 films, she never broke through and gained 
big-time success. By the 1950s, her film career had slowed 
and the '60s found her with a part on the daily soap, 
"Another World." In 1966, she starred in the western 
themed comedy, "Pistols 'n' Petticoats". 
By 1967, she was dead at 51 from cancer. 

I was surprised when I came upon this snapshot; 
I'd never seen a photo of her looking so lousy.

Here's the intro to an episode of "Pistol's 'n' Petticoats" which featured sweet Ruth McDevitt, who was in EVERYTHING.


Monday, November 28, 2011


Just came across this auction...
Isn't he/she/it a brilliant merchandiser?

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Thursday, November 24, 2011

New York City, 1939

A gent bought a bunch of mystery 8MM film at a junk shop 
and this silent footage from the Thanksgiving Day Parade, 
1939 was one of them. Darn cool I say.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

From the test kitchens of Norma Desmond

With Thanksgiving Day looming, I thought I'd share a Desmond family tradition. This isn't a Thanksgiving Day dish, per se, but one that I snatched and made my own. The originator of this wonderful dish is Jane Brody, it having come from her, High Carbohydrate Cookbook. Isn't that title a hoot? Obviously she wrote this back before we all became diabetic.


2 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons flour
1 1/4 cups skim or low fat milk
1 cup grated cheese, about 4 ounces. (sharp cheddar for example)
3 cups frozen corn kernels
1 cup soft fresh bread crumbs(2 slices)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp pepper
2 egg whites & 3 whole eggs, beaten

1.) In a 3 quart sauce pan, melt the butter & stir in the flour. Cook the roux for a minute or so & gradually add the milk, stirring the sauce constantly over low heat until it is slightly thickened.

2.) Remove the pan from the heat & stir in the rest of the ingredients. Mix well & pour into greased 2 quart casserole.

3.) Set the casserole in a pan of hot water & bake the pudding in a preheated oven of 325 for 1 1/4 hours or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

By the way, this is really, really good.

Friday, November 18, 2011



You've certainly heard by now that remarks made by the captain of the yacht that the Wagners were on were not entirely true. Natalie's mysterious death, which always reeked of something fishy is being reexamined. Won't this be something if R.J. was the perp?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Mom, with her boys.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Religion 101

Another Dandy Death Notice

Well, this one's not that dandy. What's stellar is 
the name of his son in law, Carol's husband.

Wonder if he ever did porn?