Friday, August 14, 2009

A Newcomer at El Madhouse

from one of my favorite movies - "Screaming Mimi," 1958. Keep an eye out for it on TCM; it's been remastered (I hear) and is now on DVD, though I treasure my bootleg copy. With a cast that includes Anita Ekberg, Gypsy Rose Lee, Philip Carey and The Red Norvo Trio - what's not to love?

PS. Music by Mischa Bakaleinikoff

I once stayed in his former Hollywood Hills home! It still had the original basement theater seats. Check out his other credits.


Christopher said...

THis movie turned up on Creature Feature(of all places!!)when I was a kid and I was SO dissapointed..not no more..I'm looking forward to the dvd!..
The music I most associate with Mischa Bacalinicoff,and his music for The Vampire Bat that became stock music for tons of Grand National B-Westerns in the 30s and 40s..

Donna Lethal said...

I can't imagine seeing THIS as a kid - what a weird, fetishistic film! YES! MB's music is ingrained in so many of our subconsciousness' - especially that very music. When I found out it was his house I was thrilled!

Stan The Man said...

Gotta check it out, I studied with June Havoc (yes, Dainty June)when I was a mere lad... there is some film of her & Gypsy Rose Lee. She was amazing to work with!