Thursday, November 17, 2011

Last of the Munchkins (almost)


Karl Slover, one of the last of 124 Munchkins from the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, has passed away at 93. At four-foot-five, Slover was one of the smallest male Munchkins, best known for playing the lead trumpeter in the Munchkins' band. He was also among the seven little people at the 2007 Hollywood Walk of Fame dedication to their contingent, and he continued to appear at events as recently as last week, according to friends. "It wasn't until the Munchkins started making their appearances in 1989 that they all came to realize how potent the film had become and remained," prolific Oz author John Fricke said. "He was wonderfully articulate about his memories, he had anecdotes to share." [AP via HuffPo]

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Stinky


So much for the "baby" fetish. There was a man dressed as a giant sissy baby on mainstream television in the 1950s and everyone acted as it were the most normal thing in the world. How frightening is Stinky?!

Lumberton's hottest disco?

We've been soaking in "Blue Velvet" nostalgia down here in Wilmywood/"Lumberton" and suddenly everybody-and not just the hipsters-is toasting their Pabst Blue Ribbons to their fucks:



Patrick Swayze was way ahead (or behind) Frank Booth in getting to Pussy Heaven, Lumberton's only disco.

Oh, and here's a juicy tidbit to go with your PBR. Peter was in town and shared his fantastic film with us and told some great stories:




It's a strange world, isn't it?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

RE: The Header This Month

Halfway through this:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Earliest color film test -- with Mae Murray



Mae Murray with all her lip pouts takes up most of the footage

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

King Missile - Martin Scorsese

I always loved this song.