To Those Who May Be Interested . . .

This blog is closing at the end of October.

I want to thank everyone that has contributed to it since 2004.

From this point forward I'll be flying solo, as I did in the first few months of its existence.

Beginning in January, myself and some former contributors will be starting a new venture on Tumblr; hopefully not too similar to this one, but one which might have a familiar ring to it.

Thanks for visiting; the few who still do.

Illusion Travels By Streetcar #23:
Roberto Rossellini's Other 'War Trilogy' (1941-1943), and more


The cast for episode #23

Stuart Collier
Brian Risselada
Ryan Sarnowski
Tom Sutpen

This episode was recorded July 17, 2014

Women of the Stage #17

Patty Waggin

American Photobooth #7


James Dean
taken at Terminal Arcade, Indianapolis
1949

When Legends Gather #853


Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Lemmon (1958)

It Was The Beat Generation #23

Beatsville
Rod McKuen
(Hi Fi Records 1960)

When Legends Gather #852


John and Johnny

Illusion Travels By Streetcar #22:
the random topic replacement episode


The cast for episode #22

Barry Anderson
Stuart Collier
Brian Risselada
Tom Sutpen

This episode was recorded on July 15, 2014

They Were Collaborators #876

Mark Ibold and Bob Nastanovich

Illusion Travels By Streetcar #21
The First Films of Frederick Wiseman (1967-1972), and more


The cast for episode #21

Barry Anderson
Stuart Collier
Brian Risselada
John Calvin Story
Tom Sutpen

This episode was recorded on July 3, 2014

The Life and Times of the American Motel #27

Empery's Desert Villa (Las Vegas, NV)

Pickers #28

Joe Maphis

Illusion Travels By Streetcar #20:
William A. Wellman: 1929-1934 (part one)


The cast for episode #20:

Stuart Collier
Jim Gisriel
Brian Risselada
Tom Sutpen

This episode was recorded on June 26, 2014

so loathsome i could cry #21

David and Barbara Green

Viceroys, Prophets and Hillbilly Cats #26

Johnny Powers

And Then It Was Ephemera #115

Fun in the Sun #23


Sid Vicious, art student

The Heretofore Unmentioned #191

Lazy Lester 1960

How to Peddle the Zeitgeist #13

Jello Biafra

Illusion Travels By Streetcar #19:
The First Films of Alain Robbe-Grillet, and more


The cast for episode #19:

Stuart Collier
Brian Risselada
Max Slobodin
Tom Sutpen

This episode was recorded on June 19, 2014

shutterbug friday #25 John Deakin

Francis Bacon 1952

Oliver Bernard 1952

Jeffrey Bernard 1950's
Lucien Freud 1950's

Rosalind Windebank 1950's

Girl in cafe 1950's

Eduardo Paolozzi 1952

John Minton 1951

Party Goer 1940's

Jacqueline Ellis 1960's 

I Like the Christian Life! #25


Praise R Cise
(Christian Aerobic Services Inc 1982)
Produced by Joey & Bernadette DiFranco
Narrator: Donna Mangold

Illusion Travels By Streetcar #18


The cast for episode #18:

Stuart Collier
Brian Risselada
Tom Sutpen

This episode was recorded on June 12, 2014

It Was The Beat Generation #22

from The Bachelor Party (1957)
Director: Delbert Mann 

Pickers #27

Johnny H (aka Enis, aka Jesse P)

When Legends Gather #851


Salvador Dali and Tamara de Lempicka

The Gunslinger Guide to Miles Davis #25


with his replacement, Kenny Dorham

In the Crowd #4


Mick Jagger

And Then It Was Ephemera #114

The King #13


Blonde

Celebrations #17: Happy Father's Day!


John and Tex Ritter

The Lost Highway #16

Charlie Rich announces the winner of The Entertainer Of The Year award at the 1975 Country Music Awards ceremony.
 Rich opened the envelope, read it and then , with a cigarette lighter, set fire to it announcing the winner as 'My friend John Denver'.

Annals of Crime #124


Original caption: Los Angeles, California: The bodies of Tony Trombino and Tony Brancato, both underworld figures, lie lifeless in automobile found parked near Sunset strip. Both bodies were shot in back of neck and head. Bullet holes can be seen in windshield of their car.  (1951)

Illusion Travels By Streetcar #17


The cast for episode #17

Matthew E. Carter
Brian Risselada
Tom Sutpen

This episode was recorded on June 5, 2014

The Art of Songwriting #34


I Want To Be A Cowboys Sweetheart
(Words and music Patsy Montana)
(Bob Miller Inc. Music Publisher 1935)

Artists in Action #862

June Carter jumps!

Radio Free Gunslinger #84: 39 or 40 Amusing Things


Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger is Ozzie Nelson

It is entitled 39 or 40 Amusing Things

The Content

First Sequence:
Phil Spector - It's That Kind of Day
The Paris Sisters - Yes, I Love You
Gene Pitney - Dream for Sale
Ben E. King - Young Boy Blues
The Teddy Bears - If You Only Knew

Second Sequence:
Bobby Sheen - Laugh Right in My Face
Ray Peterson - Why Don't you Write Me?
Gene Toone & The Blazers - You're My Baby
Johnny Nash - A Thousand Miles Away
Kell Osborne - That's All Right, Baby

Third Sequence:
Yoko Ono - Why?
Dion - Only You Know
The Checkmates, Ltd. - Love is All We Have to Give
Cher & Harry Nilsson - A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Every Day)
John Lennon - Be My Baby

Fourth Sequence:
Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans - The White Cliffs of Dover
The Crystals - No One Ever Tells You
Ike & Tina Turner - Save the Last Dance for Me
The Ronettes - When I Saw You
The Righteous Brothers - Old Man River

Summation:
Leonard Cohen - Death of a Ladies Man

Artifacts #54


Dutch newspaper report from December 30, 1888: 'Last Sunday night at half past eleven a painter named Vincent Van Gogh, appeared at the maison de tolérance No 1, asked for a girl called Rachel, and handed her ... his ear with these words: 'Keep this object like a treasure.' Then he disappeared. The police, informed of these events, which could only be the work of an unfortunate madman, looked the next morning for this individual, whom they found in bed with scarcely a sign of life. The poor man was taken to hospital without delay.'

adventures in the national pastime #24


Satchel Paige lights up

Before and After #332: Johnny Carson

Before


After