Halloween – Odds & Ends

Here is a rather loosely organized collection of Halloween-appropriate images. None of them are half as scary as the 2020 presidential election, believe me.

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“Unusual times demand unusual pictures.” This ad copy could have been written today.

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Joan Crawford’s final feature film (1970). The ape suit was reportedly left over from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). It’s good to recycle.

Joan is probably thinking of better days in the scene below.

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Artwork by Charles Burns

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“The Public Hating” appeared in the January 1955 issue of Bluebook magazine. It was Steve Allen’s first published short story, and it’s really something. That’s right, Steve Allen, the comedian and first host of the “Tonight” show. This profoundly unsettling story can be read here, at a site called SFFaudio. When the page comes up, scroll down to “Here’s a link to a PDF of the story” and click on that to read the story. It’s definitely worth the time.

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That’s all for now. Be safe. Don’t forget to vote, if you haven’t already. This one’s important. HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Ted Hicks

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About Ted Hicks

Iowa farm boy; have lived in NYC for 40 years; worked in motion picture labs, film/video distribution, subtitling, media-awards program; obsessive film-goer all my life.
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