Category Archives: Comics

Ladies and Gentlemen, Robby the Robot!

On November 21, 2017, there was an auction of movie memorabilia called “Out of this World,” sponsored by Turner Classic Movies. It was held at Bonhams, an art-auction house here in New York City. The centerpiece was the original Robby … Continue reading

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My Movie Life: The Early Years, Part 4 – 1955 & 1956

1955 In retrospect, the most important film I saw in 1955 was Blackboard Jungle,¬†written and directed by Richard Brooks, adapted from a novel by Evan Hunter. Hunter later wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963). Under the name … Continue reading

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My Movie Life: The Early Years, Part 3 – 1954

As stated in Parts 1 and 2, I saw hundreds of films while I was growing up in Iowa. Here are some of the ones I remember from 1954. ________________________________________________________ I was already hooked on Walt Disney films and cartoons … Continue reading

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My Movie Life: The Early Years, Part 2 – 1953

As I stated in Part 1, I saw hundreds of films while I was growing up. These are some of the ones I remember from 1953. This was the year of 3D and CinemaScope. I remember when the Vista Theater … Continue reading

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My Movie Life: The Early Years, Part 1 – 1949 to 1952

One of my earliest movie memories is of seeing Bambi and being totally traumatized by the death of Bambi’s mother. Who wasn’t? It fact, that’s the only thing I remember about the film. Bambi was originally released in 1942, so … Continue reading

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More Tie-Ins: TV Shows & John Wayne comics!

Novelizations and comic book adaptations in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s weren’t limited to motion pictures alone. Television provided a large array of material to be novelized and turned into comics. Most of these, though not all, were derived from … Continue reading

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Movie Tie-Ins: Novelizations & Comic Books

NOVELIZATIONS Film novelizations have been around since the 1920s, but it was in the 1950s, with the proliferation of mass-market paperbacks, that they began to appear in large numbers. This is when I started reading them. Novelizations, as you would … Continue reading

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