Monday, December 28, 2015

Blondie-Most Popular Comic Strip-1942

In August of 1942, LIFE named BLONDIE the most popular strip in America.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

GoFundMe Request

I met Leslie Hunter through Brittany Rose several years ago. The three of us hung out together a few times and Leslie modeled for me once in my photography days. She's quite a talented photographer herself as well as being a gifted artist. Early on, I bought the piece below from her and if we ever get together again I have an agreement for her to sell me the piece below that as well.

On Christmas Eve, though, Leslie's mother died. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help her family and I would appreciate it if you would take a moment to consider at least a small contribution. I can only imagine how hopeless the future must seem to them right now. Thanks.

This campaign is to raise money for the Cooper family to provide financial relief from the numerous hospital, hospice and funeral home services that have been provided. 

Gary is a single father and will need funds in the immediate future in order to start paying back the bills left over that were not directly covered by Dovie's health insurance and life insurance payout. Gary is moving from a double income lifestyle to a single income, while also at the same time providing for his 4 year old son and Dovie's disabled mother who lives with them. These will be trying times and any amount you can give will truly touch their lives in ways that will be appreciated for their entire lives.  

These bills total to the amount of several tens of thousands of dollars so we are only trying to recoup a fraction of that amount in order to make sure the rest of the surviving Cooper family does not succumb to debt from this gravely unfair event. 
Any amount you can donate will be truly appreciated as we can try to help them in any way we can. Thank you for taking the time to read this and God bless. 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Old Time Movies on DVD

Just a few examples of the hundreds of rare offerings we present at more than reasonable prices--most single discs under $7.00 each! My partner and I share the site and a portion of each DVD sale goes toward the upkeep up this blog and yours truly. Check us out at:

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Billy Barty

Billy Barty died 15 years ago after being a presence in my life via movies and television for as long as I could remember. What I did NOT know, however, was just how well-known he was at one time!  These clippings date from 1930-1954. In the beginning, his handlers not only lied about whether or not he was a little person (his preferred term) but also about his age. In the first clip below. Billy would have been seven--not three.