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Hey all, I’ve decided to delete this Tumblr and start a new one. It’s going to feature scans from my growing collection of Cavalcade of Burlesque magazines, plus more vintage burlesque glamour. So please join me at cavalcadeofburlesque.tumblr.com! I’ll leave this one up for about a week, then off it goes. Catch you on the flipside!

Pic of the Day: “Minnie and Moskowitz” revisited

Closing the week is another look at Morgan Morgan, the loquacious diner poet of John CassavetesMinnie and Moskowitz (1971). He has just taken a bite out of Moskowitz’s (Seymour Cassel) hot dog.

Minnie and Moskowitz

This was perhaps the greatest instance of Timothy showing up in a film, owningit for five minutes, and never being seen again. But in the back of your mind, for the rest of the film, the vague thought…

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Quote of the Week

TWGS [The World’s Greatest Sinner] has been difficult, but not impossible to see, until recently. Much rarer is Tweet’s Ladies of Pasadena, a collection of footage, shot between 1969 and 1974, that was slated for a TV pilot in the 70s. This train wreck makes TWGS look like Citizen Kane; my first reaction was that it was unwatchable, but as it went on and I laughed hard at one and then another…

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Pic of the Day: “Bikini Beach” revisited

Our pic today revisits Bikini Beach (1964) and the first of two cinematic appearances by that pool-cue-slinging ruffian, South Dakota Slim. Here he’s having a hard time staying awake while J.D. (Andy Romano), Puss (Alberta Nelson) and Eric Von Zipper (Harvey Lembeck) discuss the news of the day and The Teenage Werewolf Monster (Val Warren) enjoys a glass of milk.

Bikini Beach

Blonde and beautiful Ms.…

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Pic of the Day: “One-Eyed Jacks” promotional still

Today we observe the 90th birthday anniversary of the legendary Marlon Brando. Timothy appeared with him twice, in The Wild One (1953) and One-Eyed Jacks (1961). Here is a rarely seen promo still from that latter film that I received from friend of the blog Toby Roan, author of the forthcoming A Million Feet of Film: The Making of One-Eyed Jacks. In a scene not appearing in the final cut of the…

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