Showbiz Imagery and Chicanery
Avoid Embarrassment!

Avoid Embarrassment!

It’s like a blaxploitation film in which all the Black actors were replaced. Same director as Black Mama, White Mama (1973) with Pam Grier. Same screenwriter as The Final Comedown (1972) Black Belt Jones (1974) and Truck Turner (1974), three of the most entertaining films from the blaxploitaiton genre. Same musician who did the soundtrack for Shaft in Africa (1973), Bucktown (1975), the Shaft television series and Dr. Black & Mr. Hyde (1976). If you’re really into that genre like me, then this sorta obscure actioneer is worth your time.
See? I ain’t all about creaky movies from the 1930s or schlocky comedians from the 1950s!

It’s like a blaxploitation film in which all the Black actors were replaced. Same director as Black Mama, White Mama (1973) with Pam Grier. Same screenwriter as The Final Comedown (1972) Black Belt Jones (1974) and Truck Turner (1974), three of the most entertaining films from the blaxploitaiton genre. Same musician who did the soundtrack for Shaft in Africa (1973), Bucktown (1975), the Shaft television series and Dr. Black & Mr. Hyde (1976). If you’re really into that genre like me, then this sorta obscure actioneer is worth your time.

See? I ain’t all about creaky movies from the 1930s or schlocky comedians from the 1950s!

modern comedy

modern comedy

theme music composer on the Desilu lot

theme music composer on the Desilu lot

one ticket for The Dick Cavett Show

one ticket for The Dick Cavett Show

after the success of NBC Radio’s entertainment magazine news program Monitor in the late 1950s and 1960s, ABC tried their own hand with a program called Flair. Initially hosted by Dick Van Dyke, the informal daytime magazine program regularly featured comedians Milt Kamen, Wayne & Shuster and Jonathan Winters.

Cavett doomed

Cavett doomed

Italian Exploitation Film

the beginning of eternity: The Honeymooners enters syndication. 

the beginning of eternity: The Honeymooners enters syndication. 

amusing Red Skelton review

one of the great late late movie selections. the sinister brow of C. Henry Gordon, the pidgin english of Sindey Toler, the bandaged faces, the wax museum setting. what more could the viewer of the late late show ask for?

Toledo enters the 21st Century

Toledo enters the 21st Century

once popular, now forgotten comedian Dusty Fletcher

once popular, now forgotten comedian Dusty Fletcher

Lenny Bruce, family man.

Lenny Bruce, family man.