FYI----Hot Springs, Arkansas, circa 1908. "Army and Navy General Hospital." Closer to the camera on Reserve Avenue we have the Imperial Bath House.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Posted by Buckles at 3/31/2011 08:28:00 AM
Posted by Buckles at 3/31/2011 08:06:00 AM
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Posted by Buckles at 3/31/2011 08:03:00 AM
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Posted by Buckles at 3/31/2011 08:00:00 AM
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Posted by Buckles at 3/31/2011 07:58:00 AM
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Posted by Buckles at 3/31/2011 07:56:00 AM
You may recall my recent saga of "Anna May" being chased by the giraffe on Universoul.
Posted by Buckles at 3/31/2011 07:48:00 AM
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I've run this picture before and it remains an enigma. Obviously a parody of the famous Ringling Mounted Band but at a much later date, probably staged. I can't imagine carrying a dozen mules for a clown gag unless they did a libety drill and were on hand.
Posted by Buckles at 3/29/2011 05:39:00 AM
Monday, March 28, 2011
The Green Hornet TV series premiered on September 9, 1966. (For those of you too young to remember the original Green Hornet radio show, it was first heard back in the 1930s. It was produced by station WXYZ in Detroit, which also produced The Lone Ranger and Sgt. Preston of the Yukon radio shows. (In the radio version, Britt Reid, the Green Hornet’s alter ego, was identified as the son of the Lone Ranger’s nephew Dan Reid.) The TV series was produced by William Dozier, who had also produced the wildly popular Batman TV series starring Adam West. While Batman featured bizarre criminals and improbable crimes, The Green Hornet took a somewhat more realistic approach. The first episode to be filmed (but the third to be broadcast) was “Programmed for Death,” which established the basic pattern for the episodes that followed. It is of particular interest because a leopard figures prominently in the action. (If you have more information on the trained leopard used for the filming, or if you actually participated in the filming as one of the leopard’s trainers, your comments will be greatly appreciated by the rest of us.)
Posted by Buckles at 3/28/2011 05:59:00 AM
The story opens late at night in the newsroom of THE DAILY SENTINEL, the newspaper owned by Britt Reid. As reporter Pat Allen (Don Eitner) works on an important story that he has been investigating for the Sentinel, the elevator indicator lights show an ascending elevator stopping at the newsroom floor.
Posted by Buckles at 3/28/2011 05:56:00 AM
The elevator door opens to reveal an unexpected visitor that is clearly there on some sinister errand. [During the filming of BRINGING UP BABY, scenes with the leopard were filmed on sets that were enclosed inside a huge cage. One wonders if such elaborate precautions were taken for the filming of a lowly TV episode.]
Posted by Buckles at 3/28/2011 05:54:00 AM
Looking out from the smashed window, the leopard scans the street far below to learn what has become of its intended victim. The scene then fades out before showing how the leopard is able to make good its escape from the newsroom.
Posted by Buckles at 3/28/2011 05:46:00 AM
Britt Reid (Van Williams) and Kato (Bruce Lee) eventually learn that Allen had been about to expose a gang of jewel thieves that is dealing in synthetic diamonds. Locating the gang’s palatial headquarters on a large estate, they show up in disguise to investigate. [Since this was the first episode to be produced, the masks worn by the Hornet and Kato are different from the ones they wore in later episodes.]
Posted by Buckles at 3/28/2011 05:44:00 AM
Instead of the Hornet, the leopard attacks Mike Axford, another DAILY SENTINEL reporter who has somehow blundered into the case. Arriving in the nick of time, the Hornet gives the leopard a blast of non-lethal gas from his trademark gas gun (another hold-over from the radio show.)
Posted by Buckles at 3/28/2011 05:38:00 AM
The gas does its work and the leopard goes down for the count. When the gang’s members show up to find out what all the commotion is about, Kato quickly subdues them with a few deft karate moves.
Posted by Buckles at 3/28/2011 05:35:00 AM
Later, Axford (who apparently survived the leopard attack with nary a scratch) is given credit for rounding up the gang, even though he is not quite sure of what transpired after the leopard pounced upon him.
Posted by Buckles at 3/28/2011 05:31:00 AM