Daily Archives: November 5, 2021

Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Playwright and author JORDAN YOUNG on the TV career of SPIKE JONES (and the many ideas that Jones himself had for the medium); the bandleader’s collaborations with Bill Dana, Bud Yorkin, and Dick Tracy creator Chester Gould (and the unfortunate events that prevented Jones from working with Buster Keaton and Ernie Kovacs); and the integral role that Dr. Demento has played introducing Jones’ work to two new generations of fans. Jordan’s book SPIKE JONES, OFF THE RECORD: The Man Who Murdered Music has been updated and reissued with a host of new material, including more than 260 never before published photographs, scripts, arrangements, memorabilia, and more. SPIKE JONES, OFF THE RECORD: The Man Who Murdered Music is available through Bear Manor Media

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via BHBPR: The HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM paid homage to Bob Hope and the veterans of World War II with a special pre-Veterans Day unveiling of a new lobby exhibit that includes Hope’s USO Jacket and other personal items, including a few of the many letters that Hope received every day from the fighting men and women of World War II. The event, held Thursday 11/4, was the first lobby exhibit unveiling since the Museum reopened. Celebrity guests included Hope’s daughter, Linda Hope, and Martha Bolton, the first and only fulltime female writer that Hope ever hired. As part of its reopening, the Hollywood Museum upgraded its ventilation and filtration system with hospital-quality and school-quality filters that will neutralize allergens and pollens in the air and eliminate 99.9 percent of the mold, germs, and viruses that can cause COVID-19. Masks, however, are still required at this time

“Anywhere we went, whenever we landed … we would always do an impromptu show. We’d go into one of our little bits. Then we’d go to the next place. The troupe was constantly on, constantly entertaining-whether it was three people … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Robert Loggia and Vincent Baggetta star in “Drought at Indianhead River,” airing Nov. 5, 1976

DROUGHT AT INDIANHEAD RIVER Original Air Date: November 5, 1976 Synopsis. Angel becomes the major player in a multi-million dollar real estate deal, without realizing that he is actually the front for a major tax fraud scheme orchestrated by tax … Continue reading

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