portraitsbyjenni, who was nice enough to bestow upon me a Super Sweet Bloggers Award. I’m a little pressed for time, so I’m not going to be able to hunt down “a baker’s dozen” of blogs to pass this along to (particularly since one of my fellow recipients is My Love of Old Hollywood*, which should give you an indication that this thing is rigged) but there are some questions attached, so I thought we could have some fun:
Cookies or cake? Both. Oh, wait…this is an either/or question. I’ll go with cake—my favorite is yellow cake with chocolate icing.
Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate. Icing.
Favorite sweet treat? Reese’s Pieces.
When do you crave sweet things the most? When don’t I crave sweet things the most?—that’s what you should be asking me.
Sweet nickname? My high school nickname was “Twinkie,” on account of my habit of frequently carrying the famed sponge cake with crème filling in my lunches.
Grapevine Video today, announcing some of their new May releases…and though I have tried my darndest not to add any more
DVD-age to the already starved-for-space Rancho Yesteryear I weakened and purchased a copy of The Ghost of St. Michael’s, a 1941 British comedy starring Will Hay. I’ve already amassed all of the VCI Hay releases (thanks again to them for the freebies; they are simply wonderful to watch) and I just had to add this one to my collection. But Grapevine is also offering up a reference book that I’m already salivating over: Past Humor, Present Laughter – Musings on the Comedy Film Industry 1910-1945: Volume One: Hal Roach.
TVShowsOnDVD.com posted an announcement on their website yesterday that made me giddy as a schoolgirl—Amazon.com has a pre-order listing up for a 29-disc collection entitled Naked City: The Complete Series. The information on this is a bit sketchy; it’s being released by RLJ Entertainment (formerly Image Entertainment) and will contain all 138 episodes of the seminal 1960's crime drama—the thirty-nine half-hour shows from the inaugural 1958-59 season, and the remaining hour-long segments from 1960-63. (There’s no release date set either—but you can pre-order it at Amazon here.)
August 13), Gunsmoke: The Ninth Season (both volumes on August 6) and The Virginian: Season 8. There’s also an announcement about the re-release of the fifth season of Combat! (In Color), due out August 13—I haven’t been able to suss out any additional information as to whether they’ve improved the quality on these show prints…it sounds as if RLJ has just wrapped them in prettier packaging. There also seems to be an update on the date of release for the Warner Archive MOD set of Sugarfoot: The Complete First Season—according to a listing at Amazon it’s not due out until July 16th.
*I am, of course, being facetious about this. My Love of Old Hollywood is a wonderful blog, and Page is one of my favorite classic movie people...even if she does go overboard with the Shirley Temple content at times.