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April 3rd, 2018, 12:01 am #101

The last two posts remind me of one of the odd little things about the movie. It gives you George "Shug" Fisher as a "cute" drunk (not all "cute" drunks annoy me by a long shot, but a little of HIM goes a long way for me), and "Steamroller" Smith as a halfway believable one. The scene in the garage really makes me believe in that hangover of his (throwing up or NO throwing up).
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April 3rd, 2018, 12:20 pm #102

filmdetective wrote: Thanks for the post, blufeld.  I think  you are right that the beatniks (or, some, but not all of the beatniks) easily became hippies.

I noticed that you and I both spelled marihuana the same, and as I just spelled it in this sentence, I am getting  a red underlining, as I also got when typing post # 95.

Some sage once said he had no respect for a person who couldn't spell a word more than one way, and I tend to agree with that.
I have a confession to make.  When I made my post, I used your post to make sure I got Mary Jane's spelling right.  I got a red underlining, too.  I figured you were stoned.
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April 3rd, 2018, 8:28 pm #103

What an amazing double bill this was with The Killer Shrews. A double dose of Texas Terror!
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April 4th, 2018, 5:52 pm #104

Dallas - the capital of cheap 60's sci-fi!
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April 5th, 2018, 2:19 am #105

Greetings,

Think of how many Texas drive-in theaters were venues for those two flicks.

That McLendon family must have been the Laemmles of the Lone Star State. Check out all the relatives on the payroll for those two beloved B movies.

In the waning days of the Eisenhower administration, young people were truly flocking to the passion pits under the stars on hot Hill Country nights.

I guess Ken Knox, the guy who portrayed "Steamroller" Smith, was a well-known disc jockey in Texas radio of the period.

Fun topic!

Regards,

Andy.
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April 6th, 2018, 4:51 am #106

Andy, it is always great to get your Words of Wisdom.
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April 6th, 2018, 4:59 am #107

blufeld wrote:
filmdetective wrote: Thanks for the post, blufeld.  I think  you are right that the beatniks (or, some, but not all of the beatniks) easily became hippies.

I noticed that you and I both spelled marihuana the same, and as I just spelled it in this sentence, I am getting  a red underlining, as I also got when typing post # 95.

Some sage once said he had no respect for a person who couldn't spell a word more than one way, and I tend to agree with that.
I have a confession to make.  When I made my post, I used your post to make sure I got Mary Jane's spelling right.  I got a red underlining, too.  I figured you were stoned.
blufeld, I'm not saying I was actually stoned when writing that post, but as Biff Rose said on his Children of Light album cover, people who live in glass hosues shouldn't get stoned.  *

* Stolen from George Laye
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April 6th, 2018, 4:27 pm #108

At least I don't live in a glass house.
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April 15th, 2018, 1:06 am #109

Greetings,

For some long-repressed reason, the late exchanges here remind me of an anecdote.

During The Maltese Falcon's production, pals Peter Lorre, Humphrey Bogart, Sydney Greenstreet, Elisha Cook, Junior, John Huston, and Mary Astor were sitting around shooting the breeze.

Apparently, Bogie, who really liked Peter Lorre, was  the needling Hungarian about "all those crummy Mr. Moto pictures" he made a few years earlier.

Bogie: "How could you make that crap?"

Lorre: "I took dope!"

Apocryphal or not, I could just imagine Lorre's emphatic, eyes-bulging response.

High times, and no longer misdemeanors!

Cue Ren and Stimpy.

Regards,

Andy in Palm Springs.
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April 15th, 2018, 4:18 am #110

blufeld wrote:
filmdetective wrote: Thanks for the post, blufeld.  I think  you are right that the beatniks (or, some, but not all of the beatniks) easily became hippies.

I noticed that you and I both spelled marihuana the same, and as I just spelled it in this sentence, I am getting  a red underlining, as I also got when typing post # 95.

Some sage once said he had no respect for a person who couldn't spell a word more than one way, and I tend to agree with that.
I have a confession to make.  When I made my post, I used your post to make sure I got Mary Jane's spelling right.  I got a red underlining, too.  I figured you were stoned.
"Marijuana" is the common spelling nowadays.  However, in the not so distant past, it was "Marihuana" which was the title of Dwain Esper's 1936 exploitation picture.  I guess that spelling is no longer recognized by Spell Check or whatever program is red-lining youse guys.  BTW, "Esper's" and "youse" get red-lines.

I'm sure THE GIANT GILA MONSTER would have been a much bigger hit if marijuana had been handed out at the box office as part of a marketing scheme.  And it certainly would have increased the entertainment value of the movie.  Not to mention the increase in concession sales.  Theater Manager: Let's book that one again.  We completely ran out of hot dogs, popcorn, and candy!
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April 15th, 2018, 5:52 am #111

Dear Ryan,

Not wishing to harsh your mellow, but even THC would not elevate Laugh Children, Laugh.

Peace.

Andy in Palm Springs.
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April 15th, 2018, 6:17 am #112

Aww, Laugh Children Laugh is its own high, man. It's a stone groove, man.
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April 15th, 2018, 7:44 pm #113

Dear Rick,

Solid, brutha!

Andy.
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April 16th, 2018, 2:47 am #114

Andy wrote: Dear Ryan,

Not wishing to harsh your mellow, but even THC would not elevate Laugh Children, Laugh.

Peace.

Andy in Palm Springs.
As Rick states, some films are their own altered state.
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April 16th, 2018, 3:24 am #115

Swingin' cats and hep chicks have a way of transforming reality.
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April 16th, 2018, 3:59 am #116

Dear Monster Pal,

Crazy, man! 

Daddy-O!

Andy.
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April 16th, 2018, 2:59 pm #117

How about discrete puffs of marijuana, blown thru the theaters' ventilation systems, in states where the stuff is legal? Talk about concessions sales going thru the roof....
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April 16th, 2018, 4:35 pm #118

Dear Heinlein,

Somewhere, William Castle is smiling!

Regards,

Andy in Palm Springs.
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April 16th, 2018, 5:03 pm #119

I'm sure there'll be a theatre like that here this summer when Trudeau makes the weed legal across the nation.

Driving will be even more interesting this Fall.

I just watched this movie again last weekend. This and Killer Shrews are likely my two favourite low-budget monster flicks of the decade. Consistently entertaining.
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April 16th, 2018, 5:08 pm #120

Dear Mac,

As Captain "Rook" Griswold would say, "Nobody can make those engines play Dixieland Jazz like I can!"

Regards,

Andy in Palm Springs.
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