Angels With Dirty Faces movie review (1938)
Jun08

Angels With Dirty Faces movie review (1938)

While Cagney and O’Brien share billing in this, the sixth of their nine pictures together, Angels really is Cagney’s film. His anti-hero is a richer role, and with that trademark kinetic energy, Cagney practically jumps off the screen. Director Michael …

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Top 60s pop music groups, singers and hit songs
Apr30

Top 60s pop music groups, singers and hit songs

Back when the Beatles were topping the charts from 1964 to 1969, each side of their record albums were crammed with hit singles. The Fab Four have 23 of the most-requested 60s songs that continue to be in demand right …

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Cyborgs on small screen and big screen
Feb19

Cyborgs on small screen and big screen

The term, “cyborg” was coined by Manfred Clynes and Nathan Kline in 1960. They used it in an article to describe the idea of a “self-regulating human-machine systems in outer space.” In science fiction it generally refers to some type …

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Academy Award winners from mid-20th century
Jan02

Academy Award winners from mid-20th century

The Academy Awards for best picture in the 1950s and 1960s ranged from stories dealing with everyday people to epics to musicals to an x-rated film. Here are some of them, with accompanying stories, from those two decades. Academy Award …

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How to decorate Halloween party for adults
Sep30

How to decorate Halloween party for adults

Halloween is a favorite holiday for many, and it’s a popular time of year when it comes to holding costume parties. When planning a Halloween party, decorations can make all the difference, creating a fun but spooky, haunted house atmosphere …

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James Cagney – from Gangster to Patriotic icon
Aug24

James Cagney – from Gangster to Patriotic icon

Like many contemporaries, Cagney suffered at the hands of his Warner Bros. bosses. They worked him almost mercilessly, intending to wring every possible dollar out of their investment. Cagney made five films each in 1931 and 1933, four in 1934 …

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