Lost In Darkness And Distance

I'm sorry. I believe that you're the only one of you there's ever gonna be.

Yours Truly playing "Earth Angel" by The Crew-Cuts for you.

Now, go punch out a bully and claim your density.  Destiny, I mean.

CBS Television Network contract for Boris Karloff to play Colonel Kurtz in the Playhouse 90 production of Heart Of Darkness.  This was the first filmed adaptation of Joseph Conrad's classic novel.  The contract is dated October 17th, 1958.  Karloff was paid $6,000 for the role.

And, here’s a bit of rare information for you film and television historians:  Boris Karloff's phone number was Oldfield 6-1010.  And, his Social Security number was 562-18-9758.

This contract was featured in my 365Nerds video.

Signature of Edward G. Robinson (1893 - 1973) featured in my recent 365Nerds video.

Robinson signed this in 1948, the year he starred alongside Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in Key Largo - my favorite John Huston film.

Signature of Bela Lugosi (1882 - 1956) featured in my recent 365Nerds video.

The letter handwritten by Vincent Price (1911 - 1993) featured in my recent 365Nerds video along with the envelope it was mailed in.

"Dear John Weickert,

     I must be a little polty.  And please accept my apologies for getting things so bawled up. 

     We are holding a mass interview March 7th at 5:30 or if you’d rather come alone come this Wednesday before the matinee - 2 P.M. or a little before.

Again my apologies

Sincerely,

Vincent Price”

Polty is a term that is no longer in use.  It meant absent-minded or daft.  At the time, Vincent Price was starring in the play Gaslight.  As you can see, 777 Clinton Avenue in Newark, New Jersey is still standing…barely.

I was going through old family photo albums and found this.  
I made the front page for winning a design contest.  Sales of The Daily Tribune must’ve plummeted on March 8th, 1992. 

I was going through old family photo albums and found this. 

I made the front page for winning a design contest.  Sales of The Daily Tribune must’ve plummeted on March 8th, 1992. 

It’s nap time.

Rockwell

—Somebody's Watching Me

soulofmotown:

Somebody’s Watching Me - Rockwell ft. Michael Jackson (Somebody’s Watching Me,1984)

I just noticed we still have Easter decorations in the family room.

I just noticed we still have Easter decorations in the family room.

I found this photo in my grandma’s basement yesterday.  Yeah, that’s me.  No, not the one in the skirt.  I’m the little blonde kid who is distracted by something to the left of the photographer. 
Honestly, I don’t think I’ve been dressed better.  I don’t have any formal wear that can top this outfit. 

I found this photo in my grandma’s basement yesterday.  Yeah, that’s me.  No, not the one in the skirt.  I’m the little blonde kid who is distracted by something to the left of the photographer. 

Honestly, I don’t think I’ve been dressed better.  I don’t have any formal wear that can top this outfit. 

A Strange Saturday

I found a pair of 19th century opera glasses made in Paris, France.

The Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox

Dave and I got to hang out with Jesse.  It was nice talking to him again.

I found out I’m related to actress Shelley Duvall.

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I saw many family members cry.

I became the proud owner of an owl pillow.

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Now, I’m going upstairs to watch Genesis - Three Sides Live and hopefully fall asleep on the couch.  Goodnight.

Last ballgame at grandma’s house.  Thankfully, Jesse’s coming over.

Cool Cat.

Cool Cat.

Robocop (1987) original soundtrack by Basil Poledouris

Track 3 - “Murphy’s Death”.

Kyle Reese had one photograph of her.  During respites from battle, he’d unfold it, look at it and wonder what she’d been thinking at that moment.  He fell in love with the woman in this tattered photograph.
There was no way to return from his mission.  It meant almost certain death.  Yet, he volunteered for it because it was his only chance to meet her;  to protect her.
The Terminator is actually a very romantic film.
I have more to say about this but I can’t. 

Kyle Reese had one photograph of her.  During respites from battle, he’d unfold it, look at it and wonder what she’d been thinking at that moment.  He fell in love with the woman in this tattered photograph.

There was no way to return from his mission.  It meant almost certain death.  Yet, he volunteered for it because it was his only chance to meet her;  to protect her.

The Terminator is actually a very romantic film.

I have more to say about this but I can’t.