Thursday, July 27, 2017

'55 Willys Bermuda Hardtop

Here's a 1955 Willys Bermuda Hardtop. 

Farewell To The Voice Of Rocket J. Squirrel (Natasha Fatale, Granny, Jokey Smurf, Et Al)

June Foray, the longtime voice artist best remembered for her work as the voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel as well as one of Rocky's (and Bullwinkle J. Moose's) nemeses, Natasha Fatale on what eventually became The Bullwinkle Show, passed away on Wednesday in Los Angeles at age 99.

Miss Foray began her 85-year career as a 12-year-old when she portrayed an elderly woman on a radio show back in 1929.

During the course of her long career, June performed on numerous radio shows in the 1930s and 1940s, then later did voice work in theatrical and television cartoons, ranging from Granny in the Warner Brothers' Sylvester and Tweety cartoons to Jokey Smurf on the 1980s Smurfs TV series that ran on NBC from 1981 to 1990.

More on June's life and career can be found here.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Eddie Mack - Hoot And Holler Saturday Night

Time to "Hoot and Holler Saturday Night" with Eddie Mack as we go back to 1950.

Released on Apollo #417.

Eddie Mack with Cootie Williams - Shotgun Boogie / Divorce Me C.O.D (1950)

From 1950, time for some old-time rhythm and blues with Eddie Mack along with Cootie Williams and His Orchestra on Derby Records #756, opening with "Shotgun Boogie," followed by "Divorce Me C.O.D."  The former written by Tennessee Ernie Ford, the latter composed by Merle Travis.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Kay Kyser & His Orchestra - "Take Your Girlie To The Movies" & "Isch Ka ...

Time for both sides of Brunswick #7453, with Kay Kyser and His Orchestra.  We open with "Take Your Girlie to the Movies (If You Can't Make Love At Home)" with vocal by Sully Mason.  Next, we wrap things up with "Isch Ka Bibble" with vocal by Merwyn (Ish Kabibble) Bogue.

Both sides were recorded on May 9, 1935.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Timbers Knock Off Caps In Vancouver In Cascadia Cup Clash

At Vancouver, British Columbia:

In his first Major League Soccer start on Sunday, Jeremy Ebobisse had a hand in both goals, his first career MLS tally in the 14th minute, and, thanks to his boot-heel assist, Sebastian Blanco's game winner in the 49th as the still-shorthanded Portland Timbers snapped a six-match winless streak with a 2-1 Cascadia Cup road win over the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Andrew Jacobsen scored the Caps' lone goal at 45 minutes.

Goalkeeper Jake Gleeson made four saves to preserve the Timbers' victory.

Next up for Portland, a match this coming Saturday evening in Houston against the Dynamo (5:00 PM Pacific Time, ROOT Sports).

Saturday, July 22, 2017

T2 Gain 1-1 Road Draw With Reno 1868

At Reno, Nevada:

In Saturday United Soccer League action, Portland Timbers 2 came from behind to gain a 1-1 road draw with Reno 1868 FC.

Gio Calixtro's equalizer in the 83rd minute enabled the guests to pick up their third draw of the season.  

Seth Casiple's deflected shot reach the back of the net for the hosts' tally at 71 minutes.

T2's next league match is next Saturday night at home against the Rio Grande Valley FC Toros at 8:00 PM Pacific Time (live streaming through

Stamps Too Much For Riders In Calgary

At Calgary, Alberta:

Running back Jerome Messam ran for 135 yards and a touchdown while quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 253 yards and two more scores on Saturday night as the Calgary Stampeders (3-1-1) defeated the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-3) 27-10 in Canadian Football League action.

Rene Paredas kicked a pair of field goals to add to the Stampeders' coffers.

1933 Hal Kemp - The Gold Diggers’ Song (We’re In The Money) (Skinny Enni...

Here's music by Hal Kemp and His Orchestra, "The Gold Diggers' Song (Were In The Money)" from the Warner Brothers' picture "Gold Diggers of 1933."  Skinney (spelled "Skinny" on the label) Ennis is on the vocal here.

Composed by Al Dubin and Harry Warren.

Recorded in Chicago on May 26, 1933 and released on Brunswick #6582.


Here now is a 1958 television commercial for Fizzies tablets, which turn ordinary water into sparkling soft drinks.

Narrated by ex-Super Circus ringmaster Claude Kirschner and featuring the voice of Olive Oyl herself, Mae Questel.


From the early 1950s, here an old television commercial for Old Gold Cigarettes with Dennis James, the dancing Old Gold Cigarette Pack, and the dancing Matchbox.


Here's a glamour photo of 1930s screen actress (and former child model) Madge Evans.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Still More Connie!

Here's one more glamour photo of Constance Bennett.

More Connie!

Here's another glamour shot of Constance Bennett.


Time for another glamour photo of screen legend Constance Bennett.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Undermanned Timbers Embarrassed At Home

In Wednesday Major League Soccer action, Joao Plata scored twice (PK-50', 80'), Kyle Beckerman (10') and Albert Rusnak (68') once apiece as Real Salt Lake dominated the Portland Timbers 4-1 on the road, snapping an eight-match winless run against Portland.

The Timbers were ultimately reduced to nine men after first Victor Arboleda (53'), then Fanendo Adi (55') were tossed out on red-card ejections as was RSL's Kyle Beckerman (55').

Jack Barmby delivered the Timbers' lone goal in the third minute of second-half stoppage time.

Portland will try to snap its' current six-game winless skid in Vancouver this coming Sunday against the Whitecaps (3:30 PM Pacific Time, Fox Sports One).

'57 Chrysler 300

Here's a 1957 Chrysler 300 two-door hardtop.

'55 Plymouth Savoy

Here's a 1955 Plymouth Savoy four-door sedan.