Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Gangster Of Hollywood

     There are probably some who don't know this but Hollywood had its gangsters beside actors, theaters, etc. One in particular was Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegal. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 28, 1906. He was a vicious gangster. No one dared to called Siegal "Bugsy" to his face if they wanted to live a long life. Siegal hated that nickname. Not even his friends called him "Bugsy" to his face. This was how vicious Siegal was. But then again, being in the Mafia it was rare for a gangster to die of natural causes any way. Why by trouble though?

     Siegal's violent method of doing business struck terror in the heart of his enemies and the public. His infamy was acknowledged by a journalist working for the Time as "the most famous mobster of his era". J. Edgar Hoover acknowledged Siegal as "America's most dangerous criminal". The Mafia called Siegal valuable.

     In 1937, Siegal moved west to Los Angeles to find new markets to further his career in the Mafia. At that time, California was booming economically. There was surely businesses to get involve in and extort, some people to blackmail.

     While living in California in 1946, Siegal began work on a multi-million dollar casino called The Flamingo in Las Vegas with William Wilkerson. When Wilkerson ran out of money to finish The Flamingo, Siegal took over. In taking over the additional financing Siegal used 5 million dollars of mob money, which belong to Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky. One does not take money from Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky without asking.

     On June 20, 1947 before midnight, Siegal was walking by the front window at his mistress's home. Gunshots rang out. Siegal was killed. He didn't get the chance to react, which is usually the case during a mob hit back then.

     Unfortunately for the Mafia, they should of brought an exorcist of some kind after the hit to make sure the deed was done. Rumor has it, Siegal's ghost haunts his mistress's house to this day. So if you ever go by the house don't call out "Hey, Bugsy", you might have more trouble than you bargain for.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea-Deadly Creature Below

 

     Here is the last and fifth video of 'Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea'. The episode is 'Deadly Creature Below'.

Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea-The Ghost Of Moby Dick

 

     Here is the fourth one of 'Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea'. The episode is called 'The Ghost Of Moby Dick'.

Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea-Submarine Sunk Here

 

     I am sorry I have been slacked in posting. I have been doing research and the Christmas thing. Here is the third video. This is the episode I did the music video on called 'Submarine Sunk Here'

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea: The Menfish

 

     Here is one of the color episodes. It is from the 2nd season of 'Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea'.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea (TV Series)

DVD cover art of the 2nd season (Vol.

Image via Wikipedia

 

     In 1961, Irwin Allen created the movie then the television series both called 'Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea'. The show's main theme is underwater adventure. 'Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea' was broadcasted on ABC from 1964 to 1968.

     Out of the 110 episodes, 32 were broadcasted in black and white. The rest were in color. The first seasons took place in the then future of the 1970's. The last two episodes took in the 1980's.

Cast

  • Richard Basehart-Admiral Harriman Nelson
  • David Hedison-Captain Lee Crane
  • Bob Dowdell-Lt. Commander "Chip" Morton
  • Henry Kulky-Chief "Curly" Jones (1st season)
  • Terry Becker-Chief Sharkey (2-4 season)
  • Del Monroe-Kowalski
  • Arch Whiting-Sparks
  • Paul Trinka-Patterson
  • Allen Hunt-Riley
  • Richard Bull-The Seaview doctor (2nd season, 3 episodes)
  • Paul Carr-Casey Clark (1st season, recurring afterwards in stock footage scenes.)

Facts

  • The pilot episode 'Eleven Days to Zero' was filmed in color but broadcasted in black and white.
  • During season 2, the flying sub was introduce into the series.
  • Captain Crane was not captain of the Seaview during the pilot. The captain was Captain John Phillips. Phillips was killed and replaced by Crane.
  • In the film, Admiral nelson had a secretary named Cathy Connors, who worked on the Seaview. In the series, there is no Cathy Connors, only a long list of secretaries that worked on land and are basically interchangeable, and only last one episode.
  • The stock footage of the Seaview was used in the 'Wonder Woman' episode 'The Bermuda Triangle Crisis'.

    

 

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Smooth Criminal Featuring Fred Astaire

 

     When I saw this video, I had to put it up on my blog. I was completely amazed by it. The scenes were in the range of Michael Jackson's version.

     To find out the reason why this video was made you will have to go to Fred Astaire+Michael Jackson-Smooth Criminal and read the more info part.

Gene Kelly-Singing In The Rain

     This video is of Gene Kelly singing 'I'm Singing In The Rain' and dance from the movie with the same name.

     This video was put up on You Tube by Emeuh83.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Forbidden Images From The Old Days

 

 

     These images are tame compare to what we watch today.

     This video was put up on You Tube by CineGraphic.

Some Comic Relief From A Drive-In Concession Stand.

 

     Well, you can't enjoy a good movie at the drive-in without some snacks or some food but at this drive-in it might be best to bring your own snacks and food. Don't get food from this concession stand. There is no telling what kind of stomach problems you can get. Unfortunately, the video doesn't mention which drive-in this concession stand is at. Enjoy some laughs from watching the video.

     This video was put up on You Tube from CineGraphic.