October 2012

Battening Down The Hatches….

Posted in Upcoming Books on October 29, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

The last few weeks have been extremely chaotic for me, which is why I haven’t updated this blog much since returning from California earlier this month. Yesterday I moved from my home of the last 18 years after spending two frenzied weeks packing up my collection and carting it to storage.  My condo, which had […]


A “Major” Pulp Reprint Series

Posted in Pulps,Upcoming Books on October 18, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

Given the tireless efforts of small-press publishers to get vintage pulp fiction back into print over the last decade, I often wondered why L. Patrick Greene’s Africa-based adventure stories had been overlooked. From 1919 until 1947 (with six years off for World War II service) Greene chronicled the exploits of Aubrey St. John Major, who […]


Shameless Plug Department: Check Out My Article In New SHADOW Reprint

Posted in Uncategorized on October 16, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

My blog post for August 31st mentioned that an upcoming issue in Anthony Tollin’s series of Shadow pulp reprints would contain an essay I wrote on the two Shadow movies released by Grand National Pictures in 1937 and ’38. In case you haven’t heard, that volume (#66) is currently at the printer and will be […]


Another “Lost” Serial Has Resurfaced — At Least In Part

Posted in Serials on October 13, 2012 @ 11:59 pm

The last few years have seen the reemergence of several movie serials — both silent and sound — thought to have been lost forever. The latest, now available from our friends at Hermitage Hill Media, is a 1933 Universal cliffhanger titled Clancy of the Mounted. It’s the third of the studio’s four chapter plays featuring […]


Long Time No See….

Posted in Uncategorized on @ 9:09 pm

Sorry it’s been so long between updates, but I got back from the Left Coast just a few days ago and am still trying to catch up with everything. My trip to California was productive but not as relaxing as I’d hoped it would be. The folks who run the annual Lone Pine Film Festival […]


Gone Fishing…Again

Posted in Conventions,Western Movies on October 2, 2012 @ 6:30 am

There won’t be any updates here for a week or so, as I’m off to Southern California for the annual Lone Pine Film Festival, which begins Thursday evening with a star-studded cocktail party at the town’s Film History Museum.  As usual, I’ll be moderating several panels, and this year the Museum is adding one in […]


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