Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Belmondo and Morricone

Two great tastes that taste great together!




Happy New Year!

2009, right around the corner

I wish you nothing but all the greatest of luck, love and everything else you set your sights on in the coming year. May all your travels be rewarding. Happy New Year.


Thumbs up to you!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

a gift from us to you

We were surprised by the generous nature of one of our fellow (and favourite) bloggers, The Undead Film Critic, who gave us this Christmas gift over at his Santa sack blog posting. His gift was like a fur lined trench coat that had been warmed up beside a fireplace. We've decided to carry on the spirit of cheer and giving, by offering up this link to a long out of print zine - Toronto's own Trash Compactor, by Hal Kelly, who in many ways, is one of the roots of inspiration for this blog. Its not as good as the real thing (paper and staples and all that), but its pretty rare. And if you need to further satiate your inner Scrooge perv, here is a seasonal XXX smut link over at VintageSleaze.com from where the above image came. Enjoy and Season's Greetings one and all!


Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

love among the stars

I have to thank this lady for lots of things - from when my Dad took me to see it in the cinema (his way of teaching me about the birds and the bees) to the film being a barometer of taste with picking lady friends. Found these over on the Ebay.






Wednesday, December 17, 2008

cleaning out the apes

These damn apes have been lying around on my desktop for sometime, just waiting for me to post them. Found it on the ole Ebay.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Plug it Vinnie, Plug It!

Vincent Price on Carson plugging Theatre of Blood. Thanks, Jeff!



And here are Vinnie's two lovely co-stars: Madeline Smith and Diana Rigg, the only lady good enough to marry James Bond.

two more RIPS - a beauty and a famous monster

Colin here. Michael started this post with an image and I am adding on to his post.

We've been a little slow in joining the procession of mourners for Forrest J. Ackerman, a king of men in a world of fanboys who passed away on Dec 4th, but we did wish him a happy birthday back in 2006.

Read what Richard Corliss had to say about Forry:
Fan as in fanatic. Fan as in fancier. Fan as in fantasy lover. Forrest J Ackerman, who died Thursday at 92 of a heart attack in Los Angeles, was all these things and many more: literary agent for such science fiction authors as Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, A.E. van Vogt, Curt Siodmak and L. Ron Hubbard; actor and talisman in more than 50 films (The Howling, Beverly Hills Cop III, Amazon Women on the Moon); editor of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and creator of the Vampirella comic book franchise. But each of these trades was an exponent of his educated ardor for science fiction, fantasy and horror, and his need to share that consuming appetite.
Time to buy some ratty old copies of FM on eBay. I like my mags read and enjoyed. I like them to come with their own history.


And yesterday pin-up queen Betty Page passed away. Read the good obit at the LA Times. My first exposure to her was when I first came to Toronto in 1988 and made friends with other fans of goth and industrial music (my musical tastes have broadened much further since then). One guy, Fred, had this great silkscreen of Betty on the back of his leather jacket that had her over someone's knee getting some slaps on her ass. This was also a clear signal of Fred's boudoir interests. Ah, back over 15 years ago when when kinks were still somewhat taboo... Below is an image from Michael's collection, clearly an all star team-up. You can find this jiggle flick on Something Weird. Good party tape.

And keeping on the Betty theme, over the blog of our fave lovely undead latin lady, Blonde Zombie is this link via Twilight Zone for the rapidshare of the compilation of crime/spy-jazz tunes from the Marlowlynn & Chappell music libraries called "Bettie Page: Danger Girl - Burlesque Music". Not much of a connection to Betty Page, aside from being good music to bump and grind to. If there were still such things as go-go bars where this music would be played and dames would wear pasties, I'd go have a few cocktails with the rest of the dudes here at Popcorn and Sticky Floors in memory of these two legends...

Saturday, December 06, 2008

R.I.P.




Beverly Garland, actress, and one of Roger Corman's many female stars of the 50s, has died at 82. I'm not knowledgeable enough to eulogize her so I'll link you to a proper article and give you some posters that show the awesomeness of the films (and the era) that she worked in. And she worked in lots of movies as well as television and across all the decades since appearing in D.O.A. in 1950. Sadly, as they say, they just don't make them like her anymore.









Monday, December 01, 2008

bring the apes out one more time...

From CHUD comes more news concerning an original post that 20Th Century Fox is prepping a projected called GENESIS: APES. Its not a sequel to the Tim Burton remake of PLANET OF THE APES, but possibly a prequel, sounding like a loose take on CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, in which a smart ape/chimp called Caesar leads a revolt of apes in 2009!