Saturday, December 5, 2009
Dancing with the Stars? Please. Here's Fred Astaire at age 51 from 1950's "Let's Dance."
Director Fritz Lang was born on this day in 1890. Best known for his 1927 masterpiece "Metropolis," here's a clip from later in his career -- 1956's "While the City Sleeps," with the mellifluous George Sanders, twangy Vincent Price, butch Ida Lupino and Dana Andrews, whom I once met in an L.A. health food store checkout line.
"The women of this family seem to feel that they owe it to the men of the family to look relaxed, rested and attractive at dinnertime." "Pleasant, unemotional conversation helps digestion." From 1950, "A Date with Your Family." The scariest thing I'll ever publish.
And just because, here's The Divine One, Sarah Vaughan, with Misty, and How About You, sung with Wally Koster -- host of the Great Canadian Hit Parade in the 1950s. (I drove all the way to La Mirada to see Sarah Vaughan.)
And now, because this is the Internet, here's an octopus eating a shark. They'll do that.
Art: Robert Cottingham, Chexy