Monthly Archives: October 2012

Halloween III: Season of the Witch By Jack Martin (Based on a Screenplay By Tommy Lee Wallace)

An Annoying Autobiographical Pause: There was a de facto ban on horror movies, or at least “slasher movies” throughout my childhood, which is somewhat odd in retrospect, considering that we were allowed to watch pretty much all of the R-rated comedies … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up the Imaginary Summer Book Club: Looking For Mr. Goodbar (Richard Brooks, 1977)

(Click here for information on the 2012 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature. As each of the titles for 2012 have a filmed adaptation, this year we will also be looking at each movie … Continue reading

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Kim Aldrich #1: Miscalculated Risk By Jinny McDonnell

Time to wrap up our Whitman-themed month-long look at vintage girls’ series. And fittingly, the last volume in is the first volume in what I believe to be the last original series released by Whitman. (Didja get all that?) Behold! … Continue reading

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Ginny Gordon and the Disappearing Candlesticks (#1) By Julie Campbell

And this month’s themed feature on vintage Whitman girls’ series books trundles on another week… Background: I sort of hate to keep bringing up the Trixie Belden series, since its enduring popularity hardly makes it a Lost Classic, but if Donna … Continue reading

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Donna Parker at Cherrydale (#1) By Marcia Martin

This week we’re continuing to look at the Girl’s Series published by Whitman in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. …Donna Parker, you have restored my shaken faith in the Whitman girls’ series machine! Background: It is my highly unscientific finding … Continue reading

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Meg and the Disappearing Diamonds (Meg Duncan #1) By Holly Beth Walker

This week we’re continuing to look at the Girl’s Series published by Whitman in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. …and thank God, this one is much better than the last one!

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