Tag Archives: 50s

1951 then and now: Britain Mended, Britain on the Make

If you want to know what Britain was like before The Festival of Britain you should watch the masterful 1950 film noir, Night And The City. It features a chase around the industrial chimneys and postwar rubble of what was … Continue reading

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The romance of Apache: RIP Jet Harris

I’ve always loved The Shadows, and when important figures in music die amidst major world events, I feel sad that their contribution gets overlooked. Jet Harris, apparently one of the first people to play electric bass guitar in Britain, as … Continue reading

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Women Prefer Jane Russell

Ain't There Anyone Here For Love by avinot In my early 20s I started working my way through a lot of old movies I hadn’t yet seen. When I sat down to watch Gentlemen Prefer┬áBlondes┬áthis eye popping clip of Jane … Continue reading

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