Thrilling Wonder Stories, Featuring ‘Remember Tomorrow‘ & ‘Citadel of Science

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 The Crystal Invaders – pulp covers – More here


‘The Kremlin’, from Cracked #1, 1958

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“The Kremlin,” an original double-page spread by Paul Reinman from Cracked #1, published by Major Publications, February 1958.


Nicholas Cage’s 1954 Bugatti Roadster For Sale

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Alanna Martinez reports: Actor Nicolas Cage is a known connoisseur of the finer things in life: mint-condition comic books, desirable real estate, and of course, bespoke cars. One of the rarest vehicles he’s owned, a 1954 Bugatti 101 is heading to auction in France September 5 in Bonhams’ upcoming Chantilly Sale, giving car enthusiasts and the actor’s biggest fans alike a chance to own a piece of automobile history.

After World War II and several deaths in the Bugatti family, its legendary Molsheim factory faced hard times. In 1951, it began planning a re-launch of updated, pre-war model road cars, but production stalled and only seven Type 101 cars were made.

Mr. Cage’s car, the 101504, is a two-seater, fixed-head coupé with body work done by Spanish chassis designer Jean Antem in 1954. It was originally painted green with a beige interior, now black and red.

According to Bonhams, Mr. Cage bought the car around the time he starred in the film Gone in 60 Seconds, in which, for the unfamiliar, he played former car thief Randall “Memphis” Raines who is forced back into a life of crime in order to save his brother’s life. Read the rest of this entry »


BREAKING: Trump Signs ‘The Pledge’

GOP-PLEDGE

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Jim Geraghty writes:

…Obviously, it is good news for the GOP in that it makes it less likely that Trump will run third party or independent. Those of us with long memories will observe that politicians have broken loudly-proclaimed pledges like this before….(read more)

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‘Chut…Chut…Chère Charlotte’: French Movie Poster for ‘Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte’, 1964

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French Movie Poster for Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte, 1964


[PHOTO] Faye Dunaway in ‘Chinatown’

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Source: Seattle Mystery Bookshop


Pulp Fiction: ‘Hollywood Hoax’, 1961

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pen name of John Creasey

March 1961 Pocket paperback, first printing

cover art by Harry Bennett

Seattle Mystery  Bookshop


[PHOTO] Ingrid Bergman

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[VIDEO] Man Saves Rack of Delicious-Looking BBQ Ribs from Disastrous Apartment Fire

A Fresno man risked life and limb to save the one thing that matters most – a rack of delicious-looking barbecue ribs.

 


[VIDEO] The Hillary Clinton Email Scandal ‘Just Won’t Go Away!’

 


Pulp Fiction Cover Art: ‘Naked Fury’

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Source: Pulp Covers


Apple TV 4 Hardware Revealed: A8 Chip, Black remote, 8/16GB Storage, Same Ports, no 4K 

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Priced at $149, will include universal search for finding content across providers.

Mark Gurman reports: The fourth-generation Apple TV, set to be unveiled at an event on September 9thand released in October, will feature a mix of new and familiar hardware, according to reliable sources. While the new device will sport a much faster processor than the current Apple TV, a color-matched remote control, and a somewhat larger body, it will lack support for 4K video streaming and have the same basic ports as the third-generation model…

[Next-gen Apple TV priced at $149, will include universal search for finding content across providers – AppleInsider]

[Also see – Apple TV Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know – Gizmodo]

The current Apple TV design, first released in late 2010, has 8GB of internal storage for caching media, and the fourth-generation boxes in testing surprisingly range from 8GB to 16GB of storage. We are told that Apple has considered two pricing strategies: the simultaneous release of a $149 base model with 8GB of storage alongside a $199 16GB model, or the release of the 16GB Apple TV alone at $149. In either case, Apple will offer a $149 Apple TV.

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While the new Apple TV will include an App Store for deep support for gaming, sources say that the limited storage offered by 8GB and 16GB flash memory is appropriate for the new model, as all content outside of applications will be streamed directly from the Internet. Additionally, the new Apple TV runs an iOS 9 core, and iOS 9 includes several new features for reducing the file size of App Store apps, including the ability to load games in level-sized chunks and stream rather than store videos within app binaries.

[New Apple TV Will Feature Universal Search, Start At $149 – BuzzFeed]

[Also see – The next-gen Apple TV could be the most exciting product Apple has released in years – BGR.com]

Sources indicate that the new Apple TV will be powered by the A8 chip found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, coming in behind the A9-based iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. In iPhones, the A8 is notably less powerful than the A8X chip found in the iPad Air 2, which includes an additional processing core and improved graphics. Read the rest of this entry »


[PHOTO] Mark Shaw for LIFE Magazine, 1957

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Model wearing a gray Dior suit outside the Louvre Metro station, Paris.

Photographed by Mark Shaw, 1957, for LIFE magazine 

Source: pleasure photo  via vintagegal 


Hitchcock: Rebecca Film Poster, 1940

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Apple Exploring Original Programming Move, Could Compete with Netflix

Sources indicate the Cupertino, Calif. colossus has held preliminary conversations in recent weeks with executives in Hollywood to suss out their interest in spearheading efforts to produce entertainment content. The unit putting out the feelers reports into Eddy Cue, who is Apple’s point man on all content-related matters, from its negotiations with programmers for Apple TV to its recent faceoff with Taylor Swift.

An Apple spokesperson declined comment. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Teso No Es Sangre, Es El Tomate! Tomato-Throwing Festival Celebrated in Spain

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More than 20,000 people pelted each other with tomatoes in this year’s Tomatina on Wednesday as the festival in Bunol, Spain celebrated its 70th birthday.

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[PHOTO] Lily Munster A&W Root Beer

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Pulp Fiction: ‘Dangerous Dame’, 1954

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1954 Australian pulp.

philsp.com – Seattle Mystery Bookshop


Art & Film: Christopher Nolan and Tacita Dean to Headline LFF Connects Event Series 

Nolan and artist Tacita Dean, renowned for her art work in film, will launch LFF Connects, a new series of high-profile talks, with an in-depth conversation at London’s BFI Southbank on Friday Oct. 9. The conversation will be moderated by BFI Creative Director Heather Stewart.

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“Film has characteristics integral to its chemistry and internal discipline that form my work and I cannot be asked to separate the work from the medium that I used to make it.”

— Artist Tacita Dean

LFF Connects is a brand new series of high-profile talks intended to stimulate new collaborations and ideas within the film industry by exploring both the future of film and how film engages with other creative industries, including television, music, art, games and creative technology. The series will be launched in partnership with American Express at the 59th BFI London Film Festival. Read the rest of this entry »


Wes Craven, Creator of the Nightmare on Elm Street Movies, Dies Aged 76 

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Creator of the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ and ‘Scream’ movies.

Acclaimed Hollywood horror maestro Wes Craven, director of classics like the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream movie series, died on Sunday in his Los Angeles home.

The 76-year-old director passed away after a lengthy battle with brain cancer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Craven is best known for creating the iconic character Freddy Kruger, one of the best-recognized horror villains ever, in his five Nightmare on Elm Street movies — which he said were inspired by a cemetery opposite his childhood home on Elm Street in suburban Cleveland.

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Source: TIME


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