Bikini Beach

  Bikini Beach. What can I say? Annette’s look of contempt here in this picture sums it up. After experiencing the whimsy and presence of a storyline in Beach Party I was saddened to see little of either in Bikini Beach. The good parts: decent beachy scenery, Annette holding strong to her virtue and fashion…

The Original Mad Hatter

  November 9, 1886 ~ June 19, 1966         Ed Wynn The Mad-Hatter in Disney’s 1951 Alice in Wonderland, relatively crazy Toy Maker in Babes in Toyland, and the off the wall Uncle Albert in Mary Poppins, Ed Wynn earned his nickname The Perfect Fool. Known for his fun voice and whimsical mannerisms Ed was always sure…

Esther Williams Easy to Wed

  August 8, 1921~ June 6, 2013  Esther Williams Million Dollar Mermaid, On an Island with You, Easy to Wed The TCM Spotlight Collection of Esther Williams films offer up Esther Williams swimming into fame and fortune. So, I was surprised to see so very little swimming in Easy to Wed. This remake of the…