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A TRIBUTE TO OUR MILITARY
A CAST OF CHARACTERS
A CALENDER OF MOVIES: What to Watch When
A CALENDAR OF MOVIES: Christmas - "The King of Kings" (1927)
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
ABBOTT & COSTELLO
AMERICAN CLASSIC MOVIES INTRODUCTIONS
ANIMALS AND THE MOVIES
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Sets
ARCITECTURE: Ancient Egypt
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Bernheimer Residence
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Ennis-Brown House
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Evan Thompson's Bottle House
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Greystone Manor
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Hearst Castle
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Hollywood Sign
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Homes of the Stars
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Jean Harlow
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Maps and Floor Plans
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Pickfair
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Rispin Mansion
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Royal Hawaiian Hotel
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Scotty's Castle
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Shelby House
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: West Hollywood Historical Association
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Whimsy
ARCHIVES: VOLUME 1
ARCHIVES: VOLUME 2
ARCHIVES: VOLUME 3
ASSORTED SHORT CLIPS
"B" MOVIES
B - MOVIES: Serials
B - MOVIES: Series
B - MOVIES: Television Series
THE BARRYMORE FAMILY
BIOGRAPHIES
BLOOPERS
BOBBY "BORIS" PICKETT
BUSTER KEATON
CARLA LAEMMLE
CARTOONS
CHARLIE CHAN ANNEX
CHARLIE CHAN: Asian Actors in Hollywood
CHARLIE CHAN: Bloopers & Bonus Questions
CHARLIE CHAN: The Books and Their Movies!
CHARLIE CHAN: Chang Apana
CHARLIE CHAN: Charlie's Sons
CHARLIE CHAN: Chemicals
CHARLIE CHAN: Chronology
CHARLIE CHAN: Criminal?!?!*
CHARLIE CHAN: Extras
CHARLIE CHAN: Gilbert Martines and Chang Apana
CHARLIE CHAN: Hawaii Steve
CHARLIE CHAN: Maps
CHARLIE CHAN: Maven and Rush Glick's Interview in . . . "Monster Bash"!
CHARLIE CHAN: Movie Eras
CHARLIE CHAN: Movie Notes
CHARLIE CHAN: Murder Rate
CHARLIE CHAN: On The Town
CHARLIE CHAN: Puzzles and Quizzes
CHARLIE CHAN: Quiz and Puzzle Answers
CHARLIE CHAN: Radio Shows
CHARLIE CHAN: Spookies
CHARLIE CHAN: Transportation
CHARLIE CHAN: Weather
CHILDREN'S CORNER
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Holiday Crafts
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Boats and Planes and More
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Paper Dolls
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Fun Stuff to Read
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Boys' Town
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Colleen Moore's Castle
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Judy Bolton
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Nancy Drew
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Nancy Drew (For Older Fans!)
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Shirley Temple
COMEDIANS
COPPER CAPERS: FBI's and CIA's!
COSTUME DESIGNERS
DASHIELL HAMMETT
ETTA KIT
FASHIONS IN FILM
FILM NOIR
FOOD CENTRAL
FOREIGN FILMS
GENRES
GINGER ROGERS
HALLOWEEN FUN!
HALLOWEEN 2011: Movies to Watch
HALLOWEEN RECIPES
HAROLD LLOYD
HAUNTS: Hollywood and Elsewhere
HAUNTS: Winchester House
HISTORY: Hollywood and Elsewhere
HOLLYWOOD'S SCANDALS AND CRIMES
HOLLYWOOD'S . . . CRIME: Greystone Mansion Murder
HOLLYWOOD'S . . . Crime: Jean Harlow and Paul Bern's Muder?
HOLLYWOOD'S . . . CRIME: Tate/LaBianca Murders
HOLLYWOOD'S . . .CRIME: William Desmond Taylor Murder
HOLLYWOOD'S MARRY-GO-ROUNDS
HORROR - SCIENCE FICTION
HORROR - SCI FI: Annex
HORROR - SCI FI: The Atomic Submarine (1959)
HORROR - SCI FI: Bela Lugosi
HORROR - SCI FI: Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi
HORROR - SCI FI: Boris Karloff
HORROR - SCI FI: Dracula (1931)
HORROR - SCI FI: Frankenstein (1931)
HORROR - SCI FI: Gojira (1954) & Godzilla (1957)
HORROR - SCI FI: Invaders from Mars (1954)
HORROR - SCI FI: King Kong
HORROR - SCI FI: Lon Chaney
HORROR - SCI FI: Nifty Fifty's Creature Features
HORROR - SCI FI: Nightmare Theatre with Gorgon
HORROR - SCI FI: Ray Harryhausen
HORROR - SCI FI: Stephen King
HORROR - SCI FI: Universal Studios
HORROR - SCI FI: Universal Monster Genealogy
HORROR - SCI FI: Wes Davis
HORROR - SCI FI: The Witch's Dungeon
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES
HUSTON FAMILY
I LOVE LUCY
INTERVIEWS
JOHN WAYNE
JONATHAN GEFFNER
JOSEPHINE BAKER
KAY LINAKER
LEI MAKING
LOCATIONS
MDs - RNs - RNBs - OH MY!
M.D.S . . . - The Crime Doctor Series
MAGIC IN MOVIES
MAKEUP ARTISTS
MAKEUP ARTISTS: The Westmore Family
MARX BROTHERS
MARY ASTOR
MARY PICKFORD AND DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS
MAVEN'S LIBRARY
MAVEN'S WEBSITES TO CHECK OUT
MUSIC
MUSIC: Dancers
MUSIC: The Lyrics
MYSTERIES
MYSTERIES: A Warning For Those Who Give Away The Endings!
MYSTERIES: Alfred Hitchcock
MYSTERIES: The Bat
MYSTERIES: D. W. Griffith vs. Mary Roberts Rinehart
MYSTERIES: Gum Shoes
MYSTERIES: Old Dark Houses
MYSTERIES: S.S. Van Dine
MYSTERIES: S.S. Van Dine - The Kidnap Murder Case
ORSON WELLES
PERRY MASON
QUIZZES AND PUZZLES
QUIZ ANSWERS
QUOTES From Hollywood
QUOTES From Hollywood Movies
QUOTES From Dorothy Parker
QUOTES Dorothy Parkers' "The Waltz"
RADIO SHOWS: Vintage Series
RECIPES OF THE WEEK
RECIPES OF THE WEEK: More about the Recipes
RECIPES OF THE WEEK: A Rejuvenating Diet
REVIEWS
REVIEWS - Mini Mavens
RONALD REAGAN
RUDOLPH VALENTINO
SEX IN THE CINEMA
SHIRLEY TEMPLE
SILENT MOVIES
TAYLOR SCHULTZ: Hollywood Sculptor
TRANSPORTATION IN THE MOVIES: Aviation
VINCENT PRICE
VINCENT PRICE: Connoisseur
WHAT'S MY LINE?
THE WHISTLER
THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)

"BOO-LLYWOOD"
 
IT'S GETTING TO BE THAT TIME OF YEAR!
Maven is turning this page over to her Aunt Battie's assistants:  Slo, Mo and Larry!
Maven will be getting the treats ready over at RECIPES OF THE WEEKSo get your favorite treat sit back and get ready . . . for Halloween Tricks!
And be sure to check out
and

Aunt Battie's Assistants:
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Slo, Mo and Larry

And try this Spooks' Trip Game

BBBBBBWWWWWWWWAAAAAA!

Looney Tunes Coloring Pages

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Mazes

Coloring Pages

Mickey Mouse and Friends Coloring Pages

Bat Hat

Bat Mobile

Bat Mobile

Bats and Spiders

Boa Bat

Black Cat

Picnic Table Frankenstein

Vampire Balloon Bat

The Bats and Spiders and Boa Bat could be made into mobiles . . . make several of both/either and follow the directions for the Bat Mobile.

And Maven would like to help celebrate Halloween by adding some stories about haunted - truly haunted! - places in Texas, including a couple of stories set in her hometown of Fort Worth, Texas . . . Thistle Hill!

Thistle Hill, Fort Worth, Texas

Thistle Hill - Oh, My!

Thistle Hill - A Little Extra

The Log Cabin Village, Fort Worth, Texas

Seguin's Headless Walker, Seguin, Texas

Perry Mason and the Haunting of the Black Swan Inn, San Antonio, Texas

Hollywood has haunted houses all the rest of the year . . . check out the bootiuful stories at HAUNTS: Hollywood and Elsewhere, not to mention the haunting stories of the actors in BIOGRAPHIES!

Bruce Swedien, Vincent Price and Michael Jackson
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After Recording Price's Rapping to Jackson's Thriller Album

This is a great treat for Halloween that Maven came across that includes a second verse that she never heard. . . .  It's Vincent Price's rap session for Michael Jackson's Thriller.  Tremendously ghoulish fun from first rate artists!
And Jackson's full length video version of the song:

And if you're not up to being "Thriller-ed" then check out the rest of the page with your tour guide, Skeletina (courtesy of www.skyglass.com/gayle/skeletin.jpg)!

Skeletina
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(Courtesy of http://kids.yahoo.com/directory/Around-the-World/Holidays/Halloween/Crafts)

Need some music to help get - or keep - you "In the Mood"?!
 
Black Magic Woman by Carlos Santana:
 
The Brian Sisters doing the Bookie Woogie Boogie Man:
 
The Devil Went Down To Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band: 
 
Ghost Riders in the Sky ss- Vaughn Monroe:
 
Love Potion Number 9 - The Clovers:
 
Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett:
 
Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley:
 
Riders on the Storm - The Doors:
 
The Way Out Mummy - Bob Ridgely:
 
And, of course, Michael Jackson's Thriller:

Mickey Mouse Meets a Haunted House
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Would you believe that Mickey Mouse visits A Haunted House (1929) with skeletons in Murphy beds, skeleton legs dancing . . . !  What fun!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8LiPoIpxnk.
 
And for more about the Walt Disney cartoon, check out http://mmfolliesbw.blogspot.com/2007/11/haunted-house-december-2-1929.html
 

The Haunted House (1921) – Buster Keaton is falsely accused of theft at his bank job.  He manages gets away to a local haunted house – Surprise! – that seems to be haunted by not one ghost but a whole mess of them?!:

http://www.archive.org/details/TheHauntedHouse

 
THE MAD DOCTOR - Mickey Mouse dreams that an evil scientist has taken Pluto to his castle for a weird operation.  He's going to put Pluto's head on a hen's body.  Didn't Universal pictures do a couple of dozen movies like that?!:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JptWh-4kndk
 
LONESOME GHOSTS -- Some ghosts decide to scare up some fun by hiring some ghost hunters . . . Mickey Mouse, Dondald Duck and Goofy!:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47jWsdlvWwU&feature=search
     
Walt Disney La Danza Macabra The Skeleton Dance 1929:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoX_2DK1pTk&feature=related

The Haunted House (1921) – Buster Keaton is falsely accused of theft at his bank job.  He manages gets away to a local haunted house – Surprise! – that seems to be haunted by not one ghost but a whole mess of them?!:

http://www.archive.org/details/TheHauntedHouse

Mickey Mouse in
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"The Haunted House" (1929)

Which reminds Maven and Charly that Halloween
will be here in little more than two months!
 
THE MAD DOCTOR - Mickey Mouse dreams that an evil scientist has taken Pluto to his castle for a weird operation.  He's going to put Pluto's head on a hen's body.  Didn't Universal pictures do a couple of dozen movies like that?!:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JptWh-4kndk
 
LONESOME GHOSTS -- Some ghosts decide to scare up some fun by hiring some ghost hunters . . . Mickey Mouse, Dondald Duck and Goofy!:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47jWsdlvWwU&feature=search
     
Walt Disney La Danza Macabra The Skeleton Dance 1929:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoX_2DK1pTk&feature=related

Mickey Mouse in
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"The Haunted House" (1929)

Mickey Mouse visits A Haunted House (1929) skeletons in Murphy beds, skeleton legs dancing . . . !  What fun!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8LiPoIpxnk.
 
And for more about the Walt Disney cartoon, check out http://mmfolliesbw.blogspot.com/2007/11/haunted-house-december-2-1929.html

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Maven is bringing back old issues of her magazine from the archives in hopes you'll enjoy the blasts from the past!

And check out these other pages!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WHAT'S MY LINE? - Yes, What's My Line!
You'll find Alfred Hitchock, Vincent Price and Peter Lorre among others!

Are  you ready for some fiendishly good movies?
 
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Bat, The (1925, Silent)
Bat, The (1958, Vincent Price)
Bat Whispers, The (1930)
Blue Room, The
     Secret of the Blue Room (1933)
     Missing Guest, The (1928)
     Murder in the Blue Room (1944)
Boston Blackie
     The Phantom Thief (1944)
Crime Doctor, The
     Shadows in the Night (1944)
     Crime Doctor's Courage (1945)
Cat and the Canary (1927, Silent)
Cat and the Canary (1939)
Charlie Chan
     Black Camel (1931)
     Black Magic . . .  (1944)
     Chinese Cat (1944)
     Dead Men Tell (1941)
     Jade Mask (1945)
     Secret (1936)
     Treasure Island (1941)
     Wax Museum (1940)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
     (1920, Silent, John Barrymore)
     (1931, Fredric March)
     (1941, Spencer Tracy)
Doctor X (1932)
     Return of Dr. X (1939)
Dracula (1931)
     Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
     Dracula's Daughter (1936)
     La Voluntad del muerto (1931)
     Son of Dracula (1945)
     House of Dracula (1944)
Dracula Wannabees
     Nosferatu (1922, Silent)
     London after Midnight (1927)
     Mark of the Vampire (1935)
     Return of the Vampire (1944)
     Vampire Bat (1933)
Frankenstein (1931)
     Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
     Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
     Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
     Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
     House of Frankenstein (1944)
     Son of Frankenstein (1939)
Ghost Breakers, The (1939)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Gorilla, The (1939)
Haunted, The (1963)
Hold That Ghost (1941)
Holiday Inn (1942)
Horror Island (1941)
House on Haunted Hill (1958 - with Vincent Price)
House of Wax (1953 - with Vincent Price)
Invisibe Man, The (1933)
     Invisible Man Returns (1940)
     Invisible Woman (1940)
     Invisible Agent (1942)
     Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
Legend of Hell House (1973)
King of the Zombies (1941)
Mad Love (1935)
Miracles for Sale (1939)
Murder in the Rue Morgue (1932)
Mummy, The (1932)
     Mummy's Hand (1940)
     Mummy's Tomb (1942)
     Mummy's Ghost (1944)
     Mummy's Curse (1944)
Mummy, The (1999)
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
     House of Wax (1953)
Phantom of Crestwood (1932)
Poltergeist (1982)
Psycho (1960)
Sherlock Holmes
     Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
     Scarlet Claw (1944)
Sixth Sense, The (1999)
Smiling Ghost, The (1942)
Thirteenth Chair, The (1929)
Thirteenth Guest, The (1932)
Uninvited, The (1944)
Werewolves
     Werewolf of London (1935)
     Wolf Man, The (1941)
     She-Wolf of London (1946)
     Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
You'll Find Out (1940)