Harlem Globetrotters Collection

Here’s my Harlem Globetrotters collection of stuff. I’ve got it on eBay right now.

Two books:
Around the World with the Harlem Globetrotters by Dave Zinkoff and Edgar Williams, Macrae Smith Company, 1953. Library binding with a book slip in the front and a stamp. Binding is still strong.
Harlem Globetrotters by George Vecsey, Scholastic, 1970, 7th printing 1974. The spine has a bit of a split, but it is still holding well.

Two Harlem Globetrotter yearbook programs from 1975 and 1976. The 1976 on is a 50th anniversary. They both have fold-outs with all the team, but the 1975 on is torn along the seam. It’s a smooth tear right along the edge. The 1975 one I bought when we saw them at Oral Roberts University Mabee Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I was 9 years old. I considered keeping that one.

A photocopy of Hallie Bryant that is signed “to John” and autographed.

A photocopy of the team with some of the names of the players on them. not sure what year, but it’s got Show Boat Hall, Meadowlark, Curley, Hallie, Geese and Bobby Joe, with Soupy Sales as the coach.

Country Moog?


Country Moog: Switched on Nashville, Gil Trythall, Athena 6003, 1972.

Sorry about the picture quality, this is my cousin’s record and all I had was my iPad. It’s not for sale, or it would be at my house right now. This is just so incongruous it’s marvelous.

New Netflix Instant Streaming for April 2014

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New Netflix Instant Streaming for March 2014

This month there’s some great stuff and several obscure Altman flicks. Sorry I haven’t posted much lately, I hope to get back to more soon.

About Last Night… 1986 Brat Pack movie that some friends of mine loved.
The Bad News Bears 1976 Walter Matthau and Tatum O’Neal.
Bugsy 1991 Bugsy Siegel, gangster.
Capote 2005 Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation 1986 This is completely NOT my generation.
Das Boot: Director’s Cut 1981
The Delinquents 1957 Robert Altman’s first feature film.
Desperado 1995 and it’s earlier version El Mariachi 1992
Devil in a Blue Dress 1995 A great neo-noir with Denzel Washington.
Dirty Dancing 1987 Probably the worst movie ever made.
Dogtown and Z-Boys 2002
Donnie Brasco 1997 Another mafia movie.
Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb 1964 Brilliant satire. Brilliant.
Easy Rider 1969 Where I come from this has a happy ending.
The Fisher King 1991 Is this the only good Terry Gilliam movie?
Fright Night 1985
Ghostbusters 2 1989
It Could Happen to You 1994 Nicolas Cage and Bridget Fonda.
Just One of the Guys 1985
Kicking and Screaming 1995
Last Action Hero 1993 Has developed quite the cult following.
Les Misérables 1998 Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman
The Long Goodbye 1973 Robert Altman directing Elliot Gould in a Philip Marlowe detective picture.
The Long, Hot Summer 1958 Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Orson Welles, Lee Remick, and Angela Lansbury in some William Faulkner stories.
Look Who’s Talking 1989 Look Who’s Talking Too 1990
Midnight Express 1978 Don’t end up in a Turkish prison.
Mistress 1991 The reviews on Netflix are all either 1 star or 5 stars. No middle.
Night of the Living Dead 1968 Night of the Living Dead 1990
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 1985
OC and Stiggs 1985 Robert Altman.
Over the Top 1987 I think I saw this IN THE THEATER!
Robin Hood: Men in Tights 1993 Mel Brooks.
Roman Holiday 1953 Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn directed by William Wyler.
Seems Like Old Times 1980 Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn and Charles Grodin.
Serpico 1973 Al Pacino cleans up the New York City police department.
The Silence of the Lambs 1991
Silverado 1985 I love this movie.
Steel Magnolias 1989
Streamers 1983 Robert Altman.
Taxi Driver 1976 The classic.
Thieves Like Us 1974 Robert Altman.
True Grit 1969 I much prefer this version.
Vincent & Theo 1990 Robert Altman.
While You Were Sleeping 1995 A really great movie with lots of heart and character.
Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams 2013
Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage 2010


New Netflix Instant Streaming for February 2014

Lots of sequels this time and a few documentaries. A bunch of classics that most film lovers are at least familiar with, even if they haven’t seen the movie itself.


If Netflix Breaks Next Week, It’s Probably My Fault…

I’m trying an experiment with Netflix. In my disc queue I’ve got 441 titles. Several have a status like “very long wait” “long wait” or “short wait” on them. Today as I looked at my queue, the top 5 had some kind of wait status. So I put them all at the top with “very long wait” then “long wait,” then “short wait.” A few of them changed status as I was moving them around, and a few have changed in the few hours since, but basically, I now have numbers 1-23 at “very long wait”; 24-54 at “long wait”; and 55-127 have “short wait.” So we’ll see if this is too much for Netflix to handle and if they grind to a halt. If we all did this, then perhaps we really could create some havoc!

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Tarzan Rides a Lion!

Tarzan Triumphant by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Ace F-194 1963. Cover art by Roy Krenkel. He’s riding a lion like it’s a wild horse! I’ve posted this book with a different cover before.

Tarzan the Magnificent by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Ballantine Books U2021 Tarzan 21. Cover by Dick Powers.


Pulp Covers

The End of My Life by Vance Bourjaily. Bantam 1047.

A Tree of Night and Other Stories by Truman Capote. Signet 878.

The Bruiser by Jim Tully. Bantam 67.

Moscow by Theodor Plievier. Ace D-1974.