Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Black Panther (newspaper)

Presented here for historical and educational purposes. There is enough information out there on The Black Power Movement, but I would say that the justifiable anger that boiled over was, to understate the issue, unfocused. Anti-semitism was one of the ugliest manifestations. Many years ago I saw Melvin Van Peebles at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts showing of his Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song state that historically many Black neighborhoods had been Jewish and that the former residents had become slumlords. While explaining the facts that cause the anger it shows how strong emotions cloud judgment and tend to blame the actions of a few on an entire group.

Black Panther member sells The Black Panther, the Party’s newspaper, in the Roxbury section of Boston, Massachusetts, 1970

Friday, August 11, 2017

Betty & Veronica SELL THEIR SOULS to the DEVIL

Archie's Girls Betty & Veronica #75, from 1962

The Power (1968)

Interesting 60’s Sci Fi flick that includes some ideas that Cronenberg would later cover in Scanners (1981). Check out the cast; George Hamilton, Suzanne Pleshette, Richard Carlson, Yvonne De Carlo, Gary Merrill, Arthur O'Connell, Aldo Ray, and Michael Rennie.

From the director of I Walk Alone (1948), Treasure Island (1950), The War of the Worlds (1953), The Naked Jungle (1954), Conquest of Space (1955), From the Earth to the Moon (1958), and Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964).
Also 6 episodes of the original The Outer Limits