What to do this weekend? How about classic films outside, and it’s FREE?!

The Old Pasadena Film Festival, a month-long, free movie series, returns July 5 – 27. This annual summer film program offers movie lovers an eclectic mix of cinematic treasures, including timeless classics, vintage horror, award-winning documentaries, and more. With twenty-three screenings at various unique locations, the Old Pasadena Film Festival is the largest free open-air film festival in California.

Friday, July 18

The Marx Brothers in Animal Crackers (1930) – 97 min
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley – 8:30PM
Filled with comedy sketches, musical numbers and plenty of gags, Animal Crackers is often regarded as the Marx Brothers’ most quoted film for its witty and unforgettable dialogue. Groucho stars as Captain Spaulding, a famed African explorer who is being honored at a high society party at the estate of Mrs. Rittenhouse. Mayhem and chaos ensue after a valuable painting disappears and Spaulding, along with the Professor (Harpo), Signore Emanuel Ravelli (Chico) and Horatio (Zeppo) “help” search for it. Highlighted by musical performances, this classic comedy earned a place on the AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movie Quotes list

Saturday, July 19

The Fly (1958) – 94 min
Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Ave. – 7:00PM Music+Food; 8:30PM Film
With its ‘science-gone-bad’ storyline, and box office as well as critical success, The Fly is one of the seminal horror films of the 1950s and one that established Vincent Price as a horror icon. When a scientist attempts to transfer matter through space, things go horrifically wrong and two grotesque man-fly hybrids are created. Now, with the head of a fly and a wing in place of one of his arms, the scientist desperately hopes that he, his wife, and his brother (Vincent Price) can capture the other mutant and reverse the experiment.

Sunday, July 20

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978) – 83 min RESCHEDULED
Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Ave. – 7:00PM Music+Food; 8:30PM Film
After a wave of reports of mysterious attacks involving people and pets being eaten by the traditionally docile fruit, a special government task force is set up to investigate the violent veggies and put a stop to their murderous spree. Made on a budget of less than $100,000, the cult film Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a fun spoof of B movies, featuring a wonderfully campy theme song, and is widely heralded as one of the “best” bad movies ever made.

*link to mapped locations:  https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=203276725621200479990.00048a5bf6388f69cb0f5&msa=0&ll=34.144221,-118.150084&spn=0.014296,0.033023&dg=feature

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What do you know about the Dead End Kids?!

If you are looking for a bit more grown up version of “Our Gang”(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Gang) then I have the group for you!! One night during the ritual battle with insomnia, I came across the Dead End Kids.

“The Dead End Kids were a group of young actors from New York who appeared in Sidney Kingsley‘s Broadway play Dead End in 1935. In 1937 producer Samuel Goldwyn brought all of them to Hollywood and turned the play into a film. They proved to be so popular that they continued to make movies under various monikers, including the Little Tough Guys, the East Side Kids, and the Bowery Boys, until 1958.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_End_Kids

Experience them here in this great classic 1941 Spooks Run Wild also with BELA LUGOSI!!

 


The History of April Fools Day

We have all heard of the day but I know very few who know where the heck it came from.  So, here is some history on it!

April Fools’ Day (sometimes called All Fools’ Day) is an informal holiday celebrated every year on April 1. The day is not a national holiday in any country, but it is widely recognized and celebrated as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes  on each other, called April fools.Hoax stories are also often found in the press and media on this day.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fools%27_Day

The origins of April Fools’ Day are obscure. The most commonly cited theory holds that it dates from about 1582, the year France adopted the Gregorian Calendar, which shifted the observance of New Year’s Day from the end of March (around the time of the vernal equinox) to the first of January.

According to popular lore, some folks, out of ignorance, stubbornness, or both, continued to ring in the New Year on April first and were made the butt of jokes and pranks on account of their foolishness. This became an annual tradition which ultimately spread throughout Europe and other parts of the world.

However, the earliest known historical reference to April Fools’ Day occurs in a Dutch poem, published in 1561, which predates the adoption of the Gregorian calendar by some 21 years.

Another weakness of the calendar-change theory is that it doesn’t account for a historical record replete with traditions linking this time. Many French resisted the change and neocites dubbed them as fools and played pranks on them. They started sending them on ‘fool’s errands’, sent them the fake invitations for parties and tricked them into believing something false. The victims were called ‘Poisson d’Avril’ or ‘April Fish’ as the naïve fish gets caught easily and children would often tag of a fish’s picture on someone’s back. Thus, April Fool’s Day originated and was popularly celebrated in England and in the American colonies. It evolved and was caught on quickly throughout the world to trick each other and have fun. Even today, people play pranks on each other on this day in the memory of those tradition-obsessed ‘fools’.

Perhaps the best illustration of the April Fool’s Pranks of the 19th century is the Thomas Nast’s illustration, originally published in the April 2, 1864 issue of Harper’s Weekly. It highlights the various pranks that were popularly played at the time with its caption as ‘All Fool’s Day’. Some of the pranks shown here include women visiting an older man wearing beards and moustaches, Civil War Soldiers tricking each other such as a soldier barring the view by holding his hand on in front of the binoculars of a friend and a sailor doing the same by holding his hat over the telescope of a friend. The other tricks include a young boy tying a string on the dress of a little girl while a schoolteacher is shown with the sign of ‘Old Fool’ on his back. e of year to merriment and tomfoolery dating all the way back to antiquity, and not just in the west.

 

 

 


PSA LA movies int he park schedule announced!

http://schedule.eatseehear.com/

 

 


1st Annual Ironhorse Steampunk Family Festival Perris, CA

https://www.facebook.com/orangeempirerailwaymuseum

If you missed this event, you sure missed out! It was the first year so the crowd was manageable but that does not mean it lacked the tomfoolery  and debauchery that the Steampunk crowd brings. Lots of visual goodies as far as the eye could see and even a fun up and coming Steampunk group called Poplock Holmes.  It was different and unique and I have to admit I’m hooked.  I definitely recommend for everyone to attend next year and it was definitely family friendly!! You are also able to enjoy rides on authentic steam locomotives and the nostalgic Los Angeles red car and trolley rides are just as fun!!   I will let the links and pictures speak for themselves.  Great job Orange Empire Railway Museum!!

Next year I will be there again for sure!! Thank you Anastasia Hunter for letting me use your beautiful pictures from this event!! <3

 


Welcome, welcome, step right up!! Get your tickets here!! $30 early bird, $40 at the door :)

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/560670

The World’s Most Amazing Circus Sideshow Carnival ever.

Dr Devious’s Gypsy Circus & SideShow Carnival 2014

Its that time of Year, City Life has jus about driven you Mad, and you long for the Serenity of the Desert, but yet you still want to Party your Ass off.. or you’re depressed because you can’t go to Bequinox, because you have Pets, or afford the Ticket, etc. or if you just want to come here then go there, you are Welcome to Camp here, and do such!

Well, we don’t want you to feel Lonely and UnBurny during the Equinox… So we decided to plan a 7 Day, “LEAVE NO BURNER BEHIND” Camping Event called “Dr Devious’s Gypsy Circus & Sideshow Carnival”…

THIS IS NOT A RAVE!!! SO DONT COME IF THATS WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR!!!

BRING LOTS OF FIREWOOD!!!!
(no plastic or painted parts ie. must be striped of any moop)
this is a Burner Event, if you come you bring your own Equipment, Power, Etc just like Burning Man, no one is paid to bring there Art, Perform or Set Up a Theme Camps
all ages 14 and under, are Free.

13144 Munsey Road, Cantil California 93519
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Truely a sad day. R.I.P. Shirly Temple

Shirley Temple Black (born Shirley Temple; April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer, and one-time U.S. ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. She also served as Chief of Protocol of the United States, 1976–1977 IMPRESSIVE!
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Last night in WOODSIDE, California Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. She was 85.

Temple, known in private life as Shirley Temple Black, died Monday night at about 11 p.m. at her home near San Francisco. She was surrounded by family members and caregivers, Kagan said.

Shirley Temple voor altijd jong talent overleden 11-2-2014

Temple was a leading child film actress during the Great Depression, starring in works like Bright Eyes and Captain January. When her rendition of the song “On a Good Ship Lollipop” became famous in the 1930s, she earned a special Academy Award. Temple took on some acting roles as an adult before entering politics, becoming a U.S. diplomat for the United Nations.

 

She was an amazing woman and will always be remembered for her many talents and contribution to society through acting and politics.  We will miss you Shirley Temple!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

http://youtu.be/xQedsXTbMxg

 

 


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