Saturday, 30 July 2016

The Big Rock Candy Mountain with Joan Crawford

With the Joan Crawford Blogathon at The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood still running, I'm using today's post for a bit of bonus entertainment. Here, for your viewing pleasure, is a short film from 1969 (the same year she did "Eyes") featuring Joan Crawford telling us all about the wonders of supermarkets on behalf of Pepsi:

My favourite part is when she tells the little girl to eat her toy. That's confusing and hilarious.

I thought you might also dig this episode of classic radio series The Black Museum. Hosted by Orson Welles, it's kind of a proto Night Gallery about the Scotland Yard museum of crime. Every week, Orson picks out a sinister object on display and tells us it's blood-soaked history.

This episode is from 1952 and is called "The Brass Button":

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