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  • Burning Libraries: The Oregon Trail June 21, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Burning Libraries: The Oregon Trail

    The Oregon Trail is one of those endless low budget cowboy flicksĀ that were trundled out in the 1930s: the original action films with moral certainty and moral scenery; oh and it also had John Wayne, one of seven cowboy moviesĀ he made in 1936. The IMBD database includes the following description. U.S. Army Captain John Delmont […]

    Death by Celluloid July 10, 2010

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Death by Celluloid

                        When Beachcombing thinks of dying for your art wannabe poets from the 1890s come to mind, starving or being tiresomely consumptive in garrets in Paris or Berlin or Rome. However, Beachcombing does have a couple of examples in his files of men and women dying […]