CTT: My Future (They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To)

My future.

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They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To: Bette Davis

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Bette Davis at the NFT 1972. This is maybe the best interview I’ve ever seen.

So cool. Parkinson 1975. She talks about when she gave it the name “the Oscars” and why.

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They Don’t Make ‘Em Like The Used To: Man For All Seasons

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I love Man For All Seasons. Hollywood Theatre in Portland is running a rare print this Saturday April 25th. You should go if you get a chance. So good.

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They Don’t Make Em Like The Used To: Hunter S. Thompson, Frank Zappa, and David Letterman

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I really like both of these guys in this.

I’d never seen an interview with Frank Zappa. I must say its surprising to me that he’s such a cool cat. Having grown up periodically hearing his zany music (and vocal style) I guess I just assumed he was a zany guy.

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They Don’t Make Leslie Howards Like They Used To

Leslie Howard is my favorite actor and this might just be my favorite movie. This is Mr. Howard totally owning it in 1934 in “The Scarlet Pimpernel.” This is the first “superhero by night” story I know of. Merle Oberon costars with Mr. Howard and they will appear together again in “Gone with the Wind” in 1939.

This movie is public domain so you can watch it almost anywhere for free. It is hilarious. Watch it tonight.

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They Don’t Make Em Like They Used To: Sidney Bechet

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Sidney Bechet. Jump jazz.

This is the the most quintessential artist of this sound that I think I’ve ever heard.

I went to see a grumpy Woody Allen play this music in New York with his band and lemme tell ya there weren’t young girls with pageboy haircuts swishing their beaded shorty dresses around pinky nails of white snuff whilst doing the Charleston. Or whatever. It kinda broke my heart.

But on a lighter note:
Just get this guys greatest hits and put it on repeat and random. dress up. have a cheap french champagne party. that’s always a super fun drunk anyway. Boys in tuxedos with your hair slicked back. Wear a monocle.

Awesome.

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