Banph

Movie serials were popular in the 1930’s and 1940’s. These episodic cliffhangers brought generations of kids, both young and old, to the theatres to see the latest installment, and see how the hero got out of the predicament they got into last week. It was, and still is, great entertainment. The Internet can be used … Read more…

Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web

The documents of our country contain information about our country. But they also contain the heart and soul as well. The Smithsonian Institute is the repository for much of that history, and is located in Washington, D.C. Not very convent to visit and look at however. But thanks to the efforts of today’s FamSite, it … Read more…

Woody Guthrie and the Archive of American Folk Song

Folk music is considered to be an original American art form, one that has its roots in the roots of our culture. Today’s FamSite looks at the one person who is credited with making it so memorable. The site is a Library of Congress one, and is called Woody Guthrie and the Archive of American … Read more…

Tex Avery at MGM (1942-1955)

I have found myself recently spending time watching the Cartoon Network on the television. It seems there are more and more classic cartoons being shown all the time. Or maybe they are now at a time that I can watch them. Who knows? But I find myself enjoy the MGM shorts of the late 1940’s/early … Read more…

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

The other night we were looking for something to watch on the telly, and came across a film that we have seen many times before. It was Penny Marshall’s “A League of Their Own”. It was the story of professional women’s baseball in the 1940’s and 50’s. It got me thinking about the true details … Read more…