Just a quick update that I’m posting before my Times Square Playboy (1936) review but writing after completing the first draft of that post. First off, wow, a new look huh, did you notice? If you get a chance I’d love for those of you who read this elsewhere to click on over to the main site and let me know what you think. I’d played with modifying our old template but somehow managed to delete all of your comments briefly when I did that, so I immediately put it back in place and took a little more time looking for a replacement. I loved the vanilla look of the old theme, but really disliked how the sidebar only showed up on the main page. For visitors finding me through specific articles in the search engines it likely looked as though the article that they found was the only one on the site. Hopefully that’s been remedied by this new theme!
I decided to skip the final (Warren William) Perry Mason entry for now mainly for a change of pace and also because I promised regular reader Jeffers that I’d do Times Square Playboy next. It seemed to be an interesting idea after Warren William biographer John Stangeland revealed that Gene Lockhart was one of William’s closest friends in our recent interview post. Speaking of John, his book, Warren William: Magnificent Scoundrel of Pre-code Hollywood, has a September 3rd, release date listed on Amazon.com, so the countdown has begun. If you choose to buy the book by going through any of the affiliate links I have posted on the site I thank you. John has also set up a Facebook page to promote the book and he’s already posted some interesting facts and photos over there. If you’re a member of Facebook and haven’t found it yet I urge you to head on over to John’s page and “like” it so you can receive his updates in your stream.
Speaking of Facebook, hey, feel free to “like” me too! Here’s my unfortunately named MovieCardsForSale Facebook page, which I assure you is much more about promoting my classic film articles and sites than it is about selling you anything. I chose the name at sign-up, perhaps with different intentions, and apparently you can’t change it, so I’ve popped an Immortal Ephemera logo up on it for now and will suffer through the name for the time-being. Feel free to find my personal page over there as well if you’d like to connect, but in all honesty I update the business page far more frequently than my personal one.
Something you might notice on that Facebook page are links to a site called ClassicMovieSearch.com. Yup, that’s another one of mine. What the ClassicMovieSearch is is a custom built Google Search engine concentrating on only classic film sites–all of the non-film sites are weeded out. So far I have 223 different sites indexed in ClassicMovieSearch and I’m looking to add to it as often as you or I find them (I just added 2 more sites tonight while looking for info on Times Square Playboy!). The bulk of ClassicMovieSearch.com is comprised of smaller independent blogs and sites like this one. I’ve also begun a brief daily post which includes an old movie collectible image with links to three related articles I tracked down inside of our search. I’m hoping that better promotes both the ClassicMovieSearch and some of the excellent older articles indexed by it. Hope you like it and find it useful.
That’s about all for now. It’d been awhile since I’d posted a review so I wanted to check in with you. Hope you enjoy Times Square Playboy and I’ll be back with something else soon!