I saw The Mask (1961) at the Metro Cinema last night. No, not the Jim Carrey movie, this was Canada’s first horror feature – also Canada’s first (part) 3D feature.
It was restored by TIFF and the 3-D Film Archive from the best existing 35mm elements and it looks fantastic (pun intended).
I have a dvd copy – an older release that was transferred from video. If you’re going to buy, order the restored version from Kino-Lorber.
This is very cool: Limited edition soundtrack on coloured vinyl. Article.
Children’s picture book about a horned toad. Don’t know who the author/illustrator is. I suppose I could Google it. That should turn out well.
Alfred Newman/Ken Darby: Ports of Paradise
It’s hard to find a copy of this record cover that isn’t wrecked because of the large die-cut hole in the thin cardboard sleeve, but this one was in perfect condition. The cutout reveals the cover of a lush 16 page booklet of Hawaiian tourist scenes.
The record is a promotional item for the Matson steamship line which used to offer passenger cruises from the U.S. mainland to south seas destinations including New Zealand, Tahiti and Hawaii.
Various: The Tartan Album
The cutout in the record cover reveals:
Untitled female nude
Artist unknown. 14″ x 18″. 1 buck (plus gst) at Find.
Vibrating Belt Exercise Machine
These things go by lots of names, the least complimentary of which may be fat-melting jiggle machine. Discredited by many as a weight loss method, at least one source thinks these things may be beneficial.
If you want to try it out, it’s at Find thrift store, and it’s a bargain at half price!
Rob McConnell: Boss Brass
Jo Basile: Moscow With Love
Johnny Mandel: The Russians Are Coming… The Russians Are Coming…
Mae West: Great Balls of Fire