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    What was the last TV show you watched?

    Two neat vintage episodes of different series. First was "The Stranger in the Mirror," a Season Three entry for The Fugitive. "After three police officers are murdered, Kimble (David Janssen), the new stranger in town, becomes the obvious suspect. His situation is complicated by his boss...
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    Scotch tape

    So, Lizzie, it sounds like I could have my character refer to either "Scotch tape" or "gummed tape." Of course the story is intended for a modern audience, so I suspect that the former might work better, while still avoiding an anachronism.
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    Scotch tape

    I'm revising a story for an online contest. It opens in August of 1941 in New Mexico, and concludes just after the war ends. I know what we call "Scotch" tape was invented around 1930. Did people call it that in the early Forties? I'd have thought "cellophane tape" would have been the common...
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    What was the last TV show you watched?

    Oh, and an episode of The Fugitive from 1965, "Set Fire to a Straw Man." Kimble is working for a self-made businessman whose sister (Diana Hyland) is a playgirl. She sets her sights on Kimble, who is warned off by the brother. But she persists . . . and he comes to realize that she is...
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    What was the last TV show you watched?

    A neat little episode of Have Gun -- Will Travel from the show's second season called "The Chase." Paladin is hired to find a woman's husband, a fugitive, before the posse does. The husband, a bank clerk, is accused of shooting the town deputy and fleeing with $20,000. As he begins his...
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    Hat color selection

    True enough, a "snap-brim hat." We are not told the brand directly, though one of Mr. Big's henchmen describes "the Limey" (Bond) as wearing "a grey Stetson." Now it could have been an actual Stetson, or it could have been a case of dubbing all members of a class by the name of its best-known...
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    What was the last TV show you watched?

    A two-part Season Three episode of The Fugitive, "Landscape With Running Figures." "Kimble stumbles, signing his own name on a time-sheet, which sets off a manhunt, while residents battle a flood. Gerard (Barry Morse) drags his wife off of their vacation to join the hounds. With many roads out...
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    What was the last TV show you watched?

    Hogan's Heroes fanfic? I guess I should have expected it. There is probably fanfic of the short-lived '90s sitcom Herman's Head, for all I know. Klemperer was a very versatile actor. I've seen him on Perry Mason in dramatic roles, on Man from U.N.C.L.E. as a villain, and he played Adolf...
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    What was the last TV show you watched?

    A Season Three episode of The Fugitive, with Arthur O'Connell, Sheree North (later Cosmo Kramer's mom), and Kim Darby, still 3 years away from playing Mattie Ross in True Grit. Dr. Kimble is injured slightly while running from a posse, and winds up being treated by O'Connell's "Dr." Adams, a...
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    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    The recent film Tully, written by Diablo (Juno) Cody and starring Charlize Theron. I'm not sure if I liked the film overall. There are flashes of Cody's trademark funny dialogue here and there, but the first half of the film is depressing -- you wouldn't call this a comedy by any means, though...
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    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    That's similar, but Bogart's Sam Spade wears his hat at that point, I think. And Spade did not have the sides of his hair so closely cropped, let alone graying.
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    Small headed vintage hats, are you out there?

    Bolthead, I'm a 7, though sometimes a 6 7/8 can fit me with a bit of stretching. How wide are the wide brims? And I've been a fan of Resistols for a while.
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    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    To us, yes, but we can DuckDuckGo up images from the two films at any time. An average moviegoer in 1941 heading into the Rialto to see the latest Bogart picture wouldn't think anything of the portrait on the one-sheet while going in. Coming out, if he looked at the one-sheet again, he might...
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    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    The artist used Bogart's Roy Earle from High Sierra the year before, instead of something from Falcon itself.
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    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    I had fun a couple of years ago with a short Man from U.N.C.L.E. fanfic, featuring Bud (Jack Lemmon's character) and Fran (Shirley MacLaine) in 1964, now married and with a small child, innocently caught up in a Solo-and-Illya adventure -- because Bud's new boss is trying to have him killed...
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    Men's Cologne / Men Of ( STYLE ) THE FEDORA LOUNGE What Are You Wearing ?

    I've been using Clubman Pinaud Classic aftershave and another aftershave by Stirling called "Sharp Dressed Man." Colognes: Recently I bought a bottle of the new formulation of Brut Splash-On. Smells great but it doesn't last long on me. I alternate between Clubman's Special Reserve...
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    Custom made hats from Cappelleria Melegari

    There is also their Melegari Fedora 2: https://www.cappelleriamelegari.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=3006 It is like the "vintage extra brim high crown," except that it comes open crown, you can choose other widths, and while you have 7 color choices, you don't have a color...
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    Custom made hats from Cappelleria Melegari

    Right, yours ran small. So odds are, if I need a 56, I should order a 57 cm? But Daniele Tanto's beautiful beige model above was a bit too large. I have a hat stretcher, but I've found that works better with thin-ribboned hats. A wider ribbon gets in the way of the water or steam soaking...
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    Custom made hats from Cappelleria Melegari

    I have to say they have some impressive models. The "Melvin Purvis Police Agent" (https://www.cappelleriamelegari.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=385&products_id=8294) looks great, with a 2.56" brim and about a 5.5" crown. Their Melegari "vintage extra brim high crown"...
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    Northwest Hats, Eugene, Ore.

    A couple of years ago I ordered a custom from Mike, and it was everything he promised and fit right out of the box. I'm sure I'd love one of his ready-to-Wear models -- but his FB page says the sizes start at 7 1/8, and I'm a 7.
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