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Joel McCrea ~ Summer Under the Stars

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What can I say…I have no argument over the movies featured on McCrea Day at TCM. I find it ironic that Joel’s pre-code 1932 movie The Most Dangerous Game has been re-made for release in 2019 titled The Hunt. Humans hunting humans for sport labeled as a satire with a political twist in 2019, I think they had it right in 1932 The Most Dangerous Game is pretty much a horror movie that was and is anything but funny.
Dead End (1937) with Humphrey Bogart I believe is the first Joel McCrea movie I watched as a kid. What a choice for Joel’s character to make stick with the girl he grew up with on their Dead End Street or further his career with the new rich girl neighbor. Great acting by all, I can watch this movie over and over again.
Colorado Territory (1949) speaking of re-makes…GritTV has been…

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Save a lake!

Sharing information about a good cause, to save Sweetwater Lake here in Colorado from development (or drainage) and making it public land! Please reblog and donate if you can to #SAVETHELAKE


Here’s how you can help:

  • Donate to the Campaign
    • Donate Online Here – write “Save the Lake” in the “Special Instructions” field.
    • Donate by phone – Call EVLT’s office at (970) 748-7654.
    • Donate by mail – Send a check to: Eagle Valley Land Trust | P.O. Box 3016 | Edwards, CO, 81632 | Memo Line: Save the Lake
  • Make a pledge to the campaign (can be paid over 2-3 years)


The Conservation Fund (TCF) and the Eagle Valley Land Trust (EVLT) are leading a campaign to raise $3.5M to purchase Sweetwater Lake for the public before it is sold for development or extractive commercial uses. We need your help to make it happen.

The property—if acquired—will provide new public access to the iconic Sweetwater Lake and surrounding public lands. The 488-acre parcel is an important community asset, but public access was revoked after development plans for 240 homes, a hotel, and golf course failed to materialize.

Protecting Sweetwater Lake means:

  • Creating new public recreational access to Sweetwater Lake for fishing, horseback riding, boating, and camping.
  • Opening access to surrounding public lands including Flat Tops Wilderness, White River National Forest (the most visited National Forest in the U.S.), and the Ute trail.
  • Conserving critical habitat for elk, deer, osprey, bald eagles, and other wildlife.
  • Protecting the Upper Colorado Watershed
  • Ensuring public access to the historic Ute Cave

TCF, a national non-profit land conservation organization, secured a contract to purchase the property amidst competing bids from private developers. With your help, TCF, EVLT (Eagle County’s land conservation organization), and other local partners are raising money to purchase Sweetwater Lake for our community.

If the required funding can be raised, TCF will move forward in purchasing the property. TCF will hold the property until the U.S. Forest Service can purchase and integrate it into the surrounding White River National Forest.

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Sweetwater Lake, Captured by Todd Winslow Pierce


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5 Hammer Recommendations Minus Lee and Cushing

Mike's Take On the Movies

Here’s a collection that was part of the Halloween celebration last month I guested on over at Lance Writes …..

Time to turn my thoughts once again to the films we love to revisit during the Halloween season. Last year, Lance Lumley, invited me over to his site, Lance Writes, as a guest blogger and has kindly done so once again for the 2019 season. For my previous entry I focused on my five favorite duets of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Feel free to check them out here.

As Mr. Lee and Mr. Cushing are quite often associated to the Studio That Dripped Blood, Hammer Films, I thought I’d shine the light on some other titles from the studio that did not star either one of the dynamic duo of horror. To do so I reached for my handy copy of Hammer Films : An Exhaustive Filmography…

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