Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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of the Louisiana Jungle and the original silent motion picture classicTarzan
of the Apes. Please take a few moments to visit the entire site.
this year. In celebration of that milestone, Bossier
City’s Al Bohl and his daughter, filmmaker Allison Bohl
now of Lafayette have teamed up to produce a
feature-length documentary entitled, Tarzan:
Lord of the Louisiana Jungle.
actors and circus acrobats fought malaria, unbearable
heat and the swamp of the Louisiana Atchafalaya River
Basin to bring to the silver screen the best-selling book
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It was an
instant hit with audiences, considered one of the top six motion pictures of the
silent era, and one of the first 10 films to earn over one million dollars at the
box office. The film was shot in Morgan City, Louisiana.
and his daughter combed through
hundreds of photos and documents
and videotaped up to seventy hours
of interviews and locations. They
interviewed scholars, authors,
historians, fans, experts in merchandise,
actors, an expert in primates,
the curator of the Burroughs’ collection and
the family of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Their travels in Louisiana included
Morgan City, New Orleans, Patterson and Baton Rouge. They also
gathered interviews in Los Angeles and Tarzana, California. More footage
was taped in Ohio, Kentucky and Chicago, Illinois.
original Tarzan of the Apes silent film
and added an entirely new orchestral
musical score written by Kermit Poling
of Shreveport. The success of the movie
Tarzan of the Apes spawned over 40
authorized sequels and 6 television shows.
Monday, February 27, 2012
FLYING GLORY AND THE HOUNDS OF GLORY
Thunder on Mars
Edited by Van Allen Plexico
White Rocket Books
Just like that the pieces were suddenly all there and when he mentally assembled them in his ever wondrous imagination, there he beheld the story of an American General who, upon his death in the Middle East, awoke to find his soul had been replaced in a brand new body; a body locked in the lab of a mad sorcerer on the planet Mars. Yet more revelations arise when this character, General John Blackthorn discovers his spirit has not only traveled through space but also time as this is a Terra-Formed Mars of the far-flung future.
Within minutes of his bizarre awakening in his younger, stronger body, Blackthorn manages to escape the sorcerer with several other soul-transplanted fellows. In their flight, he eventually meets the beautiful, dark haired sorceress Aria and the fur skinned humanoid creature Oglok of the Mock Men. It is this trio, once met, that join forces to travel the amazing, fantastic landscape that is a post-apocalyptic Mars. Their further adventures are chronicled by a half dozen of the finest writers in new pulp today.
Mark Bousquet, Joe Crowe, Bobby Nash, James Palmer, Sean Taylor and I.A. Watson spin exciting, fast moving adventures that pit Blackthorn and his allies against lizard men, battling robots and an ocean wide haunted valley from which no one has ever returned to name a few. Each story is a well crafted pearl in a thematic necklace of classical pulp sci-fi and brings Plexico’s dream to vibrant life before our eyes.
It is abundantly clear that Plexico has tapped the mother-lode of adventure fiction with John Blackthorn and I can guarantee you we haven’t seen the last of him, or Aria and Oglok. One can only wait in breathless anticipation to see where on the giant Red Planet their travels take them next.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Many works from the Golden Age of Radio had their origins in other mediums. A best selling book, a movie, a hit Broadway play. Some even went on to have their time in the spotlight on TV. One show to rise out or grow into all of these mediums and become a part of radio history as well was a stand out unique soap opera called "Claudia."
But Secret Service Detective Stories never materialized. In April, James Cagney starred in a blockbuster film, G Men. That July, a radio program by that same name debuted to strong ratings. It later became even more famous as Gang Busters. Pulp editors always looked to Hollywood and the headlines for inspiration. Margulies didn’t need to be hit over the head. He scrapped the Secret Service concept and appropriated the popular title, which had been coined by gangster George “Machine Gun” Kelly when, after being surrounded by armed F.B.I. agents in 1933, threw up his hands and cried, “Don’t shoot, G-Men! Don’t shoot, G-Men!” Or so the legend goes. G-Man stood for Government Men, specifically F.B.I. agents.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
|The Spider & Operator 5 ™ Argosy Communications. Artwork © Dan Brereton.|
"Well, I thought I was done with THE SPIDER," Powell said. "Until I was approached a few days ago to write a historic first-time-ever team-up prose novella of THE SPIDER with OPERATOR 5. This will be featured in Moonstone's upcoming OPERATOR 5 anthology, along with other thrill-a-second adventures from some of the finest pulp authors today. I'm dedicating my tale to the memory of the late Howard Hopkins, a great friend and brilliant writer, who surely would have been included in this volume. This one is for you, pal."
You can learn more about Martin Powell at http://martinpowell221bcom.blogspot.com/
You can learn more about Moonstone Books at http://www.moonstonebooks.com/.
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