Maritime Monday for July 22nd, 2013: Summer Movie Guide, Part II: Romance and Adventure on the High Seas!

A few titles that didn’t make last week’s list: Across the Pacific (Warner Brothers, 1942) Not long after the release of The Maltese Falcon, John Huston reunited with Bogart, Mary Astor, and Sydney Greenstreet to make this war-era propaganda film in which Bogie battles Japanese saboteurs. Across the Pacific was originally envisioned as the story of a … [Read more...]

Maritime Monday for April 16, 2012: Asleep in the Deep

Third-class tea cup china used by passengers and the crew, is shown as part of the artifacts collection at a warehouse in Atlanta, in this Aug 15, 2008 file photo. (AP Photo/Stanley Leary, File) Just As The Ship Went Down Words by Edith Maida Lessing ; Music by Bernie Adler & Sidney Gibson A cold dark night, a sea of ice… (sheet  music viewable here) Lead … [Read more...]

Maritime Monday for December 26th, 2011: Captain’s Christmas

The Captain's Christmas: Cartoon; MGM/United Features Syndicate. Originally Released on December 17, 1938 …The Captain is going to surprise the kids by dressing as Santa Claus, but the peg-legged pirate villain, John, takes his place. However, John and his wacky henchman get into the spirit, giving the Captain and the kids a Christmas Eve celebration that brings down … [Read more...]