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  • Hayley Dodwell
    Published 7 days ago
    Were You a Cabbage Patch Kids Mummy?

    Were You a Cabbage Patch Kids Mummy?

    The Cabbage Patch Kids were the biggest toy fad of the 1980s. The most successful toy doll in the history of the toy industry. Every little girl wanted one. It was a must have Christmas present. Parents would search the shops for a Cabbage Patch Kid doll, which sold out very quickly! A riot even broke out in a shop, a week before Christmas in 1983; it made the front cover of Newsweek.
  • Rod Faulkner
    Published 28 days ago
    80s Animated Series That Deserve Netflix Reboots

    80s Animated Series That Deserve Netflix Reboots

    During Power-Con 2019 in Anaheim, California, filmmaker Kevin "Silent Bob" Smith announced he is rebooting the iconic 80s animated series He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe as an anime series for video streaming giant Netflix.
  • Annie Kapur
    Published 4 months ago
    1st of June, 1926: Marilyn Monroe Was Born

    1st of June, 1926: Marilyn Monroe Was Born

    Marilyn Monroe was born on the 1st of June, 1926 in LA, California. She is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful women in all of human history and that's an understatement.
  • WatchMojo
    Published 8 months ago
    Top 10 Shocking Classic Film Star Scandals

    Top 10 Shocking Classic Film Star Scandals

    Hollywood and scandal are synonymous with one another. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the "Top 10 Shocking Classic Film Star Scandals."
  • Marielle Sabbag
    Published 8 months ago
    Homosexual Themes in 'The Merchant of Venice'

    Homosexual Themes in 'The Merchant of Venice'

    William Shakespeare made many well known popular plays throughout his life which are still relevant because of their themes and characters. Shakespeare’s play, The Merchant of Venice, has given rise to many disputes about whether one of its main characters, Antonio, is possibly gay. Antonio is a Venetian merchant who spends most of his time throughout the play glued to Bassanio because of a bond. But this isn’t all about Antonio. Portia’s sexuality is a question as well. She has sent many suitors away because she doesn’t want to marry them. Is this because she is not yet ready to marry or for other reasons that she is trying to keep secret? Does Shakespeare do this on purpose to play with readers minds?
  • Edward German
    Published 11 months ago
    The Old Time Radio Revival of the 70s

    The Old Time Radio Revival of the 70s

    During the 1970s, there had been a renewed interest in radio dramas that were a result of nostalgia that occurred after the release of the movie American Graffiti in 1974. The movie depicted the life of teenagers in 1950s America and was directed by George Lucas. With this in mind, Hyman Brown, a producer himself, decided to pitch an idea to CBS Radio. Brown had produced radio dramas during radio's golden era and decided that a new generation of listener might tune in. He drew from his experience from shows such as The Inner Sanctum Mysteries and The Adventures of Nero Wolfe. Therefore he created The CBS Radio Mystery Theater, a nightly radio drama that ranged from supernatural horror to science fiction stories in light of his past productions. There were also other producers who wanted to try their luck at making radio dramas. While CBSRMT was the heavy hitter of revived dramas, there were two shorter-lived series which will be discussed in this post.
  • Erica Acierno-Clench
    Published 11 months ago
    Mickey Mouse at 90

    Mickey Mouse at 90

    What a fascinating magazine. I love all things Disney and I learned so much. It was interesting to see how he got started and how all the different characters came to be. I also loved how some characters names got changed and are different now. It’s cool to see how many Mickey Mouse clubs there were. This magazine was expensive but worth it!
  • Ada Zuba
    Published 11 months ago
    Disney-fied: Rapunzel

    Disney-fied: Rapunzel

    Tangled is a great Disney movie with the iconic girl with long hair and her love of painting. The original tale, by the Brothers Grimm is much darker.
  • Ossiana Tepfenhart
    Published about a year ago
    10 Most Upsetting Endings of Favorite Kids' Shows

    10 Most Upsetting Endings of Favorite Kids' Shows

    Everyone out there has a favorite television show they watched as a kid. In fact, many older adults will rewatch their favorite kids' shows as a way to help strike up some nostalgia, get that nice comforting feeling of yesteryear, and relax.
  • Joseph A. Morrison
    Published about a year ago
    'Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons' - Spectrum File 1 Review

    'Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons' - Spectrum File 1 Review

    The second part of Big Finish's celebrations of 50 years of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons are The Spectrum Files, three enhanced audiobooks of Captain Scarlet novels that were published in 1967. The first of these, simply titled Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, is a globe-trotting adventure with a Bond-esque touch, and features a very novel Mysteron plan. However, it also feels strangely distant from the show as seen on screen and it also feels rather poorly plotted and paced, meaning that it's near four-and-a-half-hour run time does drag considerably, despite the excellent production.
  • Sity Sullivan
    Published about a year ago
    Batman Fights Dracula

    Batman Fights Dracula

    I was online the other day reading about Gloria Swanson when I came across a note that at the time of her death, she wanted to watch a particular movie she was in, but because it was a lost movie she couldn't. Of course, the wording stuck me as odd. Did she lose her copy? Couldn't she just borrow one? What did it mean that the movie was "lost?" Movies don't simply disappear? So I started researching it; turns out they do. There are laws now that every movie made must be put in at least two separate temperature-controlled safe spaces in order to combat this, but in the early film days there were no such rules. Because of the high flammability of film during the beginnings of cinema, a good deal of films would combust, causing massive fires and destroying whole archives of movies.
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published about a year ago
    Kids These Days Will Never Know: Part Two

    Kids These Days Will Never Know: Part Two

    I hope you liked part one of the list of things I've experienced and had as a child that kids today never knew about. Now, I'll be sharing part two of the things I loved in the 80s and 90s. Again, the list will be broken down into four parts in no particular order, so it'll be a total of 20 items.