Back in 1947, MGM gave away one-acre plots of land located in Valencia County, New Mexico
to 689 different movie critics, editors, and publishers throughout the country. It was a publicity stunt to promote the movie The Sea of Grass
, starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, and directed by Elia Kazan.
Of course, the land was barren desert, running alongside a Santa Fe railway line. So it wasn't worth much.
But I wonder what's become of those one-acre plots today. Have they risen in value? Did any of the recipients hold onto the land, paying the taxes year after year, and passing it on to their heirs?
As for the movie, director Elia Kazan said in his autobiograpy, "It's the only picture I've ever made that I'm ashamed of. Don't see it."
Caution: brief flashes of uncovered upper female chest area and two swears.
If you like the snippet above, featuring the sensuous writhings of Allison Hayes (Attack of the 50-Foot Woman
), then watch the full movie below.
The latest entry in our boredom contest. This guy's voice is particularly deadly--especially when he repeats the same passage!
However, I now want to say "sprung idler" and "snubber roller" over and over, so the film must have worked!
The fact that this skill is extinct does add a certain piquancy to the boredom, though.
The narrator explains the circumstances in the video.
Today is the last day you can order items from the clothing line based on the carpet pattern outside Room 237
in Kubrick's The Shining. Available for purchase
is a sweater, cardigan, scarf, ski mask, door mat, and an area rug.
The Ginger Rogers of Nazi Germany.
More on Marika Rokk here
"A new form of life--and DEATH!"
I wonder why the trailer neglects to tell us that the dog houses the reincarnated soul of the little kid's father, who croaked in a car accident. Read the synopsis
of the rest of the film to learn of its heart-warming tale of death, malevolence, vivisection, and heartbreak. A feel-good pic!