Dragnet was an important breakthrough in the detective story.
Before Dragnet the police officer was not the solver of the crime. See Sherlock Holmes, The Maltese Falcon where the hero is a private detective. The Maltese Falcon the police play a very small part in the story. With Dragnet we see the police procedural as a new detective novel.
I saw this movie again last night. I also saw it when it came out.
The first thing that hit me was this was the way the LA police department wanted to be seen. They probably approved. One of the items the LAPD was not pleased about in 1954 was the Bill of Rights. One of the characters says that only a guilty person would need a lawyer. There was no right to remain silent.
In Los Angles in 1954 there were no visible people of color.
Sometimes watching something from the past you
As I have noted on the main OL web page some comments about Buckley's death. I would like to suggest to readers you look at National Review On Line for a fuller view.
The first right wing book I read was Up From Liberialism. I liked National Review when I first found it.
Ayn Rand's objections to Buckley have been noted and should not be ignored but has I have said he will be missed.
I want to thank Tom Stone and Shawn Klein for linking to this statement.
Mr. Levant got into trouble with Human Right Commission in Alberta. His opening statement is on Shawn Klein's blog. It will remind of Howard Roark at his trial. He takes the moral high ground and never loses.
I am proud Mr Levant is part of the human race.
Has anyone else looked at this book?
It's by Andrew Bernstein who is an ARI person who I don't like.
I must report I was surprised. One of the biggest surprises is Bernstein refers to people who have been booted from the ARI camp including George Reisman. He also mentions Paul Johnson and Robert Higgs
I ordered and received some items from ARI bookstore.
I have listened completely on only one of them. "Atlas Shrugged A Second Declaration of Independence" which I thought was very good.
I am listening to Lisa Van Damme talks on Gems of Short Fiction. It is interesting and enjoyable.
ARI is now offering attachments such as outlines only on the internet.
It was on TCM this morning.
AFI selected it as the greatest comedy of all time. I must say that I laughed at almost every scene.
Sadly only one member of the cast is alive. Tony Curtis who after several years making many b-movies finally came into his own as an actor. He had done Sweet Smell of Success which had moved him out of the pretty boy status.
It was also one of Marilyn Monroe's last movies. It was one of her best. She is so vulnerable.
Some Like It Hot has a great s
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I ran across this video online and thought it was pretty cool.
Durham in Wonderland has had some posts about the responses to the lacrosse players suit against many of individual besides Nifong involved in the Lacrosse case. As always the post are very enlightening. The city of Durham approach seems to be BLAME NIFONG.
I am getting more cable so I can watch Penn & Teller again.
They have a great show. I watched a show about Mount Rushmore which was great. They have done about the endangered species law and handicapped parking spaces. On the endangered species story they had my friend Bob Smith who is a very articulate spokesman for liberty. On the handicapped parking spaces story they had Ed Hudgins.
I wish Penn wouldn't use so many four letter words. If you like nudity they have it.
Wooooooo Hooooooo!!!! I DID IT!
I maintained my goal weight through my birthday, the holidays, some pizzas and one of those all the meat you can possibly eat Brazilian steakhouses. And I actually went down a pound. I was actually getting a little nervous there for awhile with all that food and not being able to weigh in for several weeks because of the Weight Watchers meetings being cancelled for three sessions due to the holidays. When week number six rolled around, I had to miss the meeting t
Michael Barone in a recent column made the point that in the five electoral events five different people have won them. Only three states have voted New Hampshire, Iowa and Wyoming. Wyoming only for the GOP.
Romney leads the GOP. Obama leads the Dems.
He died today. He was the man who conquered Everest. He is also the only man to stand and the North & South Poles. I can remember seeing the movie "The Conquest of Everest".
He was something of an environmentalist but he was not wacko. He also had authority from all he had done.
I have attended the last three TOC Summer Seminars. I don't know if I will go to the next one.
The invitation to the head of another Objectivist inter-net forum has angered me and others. I consider this person to be anti good manners. From reports he behaves in his forum like a bad bar room lout.
I hope TAS will rethink this invitation.