Wednesday, April 20, 2011

TROMA Productions: As The Beatniks Grew Older ...

"Troma Entertainment is an American independent film production and distribution company founded by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz in 1974.[1]
The company produces low-budget independent movies that play on 1950s horror with elements of farce. Many Troma films contain social commentary."

Here are two of their classic films:
                                                            SURF NAZIS MUST DIE!

                                                                   And  then there's...

                                                             THE TOXIC AVENGER

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Remember "Long John Nebel" and His Overnight Radio Show?

Jackie Gleason was a fan of his and a frequent guest on his show.

Like so many others from The Beat Era, Long John's show was the pioneering prototype for future ones, such as Art Bell. Here are some samples of the original controversial call-in radio talk show. The first two
feature his fights with prank callers. The third is a sample of a typical Long John Nebel interview.