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Monday, September 04, 2006


Seein' Stars with Feg Murray


Feg Murray’s Seein’ Stars must surely have been something to look forward to in the Sunday sections between 1941 and 1953. Murray’s feature was always colorful and informative. We can assume his data about the stars was at least marginally accurate, but who knows? I'd venture to say that Eskimo actor Mala had to be some kind of amazing specimen to ski down a mountain and shoot foxes as he passed them by, though I’m not sure what the point of that exercise might have been. Murray started out as a sports columnist and cartoonist with The Los Angeles Times in the early thirties. By 1939, he was sufficiently well known as to merit a cameo (playing himself) in a Kay Kyser musical, That’s Right – You’re Wrong. His color strips would have presumably appeared alongside Dick Tracy, Tarzan, and all the rest. Apparantly a man of varied talents, Feg hosted radio variety programs as well, including The Baker's Broadcast, which later introduced Ozzie and Harriet. He died in 1973.

Just for the record, today marks the 300th posting at Greenbriar Picture Shows since December 27, 2005, and I take this occasion to again remind readers of THIS link which will take you to the ARCHIVE and SEARCH page. All of Greenbriar's stories, photos, and reader comments are there, plus drop-down menus of all the names and film titles that have cropped up on the site during the last (going on) nine months. By all means, go there and look up your favorite movies and stars. I'd also like to thank those readers who have taken the time to pass along their comments and information to others. It's great hearing from all of you, and your input is very much appreciated!

15 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would you PLEASE do something on Eleanor Powell? She's was MGM's first musical star. She was also married to Glenn Ford who just died last week. She was a huge star from the mid 1930's to the early 40's. I realize she isn't as beautiful as some of the other actresses you've written about but boy could she dance.

Thanks
sjack827@yahoo.com

8:13 AM  
Blogger Philip said...

Here's to another 300 - yours is one of the few sites that give me withdrawal symptoms when it can't be reached.

Any plans for a book? I'd buy it.

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Greg G. said...

Here's to another 3000! I check this site religiously and am never disappointed. I also second the notion of a book.

12:12 PM  
Blogger Axe said...

Many thanks for your page. I look forward to it first thing every morning!

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Griff said...

They tore down the Roxy, Capitol, Rivoli... may the Greenbriar remain open forever!

1:50 PM  
Blogger J.C. Loophole said...

On behalf of myself, Wolf and The Shelf- Congrats! We hope to see many, many more! We would also love to see a book!

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are you going to do glamour Monday for Jean Harlow the number one glamour girl?????????????????

4:39 PM  
Blogger Wolf Flywheel said...

I know I don't comment as much as JC does ,but it's overdue. Congradulations on your first 300 and we look forward to the future of G.B.P.S.-I appreciate the time and effort put into something to entertain a schmo like me. And for free at that! Good luck and thank you.

6:02 PM  
Anonymous Mike Mercury said...

Congrats, John - I love reading about cinema's past, especially when the topic is illustrated with such unusual pictures.

Here's to the next milestone!

thanks
Mike

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As both southerner (born in Cleveland, TN and currently residing in Knoxville, TN) and cineaste (director and aficionado) your site is a wellspring of invigoration. You take me straight back to the dbl. features at the Martin Theater and the weekend triple features at the Starvue Drive-In (chiefly the 60s and 70s-but a LOT of earlier films like "Thunder Road" played in both theaters at least once a year for four decades!). Kudos and wishing you a million more!!!!!!!

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Mike In Ohio said...

Book? This blog IS a book, with a new chapter every day!! Keep up the great work John, and congrats on #300.

10:48 PM  
Blogger convict 13 said...

Congratulations on the 300 posts, all of which have been excellent. I too have your blog as a must visit site each day and look forward to every blog.

11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 300 wonderful posts!

I love your blog.

Thanks,
isayni@gmail.com

1:34 AM  
Blogger lizimbrie88 said...

I'd like to add my congratulations on your 300th post. Greenbriar has become one of my favourite sites; I check it out first thing every morning. What a great way to start the day! Thanks for all the wonderful pictures and the wry commentary that accompanies them. Good luck and I look forward to many years of delightful and entertaining posts!

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Jim Lane said...

What, 300 already?? I must say, they fly by much too quickly, and I'm always left tapping my foot, eager to read the next. Let me add my congratulations, John; and here's looking forward to doing the same for your 3,000th.

2:19 PM  

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