Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunday, Sept 12th, 1976

The bus schedules change today.

Big list of upcoming movies in NOW this morning. I had to pass on LOGAN'S RUN but decided to instead see THE STRANGER & THE GUNFIGHTER flick at Ludlow and hope I can pick up the other one later. More than likely it'll stick around and I'd be willing to bet STRANGER won't. I think I made the right decision.

IT. Ugh! Ugh! Ugh! For the same results I had last Thursday, guess I'll need to lay low for awhile.

Mom salvaged me an 8 by 10 of FDR out of the trash at SS tonight.

Decided to let my sideburns grow again.

NOTES: Since I didn't drive--and wouldn't for another twelve years--I prided myself on always being up on the bus schedules. I modified an old, small lampshade to be a file for every Northern Kentucky bus schedule and kept them filed by number on top of an old television we used as a table in a corner of the living room.

NOW was the Sunday morning ENQUIRER entertainment section. Used to have 3-5 pages of movie opposed to today's quarter page of tiny ones. Sigh. I miss newspapers.

Always a history buff, I had for the past few years been interested in World war II and was very pleased to get the FDR photo even though it had ben pulled from the trash next door.

THE STRANGER & THE GUNFIGHTER was an odd but fun light-hearted spaghetti western/martial arts movie starring LEE VAN CLEEF from THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLT with Lo Lieh from THE FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH. It was produced by Sophia Loren's husband! Basically the pair was searching for a treasure by piecing together a map tattooed on the posteriors of various women in different towns.


  1. I read some books a few years ago about the making of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. It's amazing how Lee Van Cleef ended up in that movie.

    I like a lot of his films.