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This Week in Movie History…

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On September 30, 1948, actor Robert Mitchum (Story of G.I. Joe, Cape Fear) was released from prison following his charge of marijuana possession. Mitchum was an up-and-coming star in Hollywood. He had received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor two years earlier for his role in Story of G.I. Joe, and appeared in four feature films in 1947, including Pursued, Crossfire, Desire Me, and Out of the Past. He also worked with director Robert Wise (The Day the Earth Stood Still, West Side Story) in a western film earlier in 1948 called Blood on the Moon. His recent string of success, however, only made his bust on September 1st that much worse.

Mitchum was found with actress Lila Leeds (Lady in the Lake, Wild Weed) and dancer Vicki Evans. With the 60s still more than a decade out, and public opinion towards marijuana still very much in the light of propaganda films like Reefer Madness (1936), the young actor feared the very public arrest would effectively end his acting career. It didn’t help that industry names like Howard Hughes (Scarface, The Outlaw), David O. Selznick (King Kong, Gone with the Wind), and the press constantly berated him during this period. But his famous bust that could have completely ended his career ended up doing just the opposite. Continue reading

Carnage LIVE @ Billy Frog’s (Sioux Falls, SD)

Billy Frog

Location: 5002 S Marion Road, Sioux Falls
When: Saturday, January 25th @ 7PM

The master, Carnage (The Executioner) will be live in Sioux Falls tonight. He’ll be joined by Johnny G and Bash Wise among others at Billy Frog’s. Carnage is pretty much a one man band, we’ve seen him live quite a few times and he never disappoints. The show is 21+ and FREE, so if you’re in Sioux Falls searching for a good time; this is it.

Dep Dillinger – Mercury’s Talarias (Cover Art)

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The homie Dep Dillinger has released the artwork for his upcoming project “Mercury’s Talarias” and it’s pretty dope. Revolving around a Greek theme the artwork takes on an Icarus like feel, hopefully the Minnesota spitter can get back to doing what he does best; rapping dope raps.