Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Dark side of the Honeymooner

Art Carney, Boris Karloff, Dinah Shore, and Betty Hutton invented goth — who knew?

I don't advise attempting to drink beverages while watching this May 17, 1957 clip of Karloff "auditioning" to replace Shore:

Squares in the Fifties were hipper — and stranger — than many people think.

AND ANOTHER THING: The story behind the Diamonds' "Little Darlin'," from my liner notes to the group's best-of CD.