For example, I know there's a reader out there who only checks in with the site once daily for the sole purpose of getting the straight skinny on genre films released on this day from history. I know my collection is far from complete, but I'm suspecting this fellow might use the information he obtains to inform listeners of his podcast. Who knows? He could do a great deal more research on these films than I do -- that's not out of the question -- but it's reasurring to know that he's found a routine use for SciFiHistory.Net in his daily pursuits ... as that's always been my dream in creating and cultivating such information.
Because I know folks who do use this place with such specificity, I figured I might start doing a feature on the MainPage (here where you are) called 'Now Showing.' This wouldn't be anything fancy: it's just a way for me to announce that I've found another flick that I've added to the appropriate internal pages. This cannot and will not mean that I've covered all of the movie's release dates; however, it will mean that I've properly catalogued its very first exhibition -- be it silver screen, small screen, home video, or the like -- and it will be found on the corresponding Daily Citation Page.
Today's discovery: 1935's Night Life Of The Gods.
From what I've read, this Fantasy/Comedy enjoyed its first release (in the U.S.) all the way back on February 23, 1935. Screenwriter Barry Trivers adapted the Thorne Smith novel -- "The Night Life Of The Gods" published on March 2, 1931 -- for Universal Pictures. Lowell Sherman directed a cast that included Alan Mowbray, Florine McKinney, Peggy Shannon, and Richard Carle. According to our friends at IMDB.com, here's the plot summary:
"A scientist named Hunter Hawk invents a device that can turn flesh to stone. While celebrating his discovery he becomes involved with a half naked leprechaun. On a trip to New York, Hunter and Meg (the leprechaun) decide to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and turn all of the Statues of Greek Gods into people. What follows in a drunken romp around New York with Medusa's severed head still in Perseus' hand."
Drunken romp about New York City? With a severed head in hand? That sounds like a loud of laughs, indeed!
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!