1. Twitter road trips USA: Baltimore to Bar Harbor, day one - live


    Our final reader-led road trip sets off today from Baltimore. Over the next five days, Vicky Baker and photographer Greta Rybus will be bringing you live updates of their progress as they head up the east coast, bound for Bar Harbor in Maine.

    You can tell them where to go and what to see en route by tweeting @vickybaker, @guardiantravel, #TwiTrips, or by leaving a tip on GuardianWitness or in the comments below

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  6. Windjammer (RKO, 1937

    Starring George O’Brien, Constance Worth, William Hall, and Brandon Evans. Directed by Ewing Scott.

    In this high-seas adventure, an assistant state’s attorney must serve a subpoena upon a wealthy yacht owner. To do this the fellow must sign on as a crew member for a race across the Pacific to Hawaii. The yacht is filled with wealthy passengers. Trouble ensues when the craft is rammed by a gun smuggler’s windjammer.

    The snooty passengers are rescued and taken aboard the smuggler’s craft. At first they are ungrateful and boorish, but then the passengers begin realizing that their lives are in the attorney’s capable hands and begin pitching in to help.

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  7. Anonymous asked: Movie "Pacific Liner" with Victor McLaglan. All time BEST Chief Engineer movie

    hadn’t caught that one!  thanks, it’s on the list

     
  8. “Gromoboi” was an armoured cruiser of the Russian fleet that took part in the Russo-Japanese War
     and WWI. It was built in St. Petersburg under the improved project of the cruiser “Russia”.
    Its construction began in 1898, the cruiser was put into service in 1900. Yes, that’s a “Bow-Chaser”
    protruding above the bow ornament. Russian Blogger. ID not revealed. http://englishrussia.com/

     
  9. Superboy #9 (DC, 1950)

    Humpty Dumpty, the Hobby Robber appearance. John Sikela cover and art. Curt Swan art.

     
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  11. Tonight’s nautical feature…

    Tagged #gary cooper
     
  12. Hit the Deck (RKO, 1930) Swedish release poster

    starring Jack Oakie

    In this musical, based on a long-running Broadway hit from 1927, a sailor finds himself the object of a cafe owner’s affections. Singing, dancing, and comic mayhem ensue. +

     
  13. So This is Paris (Universal, 1955)

    Tony Curtis makes his musical-comedy debut in the frolicsome Universal production So This is Paris.

    Curtis, Gene Nelson and Paul Gilbert play three American sailors on leave in the City of Light. +

     
  14. Hit the Deck (MGM, 1955) Belgian release poster

    Starring Jane Powell, Tony Martin, Debbie Reynolds, Walter Pidgeon, Vic Damone, Gene Raymond, Ann Miller, and Russ Tamblyn

    Sailors Tony Martin, Vic Damone and Russ Tamblyn spend their entire shore leave in pursuit of three beautiful gals. Tamblyn plays the son of by-the-book admiral Walter Pidgeon. +

     
  15. Rainbow Island (Paramount, 1944)

    Starring Dorothy Lamour

    Rainbow Island is a lavish Technicolor confection designed to show off the physical attributes of star Dorothy Lamour. This time Lamour is a white girl raised as native on a tropical isle. Barry Sullivan, Eddie Bracken and Gil Lamb play merchant-marine sailors hiding from Japanese troops on Lamour’s island.

    The storyline may have had dramatic inclinations, but these are forgotten amidst several seductive musical numbers and numerous shots of Dorothy swaying in her patented sarong. Perhaps aware that no one could have taken this film seriously, Ms. Lamour plays her role for laughs, and gets them.  +