1. Creature from the Black Lagoon (Universal International, 1954) Lobby Card (11” X 14”) Horror

    Starring Richard Carlson, Julia Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno, Nestor Paiva, Whit Bissell, Ricou Browning, and Ben Chapman. Directed by Jack Arnold.

  2. The Caine Mutiny (Columbia, 1954) French poster

    Starring Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray, Robert Francis, May Wynn, Tom Tully, E.G. Marshall, Lee Marvin, Arthur Franz, Warner Anderson, Claude Akins, Katherine Warren, Jerry Paris, Steve Brodie, Herbert Anderson, and James Best.

    Directed by Edward Dmytryk

  3. The Beachcomber (1954)Written by: W. Somerset Maugham

    Mr. Gray is the new Resident in Charge of the Welcome Islands in the Indian Ocean. The Islands are full of life, but the only other Europeans are the “sanctimonious, psalm-singing” brother-sister missionary team of Martha and Owen Jordans, and the Honourable Ted - a hard-drinking, womanizing social outcast whose English family pays him to stay away.

    Martha and Ted become an unlikely team when cholera threatens the islands and they must do their best to stop its spread.


  4. All at Sea (MGM, 1958) Comedy
    Starring Alec Guinness, Irene Browne, Maurice Denham, Percy Herbert, Victor Maddern. Directed by Charles Frend.

    A seasick sea captain commands an amusement pier despite local opposition. (imdb)

    original title: "Barnacle Bill"

  5. Jack Sparling: Monty Hall of the U.S. Marines #9 Page 30 Pin-Up Original Art (Toby, 1952)

    Jack Sparling (American, 1916-1997): broke into comics with the newspaper strip Hap Hopper, Washington Correspondant, which he drew from1941-43. From 1943-48 he drew the comic strip, Claire Voyant, and also began his comic book career. Over the years, the prolific Sparling worked for nearly every publisher in comics, including Charlton, DC, Dell, Fawcett, Gilberton, Harvey, Marvel, Parents Magazine Press, Atlas-Seaboard, Toby Press, Warren Publishing, Western, and Ziff-Davis. Some of the highlights of his comic book career include his work on the Challengers of the Unknown, Secret Six, Turok, Unknown Soldier, Eclipso, G. I. Joe, and Mighty Samson features. In 1960-72 he returned to syndicated strips with his work on the feature Honor Eden.

  7. The Sea Hound

    A 15-part series set in the late 1940s that charts the voyage of a group of pirates searching for buried treasure. Everything goes well until Crabbe emerges to wreck their hopes.
    Directed by: Walter B. Eason, Mack V. Wright
    Cast: Buster Crabbe, Jimmy Lloyd, Pamela Blake, Ralph Hodges, Bob Barron

    The Sea Hound (serial)

    Adventures of the Sea Hound was a popular radio show that ran on the Blue Network from 1942 to 1945, Mutual from 1946-47, and ABC in 1948. Between 1942 and 1945, it was produced on behalf of Nelson A. Rockefeller’s Office of Inter-American Affairs (1940-46) and was part of a national program to strengthen inter-American relations.

    Broadcast five times a week, the show featured Captain Silver and his sidekick Jerry hunting Nazi spies throughout the hemisphere. Every episode took place in a different Latin American country.

    Listeners w ere encouraged to write to NBC to request Captain Silver’s Sea Chart - a colorful map of the Americas that informed on the most important products and carried on its border pictures of outstanding heroes and flags of all the Latin America republics. Some 200,000 of such maps were sent out.

    The show spawned a short lived comic book and the 1947 Columbia serial, The Sea Hound, starring Buster Crabbe.

    Listen to episodes at The Internet Archive

  10. mudwerks:

    (via Jean Painleve: Science is Fiction | Le Journal de la Photographie)

    Jean Painlevé (1902-1989) Hippocampes Males, vintage print

  11. Adventure Comics #32 (DC, 1938) 

    First issue (formerly titled New Adventure Comics). Cover by Creig Flessel. Artists include Fred Guardineer, Bob Kane, and Joe Shuster.