Savant Column

Monday July 31, 2017


Some quick notices:

I’ve gotten notes asking why I haven’t been linking to Dick Dinman’s web radio show DVD Classics Corner On The Air lately, and I have no reasonable excuses . . . but I wouldn’t miss this one. Dick interviews none other than the illustrious Michael Schlesinger on the subject of the new KL Studio Classics disc of Billy Wilder’s One, Two, Three. Michael did the disc commentary for the great comedy and is the perfect source for a lively conversation. This time around the ‘Dick’s Pick’s’ feature also discusses a long list of Kino – KLSC releases, including the serial Daredevils of the Red Circle and Alfred Hitchcock’s Lifeboat. To hear this show and others please go to

To me the hot KL Studio Classics disc this week is William Wellman’s silent Beggars of Life, with Richard Arlen and Louise Brooks — I haven’t seen it, and I’m going to at the first opportunity. It’s another show I’ve read about for years but not caught up with.

And I was quick to share this one with Gary Teetzel: All of Galaxy Science Fiction magazine is now online, free for the reading. Gary reports that, “looking at just the first two issues, you see stories by Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Frederick Pohl, Robert Sheckley, Robert Bloch and Clifford Simak. That’s a pretty impressive lineup!” The wiki entry for the magazine is complimentary as well.

Thanks for reading! — Glenn Erickson