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Perry Mason

 

Lucky Strike Ads

 

1984

 

Morey Amsterdam Thing

 

As with the rest of these B&W site, this will be a grave disappointment to anyone looking for hard information or comprehensive evaluations. Go hit wikipedia, if you’re writing a term paper. This sit will be updated irregularly - something on Black & White World gets new material weekly, but I watch more movies than old TV.

These sites are short looks at pre-color shows I’ve watched and enjoyed for the usual reasons. Either they’re bad, charmingly clumsy, swank, or they have that greyscale cool that sets the Black & White World apart from the fever dreams of technicolor.

Not to dismiss color, of course; imagine Star Trek in black and white. But imagine all those classic Perry Masons in color. Not just different; wrong, somehow.

 

Lileks

09.25.09