Monday, November 3, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (and others)

Rosanna McCoy
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Desert Fury

Plattsburgh Press-Republican - September 6, 1949

Sea Legs and Man Trouble

Sea Legs
Man Trouble

Plattsburgh Daily Press - January 1, 1931

New Blog

Like I need something else to do. Looking through old newspapers of Clinton county, New York, I found some wonderful advertisements, news stories and movie theater ads. So, rather than talk about them, I'll just share them, perhaps with a link to's site.

The newspapers are from Plattsburgh, New York and are courtesy of the Northern New York Library Network (

Nothing fancy about how I extract them. I scroll, generally at random, until I find the movie listings in a newspaper. Sometimes page 3, sometimes page 2. Then, I save the .pdf file to my laptop. I open it up using Foxit Reader and use the snapshot tool to copy the ad to the clipboard.

Then I open up Paint.NET, import the data to a new image, look it over quickly and save as a .jpg.

Then post. So, nothing radical, but a fun look back at the movies that played in the Plattsburgh area.

Not all movie ads will come from the Strand, but most will.