Pic of the Day: “Head” revisited & Happy Birthday Byron!

Today is the birthday of my amazing hubby Byron, so in his honor I let him choose today’s pic. It’s Lord High ‘n Low again from Bob Rafelson‘s Head (1968).


BOYS……… Don’t you ever – but never – make fun of no cripple.” Wise advice in any situation. Happy birthday anniversary, sweetie! Thanks for all your love and support over the years, and for indulging your crazy wife’s obsession. You’re the best. ❤

Quote of the Week

I was a child laborer, as were my brother and four sisters. The family property rests on a half an acre with three buildings: the family residence, a guesthouse, and the studio. The studio was alive with production work for many years, and on the property was a bustling menagerie of more than a hundred farm and exotic animals that included chickens, ducks, geese, goats, horse, cats, dogs, birds of prey, and a monkey. The animals were the responsibility of the children, supervised by my mother and father. […]

Like a farmer’s son, I felt compelled to follow in my father’s footsteps, or at least to facilitate the journey he had hoped to make as a filmmaker. As his right hand man toward the end of his life, I managed his career and helped produce and write projects with him. We were as close as a father and son could be; but I knew there were things about my father I would never comprehend or reconcile. I felt I had complete access to him in ways only a father and son could share. It was during these final years that a crystallization of understanding was formed which gave me the ability to better understand the underlying meaning in his artistic efforts. In The World’s Greatest Sinner, he was an outspoken smuggler. He had the ability to cultivate the shocks and hyperbole of tabloid headlines. Nothing escaped his scathing irony. His work was an antidote to complacency during the Cold War. American hypocrisy was always a major target. And to take on the subject matter of sex, religion, politics, and rock ‘n’ roll, he knew that he was playing a game so big that he wasn’t going to screw it up.

– Romeo Carey, “Making Sinner, A Work-In-Progress,” from Dead Flowers (Vox Populi/Participant Press, 2011)

Byron and Romeo

My husband Byron with Romeo Carey in Timothy’s El Monte studio, before the stone wall that Tim built himself, June 2013

Pic of the Day: “Peeper” revisited

It’s been barely a month since the last Peeper pic, but as today is my dear husband’s birthday, he gets to choose today’s pic. And he decided he wants to see Timothy all snazzy and stylish in a suit and fedora, so how could we not turn to Peeper (1976) once again? Bumbling torpedoes Sid and Rosie (the great Don Calfa) prepare to interrogate a hapless ship steward, in a scene filmed aboard the majestic Queen Mary.


I truly lucked out in the husband department. Happy birthday anniversary, sweetie!

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the United States. I for one have lots to be thankful for this year!

One of the things I’m thankful for is that my husband Byron and I got to go thrift shopping (one of  our most favorite things to do) with Romeo Carey while he was here for the Portland Sinner screening! Here they are in the middle of the housewares section at the big Goodwill off Grand Avenue. Timothy was an enthusiastic thrift shopper as well!

Have a wonderful day and try not to go into a food coma this evening! Count your blessings and give thanks for the good things in your life.

Pic of the Day: “Rumble on the Docks” revisited

In honor of my amazing husband Byron’s birthday anniversary, our pic for today is another shot from Rumble on the Docks (1956). Tim’s torpedo Frank Mangus is getting chewed out in front of the rest of the gang (so not cool) by the boss, Joe Brindo (Michael Granger).

When Byron and I were watching this movie, I had to pause the DVD right around this point to go use the restroom or some such. Byron commented that this was a great tableau, with all the guys sitting/standing around and Tim perched on the desk. I have to agree.  He isn’t credited, but I do believe the seated fellow between Tim and Granger is Ben Frommer, who appeared in a couple of Ed Wood‘s films.

New addition to Tim’s filmography!

A special treat for the last day of the year! Today’s guest blogger is my awesome husband Byron Caloz. He has a keen interest in lost and/or previously undiscovered films and TV shows. He recently made an exciting discovery and wants to share it with you. Take it away, Byron!

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A new addition is now confirmed for Timothy Carey’s filmography/videography: Two episodes in the first broadcast season of Gang Busters! Alas, most of the episodes from the first season are not on DVD. They were filmed so it is possible they exist somewhere, but at least we know which episodes are his (we had heard from Romeo Carey, Tim’s son, that Tim had told him he was on Gang Busters).

Tim Carey appeared as the character Legenza in “The Tri-State Gang” which was broadcast as part 1 on  November 9, 1952 on NBC, and then part 2 on Nov. 27, 1952 (Gang Busters was broadcast at the same time and day but on alternate weeks with the original Dragnet television series). Interestingly, the two part episode was not filmed as all one production and then split, but rather was filmed as two separate productions, part 2 first as production 12, then part 1 as production 15; both directed by George Habib.

This information came from the superbly researched book by Martin Grams, Jr. titled Gang Busters: The Crime Fighters of American Broadcasting. While the cast list is available, there is no plot summation, but Legenza is clearly the gang leader and the F.B.I. investigator on his tail is Agent Hibbs, played by Larry Dobkin.

Here is the original plot which was first used for the radio on Sept. 14, 1935 for the pre-cursor series to Gang Busters: G-Men. Walter Legenza and Robert Mais shot their way to freedom while being transported from a jail to see their attorney. They shot two guards and a police officer and the police officer died. Later the two with their gang robbed a bank but police caught up with them and soon captured them.

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On that note, all of us here at The Timothy Carey Experience (that is, Byron and myself) wish all of you a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year! Here’s hoping you tackle whatever problems come your way with the same sense of triumph and love of life that Timothy displays in this promotional shot from Fast-Walking (1982). For Auld Lang Syne, everybody!