Over the recent weekend holiday I took the free time I had and invested it in redesigning Cinebeats.com. If you visit or link to Cinebeats you’ll find that you’re taken to a new index page with links to my Blog, the Blog Archives, a Cinebeats Amazon Shop, a new About Me page, a new and updated Links section, and quick links to my Myspace page and my Flickr galleries where you can view lots of terrific retro images of films and fashion. I also changed the design of my blog a bit so if you link directly to it at http://cinebeats.blogsome.com you’ll see some minor changes there as well.
I hope to create web pages for all my longer blog posts in the future, but for now you can use the Blog Index I made and search for whatever you’re looking for using a customized Google search. In the Cinebeats Amazon Shop you’ll find just about every ’60s and ’70s era film I’ve ever mentioned here on the blog so far or elsewhere online, but I’m still adding to it and listing other favorites when I can. I often get requests from people about where they can find a particular film and the shop will make it easier for me to point people to one spot. Site visitors can use it for rental recommendations too. You’ll also find books and soundtracks I’ve mentioned or recommend in the shop as well.
Way back in January of this year I mentioned that I was going to start two weekly blog features (Recommended DVD Release of the Week and Celebrity Spotlight) but I’m afraid I haven’t done either. I occasionally talk about new DVD releases and write about directors, actors and actresses I like, but starting today I will be posting a Recommended DVD Release of the Week every week and instead of a Celebrity Spotlight, I will be posting an Image of the Week featuring actors, actresses and directors that I love on my homepage.
Current Image of the week: Angie Dickenson, 1962
Last but not least, some of my blog articles can now be found at the wonderful That ’60s Girl site run by the very nice April who happens to be the sister of one of my best online buddies, Lala. Lala also has a terrific site called The Grindhouse that retro cinema fans should enjoy visiting.
I really appreciate all the positive feedback I’ve gotten about Cinebeats in recent months and I hope visitors will enjoy the new changes I’ve made.