Recently, Leo B. Gorcey, Jr. published a limited-edition reprint of his father’s autobiography. Right smack dab in the middle of it was a picture of Leo "Slip Mahoney" Gorcey in front of a banner trumpeting MONOGRAM WEEK, 1951: “A Monogram Subject on EVERY SCREEN in the nation!” So I'm thinking, here we are, five and a half decades later, roughly, and somebody should carry on this fine tradition. Consequently, I invite all movie fans to join us for the 55th Annual Monogram Week, Feb. 11-18, 2006. We're going to be watching (certainly) and enjoying (hopefully) several Monogram films on DVDs from various companies, and at my home site (www.inthebalcony.com) I'll be reviewing them. We've also talked to our suppliers to provide special deals on Monogram DVDs, and offers are starting to pour in (and by "pour", I mean "trickle"). I'm inviting everybody to join in by spreading the word about Monogram Week, watching Monogram films, and discussing them on the websites of your choice. Monogram Week comes but once a year -- let's all join in the festivities and make this the best darned Monogram Week ever! Remember, it's Feb. 11-18. For more information, including a Monogram FAQ, I invite you to visit us In The Balcony. And if you haven't seen Monogram's snowbound thriller KLONDIKE (1932) with Thelma Todd, Lyle Talbot, Jason Robards, and Gabby Hayes, you'll find an opportunity to scarf a cheap copy of a good print of it.