Saturday, April 25, 2015

Bob Hope and Milton Berle

Milton Berle was given a break from his 30 year NBC contract in '66 to try his own show again on ABC. Here's a clip of Bob Hope DOING Milton's opening routine and Uncle Miltie as Ol' ski-nose.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dinner At Eight

The Broadway and Hollywood classic DINNER AT EIGHT was revived in '66 with Walter Pidgeon,  Darren McGavin, Arlene Francis, Pamela Tiffin, Blanche Yurka, Mindy Carson and Jeffrey Lynn. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Naked Prey

Actor/Director Cornel Wilde had enjoyed a long if unspectacular career for more than three decades already by the time he made THE NAKED PREY. Made in 1965, the movie had its US release in '66. The plot is simple. A hunter offends a tribe in Africa but the tribe gives him a fighting chance to escape with no weapons, no supplies and very little clothing. Although the picture continues to endure charges of racism, it most likely rode to its success on the heels of 1964's spectacular hit ZULU. THE NAKED PREY became a staple of movie packages for local TV stations throughout the 1970s.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Hero-Jack Davis Art

Jack Davis promotional art for the short-lived 1966 sitcom THE HERO starring future SOAP and EMPTY NEST  star Richard Mulligan.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Next to the Last Remake of Beau Geste

This '66 remake of a classic remake of a classic had a good cast for its day but never achieved the classic status of its predecessors and, in fact, led to Marty Feldman's spoof version of the following decade, THE LAST REMAKE OF BEAU GESTE.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Walk Away Renee-The Left Banke, R.I.P. Michael Brown

Keyboardist and band founder Michael Brown wrote this seminal hit for the "Baroque Pop" band , The Left Banke, with Steve Martin (Caro) singing lead. The song was inspired by the guitarist's girlfriend.

R.I.P. Michael Brown