Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bat Stuff # 59

Sold by Warren Publishing's "Captain Company," these were, with their modern comic book art and the campy "Biff! Bam! Pows!," supposedly something tying in to the popular TV series. In fact, they were 8MM chapters of the already ancient-looking WWII-era movie serial starring Lewis Wilson as Batman.

Saturday, April 19, 2014


Never a big Natalie Wood fan myself but she was at her peak in popularity in '66 and PENELOPE was a fun vehicle for her.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chase and Sanborn 102nd Anniversary Radio Special

In November of 1966, coffee maker Chase and Sanborn whose classic radio series had for a time headlined Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy in the 1930s and 1940s, returned the venerable ventriloquist act to the air for this one-off radio special celebrating NBC and, for all intents and purposes, radio itself. Although dramatic network radio is considered to have officially died only in 1962 with the final episodes of SUSPENSE and YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR, this special a mere 4 years later is sometimes credited with igniting the OTR nostalgia boom that followed for the next decade or so.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Marvel Super-Heroes Rings

These are just some of the nifty sights to see at the recently revived DIAL B FOR BLOG which is currently featuring a long and soon to be groundbreaking look at Steve Ditko's Spider-man which ended in '66.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mondo Topless

Over the years, Russ Meyer made large-busted women practically film genre unto itself. In 1966, he came out with MONDO TOPLESS, one of many "Mondo"movies around that time, all of which were somewhat exploitative documentaries. Meyer would go on, of course, to even bigger and better things (pun intended).

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Andy Williams-Softly As I Leave You

One of the most beautiful melodies of all time, here's the great Andy Williams at his peak in '66 presenting "Softly As I Leave You." So beautiful it hurts.