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
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
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
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015
In the 1960s, s-e-x was starting to turn up more and more frequently onscreen, even in mainstream movies. But it's not like this was really all that new. This book, published in the UK in '66, was one of the first of many to delve into the history of motion picture sex, just as it was about to explode all over the world.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Along with STAR TREK, the late Leonard Nimoy's other contribution to '66 pop culture was DEATHWATCH. Co-produced by Nimoy with actor Vic Morrow, who directed, DEATHWATCH is based on a 1940s play by Jean Genet set in a prison and containing overt homosexual overtones...at a time when such things simply weren't done. Produced and released as an indy "adults only" picture, Nimoy himself starred opposite Michael Forest, whom he would run into again on the classic STAR TREK episode, "Who Mourns For Adonis?" Paul Mazursky, later to become a writer, producer and director of great renown, co-starred. Although ignored and forgotten at the time, the film's reputation has grown and is being looked at again in the wake of Nimoy's recent passing.