Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Where the Bullets Fly--R.I.P. Tom Adams

British actor Tom Adams died in December of 2014. Back in '66, however, he was reprising his role as Charles Vine, the Second Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World, in this first of two sequels.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Flight of the Phoenix

Although it opened in the last weeks of '65, THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX was a big hit during '66.

Sunday, January 11, 2015


A good way to guage popular trends has long been to watch the covers of Archie comics. Here. Let's take a look at the 1977 dated issues (as well as the 2 1967 issues that would have come out in late '66). Above, we see slot car racing, for instance.

Drive-in movies

Long hair

A perennial favorite--snow


Classroom TV

Another old favorite--jalopy gags

And the go-to beach gag

the new beat

Swimming pools were all the rage


loud rock groupd

The British Invasion

And finally, pop art!