THE DAYDREAMER was a 1966 feature film based on Hans Christian Anderson tales that was part live-action and part puppet animation. Narrated by Boris Karloff, it featured an all-star voice cast and memorable ad and album art by the great caricaturist Al Hirschfeld.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Released in late Summer of 1965 but still playing in 1966, Russ Meyer's oddly titled FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! was a new type of movie. It was an exploitation movie but hardly the same as standard fare. It was explicit but it was hardly pornography. It was funny and bizarrely shot but with odd sensibilites and violence. Meyer would carve a niche for himself and his big-breasted heroines throughout the sixties and seventies that even the rise of more explicitness in film could not stop. It's said that he made a fortune more off of his cult films with the coming of video!
One book you COULD find...at least in MY school...was 1966's FLYING SAUCERS-SERIOUS BUSINESS! I checked it out so much in 1969-70 I may as well have considered it MY copy! I guess I probably did!
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Not stopping there, however, the UK also came out that same year with ACTION MAN which actually WAS a version of GI JOE.
Both franchises had a long and successful career with both now commanding nostalgia and high prices amongst UK boomers.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Jayne's career, as we noted the other day, had seen better vehicles. Mamie Van Doren, herself also a sex symbol holdover from the fifties, didn't have much of a film career beyond this but is still around and a fun presence on Facebook.
Country music was still a few years away from hitting the mainstream big.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
From her 1966 TV special, COLOR ME BARBRA. Her looks may have been unconventional but all you had to do was hear her voice and you were won over. She proved in time to be a brilliant comedienne and a great actress, eventually slipping into the status of living legend.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The late Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were in the early stages of the great revival of their work in '66. With both of them deceased, however, there was no new work forthcoming...at least until someone got the bright idea of doing new L&H shorts...in animated form.