Sunday, May 26, 2013
Big Clint Walker wasn't long of of his phenomenally popular CHEYENNE television western in '66 when this vehicle came out on his way to translating that success into big screen stardom. It had a really good cast and did well but the actor never did really make it on the big screen in the long run.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
16 MAGAZINE ran this rare shot of a bearded Ringo in the summer of '66, a full year before all the Fab Four sported facial hair for SGT PEPPER. Beatles expert Eddie Deezen points out that Ringo has always hated to shave, thus his pre-Beatles bearded look and then here. The teen mag pointed out that he quickly shaved it off. Can't risk offending fans now, can we? A beard might make him look OLD! Seen with Ringo is wife maureen and the two are being photobombed by a Mister J. Lennon.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
I had the car set. It was a pain because I had to take up the whole kitchen floor to set it up, even going underneath the table and chairs. The tank version added the extra "attraction" of being able to derail your playmate with a missile after all that trouble.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
In early '66, fan magazines were widely reporting that The Rolling Stones were about to follow in the cinematic footsteps of The Beatles and Herman's Hermits. Mick, Brian and the Stones were said to be starring in BACK, BEHIND AND IN FRONT, co-directed by Andrew Loog Oldham and Allan Klein. Never happened. Other than a couple of concert appearances, Mick first appeared solo in PERFORMANCE a few years later, about as far from a teen flick as one can get.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Working at Harvey Comics in the early fifties, the famed team of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby re-created their Timely hit superheroes, Captain America and Bucky as Fighting American and Speedboy. In '66, with Kirby deeply enmeshed in the Marvel Universe, Simon returned to Harvey and revived Fighting American for this much sought after one-shot consisting of reprints and a few "new" stories leftover from when the original run was canceled. Although created as a serious anti-communist hero, the entire series quickly became an often quite amusing parody of such characters.