Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Blue Max

In the 1960s, Americans remained fascinated with the biplanes and aerial dogfights of World War I. Thus the appearance of comics like ENEMY ACE and Snoopy's Red Baron fixation. In the movies this was met by the appearance of THE BLUE MAX, a big hit in '66.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Ronald Reagan

'66 was a big year for former Warner Brothers contract lead Ronald Wilson Reagan, seen here in a  LIFE photo that year. His final acting appearances appeared and he moved into politics, campaigning for Governor of California on a very conservative platform...and winning. He would, of course, go on to even bigger government office. Love him or hate him, whether one discusses the history of Hollywood or the US  itself--or even the world of the 20th Century--it can't be discussed without discussing this man.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

F-Troop Comics

F TROOP was ostensibly a western sitcom but was filled with anarchist, MAD-style humor, all built around the antics at Fort Courage and highlighted by the unofficial comedy teaming of once and future tough guy actor Forrest Tucker with former Vaudevillian and cartoon voice actor Larry Storch. The series itself ran for 2 seasons beginning in 1965. The first two issues of the comic book series came out in late '66.

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