Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Hero-Jack Davis Art

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

The Next to the Last Remake of Beau Geste

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

Walk Away Renee-The Left Banke, R.I.P. Michael Brown

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

Bat Stuff # 66

I forget the exact story behind this concept but the guy made gazillions of the cards and then the deal collapsed or something. He warehoused 'em for years and then dumped them on the market in the 1970s.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Eros in the Cinema

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 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.