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Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

  • Bikinis Y Rock – Groovy Seventies Mexican Film

    • 3975 Views • 1970s, Film, Music, UncategorizedComments Off on Bikinis Y Rock – Groovy Seventies Mexican Film

    There are films where the music doesn’t quite match up to the plot and acting then there are films where the music is really the only reason you’re likely to watch the film. To be honest Bikinis y rock falls into the latter category but the music really...

  • Super Seventies Japanese Film Posters

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    Here we have the long awaited sequel to our Swinging sixties Japanese film posters feature. This time we head back to the seventies and focus on Western movie posters recreated for the general public in Japan. Now take a seat, grab your overpriced...

  • Frank McCarthy’s Movie Poster Magic

    • 7281 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Art, Film, PosterComments Off on Frank McCarthy’s Movie Poster Magic

    In another of our occasional posts on little-known artists who created very well-known film posters we take a brief look at the life and art of Frank McCarthy a man you quite possibly have never heard of but, if you have even a passing interest in movies (and...

  • That’s a Wrap – 1967 Point Blank Party

    • 162 Views • 1960s, Film, Hanging OutComments Off on That’s a Wrap – 1967 Point Blank Party

    When English director John Boorman had completed filming the classic 1967 thriller Point Blank, he decided to celebrate the occasion by bringing a slice of swinging sixties London to sunny Los Angeles in America for the wrap party. Mingling amongst the...

  • Swinging Sixties Japanese Film Posters

    • 26663 Views • 1960s, Art, Film, Poster1 Comment

    When it comes to reinterpreting ideas and still coming up with something seemingly new and original the Japanese take a lot of beating and here for your perusal is a great case in point. Western movie posters from the 1960s repackaged for the Japanese market...

  • Lana Wood and The Leopard

    • 11512 Views • 1960s, FilmComments Off on Lana Wood and The Leopard

    Hot on the paws of of our Black Leopard book covers post, we bring you some more big cat shenanigans from the sixties as we take a look at some shots of actress Lana Wood and a Leopard. In this latest feline feature we have Natalie Wood’s younger...

  • View-Master – Keeping it Unreel

    • 10036 Views • 1970s, 1980s, FilmComments Off on View-Master – Keeping it Unreel

    If you were a proud owner of a View-Master stereoscope as a child of the seventies or eighties, you may be pondering how you missed out on such reels as Star Wars, Death Race 2000, Blood Beach and Adult cartoon favourite Fritz the Cat. Don’t worry,...

  • Woody Allen and Tamara Dobson

    • 9231 Views • 1970s, FilmComments Off on Woody Allen and Tamara Dobson

    It seems to be quite the fashion in media circles these days to wage war on Woody Allen and criticise him at every turn. Whilst we’d be the first to admit not all his films over the years have reached the heights of Annie Hall we would also defend him, his...

  • George Akimoto – Film Poster Guru

    • 7201 Views • 1970s, Art, Film, PosterComments Off on George Akimoto – Film Poster Guru

    George Akimoto made his name as a film poster and aviation artist but not without first experiencing a period of internment at the hands of his own American government, following the Pearl Harbour attacks of 1941, when he was effectively imprisoned because of...

  • Actor Roddy McDowall Goes Ape

    • 5541 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Film, TelevisionComments Off on Actor Roddy McDowall Goes Ape

    Roddy McDowall was often known as one of the nicest men in Hollywood. When asked about the actor’s popularity, fellow film star Ruth Gordon said “He has more friends than anyone I know” If you’ve seen any of Roddy’s Home Movies...