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Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

  • George Akimoto – Film Poster Guru

    • 9205 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

    • 6953 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...

  • Ben Hur – The Scooter Years

    • 17728 Views • 1950s, Film, TransportComments Off on Ben Hur – The Scooter Years

    During the 1959 filming of Ben Hur, when he wasn’t hurtling round Rome in a chariot Charlton Heston used a more modern and arguably far more elegant mode of transport as can be seen from these photos we’ve dug out from the dusty vaults of the Internet....

  • Sixties Film – What’s So Bad About Feeling Good?

    • 4343 Views • 1960s, FilmComments Off on Sixties Film – What’s So Bad About Feeling Good?

    What’s So Bad About Feeling Good? is the everyday tale of a former advertising executive Pete (George Peppard) who lives within a Beatnik community in a loft in New York, a stow-away Toucan which carries a happiness virus that spreads through the Big...

  • Dirty Harry Meets Shaft in Thailand (Sort of)

    • 4146 Views • 1970s, FilmComments Off on Dirty Harry Meets Shaft in Thailand (Sort of)

    Our first encounter with this seventies Thai film was on you tube.The clip was described as Dirty Harry Meets Shaft in Thailand by French cult movie website Foxy Bronx, but unfortunately they didn’t have a translated title for the film in French or...

  • Hanging Out with Michael Caine in Los Angeles

    • 1694 Views • 1960s, Film, Hanging Out, MagazineComments Off on Hanging Out with Michael Caine in Los Angeles

    Unless you’ve been living on another planet, we guess you’re aware of the work of actor Michael Caine and his distinctive trademark cockney accent.So we won’t bore you with a long biography and list of all his great films like Get Carter...

  • Batman Fights Dracula 1967 Film

    • 8282 Views • 1960s, FilmComments Off on Batman Fights Dracula 1967 Film

    Don’t worry Hollywood hasn’t run out of ideas (yet) Batman fights Dracula isn’t the latest film in the Dark Knight series. Also it’s not an unreleased episode from the sixties Adam West TV series that’s been laying on the cutting...

  • Queen of The Galaxy – Ten Barbarella Posters

    • 12804 Views • 1960s, Film, Popular, Poster, Retro Advertising1 Comment

    If you’ve never heard of the 1968 French-Italian sci-fi film Barbarella and you’re feeling a little inquisitive then we suggest you check it out – it’s fairly easy to get hold of these days. As with a lot of cult films it bombed on its initial...

  • The Art of Joseph Smith – Film Posters

    • 12381 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Art, Film, Poster1 Comment

    Unknowingly we’ve posted artwork by Joseph Smith before in our Biker Movie posters post – He illustrated the wonderful film poster for Werewolves on Wheels (the poster’s better than the film). Smith’s most well-known work is the poster...

  • Clint Eastwood visiting London in the Swinging 60s

    • 14040 Views • 1960s, FilmComments Off on Clint Eastwood visiting London in the Swinging 60s

    In-between attending the first Monterey Jazz festival in 1958 and having imaginary chats with Barack Obama in 2012 (talking to an empty chair) Clint Eastwood played the most famous man with no name in a series of spaghetti western films directed by Sergio...