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Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

  • Licensed to Love and Kill

    • 7731 Views • 1970s, FilmComments Off on Licensed to Love and Kill

    He’s a winner in every game and zero is never beside his name he’s Number One – this is the tagline to the 1979 spy film Licensed to Love and Kill, and from what we’ve read this is probably the best thing about this film, along with...

  • Top Ten Fictional Bands

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     This is one we’ve been working on for a while now and has taken a bit of doing – however after much searching we can now proudly present to you VoEA’s Top Ten Fictional Bands. These are made-up bands that we’ve found from TV shows and films –...

  • The Funky Side of Sammy Davis Jr

    • 8398 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Film, MusicComments Off on The Funky Side of Sammy Davis Jr

    Much has been written about Sammy Davis Jr over the years and that’s including his three autobiographies so we won’t re-hash all the stuff about the Rat Pack, the three marriages, the racism, the horrific car crash where he lost his eye, the drinking and...

  • Wattstax – Come Together

    • 6339 Views • 1970s, Film, MusicComments Off on Wattstax – Come Together

    In August 1972 Stax Records organised the Wattstax music festival to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the Watts riots. The riots themselves started with the arrest of a 21 year old African American, Marquette Frye, on suspicion of drink-driving in the...

  • Script Bare – Book Adaptations

    • 6818 Views • Book Covers, Film, LiteratureComments Off on Script Bare – Book Adaptations

    If there’s one thing that lies behind a great movie it’s a great story. Look at all the best films and they all have a great storyline as the foundation on which they are built, no decent storyline – no decent film. ‘Sex Lives of the Potato Men’...

  • A Nostalgic Look At The Future – A Clockwork Orange

    • 17452 Views • 1970s, Architecture, FilmComments Off on A Nostalgic Look At The Future – A Clockwork Orange

    This Nostalgic look at the future post is not as specific as our previous one that featured the house in Woody Allen’s film Sleeper. However, we decided that we would bend the blog rules on this one and here’s why. Although these...

  • Blast-off Girls, Colonel Sanders and The Faded Blue

    • 11053 Views • 1960s, Film, Music, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Blast-off Girls, Colonel Sanders and The Faded Blue

    Here we have a surreal clip of KFC main man Colonel Sanders getting down to the sounds of garage band The Faded Blue in the 1967 film The Blast-off Girls. The film was directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis who was best known for creating the “Splatter...

  • Soul to Soul Concert in Ghana 1971

    • 17365 Views • 1970s, Film, MusicComments Off on Soul to Soul Concert in Ghana 1971

    In March 1971 a large contingent of some of the biggest soul, R&B and jazz stars of the day travelled from the States to Ghana to play a one-off 14 hour concert. This was captured on film and subsequently released as Soul to Soul; a 1971 documentary...

  • Sixties and Seventies Film Posters from Thailand

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    We believe these Thai film posters range from the late Sixties to the early Eighties. Some have the English translation of the film title on them, such as The Bug Man, Play Boy and The Return of Dr Chang...

  • A Nostalgic Look At The Future – The Sleeper House

    • 13815 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Architecture, FilmComments Off on A Nostalgic Look At The Future – The Sleeper House

    “I’m a clarinet player in 1973, I go into the hospital for a lousy operation, I wake up 200 years later and I’m Flash Gordon! said the Woody Allen Character Miles Monroe in the film Sleeper.  As the Sculptured house in Colorado resembles...