The Flashing Blade (Le Chevalier Tempête) is a French television serial made in the late 1960s, which was broadcast in the UK on BBC children's television during the 1960s, with several re-runs in the early 1970s.
Dubbed from French into English, the action was set in 17th century France, during a period of war between France and Spain.
The dubbing was not exactly brilliant, so in the 1980s John Culshaw redubbed a comedy version (which is the one I remember best).
In the '60s and '70s the BBC had a habit of buying childrens programmes from European countries which were then very badly dubbed into English - often to hilarious effect.
Added: 11th July 2007
Posted By: Bamber
This is the introduction of the What's My Line panelists for June 26, 1960. It was the night after a freak accident, originating from Arlene Francis' Manhattan home, in which an unfortunate passerby was killed. Arlene lived in an eighth-floor apartment at the Ritz Tower at the corner of Park Avenue and 57th Street. Eight-pound weightlifting dumbbells were used to prop open a screen window of the apartment where an air conditioning unit had been removed. On the night before this show aired, while Arlene was in Connecticut peforming in a play, a maid accidentally knocked a dumbbell out the window. It struck a luckless pedestrian on the street below and killed him! The victim, Alvin M. Rodecker, a financier from Detroit, was visiting New York City with his wife to celebrate his 60th birthday. (Rodecker's wife noted the last thing her husband said was what a wonderful time he was having.) In 1962 Francis paid Rodecker's estate $175,000 in an out-of-court settlement. The Ritz Tower paid $10,000. John Daly congratulates Arlene on appearing so soon on WML after the awful incident.
Added: 8th March 2009
Posted By: Lava1964
An awesome performance of "I Will Always Love You", (from the 1992 film The Bodyguard with Kevin Costner) at Divas 1999. Whitney Houston was one of a few black artists to receive heavy rotation on MTV in the 1980's during a male rock dominated time, in the network's early years. AOL Black Voices said "Though her success seemed like a lightening rod, it was always validated by Whitney's polished and powerful vocal abilities - making her known as "The Voice". After marrying R&B singer Bobby Brown at the height of her career, rumors of drug and spousal abuse led to a decline in her album sales and her public image. Her personal troubles were talked about more than any of her music, and she regularly appeared in the tabloid press. Houston began looking and sounding less like the singer people came to know and she stopped making public appearances. She underwent two drug rehab programs in 2005 and 2006. After a successful second program in 2006, she divorced Bobby Brown and gained custody of their daughter, Bobbi Kristina. She has since been working on her 7th studio album with music mogul and close friend and mentor Clive Davis.
Added: 1st November 2007
Posted By: Naomi
This band is so awesome!! On September 18, 2005, they performed this hit as part of an opening act showing memorable television moments from the 2004-2005 season for the 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS, and for the past two years, they've been touring in a wildly successful double bill with the band Chicago for unforgettable evenings in which both bands play separately, then come together for a grand finale switching off on each other's tunes.
Added: 7th November 2007
Posted By: Sophia
There will be a new children's movie The Golden Compass premiering December 7th, starring Nicole Kidman, and is being highly promoted.
Many well intended parents/grandparents will think this is a great movie to take the kids to see, even my wife and son wanted to see it.
The movie has been described as "atheism for kids" and is based on the first book of a trilogy entitled "His Dark Materials" written by Phillip Pullman. Pullman 's main objective is to bash Christianity and promote atheism. Pullman left little doubt about his intentions when he said in a 2003 interview, "my books are about killing God." He has even stated that he wants "to kill God in the minds of children".
I always verify my info with Snopes.com first; here are a bunch of links to verify and to read more info:
They have a right to produce this movie and I'm not saying not to go see it, just be aware that this isn't as innocent as they are advertising! Heck, MTV is giving a warning!
Added: 28th November 2007
Posted By: Steve
There is information here on Capt George Wallace (second from left), who was my husband Larry's great-great uncle. Capt. George D. Wallace, native of York, SC, son of Congressman Alexander Stuart Wallace and wife Nancy Lee Ratchford and 1872 graduate of West Point was the first Southerner to graduate after the War Between the States. He served first in his home state of South Carolina with the 7th Cavalry. When Indian problems increased and Reconstruction troubles were reduced all of the 7th Cavalry were sent to the Northern Indian problems, involving Sioux, Cheyenne, Nez Perce and others. It's interesting to note that his brother fought with the Confederacy.
The rest of the information on this photo is in the comments section.
Added: 19th January 2008
Posted By: Naomi
In Their Own Words ..
Remembering the Forgotten Theater of World War II
The China - Burma - India Theater
Throughout the history of the world, in times of peril and aggression, nations have called upon their military forces for defense against their enemies. Our country has been very fortunate for, whenever the men and women who comprise our Army, Navy, air forces and other services have been called upon; they have served their country bravely and faithfully, regardless of where they were sent or what they were asked to do. Many Americans remember their dedicated service and are appreciative of their performances, but, too soon after the danger is over, the services of these veterans fade into oblivion. — 1st Lt. Albert O. Wilkat CBI Veteran, Pilot, 2nd Troop Carrier Squadron, USAAF
to the men of Merrill's Marauders
to the pilots and crews of the Burma Banshees
and to ALL who served in the CBI
"When you get back, tell them of us and say
For your tomorrow, we gave our today."
American Pathe News
BBC Worldwide Library
Library of Congress
Reuters Television Library
88thFS, 80thFG Burma Banshees
Captain Kenneth Wilbur Thomas
5307th Composite Unit Merrill's Marauders
Private Kermit A. Bushur
Second Lieutenant Herbert Clofine
Technician Four Lester Lawrence Hollenback
Staff Sergeant Warner Katz
Staff Sergeant Robert E. Passanisi
Captain Philip B. Piazza
Technician Five Sigmund S. Bialosky 1891st Engineer Aviation Battalion
Frank D. Girard Air Transport Command
Lieutenant Colonel George J. Laben 2nd Troop Carrier Sq, 343rd Group, 10th AF
Sergeant Earl Lester Mahl 613th Field Artillery Battalion
Cpt. James Edward Rice Air Transport Command
fanfare for the common man
where eagles dare
battle for britain
victory at sea suite
conceived and produced by
For more information on the China - Burma - India Theater of Operations, we highly recommend
CHINA - BURMA - INDIA
Remembering the Forgotten Theater of World War II
Added: 25th September 2008
Posted By: dalecaruso
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