Originally known as "You'll Never Get Rich" and then "The Phil Silvers Show," the granddaddy of all military sitcoms was broadcast from 1955 to 1959. Silvers starred as Master Sgt. Ernie Bilko, the con artist supreme who turns Fort Baxter into his personal base of operations for one get-rich-quick scheme after another. Harvey Lembeck, Joe E. Ross, and Maurice Gosfield as Pvt. Doberman were among the members of Bilko's platoon, and Paul Ford played the camp commander. . .
Added: 11th July 2007
Posted By: lambchop
did u see this? it's a hoot. . it's a parody of the highly successful James Bond entry Goldfinger, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine finds Vincent Price as the maniacal Dr. Goldfoot, who uses his squad of female robots to snare the world's richest men. Frankie Avalon portrays an agent with SIC (Special Intelligence Command) who is charged with solving the crimes that Dr. Goldfoot is perpetrating. .
Vincent Price, Frankie Avalon, Dwayne Hickman, Susan Hart, Patti Chandler, Luree Holmes, Mary Hughes, Marianne Gaba, Fred Clark, and Jack Mullaney. CAMEO APPEARANCES: Harvey Lembeck, Deborah Walley, Aron Kincaid, and Annette Funicello. Directed by Norman Taurog.
Added: 24th July 2007
Posted By: Teresa
Personally, I like their original 1972 version better, but they still sound great today. Their first album, titled 'America' was released in Europe with only moderate success and without this song. But the producer, Ian Samwell was looking for a song that would be popular in both the US and Europe. He helped the group to record this song and then persuaded Warner Brothers to re-release the album with the song included. The original song title was 'Desert Song', but was renamed at Samwell's suggestion. It was written on a rainy day in England and was intended to capture the feel of the hot, dry desert Dewey Bunnell remembered from his childhood at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Bunnell's voice sounded so much like Neil Young's, that after Neil's father heard it, he called his son and asked him when he had recorded it! One thing that I think is funny is the line that included '...the heat was hot.' I mean, what else can heat be? Anyhow...I still love this song!
Added: 30th December 2007
Posted By: Naomi
A nostalgic journey back to the day when the automobile was not yet crowned king and people rode the rails, the rails of Street and trolley cars ... so, come on along (and leave the SUV in the drive) and take a Trolley Ride.
Film Clips -
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
Edison Manufacturing Company
Library of Congress Archives
The Trolley Somg (MGM's Meet Me In St. Louis)
written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
conceived and produced by
Added: 25th September 2008
Posted By: dalecaruso
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