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The Insanity of  Marty Feldman One of my all time favorite British comedians. Marty Feldman puts out the cat, takes out the garbage and makes the cocoa. But what is he really doing? Many people think of him only as I-Gor in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, but he accomplished so much more, including having his own tv show in the UK.
Tags: marty  feldman  british  comedy  70s 
Added: 5th October 2007
Views: 3506
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Posted By: Naomi
Sir Douglas Quintet   Shes About a Mover 1965 In 1965, the Sir Douglas Quintet was formed and the group's name was chosen in an effort to make the band seem British to benefit from the British invasion. This image had its problems, particularly Doug Sahm's Texas accent and that two fifths of the band were of Mexican origin. The band had a top 20 US hit with the song "She's About a Mover" and a number of lesser hit over the years. The SDQ broke up after a bust for marijuana possession in Corpus Christi, TX, and Doug moved to San Francisco, forming the Honkey Blues Band before reforming the new SDQ with a new lineup was resigned and they released the successful single and album "Mendocino". The record contained the song "At the Crossroad" with the legendary Doug Sahm line "You just can't live in Texas if you don't have a lot of soul".
Tags: sir  douglas  quintet  shes  about  a  mover  60s  music 
Added: 5th October 2007
Views: 2923
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Posted By: Naomi
        Robin Hood  TV show 1955 to 1960 The Adventures of Robin Hood was a popular, long-running British television series that also aired in the US, starring Richard Greene as Robin Hood. Back in the early days of television, commercials were often built into the stories, as well as the opening and closing credits of the shows. This is an example of how it was done in the 1950's.
Tags: the  adventured  of  robin  hood  richard  greene  50s  television 
Added: 9th October 2007
Views: 3555
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Posted By: Naomi
Then and Now-  Dianah Rigg - aka  Emma Peel The Avengers Dianah Riggs is known for her role in the British 1960s television series The Avengers, where she played the secret agent Emma Peel for 51 episodes between 1965-68. Her career in film, television and the theater has been wide-ranging, including roles in the Royal Shakespeare Company between 1959 and 1964. Her professional debut was in The Caucasian Chalk Circle in 1955, aged 17. Riggs tried out for the role of Emma Peel on a whim, without ever having seen the program. Although she was hugely successful in the role, she did not like the lack of privacy that television brought. She also did not like the way that she was treated by ABC Weekend TV. After a dozen episodes, she discovered that she was being paid less than a cameraman. July 20, 2008 she turned 70.
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Added: 24th March 2009
Views: 2778
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Posted By: Cliffy
Worlds Costliest  Ad     After 606 Takes And you thought those people that set up a room full of dominos to knock over were amazing... believe it or not, just unbelievable!! When the ad was pitched to senior executives, they signed off on it immediately without any hesitation, including the costs. There are six, and only six, hand-made Honda Accords in the world. To the horror of Honda engineers, the filmmakers disassembled two of them to make this film. There are no computer graphics or digital tricks in the film. Everything you see really happened in real time, exactly as you see it. The film took 606 takes. On the first 605 takes, something, usually very minor, didn't work. They would then have to set the whole thing up again. The crew spent weeks shooting night and day. The film cost six million dollars and took three months to complete including full engineering of the sequence. In addition, it is two minutes long so every time Honda airs the film on British television, they're shelling out enough dough to keep any one of us in clover for a lifetime. Everything you see in the film (aside from the walls, floor, ramp and complete Honda Accord) are parts from those two cars. And how about those funky windshield wipers...?? At a cost of $6.2 million for 90-sec commercial, this is the world's costliest ad and hands down winner in the world of ads.
Tags: honda  accord  advertising  campaigns 
Added: 19th October 2007
Views: 90128
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Posted By: Naomi
British Govt Tested LSD on Troops in 50s Can you believe any government would actually perform these kinds of tests on their troops? Makes you wonder if they were also dumb enough to let them handle loaded weapons...
Tags: lsd  testing    british  troops  50s 
Added: 25th October 2007
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Posted By: Sophia
Monty Python Olympics Parody If you like sports and enjoy British humor, you'll get a kick out of this Monty Python Olympics parody.
Tags: Monty  Python  Olympics  Parody 
Added: 2nd March 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Shark Attack British Commercial Funny
Tags: Funny 
Added: 26th October 2007
Views: 2253
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Posted By: Marty6697
1929 Wightman Cup Tennis Here's some great old silent newsreel footage of the 1929 Wightman Cup tennis matches at Forest Hills between the best American and British female players. The focus is on Helen Wills, one of the greatest tennis champions ever.
Tags: tennis  Wightman  Cup 
Added: 19th March 2009
Views: 1670
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Posted By: Lava1964
 Ferry Cross the Mersey Gerry and The Pacemakers were one of the few groups in the 60's to initially challenge The Beatles in popularity. Like The Beatles, they came from Liverpool and were also managed by Brian Epstein. Despite their early success, the group never had another number one single in the UK. Gerry Marsden began writing most of their own songs, including "It's Gonna Be All Right", "I'm the One", and "Ferry Cross the Mersey", as well as their first and biggest U.S. hit, "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying". All of these represented the band's light, poppy, enjoyable sound. By late 1965, their popularity was rapidly declining on both sides of the Atlantic. They lacked both the innovations of the Beatles and the rawer musical and visual edge of some of the other British Invasion groups, and they soon seemed un-hip. They disbanded in October 1966, with much of their latter recorded material never released in the UK. Drummer Freddie Marsden died on December 9, 2006, at age 66.
Tags: gerry  and  the  pacemakers  ferry  cross  the  mersey  60 
Added: 4th November 2007
Views: 2791
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Posted By: Naomi

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