My Dad asked me to watch this 'old' movie with him . . i thought it would suck! I mean, it had this lame-looking 'spaceman' with his protector, Gort. Boy was i wrong! This classic stars Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, and Sam Jaffe and tells the story of a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to warn its leaders not to take their conflicts into space, or they will face lethal consequences (it even has "Aunt Bee" from the Andy Griffiths Show!!)
Added: 15th July 2007
Posted By: Teresa
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
Jane Russell was born Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell in Minn on June 21, 1921. She first became interested in drama in high school, and in 1940, was signed to a seven year contract by millionaire Howard Hughes, who arranged for her motion picture debut in The Outlaw (1943), a story about Billy the Kid that went to great lengths to showcase her voluptuous figure. Although the movie was completed in 1941, it was released for a limited showing two years later. There were problems with the censorship of the production code over the way her ample cleavage was displayed. When the movie was finally passed, it had a general release in 1946. Together with Lana Turner and Rita Hayworth, Russell personified the sensuously contoured sweater girl look and became a popular pin-up with Service men during World War II. She went on to perform in an assortment of roles, which included playing Calamity Jane in The Paleface (1948); Mike Delroy in Son of Paleface (1952), Gentlemen Marry Blondes,The Revolt of Mamie Stover, Fate is the Hunter and many more. Though her screen image was that of a sex goddess, her private life lacked the sensation and scandal that followed other actresses of the time, such as Lana Turner. Although in her autobiography, Jane admitted that she had survived two attempted rapes un-harmed, that her first marriage had been speckled with adultery and violence, and that she had been an alcoholic since she was a teenager. She also revealed that in addition to this, however, she was also a born-again Christian, which was one of the things that had helped her cope. Jane Russell currently lives on the Central Coast of California.
Added: 22nd January 2008
Posted By: Naomi
Barbara Jill Walters was born September 25, 1929. She is an American journalist, writer and media personality who has been a regular fixture on morning television shows (Today and The View), an evening news magazine (20/20), and on The ABC Evening News as the first female evening news anchor. Walters was first known as a popular TV morning news anchor for over 10 years on NBC's Today, where she worked with Hugh Downs and later hosts Frank McGee and Jim Hartz. Walters later spent over 20 years as co-host of ABC's newsmagazine 20/20. She was the first woman to co-anchor the network evening news, working with Harry Reasoner on The ABC Evening News.
With all due respect to Ms Walters, I just couldn't help myself with this one.
Added: 25th September 2007
Posted By: Naomi
and now for some LANA TRIVIA:
*****Lana fainted at her 1953 wedding to actor Lex Barker. The marriage went downhill from there.
*****Lana got married to first husband Artie Shaw after only one date.
*****Lana's favorite leading man was Tyrone Power. She had an affair with him but he ended up dumping her.
*****Lana hated her "Sweater Girl" nickname.
*****Lana was 5 feet, 3 inches tall.
******Lana reportedly contracted a venereal disease after sleeping with Howard Hughes... OUCH!
Added: 4th January 2008
Posted By: Teresa
Terry Scott was a well known actor/comedian appearing in the Carry On films and in a long running sit-com called Terry & June along with other shows. This was one of his records which as a kid I loved.
Added: 19th August 2008
Posted By: donmac101
The Conqueror is a 1956 epic film produced by Howard Hughes and starring John Wayne as the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan. The Conqueror on location in Utah in 1955, Of the 220 actors, 91 had contracted cancer as of the early 1980s and 46 died of it, including stars John Wayne, Susan Hayward, and Agnes Moorehead, and director Dick Powell. Experts say under ordinary circumstances only 30 people out of a group of that size should have gotten cancer. The cause? No one can say for sure, but many attribute the cancers to radioactive fallout from U.S. atom bomb tests in nearby Nevada.
Many people involved in the production knew about the radiation (there's a picture of Wayne himself operating a Geiger counter during the filming), but no one took the threat seriously at the time.
Howard Hughes was said to have felt "guilty as hell" about the whole affair, although as far as I can tell it never occurred to anyone to sue him. For various reasons he withdrew The Conqueror from circulation, and for years thereafter the only person who saw it was Hughes himself, who screened it night after night during his paranoid last years.
Added: 16th September 2008
Posted By: pfc
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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