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Sunset Boulevard   1950 Trailer to "Sunset Boulevard" directed by Billy Wilder, starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Cecil B. DeMille & Buster Keaton. Joe Gillis, an unsuccessful screenplay writer, escapes the finance men who are trying to reclaim his car by driving into the garage of an old mansion on Sunset Boulevard. Assumed to be someone else, he is led by Max the butler to the mansion's owner, silent film star Norma Desmond. Wishing to make a comeback, she hires him to rewrite her "Salome" script, then falls in love with him. Joe moves into the mansion as a kept man. Secretly, Joe is collaborating with a pretty young screenplay editor, Betty Schaefer, on another idea. Though she is engaged to his best friend, Artie Green, an assistant director, Betty falls in love with Joe. When Betty finds out about Norma, she asks him to leave Norma for her, but Joe can't unsettle her life, too. He decides, instead, to leave Hollywood. As he is leaving, a crazed Norma tries to stop him. I adore William Holden, he's simply gorgeous.
Tags: sunset  boulevard  william  holden  gloria  swanson 
Added: 20th October 2007
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Posted By: Naomi
Lindbergh Kidnapping Case 1932 One of the most famous criminal cases in American history was the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., son of the famous aviator. On March 1, 1932, sometime between 8 and 10 p.m., the toddler was snatched from his upstairs nursery at the Lindberghs' still-under-construction retreat home near Hopewell, New Jersey. A note in badly written English was found on the window sill. It demanded $50,000 in ransom for the safe return of the child. A crude homemade ladder was also found leaning against the house. There were few other clues. The case took an odd turn when a 72-year-old good samaritan named John F. Condon took out a newspaper ad volunteering to act as an intermediary to negotiate with the kidnappers. His offer was accepted but neither Lindbergh nor Condon immediately informed the police for fear of putting the child's life in danger. Eventually the money--much of it in rare gold certificates--was paid to a man in a cemetery but the child was not returned. Shortly afterward a child's body was found in a wooded area not far from the Lindbergh home. It was badly decomposed and was identified as the Lindbergh child based on a slight deformity on its right foot. The child had died from a severe skull fracture. Eventually Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a German immigrant with a criminal record in his homeland, was tracked down for spending one of the gold certificates at a gas station. About $15,000 in ransom money was found in his house. Planks from his garage matched the wood used to make the crude ladder. Hauptmann proclaimed his innocence, claiming he was only holding the money for a man named Isador Fisch who had returned to Germany and died there. Hauptmann said he only began spending the money after learning of Fisch's death. Hauptmann was tried, found guilty, and executed in 1936. There is little doubt that Hauptmann was somehow connected with the kidnapping, but there are lingering suspicions that he was assisted by someone who knew the routine and the goings-on at the Lindbergh household. The Lindberghs were not even supposed to be at their Hopewell home on the night of the kidnapping. The kidnapper(s) also had to know precisely when and where the boy would be left unattended.
Tags: Lindbergh  kidnapping 
Added: 14th December 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
The Birdwatchers from Miami 60s Finally I found a clip from my high school days in Miami from 1966! The Birdwatchers were a garage rock-pop band in the Miami area. They dabbled with an Everly Brothers sound in their early career (1964), even releasing a version of "Wake Up Little Susie" on a local Florida label. In 1966, the band released a clutch of garage-pop 45s, including this one called, 'Girl I Got News for You'. I don't think they ever got much further than this, even though they did have an appearance on Hullabaloo.
Tags: the  birdwatchers  miami  bands  1960 
Added: 6th January 2008
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Posted By: Naomi
Bicycles of the 1970s The blue Rollfast skoot was the best wheelie bike I tried.I used to borrow it off my friends sister the gearing was just right.She was also my 1st love until I told her I didn't like Donny Osmond her idol.She dumped me before I was even loaded!The demise of the muscle bike was the stick shift causing injuries.My problem was the gooseneck raising my voice.When B.M.X. hit the scene they had a pad there Why didn't I think of that?About 15 yrs.ago I bought a 3sp. CHOPPER $5.00 at a garage sale in bad shape called a museum in Chicago for it's value sold it to a local bike store for $150 they reconditioned it and it now hangs from their ceiling.The Grey ghost Schwinn when I last checked yrs.ago was worth several 1000 dollars!I owned a Iverson 5sp. muscle bike desgned by George Barris the custom car designer of Batmobile.Green Hornet,Surf woody,Pink Panther,Chipmunk,Munster Koach,Dragula,Beverly Hillbillies,Monkeemobile,General Lee,Knight Rider,Starsky & Hutch,Banachek,etc...He did not design the DeLorean in back to the future,though most beleive he did.LONG story lonnng my bike is worth(was) over $1000.00 Because of George Barris' role in design.
Tags: 1970s  bicycle  bike  schwinn  sting-ray  funk  old  roads  menotomy  vintage  bicycles 
Added: 2nd January 2008
Views: 9044
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Posted By: tommy7
Its A Mad Mad Mad Mad World Garage Fight My favorite scene from one of my favorite movies: It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963). Jonathon Winters' character, a truck driver named Pike, is tied up by two garage attendants who were told he is a homicidal maniac. Pike escapes and chaos ensues.
Tags: Mad  Mad  World  garage  fight 
Added: 11th May 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Milkshakes Jack the Ripper surf sound
Tags: garage  band   
Added: 16th January 2009
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Posted By: brotherbox
Castaways liar liar Tags: music  garage  band 
Added: 16th January 2009
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Posted By: brotherbox
Bird Is The Word- Surf n Bird The Trashmen Tags: 60's    60s    garage    Freakbeat    Teenbeat    Mod    Psychedelic    Psychedelia    Sixties    Hippies     
Added: 6th June 2009
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Posted By: Cliffy
Gabriel Melgar - Replacement Chico Chico and the Man was a hit sitcom for NBC in the mid-1970s. Starring Freddie Prinze and Jack Albertson, the show debuted in 1974 and centered on the relationship between crusty, aging widower Ed Brown (a "seventh-generation WASP" whose garage was the last white-owned business in his Los Angeles neighborhood) and his Mexican-American employee Francisco (Chico) Rodriguez. Chico and The Man was a regular fixture in the top 10 until Prinze's shocking suicide at age 22 in January 1977. Enough shows with Prinze had been made in advance to last several weeks. The remaining episodes of the 1976-77 season focused on minor cast members. Common sense dictated that NBC should cancel the show, but instead a revamped Chico and the Man debuted in the fall of 1977. Twelve-year-old Gabriel Melgar was cast as illegal-immigrant orphan Raul Garcia who had stowed away in Ed Brown's car when he was returning from a fishing trip to Mexico. Brown referred to Raul as "Chico," explaining to the boy, "You're all Chicos to me!" Prinze's character was said to be visiting relatives in Mexico. However, in one episode Raul finds Chico's belongings in a closet and starts to play his guitar. Ed has an emotional meltdown, smashes the guitar, and eventually explains to Raul that Chico had died. Ratings for the revised version of Chico and the Man were terrible, so the show was axed at the end of the 1977-78 season. Melgar didn't do much in showbiz after the cancellation of Chico and the Man. He appeared in one episode of CHiPs, one episode of Love Boat, and he had a role in a forgettable 1979 action flick titled Jaguar Lives--and that was it. According to one fansite, Melgar is now employed in the biomedical field.
Tags: Chico  and  the  Man  Gabriel  Melgar 
Added: 4th March 2014
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Posted By: Lava1964
Curious Death of Thelma Todd Thelma Todd was a pretty blonde Hollywood actress who got her start in movies after she won some beauty contests in Massachusetts. Todd appeared in about 120 movies from 1926 through 1935. On the morning of Monday, December 16, 1935, the 29-year-old Todd was found dead in her car inside a garage belonging to Jewel Carmen, a former actress. Carmen was the former wife of Todd's lover and business partner Roland West. An autopsy determined Todd's death to have been caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. Todd had a wide circle of friends as well as a busy social life. A subsequent police investigation revealed that Todd had spent the last night of her life at the Trocadero, a popular Hollywood restaurant, at a party hosted by entertainer Stanley Lupino and Ida, his actress daughter. At the restaurant, Todd had a brief, unpleasant exchange with her ex-husband, Pat DeCicco. However, her friends stated that she was in good spirits, and were unaware of anything in her life that could suggest a reason for suicide. Nevertheless, suicide was the verdict of a Grand Jury. LAPD detectives first concluded that Todd's death was accidental, the result of her either warming up the car to drive it or using the heater to keep herself warm. Other evidence, however, points to foul play. Some Hollywood buffs believe Todd was the target of extortion and was killed fo refusing to pay. It is also possible that she was locked in the garage by her assailant after she started the car. Blood from a wound was found on her face and dress, leading some to the conclusion she was knocked unconscious and placed in the car to succumb to carbon monoxide poisoning. Todd's body was cremated, thus no further autopsies could be performed. Her death certificate states the cause of death as accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.
Tags: Thelma  Todd  Hollywood  actress  death  suspicious 
Added: 1st February 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964

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