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Chappaqua



Yes, this is the 60s as nearly as I recall them.

If you like the trailer for Chappaqua, whole movie below.



Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Aug 30, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Addictions, Movies, 1960's, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Sea of Grass Land Company

Back in 1947, MGM gave away one-acre plots of land located in Valencia County, New Mexico to 689 different movie critics, editors, and publishers throughout the country. It was a publicity stunt to promote the movie The Sea of Grass, starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, and directed by Elia Kazan.

Of course, the land was barren desert, running alongside a Santa Fe railway line. So it wasn't worth much.

But I wonder what's become of those one-acre plots today. Have they risen in value? Did any of the recipients hold onto the land, paying the taxes year after year, and passing it on to their heirs?

As for the movie, director Elia Kazan said in his autobiograpy, "It's the only picture I've ever made that I'm ashamed of. Don't see it."

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Aug 16, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Movies, Publicity Stunts, 1940's

An American Hippie in Israel



Caution: brief flashes of uncovered upper female chest area and two swears.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jul 29, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Movies, Stereotypes and Cliches, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1970's, Middle East, Butt

The Disembodied



If you like the snippet above, featuring the sensuous writhings of Allison Hayes (Attack of the 50-Foot Woman), then watch the full movie below.

Thanks, BMN!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jul 25, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Movies, Superstition, Sex Symbols, 1950's

Arnold



IMDB entry. Full movie below.

One reviewer there says:

The whole thing takes on the air of a ninety minute game of "Clue" played in reverse, as greedy, grasping relatives and hangers-on are dispatched in the most gory and inventive ways possible for a dead guy to come up with. Amongst the suspects/victims are THE Elsa Lanchester, Roddy McDowall, Patric Knowles, Farley Granger, the witchy Ms. Wallis, who gets to sample some of the hottest "cold cream" on the market, Jamie Farr (yeah, Klinger from M*A*S*H himself,) and Victor Buono, in a hysterical cameo as the 'lucky' minister who gets to officiate at the nuptials.


Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jul 19, 2014 | Comments (1)
Category: Death, Horror, Humor, Movies, 1970's

Threading the RCA Projector



The latest entry in our boredom contest. This guy's voice is particularly deadly--especially when he repeats the same passage!

However, I now want to say "sprung idler" and "snubber roller" over and over, so the film must have worked!

The fact that this skill is extinct does add a certain piquancy to the boredom, though.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jul 08, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Boredom, Movies, Technology, 1950's

Ancient Recorded Laughter Used as Movie Promo



The narrator explains the circumstances in the video.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jun 23, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Humor, Movies, Advertising, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Room 237 Clothing Line

Today is the last day you can order items from the clothing line based on the carpet pattern outside Room 237 in Kubrick's The Shining. Available for purchase is a sweater, cardigan, scarf, ski mask, door mat, and an area rug.



Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat May 10, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Fashion, Horror, Movies
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