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Disco Star Wars

After Meco Monardo created a hit disco version of the Star Wars soundtrack in 1977, the next album he planned was Meco's Time Machine. He explained, "We'll visit eight different time periods of Earth's history and observe events. Those events will be translated into music. We'll start before the dawn of man, in prehistoric times, and we'll end in New York in 1980."

But it doesn't seem like that album ever came out. Instead, Meco spent his entire career producing disco versions of movie soundtracks, including Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Trek, and An American Werewolf in London.

Plenty more of his stuff on YouTube, if you're interested.






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Posted By: Alex - Tue Feb 13, 2018 - Comments (7)
Category: Movies, Music, Space-age Bachelor Pad & Exotic, 1970s

THE TRIP



We hope you make it back!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 27, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Drugs, Psychedelic, Movies, Music, Pop Art, Surrealism, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1960s

Cool Breeze



"Cool Breeze is cold business!"

Extra points for the lead actor's extra-juicy name: Thalmus Rasulala.

Wikipedia entry.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jan 14, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Crime, Movies, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1970s

The Rain People



Based on the scene below, one suspects that this early Francis Ford Coppola movie has not aged well due to its 1960s preoccupations and stylings.



Posted By: Paul - Sun Dec 10, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Movies, 1960s

Village of the Giants



"From a novel by H. G. Wells!" Yeah, right....

The Wikipedia page.

The full movie, via MST3K.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 22, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Movies, Juvenile Delinquency, Teenagers, Science Fiction, 1960s

Wild and Wonderful

From the Wikipedia entry:

Dick Vosburgh of The Independent commented, "Critics found it hard to accept that it had taken six writers to fashion the wafer-thin tale of a jazz flautist whose marriage to a French film star is threatened by the jealous tricks of Monsieur Cognac, her neurotic, alcoholic French poodle."[5] In his obituary for Tony Curtis in 2010, Dave Kehr dismissed the film as "disastrous," noting that Curtis was rebuilding his reputation after an earlier affair with Kaufmann, his co-star in Wild and Wonderful, and subsequent divorce from Janet Leigh.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Oct 03, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Movies, Dogs, 1960s

Italian Caveman Rock ‘n’ Roll

Posted By: Paul - Thu Aug 17, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Movies, Music, 1960s

The Giant Leg Sign for Nylons



Source of foto.



Source of foto.

Judge the likeness for yourself.



Her Wikipedia page.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 01, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Body, Movies, Regionalism, Advertising, Giant People in Ads, 1940s

Road Roller Endorsed by Doris Day

An odd example of a movie cross promotion from 1949. Perhaps fans of Doris Day would also be interested in her favorite road roller!



I'm not entirely sure if this ad belongs here or on the Museum of Hoaxes, because there's some odd things about it. For a start, what is this magazine Asphalt & Macadam Monthly that the ad supposedly appeared in? This ad is the one and only reference to such a magazine that I can find. And did International Harvester ever produce a De Luxe Series 56 roller-compactor? Again, this ad is the only reference to it I can find.

However, print copies of the ad appear to be for sale, which would be odd if it was a fake ad someone had photoshopped together.

But it's possible it was a fake ad produced in 1949. The movie the ad mentions, It's a Great Feeling, was (according to Wikipedia) a "spoof of what goes on behind the scenes in Hollywood movie making." So maybe a ridiculous/fake cross-promotion was part of the marketing for the movie?


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Posted By: Alex - Fri Jul 28, 2017 - Comments (15)
Category: Movies, Advertising, 1940s

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