Saturday, 11 February 2017
Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits, a wonderfully eccentric film, that's only real fault is in trying to cram too much in. It lacks breathing space, I always thought, and would - if ever considered - lend its self to a very nice multiple episode TV remake. If we can have Westworld again, we could have the Time Bandits!
based on info in the comments' section then I'll edit to 1976. Thank you
Do you see what I did there?
OK, time to clear the files a bit. I've been holding onto these images for years waiting to date them but lets throw it out to you people out there. If you know, or know how I can find out what year these images are from then feel free to pop a comment in below and I'll update accordingly.
Smirnoff Vodka (19??)
Twinkies TV advert (19??)
It looks OK but I've seen this movies so many times before, I'm not rushing. I'll wait for the DVD but if you can't then be sure to come back here and tell us all about it in the comments below.
Until then, Some more pictures of suits...
Monday, 30 January 2017
Ok I know we've been here before but these are a couple of my favourite things in one very nice and reasonably rare image. Follow the Ventilation Suit link below to find out all about what Kate and her dancers are wearing but alternatively just admire the singer in all her perfection then go listen to some of her music. Then come back and consider where best one might sell one of these suits and add your thoughts to the comments below. Its not me that has one, by the way, but I'm nothing if not helpful and you lot seem to be as well. Lets have discussion and see if we can't help a fellow out.
Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Being born and raised on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean means that I didn't ever get to share in this cultural touchstone, although we had our own version of this kind of thing, that I would imagine was on a par with things like Morecambe and Wise making breakfast. This:-
My new years gift to you, my American chums.
Anyway, the pictures above are of Arthur Duncan from a show in 1975 however there are two different versions of the routine on YouTube so its possible it was performed more than once, although the costume seems to remain the same.
This image is from the other one if anyone more in the know would like to date the episode.
Interestingly while reading a bit about The Lawrence Welk Show and looking at images, I discovered that I sort of have blogged about it back in 2012 but for a different reason, which were namely; Sandi and Sally, two members of the Welk's "Musical Family"
I'm heading over there now to tidy that post up a bit, so you can join me and read more by following the "The Lawrence Welk Show" label below.
Thanks again to Paul for the pointer on this one and sorry it took so long to find your message.
Monday, 2 January 2017
Happy New Year, people