Tag Archives: The 1960s

Willy Beable: Diana Dors Documentary

“Short documentary profiling the life of British ‘Blonde Bombshell’ Diana Dors, who died of cancer in 1984.” From Willy Beable English Muffin Diana Dors (as I call her) got tagged as the British Marilyn Monroe and the latest Hollywood Blonde Bombshell … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Channel: ‘Malcolm X’s Fiery Speech Addressing Police Brutality’

“In 1962, a confrontation with the LAPD outside a mosque resulted in the death of a Nation of Islam member. It was an event seized on by an outraged Malcolm X, who would condemn it in an impassioned speech. From … Continue reading

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NFL Films: Don Meredith: ‘The Original Dallas Cowboy’

“Don Meredith: The Original Dallas Cowboy | NFL Films Presents. Subscribe to NFL Films:NFL Films.” From NFL Films Don Meredith is the original Dallas Cowboy and original Dallas Cowboy, who was probably headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, had … Continue reading

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The New Yorker: Douglas Watt- ‘The Glittering, Corrosive Humor of Lenny Bruce’

“Early in 1966, the entertainer Lenny Bruce, who died in the midsummer of that year at the age of forty from a self-administered overdose of morphine, gave his next-to-last public performance, at the Berkeley Community Theatre, a large auditorium near … Continue reading

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The Dick Cavett Show: Raquel Welch- ‘Discuses Myra Breckinridge & Homosexual Audiences’

“Raquel Welch discusses her movie, Myra Breckinridge in which she plays the title role undergoing gender reassignment surgery.” From The Dick Cavett Show I’ve seen Myra Breckinridge maybe 20 times, certainly 10 times in the last ten years when I first … Continue reading

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Classic Film & TV Cafe: The 10th Victim 1965- ‘Clip with Ursula Andress and Marcello Mastroianni’

Source:The New Democrat  “Ursula Andress and Marcello Mastroianni fall in love while trying to kill each other, endorse products for TV, and avoid being shot by other assassins. And everyone tries to look groovy!” From Classic Film & TV Cafe This … Continue reading

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Carlos Esnaola: Thunderball 1965- ‘Official Trailer’: Starring James Bond and Claudine Auger

Source:The New Democrat  “Thunderball (1965) is the fourth spy film in the James Bond series starring Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Ian Fleming, which … Continue reading

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Classic Film & TV Cafe: The Notorious Landlady 1962- ‘Scene with Jack Lemmon and Kim Novak’

Source:The New Democrat  “Diplomat Jack Lemmon has just returned to England and doesn’t know that everyone else suspects Kim Novak’s character of murdering her husband!” From Classic Film & TV Cafe Just on a personal note first: it was the early … Continue reading

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David Hoffman: ‘1960s Conservative Describes An America Many See Today’

Source:The New Democrat  “Of course the speaker is the 1964 Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. I collected these speeches back then because I was developing ideas for my 6 part television series, Making Sense of the Sixties. Barry Goldwater was … Continue reading

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The Film Archives: Politics & Prose- Daniel Oppenheimer: ‘Exit Right: The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century’

Source:The New Democrat  “A provocative, intimate look at the evolution of America’s political soul through the lives of six political figures from Whittaker Chambers to Christopher Hitchens who abandoned the left and joined the right. In Exit Right Daniel Oppenheimer … Continue reading

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