Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by JozefK, Sep 15, 2015.
More up tonight:
FRIDAY NIGHT BOYS: FRIDAY NIGHT BOY COOL #422
A selection from the above:
I think from the set of either The Mummy's Hand or The Mummy's Tomb at Universal in the early 1940s...
Just before leaving the US to return to the Soviet Union, Leonid Brezhnev gives a warm goodbye hug to Chuck "The Rifleman" Connors (1973)
Connors was introduced to Leonid Brezhnev, the leader of the Soviet Union, at a party given by Nixon at the Western White House in San Clemente, California, in June 1973. Connors presented Brezhnev with a pair of Colt Single Action Army "Six-Shooters" (revolvers) which Brezhnev liked greatly. Upon boarding his airplane bound for Moscow, Brezhnev noticed Connors in the crowd and went back to him to shake hands, and jokingly jumped up into Connors' towering hug. The Rifleman was one of the few American shows allowed on Russian television at that time; that was because it was Brezhnev's favorite. Connors and Brezhnev got along so well that Connors traveled to the Soviet Union in December 1973. In 1982, Connors expressed an interest in traveling to the Soviet Union for Brezhnev's funeral, but the U.S. government would not allow him to be part of the official delegation. Coincidentally, Connors and Brezhnev died on the same day, ten years apart.
As a big Chuck Connors and The Rifleman fan, I have to say that was one cool story that I'd never heard before. That's great that The Rifleman was viewed by the Russian public above all the other US tv fare. Thanks for posting.
Leonard Nimoy beaming onto The Carol Burnett Show (1967). TTBOMK this episode was never syndicated and has never been released on home video.
Could this have been the first time Nimoy spoofed the character of Spock?
And courtesy of Behind the Clapperboard on Facebook, the famous Topiary Gardens scene from THE SHINING, with Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown on the left and Stanley Kubrick in the center...
Someone at the lucylounge.com forum posted these pictures, from the first week of September 1951 during rehearsal and building sets for the first episode of I Love Lucy:
I Love Lucy set
And here's Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy clowning around on the set, circa 1929. Amazing quality in this photo.
(Courtesy of Mark Gilbrandsen on the Motion Picture Technology group on Facebook.)
And another shot from Facebook's Behind the Clapperboard, Stanley Kubrick and crew shooting the "Moonbase Hilton" sequence from 2001 in England:
Another batch here: FRIDAY NIGHT BOYS: FRIDAY NIGHT BOY COOL #423
And this week's selection from that:
Recognize this handsome young fellow?
Don't recognize him? Here he is under rather less pleasant circumstances 20 or so years later:
Wow, I thought it was John Krasinski!
Coop signs an autograph for Jim Garner's daughter
A new lot now uploaded: FRIDAY NIGHT BOYS: FRIDAY NIGHT BOY COOL #424
There goes the neighbourhood...
Marilyn - Wardrobe tests for The Seven Year Itch
Charles Manson Dead at 83.
Steve Ralisback's uncanny performance as the late mass murderer in the 1976 TV movie, Helter Skelter, is still frightening.
This week's batch is here:
FRIDAY NIGHT BOYS: FRIDAY NIGHT BOY COOL #425
And the selection:
Fantastic shot during the production of Invasion of the Body Snatchers from 1956:
That's Dana Wynter and Kevin McCarthy in front of the camera, which is I think a Mitchell BNC shooting the short-lived 35mm SuperScope format. (Courtesy of the Behind the Clapboard Facebook group.)
Director Jules Dassin gets Burt Lancaster ready for a scene in Brute Force
New batch here: FRIDAY NIGHT BOYS: FRIDAY NIGHT BOY COOL #426
And the top five from it:
That's The Albatross (from The Sea Hawk) at Warners while the filming of This is the Army (1943) takes place next to it (pinched from The Errol Flynn Blog )
Here's a great shot of James Whale shooting the original Invisible Man for Universal in 1933...
Is that a squeeze-horn on top of the Mitchell? I wonder if Gordon Willis put it there to tell people to get out of the way when he's trying to move the camera around.
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