Movies 'Til Dawn Blog

ROBERT ALTMAN–LILY ST. CYR EDITION

Now this is going to take a little explaining. Yesterday I posted one of Robert Altman’s mid-60s Color-Sonics music ‘videos’ (check it out if you haven’t already–you’ll be glad you did). Here’s another one that he did with the famous ecdysiast Lily St. Cyr called ‘Don’t Call Me’. Except the

Read More »

MY OWN PRIVATE DANCE PARTY TOMORROW NIGHT–LIVE ONLINE!

Tomorrow night–July 12–at 7PM EST I will be the special guest on Will Friedwald’s weekly Zoom-Show ‘Clip Joint’. I’ll be sharing and discussing various clips of TV dance shows from the 1950s and 60s and I’d love you to join if you can. The official invite via Will is below.

Read More »

THE HOME ELECTRICAL: UN FILM DE GENERAL ELECTRIC

Behold “The Home Electrical”, an informational film produced by General Electric in 1915 demonstrating all the new, modern and convenient devices one could now litter there home with, thus making the home ‘electrical’. It’s a fascinating view into another century (actually two centuries since the film was made early enough

Read More »

SATURDAY MORNING CARTOON–DAFFY THE COMMANDO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX7BBc36e9U&t=143s Here’s ‘Daffy The Commando’ from 1943 directed by I. (Friz) Freleng. I kind of desperately want the title card art framed and hanging in my guest bathroom. The hell with it–my bathroom.

Read More »

A WEEKEND WITH HITCHCOCK

In the early 1940s, Alfred Hitchcock–newly arrived in America and missing the countryside of his previous home in England–purchased a 200 acre weekend ‘getaway’ estate in the Northern California town of Santa Cruz. Above, take the drive that Hitch (and wife Alma and daughter Pat) would have taken on the

Read More »

SATURDAY MORNING CARTOON–‘ONE FROGGY EVENING’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUYqgLPgIjc It’s ridiculous that the classic Chuck Jones 1955 masterwork ‘One Froggy Evening’ is unavailable on YouTube–Warner Brothers seems to have made damn sure of that. For what reason? Every other WB cartoon is available on YT. Is there a super-hero reboot of this one in development? Anyway,  I finally

Read More »

‘THE LONG GOODBYE’–A ROBERT ALTMAN JOINT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb-gAEx9GNU Today’s 70s trailer is ‘The Long Goodbye’, directed by Robert Altman starring Elliott Gould and featuring an eccentric supporting cast including Sterling Hayden and director (and sometime actor) Mark Rydell. The sampling of scenes is threaded by the theme song by John Williams, sung by the great trumpeter-singer Jack

Read More »

MY BIG FAT FIFTY POUND COMPUTER; A LOVE STORY

Enjoy a two-minute ad for the then brand-new 1977 IBM 5100, a fifty-pound computer that appears to have been invented to help people figure out what to do with their cows (you have to watch it). By the way: is she holding an I-Pad in that opening scene? Or, more

Read More »

K-TEL PRESENTS…CRAP!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/qjxb1bpceok%20width=560/iframebr%20/ Did you know that K-Tel didn’t just put out junky record compilations but also created a series of crappy utilitarian household items? Dig the Omlette maker ad above–the thing can be separated to be two half-pans though to do so would be at your own risk since they clearly

Read More »

K-TEL PRESENTS…STUFF

When I was a kid, commercials advertising records were one of my favorite things to tape-record off the TV. (The others included the Carl Stalling credits music for Warner Brothers Cartoons and announcements for upcoming movies on local stations. Hmmm). K-TEL was usually the record company hawking the records but

Read More »

Twitter

'Fright Night', Shemp's first appearance with the Three Stooges (not really but that's a long story) awaits your viewing on our Saturday Morning Stoogefest. #Comedy #FilmTwitter https://raymonddefelitta.org/saturday-morning-stoogefest-2/

Check out the best dance number from a musical nobody really wants to see--Bob Fosse and Tommy Rall's amazing duet from 'My Sister Eileen' (1955). #FilmTwitter #Dance #TCM #musical https://raymonddefelitta.org/fosse-v-rall-a-duel-in-dance/

Dig this short but deeply period drive through the Greenwich Village of the 1970s, an era you simply can't make up. #NewYork #NewYorkCity #NewYorkForever #Documentary https://raymonddefelitta.org/the-village-in-the-bell-bottom-era/

Color footage of Greenwich Village in the 1940s is today's offering on our madcap journey through the history of that venerable neighborhood. #NewYork #NewYorkCity #NewYorkForever #Documentary
https://raymonddefelitta.org/greenwich-village-1940s-edition/

Some fab footage of Greenwich Village in the late 60s--back when the FBI raided Village clubs and not Florida bed-and-breakfasts--awaits your avid viewing. #NewYork #NewYorkCity #NewYorkForever #Documentary https://raymonddefelitta.org/a-village-called-greenwich-a-view-from-the-late-60s/

Load More