Writer (and Cinema Retro supporter) Matt Link takes you on an armchair tour of James Bond's top travel destinations on the Concierge.com web site. Matt is a world traveler and shares some interesting tips on how to live like Bond (assuming you have his expense account!) Click here to view
Italian 45 rpm of Dionne Warwick's hit single of the theme from Valley of the Dolls. American releases were more prudish at the time and would not have allowed this image of Sharon Tate, clad provocatively in a bra, about to engage in a bout of drug abuse.
The thing we miss about vinyl LPs and 45 rpm soundtrack records is the fact that they were often graced by terrific cover images, usually photos or unique artwork from the film. As every country put out its own version of each record, cover images varied widely. We've uncovered a fun site that pays tribute to the great old soundtrack sleeves of yesteryear. To view click here
We love looking through old pressbooks that studios would send to movie theaters with innovative suggestions about how to publicize specific motion pictures. We came across a bizarre one relating to John Huston's 1960 western The Unforgiven starring Burt Lancaster and Audrey Hepburn. Given the fact that the film was an adult drama centering on racism, repressed inter-family sexual relations and a violent Indian assault on a family trapped in their cabin, we can't think of any other subject more appropriate for a kid's coloring contest! "Hey kids, choose sides then help color in the slaughter! Make sure you have a sturdy red Crayola handy!"