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Repo Man, Cult Classic: Facts And Trivia About The Punk...

March 2, 2021

The life of a repo man is always intense. Maybe the most cult of cult movies, Repo Man is a hard film to pin down. Part comedy, part science-fiction, and par...

Why Did Sha Na Na Exist? '50s Nostalgia For Hippies, Bo...

February 28, 2021

Jon 'Bowzer' Bauman, of the group Sha Na Na, performs onstage at the Holiday Star Theater, Merilville, Indiana, February 2, 1982. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Im...

Joanne Woodward: 'Three Faces Of Eve' And Mrs. Paul New...

February 27, 2021

Joanne Woodward wearing an outfit by Travilla with a straw hat by Yorn, circa 1965. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Joanne Woodward, winner of an Oscar...

Slap Shot: How The Hanson Brothers Hijacked Paul Newman...

February 25, 2021

When Paul Newman made the hockey comedy Slap Shot, he might not have expected to lose the spotlight to the Hanson Brothers. It's a funny script, Newman plays...

Mamie van Doren, Bad-Girl Blonde Of '50s Cult Cinema, T...

February 24, 2021

Peruse Mamie Van Doren's filmography -- Untamed Youth (1957), High School Confidential (1958), Born Reckless (1958), Girls Town (1959), Vice Raid (1960), Sex...

Sandy Duncan: Young 'Peter Pan' Actress And Wheat Thins...

February 20, 2021

Pixie, they name is Sandy Duncan! A constant celebrity without a real TV or movie hit, short-haired Sandy Duncan entertained audiences (and Wheat Thins snack...

Young Rene Russo: Cosmopolitan/Vogue Cover Girl Turned ...

February 17, 2021

Rene Russo was a modeling sensation, shooting cover after cover for Vogue and Cosmopolitan, long before she made her screen debut in the 1989 sports comedy M...

Do You Feel Lucky, Punk? Clint Eastwood's Misquoted Dir...

February 16, 2021

Dirty Harry is one of Clint Eastwood's great roles, and has given us lines like "Do you feel lucky?," "Go ahead, make my day," and "A man's got to know his l...

Clutch Cargo: 'Syncro-Vox' Animation Was An Unlikely Hi...

February 15, 2021

Airing in 1959-60, Clutch Cargo was unlike any other cartoon, thanks to the miracle of "Syncro-Vox" animation. In Syncro-Vox, a human talking mouth is superi...

Lois Maxwell As Moneypenny: The Bond Girl Who Resisted ...

February 14, 2021

Miss Moneypenny, played by Lois Maxwell, was the constant Bond Girl, sparring with 007 through the Sean Connery, George Lazenby and Roger Moore eras. The sec...

Coulda Been A Contender: De Niro's 'Raging Bull' Quote ...

February 13, 2021

"I could've been a contender" was a powerful line when Marlon Brando said it to Rod Steiger in 1954's On The Waterfront; when Jake La Motta (Robert De Niro) ...

What's a 'Stepford Wife'? The Anti-Feminist Stereotype ...

February 12, 2021

Even if you've never seen The Stepford Wives, the dark 1975 film sci-fi/horror film where wealthy suburban men turn their partners into subservient robots, y...

Leslie Nielsen, The 'Airplane!' And 'Naked Gun' Actor W...

February 11, 2021

Left: Anne Francis and Leslie Nielsen in 'Forbidden Planet.' Right: Nielsen and Jeannette Charles in 'The Naked Gun.' Sources: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Sunset Boulev...

Mary Steenburgen, Young 'Melvin And Howard' Actress, Th...

February 9, 2021

Mary Steenburgen is an Oscar-winning actress who had early successes with Goin' South (1978), Time After Time (1979), Melvin And Howard (1980) and Ragtime (1...

Anouk Aimee: Muse Of 'Dolce Vita' And '8 1/2,' Then And...

February 5, 2021

With the Fellini movies La Dolce Vita (1960) and 8 1/2 (1963), as well as the global hit A Man And A Woman (1966), Anouk Aimée became one of a few French act...

'Soylent Green Is People!' Charlton Heston's Strange Sc...

February 3, 2021

When Charlton Heston delivers the line "Soylent Green is people!" at the end of the film Soylent Green (1973), it's a clumsy collision of cinematic drama and...

Christie Brinkley: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Icon And...

February 2, 2021

Christie Brinkley became one of the great beauties of the '80s with her multiple Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers, ever-presence in advertising and f...

Vanessa Redgrave: 'Blow-Up' And 'Camelot' Star, Then An...

January 30, 2021

English actress Vanessa Redgrave, UK, January 1968. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Vanessa Redgrave is known to American audiences fo...

Spaghetti Westerns: Eastwood, Leone, Morricone Play Cow...

January 29, 2021

Clint Eastwood in 'For a Few Dollars More.' Photo by FilmPublicityArchive/United Archives via Getty Images You may know what a "spaghetti western" is -- a wes...

Telly Savalas as Kojak, The Bald 'Who Loves Ya, Baby?' ...

January 28, 2021

Sources: eBay; Photoshot/Getty Images Telly Savalas played Kojak, a lollipop-sucking New York City cop who punctuated his tough-guy talk with the surprising p...

Mikhail Baryshnikov: How A Ballet Dancer Became A Cold ...

January 27, 2021

Russian-born American ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov with hair and makeup crew during the American Ballet Theatre's production of 'Other Dances,' New York, N...

'When The Legend Becomes Fact, Print The Legend:' Meani...

January 23, 2021

"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." That iconic line comes from director John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. It’s a great line and on...

Tippi Hedren: Big Cat Lady, 'Birds' Star And Melanie Gr...

January 19, 2021

Left: Tippi Hedren in a publicity photo for 'The Birds.' Right: Hedren in the kitchen of her home in Acton, California in 1994. Tippi was on the phone as a tige...

Harold And Maude: Hal Ashby's Cult Classic May-December...

January 18, 2021

Harold And Maude, starring Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort, wasn't a box-office hit. When director Hal Ashby's story of a May-December romance between a young man n...

Betty White: Stories Of The Funniest Old Lady In Hollyw...

January 17, 2021

Betty White in 1954 (Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images) A Golden Girl and a game show MVP, Betty White has lived the lo...

Our Man Flint, James Coburn's Bond Spoof: Facts And Tri...

January 16, 2021

When James Coburn (flanked by groovy beauties) as agent Derek Flint hit screens in Our Man Flint and In Like Flint, he was riding one of the biggest entertai...

Helen Mirren: Young Shakespearean Vixen And Screen Quee...

January 15, 2021

Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra being performed by the National Youth Theatre and the Old Vic in London, 6th September 1965. Starring actress Helen Mirren, 1...

Fantasy Island, Mr. Roarke's Paradise Where Dreams (Or ...

January 14, 2021

Ricardo Montalban and Herve Villechaize in 1977. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images) The...

Billy Jack: Tom Laughlin's 'Half-Breed' Action Hero

January 11, 2021

Tom Laughlin (1931 - 2013) as Billy Jack in the 1971 film 'Billy Jack', which he also wrote and directed. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) Billy Jack...

The Batman TV Wannabes Of '67: Mr. Terrific Vs. Captain...

January 10, 2021

You remember Adam West's Batman from 1966, but what about Mr. Terrific and Captain Nice from 1967? These two superhero series, both launched on the same day,...

Not In Kansas Anymore: How 'The Wiz' Made An Urban Clas...

January 5, 2021

Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and The Lion embarked upon a soulful twist on their adventure to the magical land of Oz in the 1975 musical The Wiz. The ...

Max Headroom, TV's First Virtual Host: Facts And Histor...

January 4, 2021

Max Headroom took the TV world by storm in the mid-'80s, a virtual host in a sharp suit and Wayfarers who seemingly came out of nowhere. Of course, when you'...

Victoria Principal: Dallas' Pamela Ewing, Then And Now

January 3, 2021

1980 portrait of Victoria Principal, best known for playing Pamela Barnes Ewing in the television serial Dallas, wearing a red low-cut belted dress. (Photo by Hulto...

Father Guido Sarducci: How Don Novello Became The Pries...

January 1, 2021

Don Novello as Father Guido Sarducci during the 'Weekend Update' skit on October 13, 1979 -- (Photo by: Fred Hermansky/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Im...

Paula Prentiss: Pussycat And Stepford Wife, Then And No...

December 30, 2020

Actress Paula Prentiss in Vogue, 1968. (Photo by Bert Stern/Condé Nast via Getty Images) Paula Prentiss' most successful films were the '60s comedies Where Th...

Casino Royale, the '67 007 Spoof: Cast List And Facts

December 28, 2020

The 1967 James Bond comedy Casino Royale assembled one of the greatest cast lists in movie history, including Peter Sellers, Woody Allen, Orson Welles, Ursula And...

SCTV: Cast List Of The Canadian 'Saturday Night Live'

December 23, 2020

The Canadian comedy show SCTV gave us John Candy, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara Eugene Levy and others -- while it wasn't exactly Saturday Night Live, it was cer...

How Phil Donahue Invented Daytime Talk Show TV

December 21, 2020

In 1967, The Phil Donahue Show premiered on a local Dayton, Ohio, television channel and for the next 20 plus years the talk show introduced audiences to a ton of cultur...

Charley Pride: Stories Of A Barrier-Breaking Country Mu...

December 20, 2020

CIRCA 1970: Photo of Charley Pride Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Charley Pride was a country music legend, not only because he was the first bla...

The Waltons: Down-Home Rural Drama Of That Un-'70s Show

December 19, 2020

Mary Elizabeth McDonough and Will Geer appear in a scene from an episode of the television family drama series 'The Waltons.' (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Ima...

The Black Hole: Disney's Attempted Space Epic In A Post...

December 18, 2020

Disney's The Black Hole had good robots (V.I.N.CENT. and BO.B.), a big bad robot (Maximilian), an evil villain, laser battles, special effects, ambiguous cre...

Saturday Night Fever: Facts And Trivia About The Disco ...

December 16, 2020

Saturday Night Fever not only made a megastar out of John Travolta; it also heightened the public's interest in disco music and the disco scene. Disco clubs...

David Lynch's 'Dune:' The Controversial Attempt At Fran...

December 15, 2020

What was David Lynch supposed to do with Frank Herbert's science-fiction epic Dune? What is anyone supposed to do with Dune? The book series is one of the mo...

Lee Remick: 'Days Of Wine And Roses' And 'Omen' Star Bi...

December 14, 2020

From her debut in A Face In The Crowd in 1957, Lee Remick was clearly a big star, which she would soon prove in films like Anatomy Of A Murder (1959) and Day...

Thunderbirds Are Go: Puppet Adventurers Of The Groovy '...

December 11, 2020

For fans of cult '60s TV, the Thunderbirds and catchphrase "Thunderbirds are go!" bring back fond memories of sci-fi puppetry and marionette action that was ...

Rudolph And The Rankin-Bass Holiday Empire: Facts And T...

December 6, 2020

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and other Rankin/Bass TV specials, including Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town and The Year Without A Santa Claus, are holiday sho...

Lorne Greene's 'Ringo,' A Bonanza Star's Hokey Cowboy #...

December 5, 2020

Lorne Greene (1915-1987), Canadian actor and cowboy pop star, circa 1970. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) Lorne Green's "Ringo," a cowboy son...

'Emmanuelle' Starring Sylvia Kristel And The 'Skinemax'...

December 3, 2020

Set of "Good -bye, Emmanuelle" with Silvia Kristel In Seychelles In April, 1977 - Ian McCone, Silvia Kristel. (Photo by Daniel SIMON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Image...

The Love Boat: Cast List Of The Pacific Princess (Come ...

December 2, 2020

Pictured, from left: Fred Grandy (Gopher Smith), Ted Lange (Isaac Washington), Gavin MacLeod (Captain Merrill Stubing), Bernie Kopell (Dr. Adam Bricker), Lauren...

Bette Midler: Divine Miss M And Movie Rose, Then And No...

December 1, 2020

Left: Midler as caricatured on the cover of her self-titled second album. Right: Midler at the 17th Grammy Awards in 1975. Sources: Amazon; Photo by Ron Galella...

Dyan Cannon: 'Bob & Carol's Alice, Cary Grant's Wife, T...

November 30, 2020

Dyan Cannon has been a star since the era-defining film Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), in which she played one of four married adults who contemplate swin...

Kung Fu, Starring David Carradine As A Shaolin Monk: Fa...

November 28, 2020

David Carradine on 'Kung Fu.' Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images In 1972, David Carradine...

Stella Stevens: Elvis Co-Star And Centerfold Who Could ...

November 27, 2020

Stella Stevens in a bikini, circa 1960. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) Famed for her appearances in The Nutty Professor (with Jerry Lewis), ...

Rich Little, The Man Of A Thousand Voices: Stories And ...

November 26, 2020

Impressionist Rich Little was a constant presence on American TV in the 1970s, impersonating the likes of Richard Nixon, Johnny Carson and Frank Sinatra. His...

Tim Allen: The Drug Bust And Jail Time That Honed His C...

November 23, 2020

American actor and comedian Tim Allen in a mug shot following his arrest for cocaine possession, Kalamazoo, Michigan, US, 2nd October 1978. (Photo by Kypros/Get...

Abortion On A Sitcom? Bea Arthur's Dilemma On 'Maude'

November 22, 2020

In November 1972, the Bea Arthur sitcom Maude took on the topic of abortion, which was as much a hot-button issue then as now. The two-part story "Maude's Dilemma...

Rocky: How A Down-On-His-Luck Stallone Became A Movie H...

November 21, 2020

Sylvester Stallone strikes at a punching bag while his coach, Burgess Meredith (1908 - 1997), watches in a still from the film, 'Rocky,' directed by John G. Avi...

The Day After' Was World War III TV That Scared Even Re...

November 20, 2020

In 1983, the TV movie The Day After brought a grim vision of nuclear holocaust into American living rooms when it aired on ABC. In the lead-up to the show, c...

Beverly D'Angelo: Vacation's Ellen Griswold, Then And N...

November 15, 2020

Beverly D'Angelo in 1975 her dressing room at the O'Keefe Centre in Toronto, preparing for her role of Ophelia in the musical Kronborg: 1582. (Photo by Reg Inne...

Taxi: Louie, Latka And The Cast List Of TV's Best Sitco...

November 14, 2020

TAXI - "Latka's Cookies" which aired on February 05, 1981. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Ima...

Incredible Hulk: How Lou Ferrigno Created TV's Greatest...

November 4, 2020

Lou Ferrigno's Incredible Hulk, the green Marvel superhero, first flexed his muscles on CBS on a Friday night in 1978 -- and showed a glimmer of hope for the...

Godzilla: Facts And Trivia About The King Of All Kaiju

November 3, 2020

In 1954, Godzilla first walked out of the Pacific Ocean to attack Japan and this big, bad kaiju hasn't stopped since. Sure, Godzilla has changed over the years -...

Catherine Oxenberg, 'Dynasty' Royalty And NXIVM Foe, Th...

November 2, 2020

DYNASTY - "Catherine Oxenberg Photo Shots" which aired on October 08, 1984. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Televis...

What's 'Groovy' About Evil Dead? From Cult Horror To Ho...

October 31, 2020

A couple guys go into the woods -- director Sam Raimi and actor Bruce Campbell, to be specific -- make a movie called The Evil Dead, then remake that movie y...

'Alien:' Slasher Horror And The 'Final Girl' Ripley -- ...

October 30, 2020

There's a moment during the climax of Alien (1979) that cements its status in the hierarchy of horror. Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), the final member of t...

Diane Keaton: Godfather Girlfriend And Real Life Annie ...

October 28, 2020

Actress Diane Keaton, playing the lead role of Theresa, gazes upward during a scene from the 1977 drama Looking for Mr. Goodbar. (Photo by John Springer Collect...

Heather Thomas: 'Fall Guy' Gal And Early '80s Poster Pi...

October 25, 2020

Heather Thomas was the pinup poster girl of the 1980s who gained popularity for her role in The Fall Guy and other TV and movie appearances during the decade...

Mel Gibson: From 'Mad Max' Nobody To 'Braveheart'

October 24, 2020

Mel Gibson was Mad Max in 1979. He really was, in a way. The handsome Australian actor strolling onto American movie screens, a veneer of outback dust on his cheeks a...

'Hawaii' Cast List: Surprise Best Supporting Actress No...

October 23, 2020

How do you tell the truly epic story of America's colonization of Hawaii? You put some of the biggest stars of the '60s together in a film to make it truly e...

How 'Airport' Invented The 1970s Disaster Movie Formula

October 22, 2020

In 1970, the novel Airport was adapted as a film that established the formula for the disaster movie genre of the 1970s. Though it featured numerous big names, ...

Barbra Streisand: Facts And Stories About Hollywood's D...

October 19, 2020

From her 1968 film debut Funny Girl through such major '70s hits as The Owl And The Pussycat, The Way We Were, and A Star Is Born, Barbra Streisand became an...

Why Did George C. Scott, Best Actor In 'Patton,' Reject...

October 18, 2020

George C. Scott in Patton (Photo by Herbert Dorfman/Corbis via Getty Images) At the 43rd Academy Awards in 1971, Patton star George C. Scott received what man...

Was Roger Moore The Best James Bond? The Case For Sean ...

October 14, 2020

Actor Roger Moore on the set of "Octopussy". (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images) Is Roger Moore "your" James Bond? Or is Sean Connery the quin...

Joyce DeWitt, Jack Tripper's Other 'Three's Company' Ro...

October 12, 2020

THREE'S COMPANY - "Chrissy's Cousin" - Airdate: December 16, 1980. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via G...

Barbarella, Jane Fonda's Horny Sci-Fi Sex Kitten: Facts...

October 11, 2020

The 1968 film Barbarella gives us Jane Fonda at the peak of her sex-kitten phase. A pleasure-seeking, galaxy-hopping adventurer, the titular heroine came to ...

Jonny Quest: The First Adventure Cartoon, Facts And Tri...

October 9, 2020

Jonny Quest aired for one season, just 26 episodes in prime time in 1964-65, and was unlike the Disney-type shorts and sitcom-based cartoons that animation s...

Jose Feliciano Played The National Anthem At The 1968 W...

October 7, 2020

Puerto Rican musician and singer Jose Feliciano performs live on stage in 1968. (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns) In 1968, Jose Feliciano was on top of the wo...

Why Do They All Say 'I'm Spartacus'? Meaning Of The Mov...

October 6, 2020

“I’m Spartacus!” was more than a famous movie line from Spartacus, the 1960 historical epic starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier and Tony Curtis, but symb...

1979: When 'General Hospital's Luke Raped Laura While H...

October 5, 2020

Luke and Laura are the General Hospital couple everyone knows, but their famous soap-opera romance had a dark side. In an October, 1979 episode, Luke and Lau...

'Longest Day:' Facts About The D-Day Movie With 42 Star...

October 4, 2020

Left: Robert Mitchum on the set of 'The Longest Day.' Right: John Wayne. Sources: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Image...