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Movies In The 1960s

The Original Walking Dead: How George Romero Created Zo...

October 19, 2019

Zombies are everywhere these days, from The Walking Dead to Zombieland: Double Tap, but these horror and Halloween mainstays are not the age-old phenomenon y...

Mie Hama: Bond Girl Kissy Suzuki, Then And Now

October 11, 2019

In 1967's You Only Live Twice, Mie Hama played Kissy Suzuki, one of the attractions awaiting  Sean Connery's James Bond in Japan. Along with Akiko Wakabayashi, who playe...

'Guess Who's Coming To Dinner' Was A Racial Reality Che...

September 14, 2019

In Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, Sidney Poitier plays John, a black man meeting his white fiancee's parents, who are played by Spencer Tracy and Katharine He...

How Ninjas, As You Know Them, Only Date Back To The '60...

September 2, 2019

How old are ninjas?Pop culture in the U.S. and Japan has long been fascinated by the ninja, a black-clad assassin practicing ancient Japanese martial arts an...

How The 1960s Made Us Scared Of Quicksand

August 31, 2019

Why were we afraid of quicksand? On TV shows and in movies of the '60s and '70s, quicksand was a go-to plot twist that could be inserted virtually anywhere for a jolt of susp...

Carroll Baker, 'Baby Doll's Scandalous Star: Her Rise A...

July 31, 2019

Left: Carroll Baker as depicted on the lurid poster for 'Baby Doll.' Right: Baker in character in the title role of 'Sylvia.' Sources: IMPAwards.com; Sunset Bou...

Dr. Strangelove Or: How Stanley Kubrick Invented Black ...

June 11, 2019

Stanley Kubrick's 1964 nuclear-war farce Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb has been called the first black comedy in film ...

1960: As 'Suzie Wong,' Asian Actress Nancy Kwan Broke B...

May 16, 2019

Left: Tony Curtis and Nancy Kwan in 'Arrivederci, Baby!' (1966). Right: Nancy Kwan and William Holden in 'The World Of Suzie Wong' (1960). Source: ullstein bild...

Hammer Horror: How Christopher Lee's Dracula Rebooted A...

May 14, 2019

Left: Veronica Carlson with Christopher Lee in a publicity portrait issued for the film, 'Dracula Has Risen from the Grave', United Kingdom, 1968. (Photo by Sil...

The Tough Guys And Oddballs Who Beat The Germans In 'Th...

March 24, 2019

The Dirty Dozen's cast list includes some of the greatest movie tough-guys of the late '60s, as well as a few stars you might not place in a rollicking WWII ...

'Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid:' Why That Ending?

January 3, 2019

Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid's ending, a freeze-frame of our outlaw heroes right before they charge half of the Bolivian army, is sudden and might even mak...

Odd Couples And Midnight Cowboys: Dynamic Duos of TV an...

October 28, 2018

Laverne and Shirley, Butch and Sundance -- call them partners in crime or dynamic duos, a well-matched TV or movie team is comedy or drama gold. The buddy mo...

Brando, McQueen, Mitchum, Burton: Hollywood Bad Boys Of...

October 4, 2018

Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalski in 'A Streetcar Named Desire'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) We've always been interested in celebrity antics and m...

“Where The Boys Are”: The Novel, The Movie, And The Son...

October 2, 2018

Prior to 1960, few college students used their week off from school in the springtime, typically around Easter, to travel to warm, sunny beaches to party...

Jack Klugman: 'Odd Couple's Oscar Madison Was A Regular...

August 8, 2018

Jack Klugman photographed June 4, 1974. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via GettyImages) As Oscar Madison on The Odd Couple, Jack Klugman became American TV ...

Hollywoods Leading Men Who Defined The Art Of Cool

July 24, 2018

Hip, macho, athletic, outdoorsy, musical, and smooth…the men of the sixties were a lot of things, but above all, they were COOL. This collection of photographs will remi...

The Hottest Actresses From The 1960s

March 5, 2018

Actress Tina Louise Reclining on Hay Bales (Photo by John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) The counterculture movement of the 60’s had a quite an impact on f...

“Planet of the Apes” - 1968

January 15, 2018

Charlton Heston hears his fate being decided by a council of apes in a scene from the film 'Planet Of The Apes', 1968. (Photo by 20th-Century Fox/Getty Images) Up until the late 1960s, ...

The Legacy Of '2001:' How Stanley Kubrick's Masterpiece...

December 14, 2017

Actors Keir Dullea & Gary Lockwood in publicity still from motion picture 2001: A Space Odyssey. (Photo by Dmitri Kessel/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Image...

In 'Easy Rider,' The 1960s Were A Time Of Freedom, And ...

November 8, 2017

Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda in 1969 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gilbert TOURTE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) Released in July 1969, the month before Woodst...

Steve McQueen's Car Chase In 'Bullitt' Set The Standard...

November 7, 2017

Every movie car chase has to be compared to Steve McQueen's car chase in Bullitt (1968). In the film, a '68 Mustang GT fastback driven by McQueen runs wild i...

Brigitte Bardot's Beautiful Life In Pictures

June 29, 2017

Left: Brigitte Bardot on the set of 'Les Femmes' (1969). Right: A production still of Bardot from 'Le Mepris' (1963). Sources: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images; IMDB ...