Saturday, March 31, 2007
When looking back on her acting career she said her acting was amateurish and would never replace her singing career. She kept a notebook of her bad reviews because she thought they were hilarious. Her films were Where the Boys Are, Follow the Boys, Looking for Love, and When the Boys Meet the Girls. Connie was the sex symbol of her day. When the movie Where the Boys Are was remade in 1984 she was asked to be in the film but she didn't like the script and declined. She has suffered many set backs in her personal and professional life but has always bounced back. Connie Francis is a true survivor.
You can click on the video below to hear a few clips of her songs. None of them in the video are the featured song. If you want to hear a clip of the song you can if you click here.
Friday, March 30, 2007
So here are two videos. One is a short commercial for the series and the second is the series opening.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Here is Pepsi Commercial with Britney, Pink and Beyonce as warriors singing We Will Rock You.
If anything it proves that Pink and Beyonce can sing. Britney sing/talks.
Anyone remember this show from the early days of UPN? Christopher Lloyd was the bad guy and he came to life from a video game. The creator of the game had to hunt all the villains down and put them back into the game. He always had to use his ex-girlfriend as bait because the damsel in distress in the game was designed after her and the villains were progamed to go after her or him as he designed the hero of the game on himself.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
I just heard that one of my favorite artist passed away a few days ago. I know to some it is old news but it makes me sad to hear that Marshall Rogers has died. He was one of the first artist whose style I recoginzed by just glancing at it. I met him at a convention in Cincinnati and got him to autograph issue 479 of Detective comics. For some reason comic and science fiction conventions are not heavily promoted in Cincinnati so the line was not long for Mr. Rogers but it was the longest line there. I happily waited for him. His apperance there was unannounced so I had to buy the Detective comics there as I didn't know I should have brought one of his issues to sign. We had a small conversation but I don't remember what was said. He will be missed. The above photo I got from this Marshall Rogers fan site.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
This 1967 promo from ABC is hosted by their then top stars Batman and Robin. The networks used to do this in late summer or early fall for their network and Saturday morning lineups. The two I have the best memories of are this one and a Staurday morning one that was hosted by the kids of the Brady Bunch. Their own cartoon show was starting that season.
Here is the prime time promo for the ABC line up for 1967. A special guest shows up at the time. A big star getting his own variety show again. He is told how long his contract is but saddly the show was canceled long before the contract ended. Batman one year later would also be canceled. Fame is fleeting.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
If you were a kid in the 1960's you may remember this commercial. I loved my Major Matt Mason and Sgt. Storm. I think I had them all that you see in this commercial. While I have lost most of them I still have the Matt Mason action figure.