Saturday, 11 November 2017

1967, Designs: cars, furniture, electronics, clothes

Pininfarina BMC-1800 Berlina-Aerodinamica concept
- Design by Paolo Martin for Pininfarina, Cambiano, Italy, 1967.
- Built by Pininfarina, Cambiano, Italy, 1967.
- Unveiled at the Turin Motor Show, 1967.
- Based on the BMC 1800 (UK, Austin, Morris, Wolseley) (ADO17).
Pininfarina BMC-1800 Berlina-Aerodinamica
Pininfarina BMC-1800 Berlina-Aerodinamica at the Turin Motor Show
Pininfarina BMC-1800 Berlina-Aerodinamica
Mohs Ostentatienne Opera Sedan concept
- Design by Bruce Baldwin Mohs, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 1967.
- Built by Mohs Seaplane Corporation, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 1967.
- Engine: International Harvester.
Mohs Ostentatienne Opera Sedan
Mohs Ostentatienne Opera Sedan
Mohs Ostentatienne Opera Sedan Advert
Mohs Ostentatienne Opera Sedan Advert
Girard Group airport lounge furniture
- Design by Alexander Girard and produced by Herman Miller for Braniff International Airways, Dallas, Texas, U.S 1967.
Girard Group airport lounge furniture
Girard Group airport lounge furniture
Teppaz Tourist portable record player
- Four speed record player with built-in amplifier and speaker, Teppaz, Lyon, France, 1967.
Teppaz Tourist portable record player
Teppaz Tourist portable record player
Timor Perpetual Calendar
Design by Enzo Mari for Danese, Milan, Italy, 1967.
Timor Perpetual Calendar
Timor Perpetual Calendar
Plastic ankle boots
- Design by Mary Quant, London, UK, 1967.
- The heels were moulded with Mary Quant’s signature daisy motif.
Plastic ankle boots by Mary Quant
Ford of England adverts 1967
Ford Anglia (105E), UK
Ford Corsair 2000E, UK
Ford Cortina (Mk II), Australia
Ford Cortina (Mk II), Australia
Ford Cortina (Mk II), Canada
Fashion, “La rue Courrèges”, Marie Claire (France) September 1967
"La rue Courrèges"
"La rue Courrèges"

Monday, 6 November 2017

1966, Television: T.H.E. Cat

On September 16, 1966, the American crime series "T.H.E. Cat" premieres on NBC. The series was created by Harry Julian Fink and produced by Boris Sagal. The title role, Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat, was played by Robert Loggia. The title music was written by Lalo Schifrin. "T.H.E. Cat" was produced for only one season with a total of 26 filmed episodes.

Synopsis
Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat, a former circus acrobat and jewel thief is now a professional bodyguard. He operates from the "Casa Del Gato" ("House Of The Cat") in San Francisco, which he partly owns...

Robert Loggia as Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat
Robert Carricart as Pepe Cordoza
Main Cast
  • Robert Loggia as Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat
  • Robert Carricart as Pepe Cordoza
  • R.G. Armstrong as Police Capt. McAllister 
Robert Loggia as Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat

T.H.E. Cat Opening Credits

Thursday, 2 November 2017

1965, Belgian Comics: "Kari Lente", "De wolf van Boseind"

In 1965 the first "Kari Lente lost het op" (“Kari Spring will solve it”) album "De wolf van Boseind" (“The Wolf of Boseind”) is published by “NV Standaard Boekhandel”. The story first appeared in the Flemish newspaper "Gazet van Antwerpen" in 1960. The series "Kari Lente", initially titled "Kari Lente lost het op", was created by Bob Mau (1926 - 2006) in 1962. The main character of the comic is the journalist Kari Lente (Kari Spring), along with her faithful little cat Titus and fellow journalist Bikkel. The somewhat frumpy detective Sus Pens, the strange creature Slurfie and the awkward professor Knitsel were added later.

"De wolf van Boseind"
  • brown/blue
  • never published in English
  • story and drawings by Bob Mau
Sus Pens, Bikkel, Kari Lente and Titus
Sus Pens, Bikkel, Kobe Van Streek and Kari Lente
Synopsis
A tree falls on the chalet of Sus Pens in Boseind. When Kari, Bikkel and Sus arrive in Boseind they are confronted with some strange werewolf events and stories...
Kari Lente, Bikkel, Sus Pens, Kobe and boswachter
Jonas and Kasteelheer ("Lord of Castle")
Main characters
Kari Lente, Bikkel, Titus, Sus Pens, Sus Pens Mother, Kobe Van Streek, Kobe's Mother, Mieke Kandy, boswachter, Jonas, Kasteelheer ("Lord of Castle").
Kobe, Kobe's Mother and Kari Lente
Sus Pense's Mother
Mieke Candy, boswachter and Kari Lente
Cars
  • MG A
  • Sus Pens oldtimer (probably Ford or Citroën)
  • Opel Rekord P2
MG A
Sus Pens oldtimer (probably Ford or Citroën)
Opel Rekord P2

Sunday, 29 October 2017

1964, Car Spotting: Elten, Germany, Dutch border

Left to right
First row
Opel Rekord P2 CarAVan, Opel Rekord P2, Opel (Olympia) Rekord P1, Volvo Amazon, Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), unidentified car
Second row
Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Ford Taunus 12M (P1, "Seitenstreifentaunus"), Opel Rekord A, Renault 4, Peugeot 403, Opel Rekord P2, Opel (Olympia) Rekord P1
Third row
Renault 8, Opel Kapitän, Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Borgward Isabella, Opel Rekord P2, Opel Rekord A, Ford Taunus 17M (P3, "Badewannetaunus")
Fourth row
Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Lloyd (Borgward) Arabella, Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Ford Taunus 17M (P2, "Barocktaunus" or "Fliegender Teppich"), Ford Taunus 12M (P1, "Seitenstreifentaunus"), Opel (Olympia) Rekord P1, Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Mercedes-Benz Ponton (W120/W121), Opel Kapitän, unidentified car, unidentified car probably Mercedes-Benz Ponton
Fifth row
Mercedes-Benz Ponton (W120/W121), Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Opel Rekord A, Ford Taunus 12M (P1, "Weltkugeltaunus"), Simca 1000, unidentified car probably Fiat 500, unidentified car, Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle)
Sixth row
Volkswagen 1500 Notchback (Type 3), Opel (Olympia) Rekord P1

Friday, 13 October 2017

1963, Music: Belgian Single Charts 01/08/1963 (BRT, Radio 2)

N° 20

Freddy with "Allein wie du"
- Country: Austria
- Music/Lyrics: Ernst Bader, Lotar Olias
- Highest Position: N° 15
- Weeks in the charts: 12


 
N° 19

Alain Barrière with "Elle était si jolie"
- Country: France
- Music/Lyrics: Alain Barrière, Armand Migiani
- Highest Position: N° 19
- Weeks in the charts: 4



N° 18
The Spotnicks with "Johnny Guitar"
- Country: Sweden
- Music/Lyrics: Victor Young, Peggy Lee
- Highest Position: N° 14
- Weeks in the charts: 16




N° 17

The Shadows with “Atlantis”
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Jerry Lordan
- Highest Position: N° 11
- Weeks in the charts: 12
- Video Clip



N° 16
Elvis Presley with "Kiss Me Quick"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Mort Shuman, Doc Pomus
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 20



N° 15

Roy Orbison with "In Dreams"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Roy Orbison
- Highest Position: N° 7
- Weeks in the charts: 20



N° 14
Rico Marino with "Hawaianer Tango"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: ?
- Highest Position: N° 14
- Weeks in the charts: 4
- Video Clip: No Clip Available



N° 13
Ray Charles with "Take These Chains From My Heart"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Fred Rose, Hy Heath
- Highest Position: N° 13
- Weeks in the charts: 8


N° 12
Richard Anthony with "Donne-moi ma chance"
- Country: France
- Music/Lyrics: Burt Bacharach, Hal David, André Salvet
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 16


N° 11
Die Regento Stars mit Bruno Majcherek with "Oh, Donna Clara!"
- Country: Netherlands / Germany
- Music/Lyrics: ?
- Highest Position: N° 7
- Weeks in the charts: 12


N° 10
Matt Lucas with "I'm Movin' On"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Hank Snow
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 12



N° 9
Fats Domino with "There Goes My Heart Again"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Fats Domino
- Highest Position: N° 9
- Weeks in the charts: 12


N° 8
Roy Orbison with "Falling"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Roy Orbison
- Highest Position: N° 8
- Weeks in the charts: 8



N° 7
Adamo with "Sans toi ma mie"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Salvatore Adamo
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 32



N° 6
Paul Anka with "Hello Jim"
- Country: Canada/USA
- Music/Lyrics: Paul Anka
- Highest Position: N° 5
- Weeks in the charts: 16



N° 5
Cliff Richard & The Shadows with "Lucky Lips"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 12


N° 4
Adamo with "N'est-ce pas merveilleux?"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Salvatore Adamo
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 24



N° 3
Bob Benny with "Waar en wanneer"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Benny Welton, Jenny Dils
- Highest Position: N° 3
- Weeks in the charts: 24



N° 2
Will Tura with "Je liegt"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Will Tura, van Aleda, Yan Nick
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 16
- Video Clip: No Clip Available