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    Actress Sondra Locke (1944-2018)

    It's the Hollywood Center Motel at the corner of Sunset and North Las Palmas.
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    Best Party Scene

    I think that was actually one of Andy Warhol's factory parties, it looked quite authentic.
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    Actress Sondra Locke (1944-2018)

    Again I was really impressed with Impulse
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    Custer's Last Stand

    I knew a guy, who actually knew a guy who was at Custer's Last Stand, top that. 😎
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    The Romance of Trains

    A must for railroad fans.
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    Best Party Scene

    How about the party in Peter Sellers' The Party (1968)
  7. My first real trip to Los Angeles these were my Film Noir priorities. The touchstones of Film Noir, L.A. City Hall, Union Station (beautiful BTW), the Bradbury Building (where I found a piece of it laying on the sidewalk looks like a round topped finial), Angels Flight which had just started running again but unfortunately wast open to public yet (2017), South Hill Street, Main Street, South Broadway and its crumbling theaters, and the Los Angeles River. Paid my respects to the last of Bunker Hill by walking into the Third Street Tunnel. I look at the new skyscrapers where Bunker Hill used to be as Bunker Hill's tombstones. Drove around Chinatown, drove down "The Nickel" (it's pretty bad, BTW), parked up on Hollywood Blvd at the Hollywood Freeway and walked West to North La Brea and back, saw Musso and Franks, Grauman's Chinese Theater (or whatever it's called now), The Egyptian Theater, The Frolic Room, and the rest. Drove by Pinks, drove down Sunset Blvd. to the Pacific Coast Highway. Drove up the PCH to Malibu. At sunset drove Mulholland Drive from 405 back to the Hollywood freeway. Drove down to Santa Monica but couldn't find a place to park (wrong time of day but would have visited the pier and would have also driven down to see Venice (next time). As far as I'm concerned that's the real deal. My wife wanted to do the Universal Studio Tour, I hated it BTW, worst part of the trip, more like an expensive amusement park, waste of time and money. I think the Warner Brothers Tour (at least the way it's described) may be more worthwhile.
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    What Were They Thinking?

    It just came to me that Judy Garland was another, I seem to remember for years seeing her on TV she sported that same cropped look. she looks great in these two examples. compared to say I know she is a lot older in the above photo but I remember seeing her in the early 1960s when she was in her late 30s on TV with pretty much the same unchanging do.
  9. I know that it evolved from safety reasons when there was a massive influx of women doing dangerous jobs during WWII. But come on scarves and hair nets would have been preferable to this: Veronica Lake Rita Hayworth Ann Sheridan Joan Crawford Gloria Grahame No?
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    Begone era of the Scrapbook

    The first time I flew to Europe, it was on a TWA Lockheed Constellation it had curtains on the windows, four props and three tails. We flew from Idlewild airport New York to Gander Newfoundland where we had to top off the tanks, then flew from Gander to Shannon, Ireland, where we gassed up again, then from there to Orly, Paris. 😎
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    What a big let-down!

    Very cool thanks.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Nice pickup accessory....
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    Heaven's Gate (the movie,not the cult)

    It just baffles how Cimino could get that type of greenlight based on what Thunderbolt and Lightfoot and The Deer Hunter while a director like Sergio Leone had trouble getting funding.
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    Actress Sondra Locke (1944-2018)

    Impulse was a great Neo Noir, R.I.P.
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    Nuclear Noir

    Split Second (1953) Kiss Me Deadly (1953) Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) Mulholland Falls (1996)
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    Heaven's Gate (the movie,not the cult)

    Great for you then I guess.....
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    Heaven's Gate (the movie,not the cult)

    Unfortunately the opening spectacle, the amazing sense of time and place was the wrong one, and had nothing to do with a Western
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    Construction or architect movies

    Land of The Pharaohs - pyramids Bridge on The River Kwai - RR Bridge Tycoon (1947) -RR construction South America
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    Heaven's Gate (the movie,not the cult)

    Here was my first reaction in 2008 when i first saw it (I'll tone it down for the weinnes): Talk about indulgence, holy blank, an f-ing full twenty minutes spent at Harvard W*T*F* was he (Cimino) thinking???????. The march down the street, the sequence in the lecture hall, the friggin dance sequence, the climbing of the tree, then the other indulgence of the stream of immigrants along the road with their two wheeled carts and if that wasn't enough, the indulgence at the "Heavens Gate" roller rink, and there you get a twofer too, the roller skating and another dance sequence. He was out of control. The final battle at the end took forever too, and then the capper to all this was... more than one ending fer blanksakes.... He killed the epic Western with BOREDOM!!!!, he single handedly killed it! No bout adout it. Turned it from the mythological status that Ford and Leone had created and left us with, and turned the Western into a over indulgent friggin period piece costume drama, right before our very eyes!!!!!!! On the plus side the cinematography was beautiful, this is now the third film that I've seen that featured Vilmos Zsigmond art. I liked it on McCabe and Mrs. Miller, I didn't think much of it in "The Hired Hand" but here it worked well. I especially liked the Wallace, Idaho (stood in for Casper WY) set with the actual Wallace Station. That is still there, and I was living about 150 miles North of Wallace when they were shooting this, BTY.
  21. A matter of perspective. Case in point if you didn't want your head in a basket, I would say yes
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    Kick in the crotch

    You're right lets move on to animals..... Now tell me that isn't funny.....
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    Primetime lineup for Wednesday still a mystery?

    And we waited with bated breath for that, what a snooze fest!!!!! I'm might check out Hair Piece though 😉

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