June 19, 1897 – May 4, 1975
There’s nothing I like better than a “links” page. Someone has (thankfully!) done all the work for me in finding more great b-movie sites so I won’t have to. That’s all fine and good until you run up against one like this.
Obviously, 1999 is a million years ago in website years (it’s also the year I started using Amazon to feed my bad movie appetite), so it’s no surprise that most of these sites are gone. But it is neat to see the few that are still up and around. Go on, take a trip back in time!
The Best, The Worst, The Weirdest And Every Far-Out Thing In Between
Source: Every 70s Movie
COULD I do this every day? Could I make myself sit down and watch the worst of the worst films of my favorite era (the 1970s!) every.day?
I’d like to think I could, but then I do things like forget to take my (quite important!) heart medicine last night, then wonder why I can’t walk as fast as I usually do. (Duh!)
But I think (THINK!) I could do this, at least for a short time, when this assignment comes to an end. Nothing but me, bad movies, and an exercise bike. (I’ve got to do something while watching this cinematic madness!)
(By the way, this is another influence on the upcoming Six Degrees of Stoogeration site!)
As usual here at Balladeer’s Blog I like to cover those things that tend to fly under the radar to a large degree. On this page I’ll be looking at bad/weird movies that don’t seem…
Source: BAD MOVIES | Balladeer’s Blog
For the terminally lazy (ME!), I LOVE sites like this that have ready-made bad movie lists! Sure, I know that The Mummy and the Curse of the Jackals isn’t worth the film it’s filmed on, and that star Anthony Eisley talked his stunt double into doing most of the walking about in the terrible “jackal head,” and that the director, Oliver Drake was supposedly senile. (I say “supposedly,” because looking at this film, who can tell?)
And if you were wondering, yes, I CAN tie this in to the Three Stooges. Anthony Eisley starred in a couple of Al Adamson films. Al Adamson and Sam Sherman wanted the Three Stooges to star in The Jet Set (which became Blazing Stewardesses). Everything was set until Moe was too ill to go on with the filming (which would’ve begun in March).
Remember, almost everything can be connected to the Three Stooges and/or John Carradine!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 39 years (or you weren’t born at the time), today marks the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. I imagine that this anniversary won’t be the whiz-bang celebration (??) the 40th will be, but here we are.
I could go over the fact that Presley made a lot of movies—pre Army = good; post Army = terrible, but what I’d like to focus on is what the main idea of this blog was supposed to be—a look at the last known films/performances/appearances of various celebrities. With Elvis, we have a humdinger of an “IITLtID!” (If It’s the Last Thing I Do!); his June 26, 1977 performance at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. While not a sell-out (18,000 attended), there was enough energy and excitement from the crowd to make up for any empty seats.
The setlist: (from http://www.oldies.about.com)
Also Spake Zarathustra (opening)
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
You Gave Me A Mountain
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
(solos by band members Larrie Londin: drums, Jerry Scheff: bass, Tony Brown: piano)
I Really Don’t Want To Know
(solo by the backing Joe Guercio Orchestra)
(Elvis introduces various people from the stage)
Can’t Help Falling In Love
The concert (via YouTube, of course!)
…and that’s it. Enjoy!
…it’s just that WordPress was acting more like TurdPress yesterday, and I didn’t get around to it.
The last of the “original” Stooges died May 4, 1975, bringing an end to the New New NEW Three Stooges (Howard, Sitka and DeRita).