45 years ago today

Today, 45 years ago, Warner Bros. bought a one-page ad in Variety to proudly “announce the completion of principal photography on Stanley Kubrick’s first film since 2001: a Space Odyssey. A Clockwork Orange is, like all Stanley Kubrick’s films, unique. We believe it will be one of the most important films of 1971.” Release was set for Christmas.

Kubrick started shooting the film on September 7, 1970, and closed production on February 24, 1971. A Clockwork Orange had the shortest shooting schedule of any Kubrick film (out of his first ones). The film opened in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Toronto on December 19, 1971.

45 YEARS AGO TODAY: The Omega Man opened in theaters on August 1, 1971. It was the first time movie audiences got to see Charlton Heston mow down hordes of nocturnal mutants with a Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) equipped with an active infrared starlight scope and lamp.

(Submitted by Humanoid History)

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Today in Doors History

1967

Sun. Jan. 1st:  Shebang, KTLA-TV Channel 5 - Los Angeles, CA
    The Doors make their first live television appearance lip-synching their first single “Break on Through”. The show is hosted by Casey Kasem and produced by Dick Clark.