Remember when the red tour started 4 years ago today and I cried during class for 45 minutes because I thought I’d never get to see Taylor
Fast forward 4 years later and I’m crying for the same reason only that now it’s because I won’t get to see her *again*
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.
December 16: The first episode of Rod Serling’s Night Gallery aired 45 years ago today.
After debuting with a pilot TV movie in November 1969, the supernatural anthology series aired on NBC for three seasons from 1970 to 1973. It is considered a spiritual successor to The Twilight Zone, also created and hosted by Serling.
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.
45 years ago today. Phun City was a festival organised by Mick Farren - International Times editor and member of The Deviants. In his autobiography Give The Anarchist a Cigarette Mick devotes a whole chapter to what happened at Phun City, and it must be the funniest bit of any 1960′s memoir I ever read (and I’ve read quite a few..).
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.