Wednesday, 28 September 2022

1970, Car Spotting: Kioskplaats, Hoboken, Belgium

Left to right

First row, front to back
Recognisable are a Mercedes-Benz W114/W115, a Renault Goélette, a Volkswagen 1200/1300 (Type 1, Beetle) and a Citroën 2 CV.

Second row, front to back
Fiat 850, Citroën HY.

Third row, front to back
Ford Anglia Sportsman (105E), Ford Taunus 17M (P3), DAF 55, Austin Cambridge (A60) or Morris Oxford series VI or Wolseley 16/60, NSU 1000 or 1200, Simca 1100, Mercedes-Benz W110 Kombi, Ford Anglia (105E), unidentified car probably DAF, Volkswagen 1600 Variant (Type 3), unidentified car, unidentified car, Citroën 2CV, Ford Taunus 12M (P4), Volkswagen 1200/1300 (Type 1, Beetle), Volkswagen 1600TL (Fastback, Type 3), unidentified car probably Fiat, Renault Dauphine, Volkswagen 1200/1300 (Type 1, Beetle), unidentified car probably Opel Rekord, unidentified car, unidentified car, Renault 4, the rest is unidentifiable.

Fourth row, front to back
Fiat 600, unidentified car, Peugeot 504, unidentified car, unidentified car.

Fifth row, front to back
Ford Anglia (105E), Volkswagen 1600 (Notchback, Type 3), Peugeot 404, Volkswagen 1600 (Type 3), Peugeot 404 Break.

Sixth row, front to back
Ford Escort (Mk I), Ford Transit (Mk I), Citroën 2 CV, Simca 1301/1501, Opel Kadett B, Ford Taunus 12M (P4), Ford Taunus 17M/20M (P5), Renault 4, unidentified car, Triumph Herald or Vitesse, unidentified car probably Fiat 125, Opel Kadett A, unidentified car, unidentified car, Ford (Taunus) 12M/15M (P6), Opel Kadett B Coupé, Austin/Morris Mini, the rest is unidentifiable.

Seventh row, front to back
Austin/Morris 110/1300, DAF 33, the rest is unidentifiable.

Monday, 26 September 2022

1969, Belgian Comics: "Suske en Wiske", "De briesende bruid"

In 1969 the new "Suske en Wiske" (UK: "Bob & Bobette" or "Spike and Suzy", US: "Willy and Wanda") album "De briesende bruid" ("The roaring bride") is published. The series “Suske en Wiske” was created by Willy Vandersteen in 1945.

No 92: "De briesende bruid"
- four-coloured
- first published in 1969 by "Standaard Uitgeverij"
- never published in English
- story and drawings by Willy Vandersteen
- pre-publication in "De Standaard" and "Het Nieuwsblad"

The story was pre-published in the newspapers "De Standaard" and "Het Nieuwsblad" from 9 September 1968 to 17 January 1969. The main characters are Suske (Spike), Wiske (Suzy), aunt Sidonia, Lambik (Ambrose), Jerom (Jethro), Professor Barabas, Fred van Telramund, King Henderik, the Swan Knight (Lohengrin), Bluebeard, Anna and her two brothers, Diana and her father vader, Sheik El Rui-Genteen, Sheik El Plé-Buij, Bagdada (horse), Anthony Fokker, Snobiënski, Fé Holksong and Willy Vandersteen.

Anna's brothers
Anthony Fokker and Sidonia
Professor Barabas
Bluebeard
Fred van Telramund
Fé Holksong

Synopsis
When Sidonia receives a phone call from the angel Amor, a world full of love opens up for her. She travels through time to meet knights, sheikhs, noblemen and soldiers in the hope that she can marry one of them. But eventually she falls in love with the singer Fé Holksong. Will it come to a marriage or will someone put a stop to it?

King Henderik and Sidonia
Lambik (Ambrose) and Jerom (Jethro)
Lode Craeybeckx, Sidonia and Fé Holksong
Sidonia and Anna
Sidonia, Diana and her father
Sidonia and Sheik El Plé-Buij

Trivia

  • Amor, which Sidonia calls, is the Greek god of love.
  • The story of the Knight of the Swan, or Swan Knight, is a medieval tale about a mysterious rescuer who comes in a swan-drawn boat to defend a damsel, his only condition being that he must never be asked his name.
  • Bluebeard is a French folktale, the most famous surviving version of which was written by Charles Perrault.
  • Sheik El Plé-Buij is a caricature of Rudolph Valentino in the film The Sheik. His name is a pun on playboy.
  • The horse Baghdada is a pun on the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
  • The Dutch pilot Anthony Fokker plays an important role in this story.
  • Willy Vandersteen has a cameo in the last four strips.
  • Antwerp Mayor Lode Craeybeckx has a cameo at Sidonia’s wedding. Craeybeckx served as mayor of Antwerp (Belgium) from 1947 until his death in 1976,
Wiske (Suzy) and Suske (Spike)
Sidonia, Sheik El Rui-Genteen and Bagdada
Sidonia
Snobiënski and Sidonia
the Swan Knight (Lohengrin)
Willy Vandersteen
Wiske (Suzy)

Cars

  • Ford Fairlane 4-door sedan (1968)
  • Two unidentified cars
Unidentified car
Ford Fairlane 4-door sedan (1968)
Unidentified car

Saturday, 3 September 2022

1968, Car Spotting: Zandstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Parked in the back, left to right
Unidentified car, Ford Taunus 17M/20M (P5), Ford Taunus 17M/20M (P5), Volkswagen 1200/1300 (Type 1, Beetle), Renault 4, unidentified car probably Simca 1100/1500.

Left row, front to back
NSU Prinz 4, Renault 4CV, Renault 4, Opel Rekord A.

Right row, front to back
Ford Taunus 12M (P4), Ford (Consul) Corsair, Renault Estafette, Ford Taunus 12M (P4), unidentified car. 



Wednesday, 31 August 2022

1967, Film and Television Awards: British Academy Awards (BAFTAs)

Best Film
Winner: ‘Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

Nominees:

  • ‘Doctor Zhivago’
  • ‘Morgan – A Suitable Case for Treatment’
  • ‘The Spy Who Came In from the Cold’

 

Best British Actor
Winner: Richard Burton
As Alec Leamas in ‘The Spy Who Came In from the Cold’
As George in ‘Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

Nominees:

  • David Warner as Morgan Delt in ‘Morgan – A Suitable Case for Treatment’
  • Michael Caine as Alfie Elkins in ‘Alfie’
  • Ralph Richardson as Alexander Maximovich Gromeko in ‘Doctor Zhivago’,  as William Ewart Gladstone in ‘Khartoum’,  as Joseph Finsbury in ‘The Wrong Box’


Best British Actress
Winner: Elizabeth Taylor
As Martha in ‘Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

Nominees:

  • Julie Christie as Lara Antipova in ‘Doctor Zhivago’ and  as Linda Montag/Clarrisse in ‘Fahrenheit 451’
  • Lynn Redgrave as Georgina Parkin in ‘Georgy Girl’
  • Vanessa Redgrave as Leonie Delt in’Morgan – A Suitable Case for Treatment’

 

Best Foreign Actor
Winner: Rod Steiger
As Sol Nazerman in ‘The Pawnbroker’

Nominees:

  • Jean-Paul Belmondo as Ferdinand Griffon in ‘Pierrot le Fou’
  • Oskar Werner as Fiedler in ‘The Spy Who Came In from the Cold’
  • Sidney Poitier as Gordon Ralfe in ‘A Patch of Blue’

 

Best Foreign Actress
Winner: Jeanne Moreau
As Maria I in ‘Viva Maria!’

Nominees:

  • Brigitte Bardot as Marie Fitzgerald O'Malley in ‘Viva Maria!’
  • Joan Hackett as Dottie Renfrew Latham in ‘The Group’
  • Simone Signoret as Eliane Darres in ‘Compartiment tueurs’

 

Best Screenplay
Winner: David Mercer with ‘Morgan – A Suitable Case for Treatment’

Nominees:

  • Bill Naughton: ‘Alfie’
  • Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo: ‘It Happened Here’
  • Harold Pinter: ‘The Quiller Memorandum’ 


Best Art Direction - Black and White
Winner: Tambi Larsen with ‘The Spy Who Came In From The Cold’

Nominees:

  • Don Ashton: ‘Bunny Lake Is Missing’
  • Tony Woollard: ‘Georgy Girl’
  • Edward Marshall: ‘Life At The Top’

 

Best Art Direction - Colour
Winner: Wilfrid Shingleton with ‘The Blue Max’

Nominees:

  • John Howell: ‘Khartoum’
  • Maurice Carter: ‘The Quiller Memorandum’
  • Ray Simm: ‘The Wrong Box’


Best Cinematography
Winner: Christopher Challis with ‘Arabesque’

Nominees:

  • Otto Heller: ‘Alfie’
  • Douglas Slocombe: ‘The Blue Max’
  • Jack Hildyard: ‘Modesty Blaise’

 

Best Costume Design
Winner: Julie Harris: ‘The Wrong Box’

Nominees:

  • Christian Dior: ‘Arabesque’
  • John Furniss : ‘The Blue Max’
  • Nicholas Georgidis: ‘Romeo And Juliet’

 

Best Film Editing
Winner: Tom Priestley with ‘Morgan – A Suitable Case for Treatment’

Nominees:

  • Thelma Connell: ‘Alfie’
  • Frederick Wilson: ‘Arabesque’
  • Frederick Wilson: ‘The Quiller Memorandum’

Monday, 15 August 2022

1966, Car Spotting: Train Station Bussum-South, Netherlands

Parked around the trees, front to back

First row, left to right
Fiat 850, Triumph 2000 Mk 1.

Second row, left to right
Volkswagen 1200/1300 (Type 1, Beetle), DKW Auto Union 1000, Ford Taunus 12M (P4), Renault Dauphine, BMW 700 Coupé.

Third row, left to right
Volkswagen 1200/1300 (Type 1, Beetle), Simca 1300/1500, Peugeot 403.

Parked in front of the station, left to right
Opel Rekord or 1200 (P1), Vauxhall Victor (F), Vauxhall Cresta (PB), Fiat 1500/1800/2100, Ford Taunus 12M (P1, Side-stripes Taunus), Citroën 2CV,  Fiat 1500/1800/2100.

Monday, 1 August 2022

1965, Music: Belgian Single Charts 01/11/1965

N° 20
The Kinks – A Well Respected Man

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Ray Davies
- Highest Position: N° 20
- Weeks in the charts: 4
- Video clip

 


N° 19
Adamo – Mes mains sur tes hanches

- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Salvatore Adamo
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 20
- Video clip
  



 N° 18
Sonny & Cher – I Got You Babe

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Sonny Bono
- Highest Position: N° 12
- Weeks in the charts: 12
- Video clip

 

 

N° 17
Elvis Presley – I'm Yours

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Don Robertson, Hal Blair
- Highest Position: N° 8
- Weeks in the charts: 8
- Video clip




N° 16
Sonny & Cher – Sing c'est la vie

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Sonny Bono, Charles Greene, Brian Stone
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 24
- Video clip

 

 

N° 15
Barry McGuire – Eve Of Destruction

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: P.F. Sloan
- Highest Position: N° 15
- Weeks in the charts: 4
- Video clip

 

 

N° 14
The Fortunes – Here It Comes Again


- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Les Reed, Barry Mason
- Highest Position: N° 12
- Weeks in the charts: 9
- Video clip

 

N° 13
The McCoys – Hang On Sloopy

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Wes Farrell, Bert Russell
- Highest Position: N° 13
- Weeks in the charts: 9
- Video clip

 

 

N° 12
Roy Black – Du bist nicht allein

- Country: West Germany
- Music/Lyrics: Hans Bertram, Kurt Hertha, Rolf Arland
- Highest Position: N° 12
- Weeks in the charts: 4
- Video clip

 

 

N° 11
The Rolling Stones – Get Off Of My Cloud

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 12
- Video clip

 

 

N° 10
Claudia Sylva – Toi et moi

- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Claudia Sylva, Bernard Bourjoy
- Highest Position: N° 10
- Weeks in the charts: 8
- Video clip
 

 

 

N° 9
Chris Andrews – Yesterday Man

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Chris Andrews
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 19
- Video clip
 

 

 

N° 8
Marc Aryan – Un jour

- Country: Belgium / France
- Music/Lyrics: Marc Aryan
- Highest Position: N° 8
- Weeks in the charts: 14
- Video clip
 

 


N° 7
Johnny Lion – Sophietje

- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Gerrit den Braber, Thore Skogman
- Highest Position: N° 7
- Weeks in the charts: 16
- Video clip



 

N° 6
Hervé Vilard – Capri c'est fini

- Country: France
- Music/Lyrics: Hervé Vilard, Marcel Hurten
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 15
- Video clip



 

N° 5
Dave Berry – This Strange Effect

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Ray Davies
- Highest Position: N° 4
- Weeks in the charts: 26
- Video clip



 

N° 4
André Brasseur – Early Bird

- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: André Brasseur
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 16
- Video clip



 

N° 3
The Beatles – Yesterday

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 23
- Video clip
 

 

 

N° 2
Christophe – Aline

- Country: France
- Music/Lyrics: Daniel Bevilacqua
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 21
- Video clip




N° 1
Shawn Elliott – Shame And Scandal In The Family

- Country: Puerto Rico  / USA
- Music/Lyrics: Lord Melody, Lancelot Pinard
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 20
- Video clip