Saturday 13 July 2024

1965, Television: "Undermind"

The British science fiction series "Undermind" premiered on 8 May 1965. The series was created by Robert Banks Stewart. It stars Jeremy Wilkin as Drew Heriot, Rosemary Nicols as Ann Heriot and Denis Quilley as Professor Val Randolph. The series was made by ABC Weekend Television for the ITV network with a total broadcast of 11 episodes.

Rosemary Nicols as Anne Heriot

Jeremy Wilkin as Drew Heriot

Jeremy Kemp as Frank Heriot

Synopsis
When Drew Heriot (Jeremy Wilkin) returns to the United Kingdom after working in Australia he discovers his brother, Police Detective Frank Heriot (Jeremy Kemp), is behaving oddly. Together with his sister-in-law Anne (Rosemary Nicols) he discovers that an alien force is using high frequency signals to brainwash people...

Denis Quilley as Prof. Val Randolph

Jeremy Wilkin as Drew Heriot and Michael Gough as Rev. Austen Anderson
Rosemary Nicols as Anne Heriot

Main Cast
Jeremy Wilkin as Drew Heriot
Rosemary Nicols as Anne Heriot
Denis Quilley as Prof. Val Randolph
John Barron as Sir Geoffrey Tillinger
David Phethean as Caper
Michael Gough as Rev. Austen Anderson
Jeremy Kemp as Frank Heriot
Barrie Ingham as Gerald Kennedy
Peter Barkworth as Victor Liberton

Rosemary Nicols as Anne Heriot and Barrie Ingham as Gerald Kennedy
John Barron as Sir Geoffrey Tillinger
Peter Barkworth as Victor Liberton, Rosemary Nicols as Anne Heriot
and Jeremy Wilkin as Drew Heriot

Opening and closing credits episode 1

Monday 8 July 2024

1964, Belgian Comics: Piet Pienter en Bert Bibber, De diadeem van Swaba

In 1971 the 22th "Piet Pienter en Bert Bibber" album "De diadeem van Swaba" (translation: "Swaba's diadem") was published. The series "Piet Pienter en Bert Bibber" was created by Pom alias Jozef Van Hove in 1950.

Cover

No 22 "De diadeem van Swaba"
- black and white
- publisher: De Vlijt
- never published in English
- story and drawings by Pom (Jozef Van Hove)
- pre-publication in "Gazet van Antwerpen"

Piet Pienter and Bert Bibber
Piet Pienter and Susan

The story was pre-published in the newspaper "Gazet van Antwerpen" from 2 September 1963 to 18 January 1964. The main characters are Professor Eusebius Snuffel, Omar Pacha Ahma, Piet Pienter, Bert Bibber, Professor Kumulus, and Susan.

Professor Kumulus
Professor Eusebius Snuffel

Synopsis
After receiving a telegram from Professor Snuffel, Piet Pienter and Bert Bibber rush to Arabarabië...

Omar Pacha Ahma

Cars

  • Ford Taunus 12M (Globe Taunus)
  • Ford Thunderbird (1962)
  • Ford Taunus 17M (P3, Bath-tub Taunus)
  • Ford Consul Mk II (204E)
  • Ford Thames 400E
  • Ford F800 (1958)
  • Ford Zodiac Mark II (206E)
  • Ford FK 1000 / Taunus Transit
  • Ford Corsair
  • Ford Cortina MkI

Ford Corsair
Ford F800 (1958)
Ford Taunus 12M (Globe Taunus)
Ford Taunus 12M (Globe Taunus) and Ford Consul Mk II (204E)
Ford Taunus 17M (P3, Bath-tub Taunus)
Ford Taunus 17M (P3, Bath-tub Taunus), Ford Cortina MkI
and Ford Thames 400E
 

Ford FK 1000 / Taunus Transit
Ford Thunderbird (1962)
Ford Zodiac Mark II (206E)

Tuesday 2 July 2024

1963, Car Spotting: Plompetorengracht, Utrecht, Netherlands

First row, front to back
Renault Fregate, Simca Aronde (P60), Volvo PV444, DAF 600.

Second row, front to back
Peugeot 403, Renault 4CV, Fiat 600, Volkswagen 1100/1200 (Beetle, Type 1), Austin/Morris Mini Mk I, Opel Olympia Rekord, Ford Zephyr Mk III (211E), unidentified car.

Saturday 29 June 2024

1962, Film and Television Awards: 34th Academy Awards

Best Picture
Winner: 'West Side Story'

Poster 'West Side Story'

Nominees:

  • 'Fanny'
  • 'The Guns of Navarone'
  • 'The Hustler'
  • 'Judgment at Nuremberg'

Best Actor
Winner: Maximilian Schell as Hans Rolfe in 'Judgment at Nuremberg'

Maximilian Schell as Hans Rolfe

Nominees:

  • Charles Boyer as César in 'Fanny'
  • Paul Newman as Eddie Felson in 'The Hustler'
  • Spencer Tracy as Dan Haywood in 'Judgment at Nuremberg'
  • Stuart Whitman  as Jim Fuller in 'The Mark'

Best Actress
Winner: Sophia Loren as Cesira in 'La ciociara'

Sophia Loren as Cesira

Nominees:

  • Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'
  • Piper Laurie as Sarah Packard in 'The Hustler'
  • Geraldine Page as Alma Winemiller in 'Summer and Smoke'
  • Natalie Wood as Wilma Dean "Deanie" Loomis in 'Splendor in the Grass'

Best Supporting Actor
Winner: George Chakiris as Bernardo in 'West Side Story'

George Chakiris as Bernardo

Nominees:

  • Montgomery Clift as Rudolph Peterson in 'Judgment at Nuremberg'
  • Peter Falk as Joy Boy in 'Pocketful of Miracles'
  • Jackie Gleason as Minnesota Fats in 'The Hustler'
  • George C. Scott as Bert Gordon in 'The Hustler'

Best Supporting Actress
Winner: Rita Moreno as Anita in 'West Side Story'

Rita Moreno as Anita

Nominees:

  • Fay Bainter as Mrs. Amelia Tilford in 'The Children's Hour'
  • Judy Garland as Irene Hoffmann-Wallner in 'Judgment at Nuremberg'
  • Lotte Lenya as Contessa in 'The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone'
  • Una Merkel as Mrs. Winemiller in 'Summer and Smoke'

Best Director
Winners: Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins for 'West Side Story'

Poster 'West Side Story'

Nominees:

  • Federico Fellini: 'La Dolce Vita'
  • J. Lee Thompson: 'The Guns of Navarone'
  • Robert Rossen: 'The Hustler'
  • Stanley Kramer: 'Judgment at Nuremberg'

Best Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Winner: William Inge for 'Splendor in the Grass'

Poster 'Splendor in the Grass'

Nominees:

  • Valentin Yezhov and Grigori Chukhrai: 'Ballad of a Soldier'
  • Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano and Brunello Rondi: 'La Dolce Vita'
  • Sergio Amidei, Diego Fabbri and Indro Montanelli: 'General Della Rovere'
  • Stanley Shapiro and Paul Henning: 'Lover Come Back'

Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Winner: Abby Mann for 'Judgment at Nuremberg'

Poster 'Judgment at Nuremberg'

Nominees:

  • George Axelrod: 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'
  • Carl Foreman: 'The Guns of Navarone'
  • Robert Rossen and Sidney Carroll: 'The Hustler'
  • Ernest Lehman: 'West Side Story'

Best Foreign Language Film
Winner: 'Såsom i en spegel' (Sweden)

Poster 'Såsom i en spegel'

Nominees:

  • 'Harry og kammertjeneren' (Denmark)
  • 'Immortal Love' (Japan)
  • 'El hombre importante' (Mexico)
  • 'Plácido' (Spain)

Best Sound
Winner: Gordon E. Sawyer and Fred Hynes for 'West Side Story'

Poster 'West Side Story'

Nominees:

  • Gordon E. Sawyer: 'The Children's Hour'
  • Waldon O. Watson: 'Flower Drum Song'
  • John Cox: 'The Guns of Navarone'
  • Robert O. Cook: 'The Parent Trap'

Best Song
Winner: 'Moon River' from 'Breakfast at Tiffany's', music by Henry Mancini and lyrics by Johnny Mercer

Poster 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

Nominees:

  • 'Bachelor in Paradise' from 'Bachelor in Paradise', music by Henry Mancini and lyrics by Mack David
  • 'Love Theme from El Cid (The Falcon and the Dove)' from 'El Cid', music by Miklós Rózsa and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
  • 'Pocketful of Miracles' from 'Pocketful of Miracles', music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Sammy Cahn
  • 'Town Without Pity' from 'Town Without Pity', music by Dimitri Tiomkin and lyrics by Ned Washington

Best Cinematography, Color
Winner: Daniel L. Fapp for 'West Side Story'

Poster 'West Side Story'

Nominees:

  • Jack Cardiff: 'Fanny'
  • Russell Metty: 'Flower Drum Song'
  • Harry Stradling: 'A Majority of One'
  • Charles Lang: 'One-Eyed Jacks'

Best Cinematography, Black-and-White
Winner: Eugen Schüfftan for 'The Hustler'

Poster 'The Hustler'

Nominees:

  • Edward Colman: 'The Absent-Minded Professor'
  • Franz Planer: 'The Children's Hour'
  • Ernest Laszlo: 'Judgment at Nuremberg'
  • Daniel L. Fapp: 'One, Two, Three'

Best Costume Design, Color
Winner: Irene Sharaff for 'West Side Story'

Poster 'West Side Story'

Nominees:

  • Bill Thomas: 'Babes in Toyland'
  • Jean Louis: 'Back Street'
  • Irene Sharaff: 'Flower Drum Song'
  • Edith Head and Walter Plunkett: 'Pocketful of Miracles'

Best Costume Design, Black-and-White
Winner: Piero Gherardi for 'La Dolce Vita'

Poster 'La Dolce Vita'

Nominees:

  • Dorothy Jeakins: 'The Children's Hour'
  • Howard Shoup: 'Claudelle Inglish'
  • Jean Louis: 'Judgment at Nuremberg'
  • Yoshirō Muraki: 'Yojimbo'

Best Film Editing
Winner: Thomas Stanford for 'West Side Story'

Poster 'West Side Story'

Nominees:

  • William H. Reynolds: 'Fanny'
  • Alan Osbiston: 'The Guns of Navarone'
  • Frederic Knudtson: 'Judgment at Nuremberg'
  • Philip W. Anderson: 'The Parent Trap'

Monday 17 June 2024

1961, Nobel Prizes (Oslo, Norway, December, 1961)

The Nobel Prize in Physics: Robert Hofstadter and Rudolf Mössbauer

Robert Hofstadter for his pioneering studies of electron scattering in atomic nuclei and for his thereby achieved discoveries concerning the structure of the nucleons.
Rudolf Mössbauer for his researches concerning the resonance absorption of gamma radiation and his discovery in this connection of the effect which bears his name.

Robert Hofstadter
Rudolf Mössbauer

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Melvin Calvin

For his research on the carbon dioxide assimilation in plants.

Melvin Calvin

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: Georg von Békésy

For his discoveries of the physical mechanism of stimulation within the cochlea.

Georg von Békésy

The Nobel Prize in Literature: Ivo Andrić

For the epic force with which he has traced themes and depicted human destinies drawn from the history of his country.

Ivo Andrić

The Nobel Peace Prize: Dag Hammarskjöld

For developing the UN into an effective and constructive international organization, capable of giving life to the principles and aims expressed in the UN Charter.

Dag Hammarskjöld

Sunday 9 June 2024

1960, Car Spotting: Gammeltorv & Nytorv Square, Copenhagen, Denmark

Left to right

First row (parked in front of the “Handelsbanken”), front to back
Volkswagen 1100/1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Volvo PV444.

Second row, front to back
Unidentified car, Volkswagen 1100/1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Volkswagen 1100/1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Volvo 120 Series (Amazon), Opel Rekord P2, unidentified American car probably Chevrolet 1959, unidentified car, Opel Rekord P1, Chevrolet Bel Air 1954, unidentified car probably a British or German Ford, unidentified car, 1958 American Ford, unidentified car, unidentified car, unidentified car, Volkswagen 1100/1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Volvo Duett, Opel Rekord P1 Caravan.

Third row, front to back
Saab 96, Volkswagen 1100/1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Mercedes-Benz W120 / W121 (Ponton), Citroën Traction Avant, Volkswagen 1100/1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Vauxhall Cresta PA, Volkswagen Transporter (Type 2, T1), Ford Zephyr Mark II (206E), Ford Anglia (100E), Ford Anglia (100E), Riley One-Point-Five, Opel Rekord P2, Opel Rekord P1 Caravan, unidentified car, Saab 96, Ford Taunus 17 M Kombi (P2), unidentified car, unidentified car, Opel Rekord P2, unidentified car, unidentified car.

Fourth row, front to back
Ford Anglia (105E), Citroën ID/DS, Renault 4CV, 1956 American Ford Country Sedan, unidentified car, Opel Olympia Rekord, Opel Kapitän P2, Volvo PV444 or PV544, Volvo PV444 or PV544, Opel Rekord P2, Volvo PV444 or PV544, Plymouth Valiant, Opel Rekord P1 Caravan, unidentified car, unidentified car, unidentified car.

Fifth row, front to back
Mercedes-Benz W120 / W121 (Ponton), unidentified car.

Sixth row, front tot back
Opel Olympia Rekord, Opel Rekord P2, Simca Aronde P60, Renault 4CV, Opel Rekord P1, Opel Rekord P1, Opel Rekord P1, Volkswagen 1100/1200 (Type 1, Beetle), unidentified car, unidentified car.

Monday 3 June 2024

1977, Music: Belgian Single Charts 02/07/1977

N° 30
Andrew Gold – Lonely Boy

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Andrew Gold
- Highest Position: N° 17
- Weeks in the charts: 4
- Video clip

N° 29
Joe Dassin – Et l'amour s'en va

- Country: France
- Music/Lyrics: Vito Pallavicini, Claude Lemesle, Salvatore Cutugno, Michele Vasseur
- Highest Position: N° 29
- Weeks in the charts: 2
- Video clip

N° 28
The Manhattans – It's You

 - Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Winfried "Blue" Lovett
- Highest Position: N° 28
- Weeks in the charts: 1
- Video clip

N° 27
Brotherhood Of Man – Oh Boy

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Tony Romero
- Highest Position: N° 8
- Weeks in the charts: 10
- Video clip

N° 26
Baccara – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie

- Country: Spain
- Music/Lyrics: Rolf Soja, Frank Dostal
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 12
- Video clip

N° 25
The Classic Illustration – Darling I Love You

- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Jenny Dils, Paul Pans
- Highest Position: N° 21
- Weeks in the charts: 11
- Video clip

N° 24
Eagles – Hotel California

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley
- Highest Position: N° 24
- Weeks in the charts: 4
- Video clip

N° 23
Electric Light Orchestra – Telephone Line

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Jeff Lynne
- Highest Position: N° 23
- Weeks in the charts: 4
- Video clip

N° 22
Shalamar – Uptown Festival

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland, Brian Holland, Warren Moore, Robert Rogers, Marvin Tarplin, Smokey Robinson
- Highest Position: N° 16
- Weeks in the charts: 7
- Video clip

N° 21
Lou Rawls – See You When I Get There

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Leon Huff, Kenny Gamble
- Highest Position: N° 17
- Weeks in the charts: 6
- Video clip

N° 20
Glen Campbell – Southern Nights

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Allen Toussaint
- Highest Position: N° 12
- Weeks in the charts: 6
- Video clip

N° 19
Dana – I Love How You Love Me

- Country: Ireland
- Music/Lyrics: Barry Mann, Larry Kolber
- Highest Position: N° 11
- Weeks in the charts: 5
- Video clip

N° 18
Deniece Williams – Free

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Susaye Greene, Nathan Watts, Deniece Williams, Henry Redd
- Highest Position: N° 18
- Weeks in the charts: 4
- Video clip

N° 17
Luv' – My Man

- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Janschen, Janschens
- Highest Position: N° 11
- Weeks in the charts: 9
- Video clip

N° 16
David Bowie – Sound And Vision

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: David Bowie
- Highest Position: N° 3
- Weeks in the charts: 12
- Video clip

N° 15
Marie Myriam – L'oiseau et l'enfant

- Country: France
- Music/Lyrics: Jean-Paul Cara, Joe Gracy
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 8
- Video clip

N° 14
Gibson Brothers – Come To America

- Country: France
- Music/Lyrics: Alex Francfort
- Highest Position: N° 12
- Weeks in the charts: 5
- Video clip

N° 13
Highlight – California

- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Harry Heltzel, Josef Welbers
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 10
- Video clip

N° 12
Joe Tex – Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Buddy Killen, Bennie Lee McGinty
- Highest Position: N° 12
- Weeks in the charts: 8
- Video clip

N° 11
Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygène IV

- Country: France
- Music/Lyrics: Jean Michel Jarre
- Highest Position: N° 3
- Weeks in the charts: 9
- Video clip

N° 10
Normaal – Oerend hard

- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Bennie Jolink, Ferdi Jolij
- Highest Position: N° 5
- Weeks in the charts: 11
- Video clip

N° 9
Internationals – Young And In Love

- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Elmer Veerhoff, Aart Mol, Erwin van Prehn, Geertjan Hessing, Leo Flint, Cees Bergman
- Highest Position: N° 5
- Weeks in the charts: 10
- Video clip

N° 8
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band – Whispering / Cherchez la femme / Se si bon

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Vincent Rose, August Darnell, John Schonberger, Richard Coburn, Stony Browder
- Highest Position: N° 7
- Weeks in the charts: 9
- Video clip

N° 7
Space – Magic Fly

- Country: France
- Music/Lyrics: Pierre Ecama
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 15
- Video clip

N° 6
Fleetwood Mac – Don't Stop

- Country: UK / USA
- Music/Lyrics: Christine McVie
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 8
- Video clip

N° 5
Veronica Unlimited – What Kind Of Dance Is This

- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Janschen, Janschens, Bob Dylan, Yvonne Baker, Roy Freeman
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 11
- Video clip

N° 4
Champagne – Oh Me Oh My, Goodbye

- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Lee Pockriss, Paul Vance
- Highest Position: N° 3
- Weeks in the charts: 11
- Video clip

N° 3
George Baker Selection – Beautiful Rose

- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Hans Bouwens
- Highest Position: N° 3
- Weeks in the charts: 10
- Video clip

N° 2
Guys 'N' Dolls – You're My World

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Carl Sigman, Gino Paoli, Umberto Bindi
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 13
- Video clip

N° 1
Boney M. – Ma Baker

- Country: West Germany
- Music/Lyrics: Fred Jay, Frank Farian, Günter Reyam
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 15
- Video clip