Thursday, 17 September 2020

1971, Car Spotting: Rijswijkstraat_Amsterdam, Netherlands

Left to right

First row

Saab 96.

Second row, top to bottom

Unidentified car, Opel Rekord C, Renault 8, Opel Manta A, Fiat 124, Opel Kadett B, Fiat 600, BMW 1500 (New Class).

Third row, top to bottom

Volkswagen 1200/1300 (Beetle, Type 1), unidentified car, Simca 1100, Renault 8, Citroën ID/DS, Volkswagen 1500/1600 Variant (Type 3), Opel Kadett B CarAvan, Volkswagen 1302 (Beetle, Type 1), Fiat 600, Volkswagen 1600 Fastback (TL, Type 3), Rover 2000/2200/3500 (P6).


Wednesday, 9 September 2020

1970, Television: “TopPop”

On 22 September 1970 the first TopPop episode was broadcast by the AVRO in the Netherlands. The program was weekly on the air from September 22, 1970 to June 27, 1988. The first episode was presented by Ad Visser, he hosted the series for fifteen years. The series was created by Rien van Wijk.
Penney de Jager and Ad Visser
The main goal was to let artists act their latest hit record in the TopPop studio. Foreign artists often performed on location or a promotional clip was used. When a promotional clip was not available the hit was played to a dance routine by Penney de Jager and her dancing group. Due to the high quality TopPop-made clips were sometimes chosen by artists as their promotional video. For example David Bowie with "Rebel Rebel".

Earth & Fire with "Wild And Exciting" in the first "TopPop" episode (22/09/1970)

David Bowie with "Rebel Rebel" (TopPop, 04/03/1974)
 

Sunday, 6 September 2020

1960’s / 1970’s, Cars: Ford Taunus and Ford M cars

All Ford Taunus and Ford M ("Meisterstück" ("Masterpiece")) cars produced by Ford Germany (Niehl, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia):

Ford Taunus G73A (aka "Buckeltaunus" or "Hunchback Taunus")
- 1939 – 1942
- design: E.T. Gregorie and Edsel Ford
- L4, 1172 cc
- FR layout
- 2-door saloon
- production: 7.100 units
Ford Taunus G73A
Ford Taunus G93A (aka "Buckeltaunus" or “Hunchback Taunus”)
- 1948 – 1952
- design: E.T. Gregorie and Edsel Ford
- L4, 1172 cc
- FR layout
- 2-door saloon (alternative body shapes by Karmann, Drauz and Plasswilm)
- production: 76.590 units
Ford Taunus_G93A 1948-1951
Ford Taunus_G93A 1951-1952
Ford Taunus G13/P1 (12M) (aka “Weltkugeltaunus” or “Globe Taunus”)
- 1952 – 1958
- design: Ford USA
- L4, 1172 cc
- FR layout
- 2-door saloon, 3-door “Kombi”, 2-door cabriolet
- production: 215.265 units
Ford Taunus (G13/P1) 12M
Ford Taunus G4B/P1 (15M) (aka “Weltkugeltaunus” or “Globe Taunus”)
- 1954 – 1959
- design: Ford USA
- L4, 1498 cc
- FR layout
- 2-door saloon, 3-door “Kombi”, 2-door cabriolet
- production: 134.127 units
Ford Taunus (G4B/P1) 15M
Ford Taunus G13 AL/P1 (12M) (aka “Seitenstreifentaunus” or “Side-stripes Taunus”)
- 1959 – 1962
- design: Ford USA
- L4, 1172 cc / L4, 1498 cc
- FR layout
- 2-door saloon, 3-door “Kombi”, 2-door cabriolet
- production: 195.709 units
Ford Taunus (G13 AL/P1) 12M
Ford Taunus P2 (17M) (aka "Barocktaunus” (“Baroque Taunus”) or "Fliegender Teppich” (“Flying carpet”)
- 1957 – 1960
- design: Ford USA
- L4, 1698 cc
- FR layout
- 2/4-door saloon, 3-door “Kombi”, 2-door Karl Deutsch cabriolet
- production: 239.978 units
Ford Taunus (P2) 17M
Ford Taunus P3 (17M) (aka "Badewannetaunus" or “Bath-tub Taunus”)
- 1960 – 1964
- design: Uwe Bahnsen
- L4, 1498 cc / L4, 1698 cc / L4, 1758 cc
- FR layout
- 2/4 saloon, 3-door "Turnier", 2-door Karl Deutsch cabriolet
- production: 669,731 units
Ford Taunus (P3) 17M
Ford Taunus P4 (12M) (aka “Cardinal Taunus”)
- 1962 – 1966
- design: Ford USA
- V4, 1183 cc / V4, 1498 cc
- FF layout
- 2/4 door saloon, 3-door “Turnier”, 2-door coupé, 3-door delivery van, 2-door Karl Deutsch cabriolet
- production: 672.695 units
Ford Taunus (P4) 12M
Ford Taunus P5 (17M/20M)
- 1964 – 1967
- design: ?
- V4, 1498 cc / V4, 1699 cc / V6, 1998 cc
- FR layout
- 2/4 door saloon, 3/5 door “Turnier”, 2-door coupé, 2-door Karl Deutsch cabriolet
- production: 710.059 units
Ford Taunus (P5) 17M and 20M
Ford (Taunus) P6 (12M)
- 1966 – 1970
- design: ?
- V4, 1183 cc (1967- 1968) / V4, 1305 cc / V4, 1498 cc
- FF layout
- 2/4 door saloon, 3-door “Turnier”, 2-door coupé
- production: circa 385.000 units
Ford (Taunus) (P6) 12M
Ford (Taunus) P6 (15M)
- 1966 – 1970
- design: ?
- V4, 1498 cc / V4, 1699 cc
- FF layout
- 2/4 door saloon, 3-door “Turnier”, 2-door coupé
- production: circa 285.000 units
Ford (Taunus) (P6) 15M
Ford (Taunus) P7a (17M)
- 1967 – 1968
- design: ?
- V4, 1498 cc / V4, 1699 cc
- FR layout
- 2/4 door saloon, 3/5 door “Turnier”, 2-door coupé, 2-door Karl Deutsch cabriolet
- production: 155.780 units (17M and 20M)

Ford (Taunus) P7a (20M)
- 1967 – 1968
- design: ?
- V6, 1998 cc
- FR layout
- 2/4 door saloon, 3/5 door “Turnier”, 2-door coupé, 2-door Karl Deutsch cabriolet
- production: 155.780 units (17M and 20M)
Left Ford 17M, right Ford 20M (Ford P7a)
Ford (Taunus) P7b (17M/20M/26M)
- 1968 – 1971
- design: ?
- V4, 1699 cc / V6, 1812 cc / V6, 2293 cc / V6, 2550 cc
- FR layout
- 2/4 door saloon, 3/5 door “Turnier”, 2-door coupé, 2-door Karl Deutsch cabriolet
- production: ?
Ford (Taunus) P7b
Ford Taunus TC (Taunus-Cortina) (aka "Barock 2 Taunus" or "Knudsen-Taunus")
- 1970 – 1975
- design: Semon E. Knudsen
- L4, 1294 cc / L4, 1593 cc / V6, 1999 cc / V6, 2293 cc
- FR layout
- 2/4 door saloon, 5-door “Turnier”, 2-door coupé
- production: 1.112.312 units (Cortina Mk III NOT included!)
Ford Taunus TC (Taunus-Cortina)
Ford Taunus TC2 (Taunus-Cortina 2)
- 1976 – 1979
- design: ?
- L4, 1294 cc / L4, 1593 cc / L4, 1993 cc / V6, 1999 cc / V6, 2293 cc
- FR layout
- 2/4 door saloon, 5-door “Turnier”
- production: 1.091.569 units (Cortina Mk IV NOT included!)
Ford Taunus TC2 (Taunus-Cortina 2)
Ford Taunus TC3 (Taunus Cortina 3)
- 1979 – 1982
- design:
- L4, 1294 cc / L4, 1593 cc / L4, 1993 cc / V6, 1999 cc / V6, 2293 cc
- FR layout
- 2/4 door saloon, 5-door “Turnier”, 2-door pickup
- production: 492.130 units (Cortina Mk V NOT included!)
Ford Taunus TC3 (Taunus Cortina 3)

Friday, 28 August 2020

1969, Film and Television Awards: British Academy Awards (BAFTAs)

Best Film
Winner: "The Graduate"
(Mike Nichols, Calder Willingham, Buck Henry, Charles Webb, USA, 1967)

Nominees:
  • "2001: A Space Odyssey" (Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, UK/USA, 1968)
  • "Ostre sledované vlaky” (Jiří Menzel, Jiří Menzel, Czechoslovakia, 1966)
  • "Oliver!" (Carol Reed, Vernon Harris, UK, 1968)
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Winner: Spencer Tracy as Matt Drayton 
"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (Stanley Kramer, William Rose, USA, 1967)

Nominees:
  • Trevor Howard as Lord Cardigan in "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (Tony Richardson, Charles Wood, John Osborne, UK, 1968)
  • Ron Moody as Fagin in "Oliver!" (Carol Reed, Vernon Harris, Lionel Bart, Charles Dickens, UK, 1968)
  • Nicol Williamson as Gunner O'Rourke in "The Bofors Gun" (Jack Gold, John McGrath, John McGrath, UK, 1968)
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Winner: Katharine Hepburn as Christina Drayton 
"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (Stanley Kramer, William Rose, USA, 1967)

Nominees:
  • Anne Bancroft as Mrs. Robinson in "The Graduate" (Mike Nichols, Calder Willingham, Buck Henry, Charles Webb, USA, 1967)
  • Catherine Deneuve as Séverine Serizy in "Belle De Jour" (Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière, Joseph Kessel, France / Italy, 1967)
  • Joanne Woodward as Rachel Cameron in "Rachel, Rachel" (Paul Newman, Stewart Stern, Margaret Laurence, USA, 1968)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner: Ian Holm as Gunner Flynn
"The Bofors Gun" (Jack Gold, John McGrath, John McGrath, UK, 1968)

Nominees:
  • Anthony Hopkins as Richard I in "The Lion in Winter" (Anthony Harvey, James Goldman, James Goldman, UK, 1968)
  • George Segal as Morris Brummel in "No Way to Treat a Lady" (Jack Smight, John Gay, William Goldman, USA, 1968)
  • John McEnery as Mercutio in "Romeo and Juliet" (Franco Zeffirelli, Franco Brusati, Masolino D'Amico, William Shakespeare, Italy / UK, 1968)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Billie Whitelaw as Lottie Bubbles 
"Charlie Bubbles" (Albert Finney, Shelagh Delaney, UK, 1968) and as Joan Harper in "Twisted Nerve" (Roy Boulting, Leo Marks, Roger Marshall, Jeremy Scott, UK, 1968)

Nominees:
  • Pat Heywood as Nurse in "Romeo and Juliet" (Franco Zeffirelli, Franco Brusati, Masolino D'Amico, William Shakespeare, Italy / UK, 1968)
  • Simone Signoret as Lisa in "Games" (Curtis Harrington, Gene R. Kearney, USA, 1967)
  • Virginia Maskell as Antonia in "Interlude" (Kevin Billington, Lee Langley, Hugh Leonard, UK, 1968)

Best Direction
Winner Mike Nichols with "The Graduate"
(Mike Nichols, Calder Willingham, Buck Henry, Charles Webb, USA, 1967)

Nominees:
  • Carol Reed with "Oliver!" (Carol Reed, Vernon Harris, UK, 1968)
  • Franco Zeffirelli with "Romeo and Juliet" (Franco Zeffirelli, Franco Brusati, Masolino D'Amico, William Shakespeare, Italy / UK, 1968)
  • Lindsay Anderson with "if.…" (Lindsay Anderson, David Sherwin, John Howlett, UK, 1968)
Best Screenplay
Winner "The Graduate": Calder Willingham and Buck Henry
(Mike Nichols, Calder Willingham, Buck Henry, Charles Webb, USA, 1967)

Nominees:
  • "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner": William Rose (Stanley Kramer, William Rose, USA, 1967)
  • "if.…": David Sherwin (Lindsay Anderson, David Sherwin, John Howlett, UK, 1968)
  • "The Lion in Winter": James Goldman (Anthony Harvey, James Goldman, UK, 1968)
Best Cinematography
Winner: "2001: A Space Odyssey": Geoffrey Unsworth
(Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, UK/USA, 1968)

Nominees:
  • "The Charge of the Light Brigade": David Watkin (Tony Richardson, Charles Wood, John Osborne, UK, 1968)
  • "Elvira Madigan": Jörgen Persson (Bo Widerberg, Johan Lindström, Sweden, 1967)
  • "The Lion in Winter": Douglas Slocombe (Anthony Harvey, James Goldman, UK, 1968)
Best Costume Design
Winner: "Romeo and Juliet": Danilo Donati
 (Franco Zeffirelli, Franco Brusati, Masolino D'Amico, William Shakespeare, Italy / UK, 1968)

Nominees:
  • "The Charge of the Light Brigade": David Walker (Tony Richardson, Charles Wood, John Osborne, UK, 1968)
  • "The Lion in Winter": Margaret Furse (Anthony Harvey, James Goldman, UK, 1968)
  • "Oliver!": Phyllis Dalton (Carol Reed, Vernon Harris, UK, 1968)
Best Editing
Winner: "The Graduate": Sam O'Steen
 (Mike Nichols, Calder Willingham, Buck Henry, Charles Webb, USA, 1967)

Nominees:
  • "The Charge of the Light Brigade": Kevin Brownlow (Tony Richardson, Charles Wood, John Osborne, UK, 1968)
  • "Oliver!": Ralph Kemplen (Carol Reed, Vernon Harris, Lionel Bart, Charles Dickens, UK, 1968)
  • "Romeo and Juliet": Reginald Mills (Franco Zeffirelli, Franco Brusati, Masolino D'Amico, William Shakespeare, Italy / UK, 1968)
Best Original Music
Winner: "The Lion in Winter": John Barry
 (Anthony Harvey, James Goldman, UK, 1968)

Nominees:
  • "The Charge of the Light Brigade": John Addison (Tony Richardson, Charles Wood, John Osborne, UK, 1968)
  • "Live for Life": Francis Lai (Claude Lelouch, Pierre Uytterhoeven, France, 1967)
  • "Romeo and Juliet": Nino Rota (Franco Zeffirelli, Franco Brusati, Masolino D'Amico, William Shakespeare, Italy / UK, 1968)
Best Production Design
Winner: "2001: A Space Odyssey": Anthony Masters, Harry Lange and Ernest Archer
(Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, UK/USA, 1968)

Nominees:
  • "The Charge of the Light Brigade": Ted Marshall (Tony Richardson, Charles Wood, John Osborne, UK, 1968)
  • "Oliver!": John Box (Carol Reed, Vernon Harris, Lionel Bart, Charles Dickens, UK, 1968)
  • "Romeo and Juliet": Lorenzo Mongiardino (Franco Zeffirelli, Franco Brusati, Masolino D'Amico, William Shakespeare, Italy / UK, 1968)
Best Sound
Winner: 2001: "A Space Odyssey": Winston Ryder
 (Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, UK/USA, 1968)

Nominees:
  • "The Charge of the Light Brigade": Simon Kaye (Tony Richardson, Charles Wood, John Osborne, UK, 1968)
  • "Ostre sledované vlaky": Jiri Pavlik (Jiří Menzel, Jiří Menzel, Czechoslovakia, 1966)
  • "The Lion in Winter": Chris Greenham and Simon Kaye (Anthony Harvey, James Goldman, UK, 1968)
  • "Oliver!": John Cox and Bob Jones (Carol Reed, Vernon Harris, Lionel Bart, Charles Dickens, UK, 1968)

Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
Winner: Dustin Hoffman as Benjamin Braddock
 "The Graduate" (Mike Nichols, Calder Willingham, Buck Henry, Charles Webb, USA, 1967)

Nominees:
  • Jack Wild as Artful Dodger in "Oliver!" (Carol Reed, Vernon Harris, Lionel Bart, Charles Dickens, UK, 1968)
  • Katharine Ross as Elaine Robinson in "The Graduate" (Mike Nichols, Calder Willingham, Buck Henry, Charles Webb, USA, 1967)
  • Pia Degermark as Elvira Madigan in "Elvira Madigan" (Bo Widerberg, Johan Lindström, Sweden, 1967)

Thursday, 20 August 2020

1968, Car Spotting: Vismarkt, Mechelen, Belgium

Left to right

First Row, front to back
Volkswagen Type 2 (T1, Transporter).

Second Row, front to back
Plymouth Belvedere Sedan (1960-1961), Ford Cortina Mark II, Volvo 142 or 144, unidentified car (probably Opel Kadett A), Auto Union 1000, BMW 700, Austin J4, Morris Commercial J2, Mercedes-Benz Typ LK 337, Renault Voltigeur or Goélette.

Third Row
Renault 8.

Sunday, 9 August 2020

1967, Designs: cars, furniture, electronics, clothes II

Jaguar Pirana
- Designed by Marcello Gandini and produced by Bertone, Turin, Italy, 1967
- Based on the Jaguar 2+2 E-Type
- Unveiled at the 1967 Earl’s Court Motor Show
- It featured a Jaguar 4235 cc, L6 engine
Jaguar Pirana
Jaguar Pirana
Jaguar Pirana
Jaguar Pirana
DeTomaso Rowan
- Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and produced by Ghia, Turin, Italy, 1967
- Unveiled at the 1967 Turin Motor Show
- It featured an electric engine (6 Volt Battery)
DeTomaso Rowan
DeTomaso Rowan
DeTomaso Rowan
Hyaline Lounge Chair
- Designed by Fabio Lenci, Italy, 1967
- Produced by Comfort Line, Milan, Italy, 1967
Hyaline Lounge Chair
Hyaline Lounge Chair
Twiggy Lashes
- Demonstrated by Twiggy (Lesley Hornby)
- Produced by Yardley, London, UK, 1967
Twiggy Lashes
Twiggy Lashes
Gherpe table light
- Designed by Superstudio, Florence, Italy, 1967
- Produced by Poltronova, Agliana, Italy, 1967
Gherpe table light
Gherpe table light
Postcards Expo 1967, Montreal, Canada
Expo 1967, Montreal, Canada
Expo 1967, Montreal, Canada
Expo 1967, Montreal, Canada
Expo 1967, Montreal, Canada
Expo 1967, Montreal, Canada