Sunday, 6 October 2019

1967, Car Spotting: 54the AutoRai, Car Park Amsterdam, Netherlands

Left to right

First row, bottom to top
NSU Sport Prinz, Citroën 2CV, Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), Fiat 850, Ford Cortina Mk I, Austin-Morris Mini, unidentified car parked around the corner probably Opel Rekord A or B.

Second row, bottom to top
Mercedes-Benz W110, DAF 750, Citroën 2CV, Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), Ford Taunus 17M (P3, "Badewannetaunus" ("Bath-tub Taunus")), Opel Rekord P1, Fiat 1300 (on the road), Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), unidentified light coloured car, Opel Rekord P2 Caravan, unidentified light coloured car.

Third row, bottom to top
NSU Prinz 4L, Ford Taunus 12M (P4), Opel Rekord P2, Simca 1000, Ford Cortina Mk I, Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), MG B, unidentified American car, Fiat 500, Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), Austin A40 Farina, unidentified car probably Opel or Chevrolet, Simca 1000, Renault 4, unidentified car, Citroën 2CV, Ford Taunus 12M (P4), Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), unidentified car probably Volkswagen 1500 Notchback (Type 3), Peugeot 404, after that it’s getting very blurry.

Fourth row, bottom to top
Volkswagen 1500 Notchback (Type 3), Volkswagen Transporter T1 (Type 2), Ford Taunus 17M Turnier (P3, "Badewannetaunus" ("Bath-tub Taunus")), Ford Cortina Mk I, DAF 750 or DAF Daffodil, unidentified car probably Opel Rekord A, Ford Taunus 12M (P4), Ford Anglia (105E), after that it’s getting very blurry.

Fifth row, bottom to top
Opel Rekord P2, the other cars are unrecognizable except for one Volkswagen Beetle.

Sixth row, bottom to top
Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), Ford Taunus 17M (P3, "Badewannetaunus" ("Bath-tub Taunus")), Fiat 1500, Fiat 1300, Opel Kapitän / Admiral / Diplomat A, Opel Kadett A, Ford Taunus 17M (P3, "Badewannetaunus" ("Bath-tub Taunus")), Ford Taunus 17M (P3, "Badewannetaunus" ("Bath-tub Taunus")), Fiat 1300 or 1500, Fiat 600, unidentified car probably Ford Cortina Mk I, Ford Taunus 17M/20M (P5), Opel Rekord A, Fiat 500 or 600, unidentified car, Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), after that it’s getting very blurry.

Seventh row, bottom to top
Opel Kapitän / Admiral / Diplomat A, Ford Taunus 17M Combi (P2, "Baroque Taunus" or "Flying carpet"), Renault Dauphine, Ford Taunus 12M (P4), Opel Rekord B, Volkswagen 1500 Karmann Ghia (Type 34), Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), Opel Rekord A, Fiat 850, Mercedes-Benz W110, Volkswagen 1500 Notchback (Type 3), Mercedes-Benz W120/W121, Volvo Amazon, after that it’s getting very blurry.

Eighth row, bottom to top
GAZ M21 Volga, Borgward Isabella Combi, Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), Opel Rekord A, unidentified car probably Ford Taunus 12M (P1, "Side-stripes Taunus"), after that it’s getting very blurry.

Ninth row, bottom to top
Renault Dauphine, Volkswagen 1500 Notchback (Type 3), Volkswagen 1500 Fastback (Type 3), Opel Kadett B, Ford Taunus 12M (P4), Citroën DS, Opel Kadett A, Opel Rekord A, Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), Austin-Morris 1100 (BMC ADO16), Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), Opel Rekord P2 Caravan, Ford Taunus 17M (P3, "Badewannetaunus" ("Bath-tub Taunus")), unidentified car probably Opel Rekord A or B, Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), Opel Rekord P2, Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), DAF 750 or DAF Daffodil, Ford Taunus 17M Combi (P2, "Baroque Taunus" or "Flying carpet"), Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), after that it’s getting very blurry.

Sunday, 29 September 2019

1966, Television: “The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.”

The American spy-series "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E." premiered on 13 September 1966 on NBC. The series was created by Norman Felton and Sam Rolfe and ran for one season from 1966 to 1967 with a total of 29 episodes. The main stars are Stefanie Powers as April Dancer and Noel Harrison as her British partner Mark Slate. The series is a spin-off from The Man from U.N.C.L.E., it uses the same theme music by Jerry Goldsmith with a different arrangement by Dave Grusin.

Synopsis
April Dancer is a spy working for an international agency called the "United Network Command for Law and Enforcement". The U.N.C.LE. protects the world from evildoers who often work for THRUSH...

Stefanie Powers as April Dancer
Noel Harrison as Mark Slate
Leo G. Carroll as Alexander Waverly
Leo G. Carroll as Alexander Waverly, Randy Kirby as Randy Kovacs,
Stefanie Powers as April Dancer and Noel Harrison as Mark Slate
Main Cast
  • Stefanie Powers as April Dancer
  • Noel Harrison as Mark Slate
  • Leo G. Carroll as Alexander Waverly
  • Randy Kirby as Randy Kovacs
  • Thordis Brandt as Miss Ibsen
Stefanie Powers as April Dancer
Stefanie Powers as April Dancer and Noel Harrison as Mark Slate
Noel Harrison as Mark Slate and Stefanie Powers as April Dancer
Trivia
  • Originally April Dancer was to be named Cookie Fortune, it was the James Bond author Ian Fleming who suggested the name April Dancer when he helped in the creation of "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (1964).
  • Leo G. Carroll played the same character (Alexander Waverly) in "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (1964-1968).
  • The characters April Dancer and Mark Slate were introduced in the "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." episode "The Moonglow Affair" (1966). In their first appearance they were portrayed by Mary Ann Mobley and Norman Fell.
  • In the episode "The Mother Muffin Affair" (1966) April Dancer is teamed up with "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." character Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn).
Stefanie Powers as April Dancer and Noel Harrison as Mark Slate
Stefanie Powers as April Dancer and Noel Harrison as Mark Slate

The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. opening and closing credits

Thursday, 19 September 2019

1965, Designs: cars, furniture, electronics, clothes

Ford Mustang Bertone Concept
- Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro at Bertone, Turin, Italy, 1965
- Produced by Bertone, Turin, Italy
- Unveiled at the 1965 New York International Automobile Show
- Based on the Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback
- Body: 2+2 Coupé
- Layout: 4,736 cc V8 front-engine, rear-wheel drive
Ford Mustang Bertone Concept
Ford Mustang Bertone Concept
Ford Mustang Bertone Concept
Ford Mustang Bertone Concept
Opel Kadett Spider Vignale Concept
- Designed by Alfredo Zanellato at Vignale, Grugliasco, Turin, Italy, 1965
- Produced by Vignale, Grugliasco, Turin, Italy, 1965
- Unveiled at the 1965 Geneva Motor Show
- Body: 2-seater Spider
- Based on the Opel Kadett A
- Layout: 993 cc L4 front-engine, rear-wheel drive
Opel Kadett Spider Vignale Concept
Opel Kadett Spider Vignale Concept
Opel Kadett Spider Vignale Concept
Olivetti Programma 101 (aka Perottina or P101)
- Design Pier Giorgio Perotto
- Styling by Marco Zanuso and Mario Bellini
- Manufactured by Olivetti, Ivrea, Piedmont, Italy, 1965
- First programmable desktop calculator (arguably the first personal computer)
Olivetti Programma 101
Olivetti Programma 101
Stacking chair Universale
- Design by Joe Colombo
- Manufactured by Kartell, Milano, Italy, 1965
Stacking chair Universale
Stacking chair Universale
The Mondrian Collection
- Design by Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, France, 1965
- Based on the paintings of Dutch painter Piet Mondriaan (1872–1944)
The Mondrian Collection
The Mondrian Collection
The Mondrian Collection
Citroën promotional photographs 1965
Citroën DS 21 Convertible photograph by William Klein
Citroën 2CV photograph by Martin André
Citroën DS photograph by Martin André
Citroën DS photograph by Martin André

Thursday, 12 September 2019

1964, Music: Belgian Single Charts 01/02/1964

N° 20
The Beatles with "All My Loving"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
- Highest Position: N° 8
- Weeks in the charts: 16




N° 19
The Blue Diamonds with "Hey! Ba-Be-Re-Bop"
- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Lionel Hampton, Curley Hamner
- Highest Position: N° 19
- Weeks in the charts: 4



N° 18
Brenda Lee with "As Usual"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Alex Zanetis
- Highest Position: N° 18
- Weeks in the charts: 8




N° 17
Johnny Hallyday with "Excuse-moi partenaire"
- Country: France
- Music/Lyrics: Ralph Bernet, Johnny Watson
- Highest Position: N° 17
- Weeks in the charts: 8



N° 16
Bob Benny with "Bella Maria"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Johnny Hoes, Sandmann
- Highest Position: N° 16
- Weeks in the charts: 4
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N° 15
Richard Anthony with "Tchin tchin"
- Country: France
- Music/Lyrics: Richard Anthony, Chuck Blackwell
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 16




N° 14
Trini Lopez with "If I Had A Hammer"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Pete Seeger, Lee Hays
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 16




N° 13
Trini Lopez with "Goody Goody"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Johnny Mercer, Matty Malneck
- Highest Position: N° 13
- Weeks in the charts: 12




N° 12
Trini Lopez with "Kansas City"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
- Highest Position: N° 8
- Weeks in the charts: 8




N° 11
Trini Lopez with "This Land Is Your Land"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Woody Guthrie
- Highest Position: N° 4
- Weeks in the charts: 16



N° 10
Adamo with "Tombe la neige"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Salvatore Adamo
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 16




N° 9
Cliff Richard & The Shadows with "Maria no mas"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Mogol, Carlos Lyra, Manuel Salina
- Highest Position: N° 4
- Weeks in the charts: 8



N° 8
The Beatles with "She Loves You"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
- Highest Position: N° 5
- Weeks in the charts: 16




N° 7
Elvis Presley with "Mexico"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Roy Bennett, Sid Tepper
- Highest Position: N° 7
- Weeks in the charts: 16




N° 6
The Beatles with "I Want To Hold Your Hand"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 16



N° 5
Rocco Granata with "Du schwarzer Zigeuner"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Fritz Löhner-Beda, Karel Vacek
- Highest Position: N° 5
- Weeks in the charts: 12



N° 4
Dionne Warwick with "Anyone Who Had A Heart"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Burt Bacharach, Hal David
- Highest Position: N° 4
- Weeks in the charts: 16



N° 3
John Larry with "Alleen"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Noël Lambre, Jean Garvin, Frans Devos
- Highest Position: N° 3
- Weeks in the charts: 28




N° 2
Los Indios Tabajaras with "Maria Elena"
- Country: Brazil
- Music/Lyrics: Lorenzo Barcelata
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 20




N° 1
Adamo with "Vous permettez, Monsieur?"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Salvatore Adamo
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 24