Archive for ‘Film and TV’

June 19, 2020

A Foundling

The Bawdy Adventures Of Tom Jones

Madeline Smith & Nicky Henson taking a break from filming the 70’s comedic version of the 18th Century Henry Fielding classic novel. I don’t think the Norton motorcycle is period accurate…

April 15, 2020

A Caper

The Muppets

– The wonderful felted creations from genius Jim Henson was a regularly watched TV show in the late seventies. Made for kids but written for adults. Gonzo’s antics; Fozzy Bears insecurities; Miss Piggy’s ego; and Kermit’s gregarious verdance.

April 10, 2020

Sleazy Rider

Mad Mad Mad Mad World

– The penmanship of Mort Drucker who died yesterday aged 91 filled the magazine MAD with his satirical caricatures. He covered a plethora of icons both real and fictional for five decades. Here is his turn of Easy Rider.

April 9, 2020

Pendant

Pure seventies trinketry

– appropriate after yesterday’s posting, here is a necklace that you can wear to display a fandom of the Happy Days character of cool.

April 8, 2020

Correct- Amun’s o

The Fonz

– great image of Arthur Fonzarelli on his TR5 Triumph bobber in Al’s Diner parking lot.

April 6, 2020

Pussy Galore’s Flying Circus

Cathy Gale

Sadly one of the original action women of the silver screen died today. Honor Blackman who, in my opinion, is the definitive Bond girl. She played opposite Sean Connery in Goldfinger with perfect grace and grit. She started a life on two wheels as a dispatch rider during WW2 in London. She was 94.

April 2, 2020

Lucille and …

Negan

– We just finished watching season nine of The Walking Dead. The bad guy you love to hate, Negan, played with a constant Cheshire Cat grin by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, is here seen sitting on Daryl’s first Triumph engined chopper from the show.

March 30, 2020

Jump

No shark but maybe Jaws

– with the postponement of James Bond #25 “No Time To Die” until much later in the year here’s a photo from one of the Triumph promotional events with stunt rider taking a Tiger airborne over a burly pick-up trick. Shaken not Stirred.

March 14, 2020

Rebellious

Jim Stark

– television is a suitable pastime in this day of social separation. Cruising the channels I happened upon Jimmy Deans classic film from 1955. “You’re tearing me apart!” .

February 28, 2020

Graveyard Shift

Vincent Priceless

Friday night was typically late night horror films on my 6” B&W TV. Under the bed sheets with a mono headphone I’d watch such classics as Dracula or the Wolfman. here our Friday lady on a bobbed classic Triumph in a graveyard… in monochrome.

February 8, 2020

Philoe Beddoe

“Right Turn Clyde” – a lazy Saturday afternoon film from the late seventies: Any which way but loose. A Clint Eastwood adventure about as deep as a dried up creek. The Black Widows biker gang haul around on a variety of choppers including a long legged Triumph ridden by horned Dallas.

February 5, 2020

Lust for Life

He’s Spartacus! One of the legends from the golden age of movies, Kirk Douglas, died today at the grand age of 103. His memorable roles were always played with gusto and energy. My favorite film of his growing up was The Vikings.

February 4, 2020

Point of View

Filming the Impossible | back in the day trying to capture the thrills of the road one had to mount considerable weighty cameras to yer bounce. Here’s Graham Hill and Steve McQueen loaded up with the old analogue contraptions that ran old school film stock. Now we have miniature lightweight high definition cameras to accomplish this. So I bought myself a new toy…

January 29, 2020

Rubeus’ flying motorcycle

Amusement Ride | more excitement and fun from the further escapades of the Harry Potter world. This time a roller coaster utilizing Hagrid’s Triumph sidecar outfit as the carriages. As we know I’m sure it’s not as good as the real thing…

January 26, 2020

Vroom…

Old Sketch | probably doodled in the early eighties. I dug our this dirt bike drawing from a pile of papers I brought back from the UK on our last trip. I think I copied out of the Radio Times for the programme listing of Kick Start which I used to love watching.