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Bill Mumy Wooing Joy Bang ~ A 70s Show Moment


An authentic 70s Show moment, Lost In Space star Bill Mumy seducing Joy Bang with a love song on the old religious program Insight from 1971. A classic tale of teenage promiscuity co-starring Meredith Baxter and Michael Burns. Humorously, the only teenager is Mumy at 17, all the other cast members ranged in age from 24 to 28. Bill receives credit at the end of the episode for his original song.

Johnny Horton In Concert ~ The Incredibly Rare Live Performances


21 songs, 55 minutes of rare, live Johnny Horton performances from the 1950s and 1960s. All the hits are here, North To Alaska, Battle Of New Orleans, Sink The Bismarck, Johnny Reb, Springtime In Alaska and early classics as well. Enjoy

Zero Mostel – Rainbow Rider from The Great Bank Robbery 1969


Rainbow Rider, A really bad song that might have been subtitled Beat Your Head Against The Wall with a really inspired performance from the wonderful Zero Mostel in 1969’s The Great Bank Robbery that also starred Clint Walker, Claude Akins, Mako, Akim Tamiroff and Larry Storch among others. In this scene watch for Kim Novak and Sam Jaffee. This is truly a forerunner of Blazing Saddles, a very loopy movie that was unavailable on video for years. In 2009 it was finally released on DVD. The song goes a little bit out of sync toward the end but it’s not too bad. Enjoy!

I Am An Actress 1980 – Vera Komissarzhevskaya Biography Full Movie


The only existing film biography of Vera Komissarzhevskaya, the greatest actress of the Russian Silver Age of Theatre. was one of the most celebrated actresses and theatre managers of the end of the Russian Empire. She made her professional debut in 1893, after having acted as an amateur at Constantin Stanislavsky’s Society of Art and Literature. Though she grew to widespread in her own time, she is best known today for originating the role of Nina in the ill-fated premiere of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, at the Alexandrinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg in 1896. Though the production was deemed an utter failure, Komissarzhevskaya’s performance was highly praised.[1]

Later in her career, Komissarzhevskaya is notable for her patronage of the up-and-coming theatre artist, Vsevolod Meyerhold. Following Meyerhold’s unsuccessful attempts to stage symbolist plays at Stanislavsky’s Moscow Art Theatre, Komissarzhevskaya invited him to try his experiments at her new Komissarjevsky Theatre. During their short-lived collaboration, the two managed to develop Meyerhold’s symbolist aesthetic and Komissarzhevskaya herself starred in two of the most critically and commercially successful productions.

Natalia Saiko portrayes Vera in this, the only film copy available which is in Russian without English subtitles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vera_Komissarzhevskaya

The Dillards Rare Live Performances Complete 60s & 70s


The classic band, the Dillards, Rodney, Doug, Mitch and Dean with Herb Pedersen and Billy Ray Latham from some of their first appearances in the early 60s on Hootananny and the Judy Garland Variety Show to clips from Hugh Hefner’s Playboy After Dark, the Johnny Cash Show and PBS’s Soundstage. Plus a few Doug Dillard solo performances from the 70s and 80s.

The Dillards Live in Virginia July 1972

The Original Dillards Live – Full Show 1999

The Dillards Live In Burlington, Iowa 1979 (Full Concert)

Recorded from Iowa Public Television in 1980. The Dillards Live In Burlington, Iowa – Summer of 1979 or 1980 at the Burlington Steamboat Days. Rodney Dillard guitar and vocals, Dean Webb mandolin and vocals, Jeff Gilkinson on banjo and vocals and likely Paul York on drums. Not sure who was on bass, but if you listen close enough you may be able to figure it out.

01 Walking In Jerusalem
02 Daddy Was A Mover
03 Dooley
04 Ebo Walker
05 Annabelle Lee
06 The Charlotte Breakdown
07 Caney Creek
08 The Whiskey Before Breakfast
09 Old Cane Press
10 We Can Work It Out
11 Dueling Banjos
12 The Old Home Place
13 Somebody Touched Me
14 The Biggest Whatever
15 You’ve Got To Be Strong

Remastered by Mystic Hedgehog Studios from a reel to reel monophonic tape with an annoying high pitched hum to digital faux stereo. We claim no copyright in this recording, only the right to try and preserve a lost recording from a magnificent band.

Jackie DeShannon Live in the 60s Full Length


One of the greatest singers and songwriters of the 1960s. Jackie DeShannon should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. All of her classic are here in one full length live video collection.

The Yardbirds Live In The 60s Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton


A collection of The Yardbird Live in the 1960s. The first set features the last version of the band with Jimmy Page, other tracks include Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton. If you love classic Rock guitar, this is the greatest band of all time.