Saturday, 9 December 2017

1970, Film: “L'homme orchestre”

On 18 September 1970 the French-Italian musical comedy "L'homme orchestre" (English title "The Band") is released in France. The film was directed by Serge Korber and written by Jean Halain with a musical score composed by François de Roubaix. Main stars are Louis de Funès , his son Olivier de Funès, Noëlle Adam and Puck Adams. An atypical de Funès film with still plenty of comedy but he also sings, dances and plays a father caring for two babies.

Synopsis
Monsieur Édouard - say Evan Evans (Louis de Funès) is a manager of a female dance group. He and his cousin Philippe Evans (Olivier de Funès) leads the group on a tour in Rome. Evans prohibits the dancers to socialise with men but one of the girls has a baby in Rome...
Olivier de Funès as Philippe Evans, Puck Adams as Hendrikje (Hendrika) Schimmelpenning
and Louis de Funès as Monsieur Édouard - say Evan Evans
Louis de Funès as Monsieur Édouard - say Evan Evans
and Olivier de Funès as Philippe Evans
Olivier de Funès as Philippe Evans, Louis de Funès as Monsieur Édouard - say Evan Evans
and Noëlle Adam as Françoise
Main Cast
  • Louis de Funès as Monsieur Édouard - say Evan Evans
  • Noëlle Adam as Françoise
  • Olivier de Funès as Philippe Evans
  • Puck Adams as Hendrikje (Hendrika) Schimmelpenning
  • Paul Préboist as Manager of the Roman hotel
  • Franco Fabrizi as Franco Buzzini
  • Christor Georgiadis as Chris
  • Paola Tedesco as The Sicilian girl
  • Tiberio Murgia as The Sicilian father
  • Marco Tulli as The commissioner
Olivier de Funès as Philippe Evans, Louis de Funès as Monsieur Édouard - say Evan Evans
Puck Adams as Hendrikje (Hendrika) Schimmelpenning
Paul Préboist as Manager of the Roman hotel, Franco Fabrizi as Franco Buzzini
and Louis de Funès as Monsieur Édouard - say Evan Evans
Filming Locations
  • Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France
  • Paris Studios Cinéma, Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
  • Rome, Lazio, Italy

Trailer (1970)

Saturday, 25 November 2017

1969, Cars: VW-Porsche 914

In September 1969 German carmakers Porsche and Volkswagen introduced the new VW-Porsche 914 and Porsche 914. The new car was a replacement for both the Porsche 912 and the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia 1500 (Type 34). In Europe the four-cylinder model was sold as the VW-Porsche 914/4 and the six-cylinder model as the Porsche 914/6, in North America both versions were sold as Porsches.

Predecessor: Volkswagen Karmann Ghia 1500 (Type 34)
Predecessor: Porsche 912
The VW-Porsche 416/4 originally featured an air-cooled 59 kW fuel-injected 1.7 L flat-4 boxer engine from the Volkswagen 411 E (Type 4). The Porsche 914/6 featured a carbureted 81 kW 2.0 L flat-6 boxer engine from the Porsche 911T. All engines were placed midships and Karmann in Osnabrück manufactured the rolling chassis. The VW-Porsche 914/4 was completed at the Karmann plant, the Porsche 914/6 were assembled at the Porsche plant in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.
VW-Porsche 914/4 (1969)
VW-Porsche 914/4 (1969)
Porsche 914/6 (1969)
In 1972 the 914/6 is discontinued after 3,332 units, its place was filled by a 74 kW 2.0 L, fuel-injected boxer engine from the Volkswagen 412 (Type 4) in 1973. In 1974 the 1.7 L engine was replaced by a 63 kW 1.8 L variant from the Volkswagen 412 (Type 4).
Porsche 914/6 (1969)
VW-Porsche 914 2L (1973)
In 1976 production ended after 118,978 cars. The Porsche 914 was succeeded by the Porsche 924. 
Successor: Porsche 924 (1976)
Brochures
Porsche 914 (USA, 1971)
VW-Porsche 914 2L (Germany, 1972)
Porsche 914 (USA, 1972)
Porsche 914 (USA, 1972)
Porsche 914 (USA, 1974)


Porsche 914 commercial (USA, 1970s)

Sunday, 19 November 2017

1968, Music: Belgian Single Charts 17/02/1968 (BRT, Radio 2)

N° 20
 Will Tura with "Arme Joe"

- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Will Tura, van Aleda, Nelly Byl
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 14

N° 19
James Royal with "Call My Name"

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Ralph Murphy, Jack Klaeysen
- Highest Position: N° 19
- Weeks in the charts: 1

N° 18
Roland W. with "Monja"

- Country: Germany
- Music/Lyrics: Dal Finado, Gerhard Jäger
- Highest Position: N° 11
- Weeks in the charts: 11

N° 17
Georgie Fame with "The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde"

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Peter Callander, Mitch Murray
- Highest Position: N° 4
- Weeks in the charts: 6
N° 16
The Moody Blues with "Nights In White Satin"

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Justin Hayward
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 9
N° 15
Billy Joe Royal with "Hush"

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Joe South
- Highest Position: N° 11
- Weeks in the charts: 7

N° 14
Bee Gees with "World"

- Country: UK / Australia
- Music/Lyrics: Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
- Highest Position: N° 7
- Weeks in the charts: 9

N° 13
The Rolling Stones with "She's A Rainbow"

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
- Highest Position: N° 13
- Weeks in the charts: 7
N° 12
Marva with "Laat ons goede vrienden zijn"

- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Rocco Granata, Ke Riema
- Highest Position: N° 10
- Weeks in the charts: 13
- Video Clip: no clip available
N° 11
Marc Dex with "La, la, la lai (Gezondheid)"

- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Karel Van Herck, Louis Van Rijmenant, Jaak Horckmans
- Highest Position: N° 9
- Weeks in the charts: 6
N° 10
Jess & James With The J. J. Band with "Move"

- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Ralph Benatar, Tony Lam, Wando Lam, Glen Powell
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 10
N° 9
Marc Aryan with "N°1 au hit-parade"

- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Marc Aryan
- Highest Position: N° 7
- Weeks in the charts: 10

N° 8
Cliff Richard with "All My Love"

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Peter Callander, Federico Arduini
- Highest Position: N° 3
- Weeks in the charts: 12

N° 7
Tom Jones with "I'm Coming Home"

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Les Reed, Barry Mason
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 16

N° 6
Les Sunlights with "Les roses blanches"

- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Léon Raiter, Charles Pothier
- Highest Position: N° 5
- Weeks in the charts: 13

N° 5
The Equals with "Baby, Come Back"

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Eddy Grant
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 15

N° 4
Marc Dex with "O, clown!"

- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Marc Dex, Karel Van Herck, Louis Van Rijmenant
- Highest Position: N° 4
- Weeks in the charts: 12

N° 3
Brian with "Give And Take"

- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: James Chambers
- Highest Position: N° 3
- Weeks in the charts: 15

N° 2
John Fred & His Playboy Band with "Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)"

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: John Fred, Andrew Bernard
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 10

Saturday, 11 November 2017

1967, Designs: cars, furniture, electronics, clothes

Pininfarina BMC-1800 Berlina-Aerodinamica concept
- Design by Paolo Martin for Pininfarina, Cambiano, Italy, 1967.
- Built by Pininfarina, Cambiano, Italy, 1967.
- Unveiled at the Turin Motor Show, 1967.
- Based on the BMC 1800 (UK, Austin, Morris, Wolseley) (ADO17).
Pininfarina BMC-1800 Berlina-Aerodinamica
Pininfarina BMC-1800 Berlina-Aerodinamica at the Turin Motor Show
Pininfarina BMC-1800 Berlina-Aerodinamica
Mohs Ostentatienne Opera Sedan concept
- Design by Bruce Baldwin Mohs, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 1967.
- Built by Mohs Seaplane Corporation, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 1967.
- Engine: International Harvester.
Mohs Ostentatienne Opera Sedan
Mohs Ostentatienne Opera Sedan
Mohs Ostentatienne Opera Sedan Advert
Mohs Ostentatienne Opera Sedan Advert
Girard Group airport lounge furniture
- Design by Alexander Girard and produced by Herman Miller for Braniff International Airways, Dallas, Texas, U.S 1967.
Girard Group airport lounge furniture
Girard Group airport lounge furniture
Teppaz Tourist portable record player
- Four speed record player with built-in amplifier and speaker, Teppaz, Lyon, France, 1967.
Teppaz Tourist portable record player
Teppaz Tourist portable record player
Timor Perpetual Calendar
Design by Enzo Mari for Danese, Milan, Italy, 1967.
Timor Perpetual Calendar
Timor Perpetual Calendar
Plastic ankle boots
- Design by Mary Quant, London, UK, 1967.
- The heels were moulded with Mary Quant’s signature daisy motif.
Plastic ankle boots by Mary Quant
Ford of England adverts 1967
Ford Anglia (105E), UK
Ford Corsair 2000E, UK
Ford Cortina (Mk II), Australia
Ford Cortina (Mk II), Australia
Ford Cortina (Mk II), Canada
Fashion, “La rue Courrèges”, Marie Claire (France) September 1967
"La rue Courrèges"
"La rue Courrèges"