Stephen ONeal (a member here on HTF as well) posts a lot of great stuff on the Facebook 77 Sunset Strip group page. Here is some of it!
Las Vegas Desert Sun, January 23, 1960...what Ed Byrnes was up to while under suspension by WB...
Ed 'Kookie' Byrnes' big movie for 1965, Beach Ball...they're dancin', they're racin', they're sky divin', they're skin divin', they're surfin'...with Diana Ross and the Supremes!, The Righteous Brothers!, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons!
Trailer (2:22) in HD...
Full movie, 1:28:17...recorded off VH-1...
Rob...Thanks for the good thoughts, Russ and Randall. I've discovered that the road back from a "Severe Brain Injury" is much longer and twistier than I at first anticipated. The story is far too long to detail here, but let me just say that of my five senses, my hearing is the only one undiminished. Hopefully they will all come back. I was for a while feeling pretty stupid and my memory was kablooie, but these things have repaired themselves and in some aspects are actually better than before.
I've mostly been keeping myself busy expanding my Plex directories. I've been working on the Huggins wing lately, to compliment my 77SS OTA recordings. Just added seasons 1–3 of Maverick, the complete series of The Rockford Files, and season 1 of Alias Smith And Jones (Huggins didn't create it, but he ran it). I will soon add the complete The Fugitive. I'd like to get The Outsider, but my sources for non-commercial offerings have failed me. I do have the pilot, at least.
My friend has successfully gotten me hooked on The Big Bang Theory. I mention this off-topic show only because we live smack dab in the middle of that show's landscape. One of my nieces visited last weekend; she grew up in Chicago, but recently moved to Las Vegas. We went to lunch at the California Pizza Kitchen on Los Robles at Union, and were sitting outside waiting for a table when I asked her whether she watched BBT. She said she loved the show, so I pointed up and to the west at the City Hall dome, which appears in every show. She of course recognized it.
Probably the most recognizable City Hall (to TV watchers) is LA's. And the second is probably San Francisco's. But—and please correct me if I'm wrong—the third most recognizable City Hall may well be Pasadena's. Before you scoff at that, look it up on Google and see if you don't at least recognize the dome.
Pasadena's City Hall is grandiose completely out of scale to the city's size. But an awful lot of history has happened at least within sight of here, e.g., the discovery that the universe is expanding. But that involves other domes.
And Pasadena was within the sphere of 77SS.
Wow! I knew 77 SS had a board game, but was unaware HE and SS 6 followed suit.
Still a fun 90 minutes if one is the mood for a bad movie and lots of good 60's tunes. Who knew that JR was akin to Ringo on the drums, haha? Was there ever a clue of that on 77SS?Ed 'Kookie' Byrnes' big movie for 1965, Beach Ball...they're dancin', they're racin', they're sky divin', they're skin divin', they're surfin'...with Diana Ross and the Supremes!, The Righteous Brothers!, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons!
I did watch it, and recommend it highly. I especially enjoyed the description of the Martin & Lewis years, about which I knew little - just recall that their break-up was a huge deal in the movie mags of my adolesence.
Great to hear, Anne. TCM and the producers of the new documentary did a great job, and the effort and love behind it was obvious. BTW, I should have mentioned that the title is The King of Cool...which the guy certainly was!I did watch it, and recommend it highly. I especially enjoyed the description of the Martin & Lewis years, about which I knew little - just recall that their break-up was a huge deal in the movie mags of my adolesence.
I did! I was disappointed there was nothing about Dino's Lodge, though.