Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 12th, 1976


Got up at 4:30 and just couldn't get back to sleep. So much for sleeping in when I don't have to go to school. I was very surprised at 5:30 to see it was already getting light outside.

Other than that, though, the day went basically as expected. Saw the Bogie movie and a Belvedere film, went over the river and picked up the sex in movies history that Terry got last year.

Also got the new E-Go Sherlock Holmes magazine.

When I got home, I watched George Segal and Goldie Hawn on DINAH plugging their new movie. It's supposed to open at Newport this week. I may see it along with several more while I'm off.

Was hoping to avoid IT while I'm off but...no.

NOTES: "Belvedere" would have referred to one of the delightful Mr. Belvedere movies starring the delightfully acerbic Clifton Webb. I had just discovered Webb around this time and caught all of his movies I could. They used to show much better movies on TV in those days. Certainly a more diverse selection.

George Segal was one of my favorite actors of the seventies, an easy to relate to leading man with a laid back style who could do serious drama but was much better in lighthearted roles. Sadly, he seemed to prefer playing banjo on talk shows to making movies and his career gradually all but disappeared. He would turn up years later as the star of TV's JUST SHOOT ME but would have loved to have seen him still a star for all those years between.

The E-Go Collector's Series was a marvelous magazine series on individual pop culture subjects of interest for a few years. The mags were done by the West Coast team of Ron Haydock, Jim Harmon, Don Glut and those guys who also did Marvel's MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES. Haydock was a fascinating figure who deserves a book of his own and was killed in an accident not long after this period. The subjects of these intermittent publications included Sherlock Holmes, the Marx Brothers, Robert Redford, Henry Winkler and John Wayne. Sherlock was the only one to get two trivia-filled issues!

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