cool movie moments *After an exhausting day of embezzling funds and eluding police, Marion Crane checks into the Bates Motel for a quick shower and a good night's sleep. Norman Bates finds her quite attractive, but his "mother" has other plans for her (Psycho)
*On a lonely country road, Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed and killed in a scene that is notorious for its graphic violence (Bonnie & Clyde)
*Taylor and his crew travel thousands of years into the future, where they find themselves on an alien world where apes rule and humans are treated like animals. In the final scene, Taylor discovers his own shocking connection to this world (Planet Of The Apes)
the drive-in From the very beginning, drive-in theaters were popular gathering places for teens. In the 1960s, going to the drive-in was definitely a family affair. Kids could wear their pajamas, visit the playground and fill up on soda and snacks. When it got dark, they could fall asleep in the back of the family station wagon. It was just like a giant slumber party.
Drive-in theaters were born in the 1930s and reached the height of their popularity in the late 1950s and early 1960s. After this, their numbers began to fall. One of the culprits was the controversial policy of Daylight Savings Time. In areas where this policy was observed, darkness didn't fall until well after 9:00 p.m., which was too late for the family crowd. Suburban sprawl was another reason for the decline of the drive-in. Land on the outskirts of town was becoming quite valuable, and many drive-in owners were making the decision to sell out.
1966 Fantastic Voyage Batman Blowup Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? A Man For All Seasons Georgy Girl Alfie Born Free A Man & A Woman The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming The Ghost & Mr. Chicken
1967 In The Heat Of The Night The Dirty Dozen Guess Who's Coming To Dinner Bonnie & Clyde The Graduate In Cold Blood Camelot Doctor Doolittle The Jungle Book Valley Of The Dolls To Sir, With Love Cool Hand Luke Thoroughly Modern Millie
1969 The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid Midnight Cowboy Easy Rider True Grit Hello, Dolly! Paint Your Wagon The Sterile Cuckoo They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice The Wild Bunch Cactus Flower
Pearl Bailey, Cab Calloway and Morgan Freeman starred in an all-black version of Hello, Dolly! on Broadway from 1967 to 1969.
In the 1950s, Rex Harrison and Yul Brynner starred in two of the most popular Broadway musicals of the decade. Being actors first and foremost, they were allowed to speak their songs rather than sing them. This practice introduced audiences to the concept of the non-traditional musical star. In the 1960s, Richard Burton continued this trend with his performance as King Arthur in Camelot.
In the late 1960s, the acceptance of non-traditional musical performers came full circle. Rock musicals like Hair featured singers who had rock voices instead of musical comedy voices.
Man Of La Mancha was the first Broadway production to be performed without an intermission.
Paul Lynde's character in Bye Bye Birdie was written to suit his personality after he joined the cast. The character of Conrad Birdie was named after real-life pop star Conway Twitty.
When it closed in 1970, Hello, Dolly! was the longest-running Broadway musical in history. Fiddler On The Roof took the title in 1970 and held it for ten years before being surpassed by Grease in 1980. The off-Broadway musical The Fantasticks ran for 42 years, making it the longest-running musical in history.
Before he became a Monkee, Davy Jones was the theater's most famous street urchin. In 1963, he originated the role of the Artful Dodger in the Broadway production of Oliver! Unfortunately, although Davy was a member of the original cast, we don't hear him on the original cast album. It was recorded during the pre-Broadway tour, when the part was played by Michael Goodman.