Archive for Rat Pack

The Night They Blew All the Lights in Las Vegas! (November, 1960)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2012 by WB Kelso















When Peter Lawford first approached Frank Sinatra about making Ocean’s 11, as the legend goes, Sinatra told him they should forget about the movie and just pull the heist off instead. Made at perhaps the absolute zenith of the Martini Machismo era they helped to create and define, the film had to be shot piecemeal around the collection of stars’ scheduled live performances — most notably Sinatra’s legendary run at The Sands, where his fellow Rat-Packers often joined him for what would eventually come to be known as The Summit. And in perhaps the ultimate meta-moment in screen history, as the film ends, Ocean’s crew moseys reflectively down a sidewalk with The Sands marquee visible behind them, emblazoned with its headlining act.


Ocean’s 11 (1960) Dorchester :: Warner Bros. / P: Lewis Milestone / AP: Henry W. Sanicola / D: Lewis Milestone / W: Harry Brown, Charles Lederer, George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell / C: William H. Daniels / E: Philip W. Anderson / M: Nelson Riddle / S: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, Angie Dickinson, Richard Conte, Akim Tamiroff, Henry Silva, Caesar Romero

Unshakable, and Not to Be Believed. (July, 1969)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2012 by WB Kelso





Other Points of Interest:

The Ballad of Ahab the Snake Man.

Salt & Pepper (1968) Chrislaw Productions-United Artists / D: Richard Donner / W: Michael Pertwee / C: Ken Higgins / P: Milton Ebbins / S: Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Michael Bates

Harper (1966) Warner Bros. / D: Jack Smight / W: William Goldman / C: Conrad Hall / P: Jerry Gershwin, Elliott Kastner / S: Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Robert Wagner