Archive for Rod Taylor

In Memoriam :: Rod Taylor :: You Will See the Future BEFORE it Happens! (October, 1960)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2015 by WB Kelso










Robert Taylor

Rod Taylor

Other Points of Interest:

More Rod Taylor ads at the Morgue.

The Time Machine (1960) George Pal Productions :: Galaxy Films Inc. :: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / P: George Pal / D: George Pal / W: David Duncan, H.G. Wells (novel) / C: Paul Vogel / E: George Tomasini / M: Russell Garcia / S: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot, Whit Bissell

BRUTES! SAVAGES! HEROES! Who Kill Because They’re Paid for It! (August, 1968)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2013 by WB Kelso

















Another fantastic batch of ads highlighting the work of artist Frank McCarthy, who ranks behind only Reynold Brown in the world of movie poster art as far as I’m concerned. As for the film: beautifully shot, brutal, and rather disturbing when you get right down to it, Jack Cardiff’s Dark of the Sun kinda blind-sided me when I finally caught up with late last year. It’s good, though overly exaggerated recount of the Simba uprising in the Belgian Congo and the efforts to evacuate several personnel and assets from an isolated diamond mine. So brace yourselves, in a The Naked Prey kind of way, before giving it a spin.
Dark of the Sun (1968) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / P: George Englund / D: Jack Cardiff / W: Ranald MacDougall, Adrian Spies, Wilbur Smith (novel) / C: Edward Scaife, Jack Cardiff / E: Ernest Walter / M: Jacques Loussier / S: Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Brown, André Morell, Peter Carsten, Calvin Lockhart

For the Love of Hitchcock :: Nothing Will Prepare You for Such Sheer Stabbing SHOCK! (April, 1963)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2012 by WB Kelso


“Why are they doing this?”

“They said when you got here the whole thing started.”

“Who are you? What are you?!”

“Where did you come from!?!”








Other Points of Interest:

Full film review of The Birds at the Brewery.

This post is part of the For the Love of Film Blogathon, a new age telethon to raise funds for The National Film Preservation Foundation to help bring The White Shadow (a/k/a White Shadows), an early silent film that a certain master of suspense did just about everything for except direct — assistant director, screenwriter, film editor, production designer, art director, and set decorator, to the streaming masses and help defray the costs of adding a new musical soundtrack.

There’s no donation too small, folks. So please, click on the link above, wherever you see it this week and give what you can. Thanks. For more information, check out the group’s Facebook page. Big thanks, as always, to Ferdy on Film, The Self-Styled Siren and This Island Rod for throwing such a wide net for contributors. Until tomorrow, then, I bid you all a good ev-ah-ning.

I’m participating. Are you?


The Birds (1963) Universal Pictures / P: Alfred Hitchcock / D: Alfred Hitchcock / W: Evan Hunter, Daphne Du Maurier (story) / C: Robert Burks / E: George Tomasini / M: Bernard Hermann / S: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy, Veronica Cartwright, Ethel Griffies