Sunday, 8 April 2018

1968, Designs: cars, furniture, electronics, clothes

Daf Siluro concept
- Designed and built by by Giovanni Michelotti, Turin, Italy, 1968.
- Based on the Daf 55.
- 1108 cc L4 engine with Variomatic Transmission
- unveiled at the 1968 Geneva Motor Show
Daf Siluro (1968)
Daf Siluro (1968)
Daf Siluro (1968)
Daf Siluro (1968)
Bentley T1 Coupe Speciale concept
- Designed and built by Pininfarina, Turin, Italy, 1968.
- Based on the Bentley T1 Coupe.
- 6750 cc V8 engine
- unveiled at the 1968 Turin Motor Show
Bentley T1 Coupe Speciale (1968)
Bentley T1 Coupe Speciale (1968)
Bentley T1 Coupe Speciale (1968)
Bentley T1 Coupe Speciale (1968)
Nordmende Spectra Futura Stereo System
- Design by Raymond Loewy
- Nordmende, Bremen, Germany, 1968.
Nordmende Spectra Futura Stereo System (1968)
Nordmende Spectra Futura Stereo System (1968)
Nordmende Spectra Futura Stereo System Advert (1968)
'Ad Hoc' dining chair
- Design by Nathan Silver
- Manufactered by Crofton Engineering Ltd., Linton, England, UK, 1968.
'Ad Hoc' dining chair (1968)
Bolle Bottles
- Design by Tapio Wirkkala
- Manufactered by Venini, Murano, Venice, Italy, 1968.
Bolle Bottles (1968)
Bolle Bottles (1968)
André Courrèges and his designs in 1968
Opel Adverts 1968
Opel Kadett (USA, 1968)
Opel Kadett (USA, 1968)
Opel Olympia (Germany, 1968)
Opel Rekord (UK, 1968)
Opel Rekord (Germany, 1968)




Opel Commodore (Germany, 1968)

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

1967, Cars: Citroën ID/DS

In September 1967 the Citroën ID/DS was restyled by Robert Opron. This was the second facelift for the DS, the first one was in 1962. The front end of the car received four lamps mounted behind transparent glass panels. On the top models the inner pair of lamps swivelled with the steering while the outer pair were linked to the suspension maintaining a constant level beam. The lamps were powered by the car's central hydraulic system.

Citroën ID/DS first nose 1955-1962
Citroën ID/DS second nose 1962-1967
Citroën ID/DS third nose 1967-1975
The original ID/DS was styled by Flaminio Bertoni. The first ID/DS developments go back to 1936 as project VGD (“Voiture à Grande Diffusion” or "mass produced car") as a replacement for the then new “Traction Avant”.
Citroën DS 19 at the Paris motor show (1955)
Citroën DS 19 at the Paris motor show (1955)
Citroën DS 19 at the Paris motor show (1955)
On Thursday 5th October 1955 at 9 o'clock, the new Citroën DS 19 was unveiled at the Paris motor show. Minutes after the unveiling of the car at the Paris salon, dozens were driven out of the factory gates into the Paris traffic. By 09:45 Citroën had taken 749 orders and by the end of the first day 12000.


Citroën DS advert (France, 1968)

Saturday, 31 March 2018

1966, Television: “Raumpatrouille – Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion”

The German television series “Raumpatrouille – Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion” (“Space Patrol – The Fantastic Adventures of the Spaceship Orion”) premieres on 17 September 1966, it was broadcasted by ARD. Directed by Theo Mezger and Michael Braun it was the first German science fiction television series, only seven episodes were produced. The theme music was composed by Peter Thomas.


Synopsis
Nations no longer exist and Earth is united. The planet is protected by human made flying saucers like the Orion against attacks by aliens called the Frogs. Commander Cliff Allister McLane (Dietmar Schönherr) is the captain of the Orion and together with his loyal crew he tries to protect the Earth...
Wolfgang Völz as Mario de Monti, Dietmar Schönherr as Cliff Allister McLane,
Eva Pflug as Tamara Jagellovsk and  Claus Holm as Hasso Sigbjörnson
Dietmar Schönherr as Cliff Allister McLane and Eva Pflug as Tamara Jagellovsk
Main cast
  • Dietmar Schönherr as Cliff Allister McLane
  • Eva Pflug as Tamara Jagellovsk
  • Wolfgang Völz as Mario de Monti
  • Claus Holm as Hasso Sigbjörnson
  • Friedrich G. Beckhaus as Atan Shubashi
  • Ursula Lillig as Helga Legrelle
  • Benno Sterzenbach as General Wamsler
  • Friedrich Joloff as Oberst Villa
  • Thomas Reiner as Adjutant Michael Spring-Brauner
  • Franz Schafheitlin as Sir Arthur
  • Hans Cossy as Marshall Kublai-Krim
The crew of the Orion
Episodes
  1. "Angriff aus dem All" ("Attack from Space")
  2. "Planet außer Kurs" ("Planet off Course")
  3. "Hüter des Gesetzes" ("Keepers of the Law")
  4. "Deserteure" ("Deserters")
  5. "Kampf um die Sonne" ("Battle for the Sun")
  6. "Die Raumfalle" ("The Space Trap")
  7. "Invasion"
Ursula Lillig as Helga Legrelle
Awards
Bambi Awards, Bambi Best Actor – Television: Dietmar Schönherr (1968)

Opening and Closing credits (1966)

Friday, 23 March 2018

1965, Car Spotting: Mont Saint-Michel (parking), France

Left, front to back
Unidentified car, Opel Rekord A Coupé, Simca 1000, Panhard Dyna Z, Citroën 2CV, Ford Taunus 17M/20M (P5), DKW 3=6 (F93), Simca Aronde (P60), Simca Aronde (P60), Mercedes-Benz W110, Citroën 2CV, Renault Dauphine, Peugeot 403, Alfa Romeo Giulia (Type 105), Simca Aronde (P60), Renault Dauphine, Renault 4, Renault Dauphine, Renault 4, Simca 1300, unidentified dark coloured car, unidentified light coloured car probably Alfa Romeo or Fiat, Fiat 600, Citroën ID/DS, Peugeot 403, Peugeot 404, unidentified break, Renault Floride / Caravelle, Citroën Ami 6, unidentified dark coloured car probably Austin / Morris 1100 (BMC ADO16), Peugeot 404, Renault Dauphine, Ford Thunderbird (fourth generation), Paugeot 404, Peugeot 404, unidentified dark coloured car probably Renault 4CV, Renault 4, unidentified dark coloured car, Simca 9 Aronde, Simca Ariane, unidentified American break probably Chevrolet, Peugeot 404 break, Renault 4, Volkswagen 1500 (Notchback) (Type 3), Peugeot 404, Volkswagen 1200/1300 (Beetle, Type 1), Citroën ID/DS, Peugeot 404, Renault 8, Opel Rekord A or B, Simca 1300.

Right, front to back
Renault 4, unidentified dark coloured car, Renault 4, Simca Aronde (P60), Peugeot 403, Peugeot 404, Peugeot 404, Renault 4, Citroën Ami 6, Peugeot 403, Volvo Amazon, Renault 8, Ford Anglia 105E Estate, Opel Kapitän (P2), Volkswagen 1200/1300 (Beetle, Type 1), Jaguar Mark 2, Renault Dauphine, Opel Kapitän (P2), Simca Ariane, Simca 1000, Renault Dauphine, Citroën 2CV, Citroën 2CV, Ford Taunus 17M/20M (P5), Citroën Ami 6, Panhard 24 C/CT, Citroën ID/DS, Renault 4, Peugeot 404, Renault Dauphine, Ford Taunus 12M (P4), Peugeot 404, Citroën 2CV, Volkswagen 1200/1300 (Beetle, Type 1), Peugeot 403, Peugeot 404, Renault Estafette, unidentiefied dark coloured car probably Volkswagen 1500 (Type 3), Volkswagen 1500 (Variant) (Type 3), Volkswagen 1200/1300 (Beetle, Type 1), Simca Aronde (P60), Renault 4, unidentified car probably Volkswagen 1500 (Notchback) (Type 3), unidentified light coloured car, Renault Dauphine.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

1964, Film: “L'Âge ingrat”

The French drama-comedy "L'Âge ingrat" ("That Tender Age") premieres on 23 December 1964 in Marseille, France. Directed by Gilles Grangier and written by Pascal Jardin and Claude Sautet, the film unites two major stars of French cinema Jean Gabin and Fernandel. Other stars are Marie Dubois and Fernandel's son Franck Fernandel.

Synopsis
Antoine Lartigue (Franck Fernandel) and Marie Malhouin (Marie Dubois), two young students, have got secretly engaged. Antoine is the son of the extravert Mediterranean pedal boat renter Adolphe Lartigue (Fernandel) and Marie is the daughter of the introvert Paris railway executive Émile Malhouin (Jean Gabin). To get to know each-other better Antoine invites the Malhouin's to stay in his St. Tropez villa during the summer holidays...
Marie Dubois as Marie Malhouin and Franck Fernandel as Antoine Lartigue
Fernandel as Adolphe Lartigue, Jean Gabin as Émile Malhouin,
Marie Dubois as Marie Malhouin and Franck Fernandel as Antoine Lartigue
Franck Fernandel as Antoine Lartigue and Marie Dubois as Marie Malhouin
Main cast
  • Marie Dubois as Marie Malhouin
  • Paulette Dubost as Françoise Malhouin
  • Madeleine Silvain as Eliane Lartigue
  • Christine Simon as Florence Malhouin
  • Nicole Valgran as Sophie Malhouin
  • Andrée Brabant as the woman on pedal boat
  • Yvonne Gamy as Félicie
  • Claude Mann as Charles-Edouard
  • Henri Rellys as M. Corbidas
  • Jean Daniel
  • Franck David as Henri Lartigue
  • Joël Monteilhet as Jules Lartigue
  • Georges Rostan as Max Lartigue
  • Noël Roquevert as L'estivant récalcitrant
  • Franck Fernandel as Antoine Lartigue
  • Jean Gabin as Émile Malhouin
  • Fernandel as Adolphe Lartigue
Jean Gabin as Émile Malhouin and Marie Dubois as Marie Malhouin
Jean Gabin as Émile Malhouin and Fernandel as Adolphe Lartigue
Jean Gabin as Émile Malhouin and Fernandel as Adolphe Lartigue
Trivia
The opening credits are quite rare. All actresses are credited before the actors and the two major stars, Fernandel and Gabin, are mentioned at the very end of the credits. 

Jean Gabin and Fernandel in "L'Âge ingrat"

Friday, 2 March 2018

1963, Belgian comics: "Piet Pienter en Bert Bibber", "Herrie om Carolus Magnus"

In 1963 the 19th "Piet Pienter en Bert Bibber" album "Herrie om Carolus Magnus" (translation: "Fuss about Carolus Magnus") was published. The series "Piet Pienter en Bert Bibber" was created by Pom alias Jozef Van Hove in 1950.

No 19 "Herrie om Carolus Magnus"
  • black and white
  • publisher: De Vlijt
  • never published in English
  • story and drawings by Pom (Jozef Van Hove)
  • pre-publication in "Gazet van Antwerpen"
No 19 "Herrie om Carolus Magnus"
The story was pre-published in the newspaper "Gazet van Antwerpen" from 21 February 1962 to 20 December 1962. The main characters are Piet Pienter, Bert Bibber, Susan, Professor Kumulus, Stanske, Jack Sweepsteak, Jean-Pierre Tralala, Eleonore, Max Meurtrier, Pascal-le-Brute, J.B. Hoekschop, Theo Flitser.
Bert Bibber and Eleonore
Bert Bibber and J.B. Hoekschop
Bert Bibber and Max Meurtrier
Bert Bibber and Pascal-le-Brute
Jack Sweepsteak and Jean-Pierre Tralala
Synopsis
When Doctor Warhoofdt, former teacher of professor Kumulus dies, the professor inherits his famous stamp collection. One night the collection is stolen by Jack Sweepsteak and Jean-Pierre Tralala ...
Piet Pienter and Bert Bibber
Piet Pienter, Bert Bibber, Susan and Theo Flitser
Piet Pienter and Susan
Stanske and Professor Kumulus
Cars
  • Ford Taunus 12M (G13 1958-1959) (“Weltkugeltaunus” translation: “Globe Taunus”), Piet's car
  • Ford Taunus 17M (P3) ("Badewannetaunus" translation: “Bath tub Taunus”)
  • Ford Anglia Sportsman (105E/123E), Bert's car
  • Citroën Traction Avant
Ford Taunus 12M
Ford Anglia Sportsman and Ford Taunus 17M
Ford Anglia Sportsman
Citroën Traction Avant