Category Archives: Movies 1960s

‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ premieres in New York City 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 11 1967)


Video: 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' trailer

(Monday, December 11, 1967, 8:30 p.m. EST) — An aging white couple’s liberal principles are tested when their daughter announces her engagement to an African-American doctor in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, an American comedy-drama film that premiered tonight at the Victoria Theater in New York City. Continue reading ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ premieres in New York City 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 11 1967)

Ringo Starr continues filming role for ‘Candy’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 9 1967)


Video: 'Ringo plays a horny Mexican in 'Candy'' (Dec. 9, 1967, at 0:23-0:50)

(Saturday, December 9, 1967) — Ringo Starr of The Beatles was filmed today at Incom Film Studios in Rome, playing the role of Emmanuel, a Mexican gardner, for Candy. Continue reading Ringo Starr continues filming role for ‘Candy’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 9 1967)

Ringo Starr begins filming first solo acting role 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1967)


Video: 'Ringo plays a horny Mexican in 'Candy'' (Dec. 7, 1967, at 0:00-0:23)

(Thursday, December 7, 1967, 8:30 a.m. CET) — Ringo Starr of The Beatles launched his solo acting career today as he began playing the role of Emmanuel, a Mexican gardner, in the garden of a house, just down the street from Incom Film Studios in Rome, for the movie Candy. Continue reading Ringo Starr begins filming first solo acting role 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1967)

Harrison begins recording first solo Beatle album 50 years ago #OTD #OnThisDay (Nov 22 1967)


Video: 'Wonderwall Music (Remastered)' (22 videos)

(Wednesday, November 22, 1967) — George Harrison began recording Wonderwall Music, the soundtrack to the film Wonderwall and the first solo album by a member of The Beatles, today at EMI Studios (now Abbey Road Studios) in London for release on May 17, 1968 (the film) and Nov. 1, 1968 (the album). Continue reading Harrison begins recording first solo Beatle album 50 years ago #OTD #OnThisDay (Nov 22 1967)

The Beatles filmed to publicize forthcoming animated film 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 6 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - Mod Odyssey [TVC Studios, London, United Kingdom]' (today's clips are intercut with shots from Jan. 25, 1968, when The Beatles wore dark gray shirts and George Harrison no longer has a mustache)

(Monday, November 6, 1967) — The Beatles held a photo session today at TVC Studios in London, posing with a cut-out submarine as advance publicity for the Yellow Submarine film. Continue reading The Beatles filmed to publicize forthcoming animated film 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 6 1967)

‘Cool Hand Luke’ premieres in New York City 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 1 1967)


Video: 'Cool Hand Luke' trailer

(Wednesday, November 1, 1967, 8:00 p.m. EST)Cool Hand Luke, an American prison drama film about a free-spirited convict who refuses to conform to chain-gang life, premiered tonight at Loew’s State Theatre in New York City. Continue reading ‘Cool Hand Luke’ premieres in New York City 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 1 1967)

‘Wait Until Dark’ opens in New York City 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 26 1967)


Video: 'Wait Until Dark' trailer

(Thursday, October 26, 1967, 10:45 a.m. EDT)Wait Until Dark, a psychological horror thriller film about a blind woman who fights against drug smugglers who’ve invaded her home, opened this morning at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Continue reading ‘Wait Until Dark’ opens in New York City 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 26 1967)

The Beatles attend ‘How I Won The War’ premiere 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 18 1967)


Video: 'How I Won The War' trailer

(Wednesday, October 18, 1967, evening BST) — All four Beatles, along with their wives and girlfriends, attended the world premiere of How I Won The War (featuring John Lennon as Private Gripweed) tonight at the London Pavilion (click here to watch video of the premiere). Continue reading The Beatles attend ‘How I Won The War’ premiere 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 18 1967)