Category Archives: Movies 1960s

‘(Theme from) Valley of the Dolls’ by Dionne Warwick peaks at #2 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 24 1968)

(Saturday, February 24, 1968)“(Theme from) Valley of the Dolls” by Dionne Warwick peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for four weeks. Continue reading ‘(Theme from) Valley of the Dolls’ by Dionne Warwick peaks at #2 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 24 1968)

The Monkees begin filming ‘Head’ movie 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 19 1968)


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(Monday, February 19, 1968) — The television rock group The Monkees began filming Head, a satirical musical adventure feature film written by Jack Nicholson and Bob Rafelson, directed by Rafelson, today at various locations in the Los Angeles area. Continue reading The Monkees begin filming ‘Head’ movie 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 19 1968)

‘Planet of the Apes’ opens in New York City 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 8 1968)


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(Thursday, February 8, 1968, 10:00 a.m. EST)Planet of the Apes, an American science fiction film about an astronaut crew that crash lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, opened today at Loew’s Capitol theater in New York City. Continue reading ‘Planet of the Apes’ opens in New York City 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 8 1968)

The Beatles film ‘Yellow Submarine’ appearance 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 25 1968)


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(Thursday, January 25, 1968, afternoon GMT) — The Beatles were filmed today at Twickenham Film Studios for a brief live-action ending to their forthcoming animated feature film Yellow Submarine, based on the group’s 1966 hit single. Continue reading The Beatles film ‘Yellow Submarine’ appearance 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 25 1968)

Harrison records Remo Four’s ‘In the First Place’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 22 1968)


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(Monday, January 22, 1968) — George Harrison of The Beatles produced five takes of “In the First Place,” a psychedelic pop song by The Remo Four with Tony Ashton singing, today at EMI Studios in London while producing/recording the soundtrack for the film Wonderwall. Continue reading Harrison records Remo Four’s ‘In the First Place’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 22 1968)

Actress Sharon Tate marries film director Roman Polanski 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 20 1968)


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(Saturday, January 20, 1968) — Actress Sharon Tate, 24, married film director Roman Polanski, 34, at a ceremony today at the Chelsea Registry Office in London. Continue reading Actress Sharon Tate marries film director Roman Polanski 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 20 1968)

George Harrison filmed recording ‘Wonderwall Music’ in India 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 10 1968)


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(Wednesday, January 10, 1968, 11:00 a.m.-8:00 or 10:00 p.m. IST) — George Harrison of The Beatles, who had arrived in India two days ago to continue recording the soundtrack for the film Wonderwall, invited camera crews (including Reuters and BBC News) to EMI Studio in Bombay today to film the proceedings. Continue reading George Harrison filmed recording ‘Wonderwall Music’ in India 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 10 1968)

Harrison flies to India for ‘Wonderwall’ sessions 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 7 1968)


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(Sunday, January 7, 1968) — George Harrison of The Beatles flew today from London to India (via Paris, Frankfurt and Tehran) to continue recording sessions for his Wonderwall film socre in Bombay. Continue reading Harrison flies to India for ‘Wonderwall’ sessions 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 7 1968)

‘The Graduate’ premieres in New York City 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 20 1967)


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(Wednesday, December 20, 1967, evening EST) — A recent college graduate has an affair with his neighbor’s wife, then falls for their daughter in The Graduate, an American romantic comedy-drama film that premiered tonight at the Coronet theater in New York City. Continue reading ‘The Graduate’ premieres in New York City 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 20 1967)

‘Smashing Time’ opens in New York City 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 20 1967)


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(Wednesday, December 20, 1967, 10:00 a.m. EST)Smashing Time, a British comedy film about a pair of girls from the north of England who go to London to explore its glittery side and get more than they bargained for, opened today at New Embassy 46th St. theater in New York City (it would premiere in London on Dec. 27, 1967). Continue reading ‘Smashing Time’ opens in New York City 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 20 1967)