Sunday, May 31, 2015

RIP Julie Harris

Oscar-winning British costume designer Julie Harris has died at the age of 94. She died Saturday May 30th at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London after a brief illness from a chest infection. Born Diana Julie Harris in London on March 21, 1921, designed costumes for the 1967 film Casino Royale starring David Niven and Peter Sellers, Goodbye Mr Chips (1969), Dracula (1979) starring Laurence Olivier and for the Muppets in The Great Muppet Caper (1981).

On The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958), a producer asked Harris to raise Jayne Mansfield’s plunging neckline to a more modest level. But when the star saw that the bar-room girls in the film had more revealing costumes, she objected strongly. Harris had to adjust all their necklines to be higher than Mansfield’s.

Spaghetti Western Locations

We continue our search for locations for “A Few Dollars for Django”. After Norton has been killed Regan tries to protect Sally and the two go higher into the rocks. Bransbury and his men close in and decide to blow them out with dynamite. When Bransbury throws the dynamite Regan shoots and hits it blowing it up in midair. This results in Bransbury being blinded. The Judge Holden and his posse arrive and puts Bransbury under arrest and reads a proclamation from the governor declaring the farmers have a right to fence their lands but must allow ranchers to graze their cattle on farmers land when required to sustain their herds.

The closing scenes are filmed in Manzanares el Real which is quickly being surrounded by new homes.

For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi Yasuda’s location site: and Captain Douglas Film Locations

Birthdays Then and Now

Carlo Ninchi (actor) 1896 – 4/27/1974
Massimo Serato (actor) 1916 – 12/22/1989
Mario Migliardi (composer) 1919 – 8/9/2000
Ricardo Garcia Navarette (cinematographer) 1926 –
Franco Beltramme (actor) 1929 – 5/25/2012
Manfred Ensinger (cinematographer) 1929 –
Clint Eastwood (actor) is 85 today.

Ngai Hon (screenwriter) is 80 today.

Sean Flynn (actor) 1941 – 4/6/1970
Joe Namath (actor) 1943 –
Rainer Werner Fassbinder (director, screenwriter, actor) would have been 70 today, he died in 1982.

Tom Berenger (actor) 1949 –
Jonathan Tucker (actor) 1982 –
Philip Attmore (actor, dancer) 1984 –

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Geronimo and the Bandits (TV)

Geronimo und die Räuber – German title
Geronimo and the Bandits – English title

A 1966 West German television production [ZDF (Main)]
Director: Arthur M. Rabenalt (Arthur Maria Rabenalt)
Story: Josef Martin Bauer
Screenplay: Franz Geiger
Cinematography: ? [color]
Music: Jacques Loussier
Running time: 80 minutes

Tomeo – Hubert Suschka
Barnaba – Vladimir Bačić
Miguel – Andrej Nahtigal
Geronimo – Siegfried Rauch
Don Antonio – Kurt Großkurth
Dona Catalina – Gudrum Thielmann
Don Alfonso – Michael Hinz
Captain – Vladimir Leib
Executioner’s assistant – Herbert Knippenberg

Little is known about this musical comedy other than the cast and crew on this made for TV Euro-western based on a radio play of the same name broadcast in 1951. This film version was broadcast on ZDF German TV-Erstsendung on June 23,1966.

[Anyone who has any further information please comment.]