Thursday, May 15, 2008

Law and Other

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John Phillip Law, R.I.P.

He had a role in one of the quintessential Cold War movies, The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming, one of those films that will have to be shown to our grandchildren if they're ever to understand the times we lived in.

And he starred in some of the best/worst films of the late '60s and early '70s, such as Barbarella and my favorite, the delightfully fluffy
The Love Machine
. Based on a Jacqueline Susann novel! Also starring Dyan Cannon, David Hemmings, Shecky Green! With Eve Bruce as "Amazon Woman." Soundtrack sung by Dionne Warwick! Does it get any more "period" than this?

And of course, he also starred in the great Saturday matinee boys' adventure flick The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, which brought together two of the great accomplishments of early '70s movie-making: Ray Harryhausen special effects, and Caroline Munro.

Which is an excuse to run a picture of Caroline Munro.

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As if I need one. Which makes this post a modern corollary to Lord Byron's observation that, "All tragedies are finished by a death, All comedies are ended by a marriage." All Hollywood obits are potential excuses to run pictures of hot tomatoes.

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