50 years ago today Tintin and his friends met Mr. Armstrong on the Moon. Commissioned by the Dechy advertising agency Hergé drawn this hilarious picture. Curiously, both Neil Armstrong and Tintin continued with their unruffled lives after their return to Earth.
© Hergé / Moulinsar.
Talking the other day about Olivia de Havilland’s 103 anniversary with a cinephile friend I remarked that she, and her sister Joan Fontaine, were not the only movie stars of the family. Their cousins’ brainchildren have also appeared in considerable number in the “silver screen.” Dragon Rapides, Mosquitos and especially Moths like this superb Gypsy Moth from the incomparable “Out of Africa.”
A charismatic and iconic actor indeed.
Apart of Astaire/Rogers delicious dance performance, “Flying down to Rio” (1933) movie’s main point of interest was another “dance”: the totally outrageous “aerial ballet” at the end of the movie.
This “S.E.5a” didn’t miss much the trenches of the Great War, I guess
An outstanding piece of a sort retro-futurism art on a very bleak looking part of Spain. Parque Tecnológico del Reciclaje (PTR), Zaragoza (Aragón).
The Tu-104AK was the Russian version of the NASA’s KC-135A “Vomit Comet.” Computer-generated still image captured from the sublime Russian movie Spacewalker (2017). A highly recommended dramatized story of the Voskhod 2 mission.
Edith Head looks with a critical eye the “Columbia Airlines” Jumbo model which appeared on “Airport 75” (1974). She was the designer of that movie’s wardrobe. Hers were also the ones on the seminal “Airport” (1970) and the later sequel, “Airport 77” (1977).
Among the “Tora! Tora! Tora!” 1970 movie action scenes there was one really startling involving a P-40 model crashing into the middle of a line of P-40s. In fact, it was not how it was planned. In the script, that P-40 was supposed to crash at the end of the line, but they lost control of the model. Those stuntmen were really running for their own dear lives.