Saturday, May 24, 2014
Rhonda Shear at the 1993 Los Angeles auto show. She's sitting on a MITSUBISHI / Boyd Coddington Aluma Coupe... Plus a newspaper ad for the show ( from LA OPINION - JAN. 2, 1993 ).
I've been feeling blue, so I visited Rhonda's YOU TUBE channel. Watching her videos definitely put a smile on my face, and cheered me up substantially.
Anyway, I found a video of her at the 1993 Los Angeles auto show.
Ms. Shear was never there, when I attended the show. So what happens?, the year after I leave SoCal forever, she and the UP ALL NIGHT crew decide to visit the auto show!
FYI: I also recommend her "yard sale" video - episode 30 1991 - it's one of my favorites.
Bring back "big-hair" damn-it!...
One thing is for certain, none of those jalopies are as curvaceous, or beautiful, as Rhonda.
Check out the two guys standing behind Rhonda.... They're pretending to talk about something automotive. Come on!, we all know they're just trying to get on tv, or trying to get a closer look at Rhonda's "trunk space", or both!
I imagine their conversation went something like this.....
BOB - "hey Harvey, check-out that beautiful trunk!
HARVEY - "Dude, don't be so damn obvious!"
BOB - "I wonder if she can handle all my luggage, ha-ha-ha..."
HARVEY - "Dude, you're a pig"
BOB - "Oink, oink, oink, oink..."
HARVEY - "Dude, we're being filmed!.... What are we going to tell our wives?!"
BOB - "I don't know!.... lets get outta-here, before she calls security!"
Below are some screengrabs from UP ALL NIGHT's Los Angeles auto show episode - with publicity photos of the vehicles.
Rhonda Shear and a FERRARI MONDIAL
Rhonda Shear and a LAMBORGHINI DIABLO
Rhonda Shear and the OLDSMOBILE AEROTECH
Monday, May 19, 2014
On Sunday night, I watched BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS on MOVIES TV NETWORK!
It's been a very long time since I last saw this sleazy, twisted, and surreal-soap-opera.
It was a pleasant and very unexpected surprise.
We need more Russ Meyer flicks on "free" channels!
There were lots of boobs and butts on display. MOVIES TV NETWORK tried to blur most of the areolas, nipples, and other things, but a few of them may have slipped pass. Do you think anyone complained?... Well, You're NOT going to get any complaints from me!... ha-ha-ha.
NOTE: screengrabs are NOT from the MOVIES TV NETWORK broadcast.
BEYOND was directed by Russ "I-LIKE-EM-BIG" Meyer ( 1922 – 2004 ).
It was co-written by Meyer and Roger "ALL-THUMBS" Ebert ( 1942 - 2013 )... if you think I'm going to praise him, you're wrong. I'm not going to bash him either... and I'll leave it at that.
I want to mention my favorite actress in the film, the highly underrated - and gorgeous - Phyllis Davis. And my favorite actor in the flick, the always great Charles Napier ( 1936 - 2011 ).
In my opinion, John Lazar is truly incredible in his role.
This film contains a warehouse full of irresistible eye-candy, such as Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers ( 1950 – 2011 ), Edy Williams, Erica Gavin, and others.
BEYOND was released on legit VHS via FOX.
FOX also released it on legit region one DVD.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Newspaper ad for HOT NIGHTS ON THE CAMPUS ( Darlene Bennett is pictured in it )
The RIALTO REPORT has solved another mystery!
Gigi Darlene's REAL name is Heli Weinreich, and she was married to a man named Edwin Greal ( aka Charles Lamont ).
Above Gigi in HOT NIGHTS ON THE CAMPUS
He was a hypnotist. Charles and Gigi performed live on stage, in various cities.
I remember seeing a picture of Gigi and a man in a old newspaper, or magazine, or flyer ( can't remember which ). The woman in the photo reminded me of someone, but I couldn't figure out who..... Well, now I know. It was NOT wishful thinking, it was Gigi!
Gigi's friend and co-star Darlene Bennett in HOT NIGHTS ON THE CAMPUS
Visit the RIALTO REPORT website for the full story!
Click link below......
THE RIALTO REPORT WEBSITE
The modified "KING OF THE MONSTERS" version of GODZILLA ( 1956 ), is the movie most Americans grew up with.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know who Raymond Burr is, so I'm not going to waste my time writing about his career.
GODZILLA has been released many times on region one DVD ( both legit and bootleg ).
I purchased the region one SONY DVD. I paid $1.99 for a used MINT condition copy. It contained a 16 page booklet ( also in mint condition ).
It's a two DVD set. Disc one is the GOJIRA version of the film, and disc two has the Raymond Burr version.
I found this DVD at MOVIESTOP. I always find lots of out-of-print and rare flicks there ( at mostly CHEAP prices ).
Friday, May 2, 2014
In my opinion, CAGED HEAT is a really fun movie, and one of the better women-in-prison films.
Some scenes of note are, unethical and incredibly twisted behavior perpetrated by the prison doctor, various types of exaggerated violence, and if you're a nature lover, you'll love the sight of beavers frolicking... ha-ha-ha.
It's also unintentionally "wacky" at times.
CAGED HEAT was written and directed by Jonathan Demme... The same guy that popularized "fava beans and Chianti".
A few of the folks in the movie are, Erica Gavin, Cheryl Smith ( aka Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith 1955 - 2002 ), Barbara Steele, and many other familiar faces.
EMBASSY HOME ENTERTAINMENT released it on VHS. I'm NOT sure, but I think it may have also been released by NEW CONCORDE, and NEW HORIZONS.
CAGED HEAT was released on region one DVD by SHOUT FACTORY. It's part of a double feature ( paired with JACKSON COUNTY JAIL ).
I'm NOT certain, but a couple of other region one DVDs may have been released ( by NEW CONCORDE and also by BUENA VISTA ).
2015 TRADE PAPERBACKS - HARDCOVERS - MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS ( Titan / Random House )
TITLE & BOOK NUMBER - QUARRY'S CHOICE ( ? )
AUTHOR - Max Allan Collins
ISBN ( 978-1783290840 )
COVER ARTIST - Robert McGinnis?
NOTE: TRADE paperback?
This list will be updated when needed.....