Wednesday, July 26, 2017

David Beckham cameo in the Man From UNCLE 2015


The very brief cameo of footballer David Beckham in the 2015 Man From UNCLE film, directed by Guy Ritchie: 



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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Episode 16 Guest Star: Marlyn Mason



Marlyn Mason (born August 7, 1940, in San Fernando, California) is an American actress, producer, screenwriter. Mason played Nikki Bell in Longstreet (1971-1972), which starred James Franciscus. Her other acting credits include roles in My Three Sons, Burke's Law, Kentucky Jones, Bonanza, Ben Casey, Dr. Kildare (in a recurring role), Laredo, Occasional Wife, The Big Valley, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., I Spy, Laredo, Hogan's Heroes, The F.B.I., Mission Impossible, etc. 

Mason also appeared in the films, Because They're Young (her film debut, in an uncredited role), The Trouble with Girls, Making It, Christina, and the television movies Brigadoon, Carousel, A Storm in Summer, Escape, That Certain Summer, Outrage, Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan, Last of the Good Guys, The New Adventures of Heidi, and My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn.

Her most recent appearances have been in the television movie Fifteen and Pregnant, and the 2008 film Model Rules, directed by Ray Nomoto Robison. She was married to musician J. Raymond Henderson from 1960 to 1962; she married Lee Harman in 1972.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Episode 16 Guest Star: Ken Murray



Ken Murray (July 14, 1903 – October 12, 1988) was an American comedian, actor, radio and television personality and author. Murray got his start in show business on the stage in 1920s as a stand-up comedian. He performed his comedy act on the vaudeville circuit and in burlesque. He found success as a stage performer after appearing in Earl Carroll's Vanities on Broadway in 1935. Murray made his film debut in the 1929 romantic drama Half Marriage, followed by a role in Leathernecking in 1930. During World War II, Murray was one of the many celebrities to volunteer at the Hollywood Canteen. He later was the original host (1945–57) of Queen for a Day, on the Mutual Broadcasting System radio broadcast. In 1947, he produced Bill and Coo, a feature film using trained birds and other animals as actors. Bill and Coo won a special Academy Award for "novel and entertaining use of the medium of motion picture" and "artistry and patience" .He was also the host of The Ken Murray Show, a weekly music and comedy show on CBS Television that ran from 1950 and 1953. In 1965 Murray played a THRUSH financier and owner of a caribbean casino in The Man from U.N.C.L.E..Murray was married three times and had four children. Ken Murray died on October 12, 1988 at Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, aged 85. For his contribution to the radio industry, Murray has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1724 Vine Street.




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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Val, son of David McCallum, finds his way


He is the son of David McCallum Jr, musician and actor, the ethernal Illya Kuryakin. His grandfather, David Sr was the main violinist in the Beatles' Sgt Pepper album recording sessions. Val McCallum is a musician too, now playing with folk veteran Jackson Browne. He is releasing his first album, At the End of the DayThis is what John Anson (from the Lancashire Telegraph) wrote about Val:

McCallum, who, incidentally, is the son of Man From Uncle actor David McCallum, had a selection of vintage guitars – I counted seven – and used them to full effect. He didn’t indulge in face-melting, foot on the monitor solos, but instead had a languid, easy style which just added to the melody.

To read the complete story, click here.



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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Episode 16: the James Bond influence


Episode 16, "The Fiddlesticks Affair" is one of the most influenced by early James Bond movies. The casino, the tuxedos, Illya as a frogman... It is good to remember that The Man From UNCLE was first conceived by Bond creator, Ian Fleming. And that the series was intended to be a "James Bond for TV".

Marcel Rudolph ( Dan O'Herlihy) and Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) at the casino.

Illya as a frogman.

Susan Callaway (Marlyn Mason) and the sophisticated sixties' fashion.


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Episode # 23: Del Floria's big secret

Somewhere in Manhattan. Napoleon Solo enter the Del Floria's Tailor Shop - Cleaning & Pressing. Recognizing agent Solo, Mist...