Barbara Bain, Barry Morse, Catherine Schell, Greg Morris, Jane Badler, Leonard Nimoy, Leslie Ann Warren, Lynda Day George, Martin Landau, Mission Impossible, movie series, Peter Lupus, Space 1999, Thaao Penghlis, Tom Cruise, tv series, V the series, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
The show that launched not only a sequel a decade and a half on, but an equally popular movie series two full decades thereafter, the tropes and score of Mission Impossible have been used, referenced and celebrated throughout popular culture well past any similar series’ shelf life.
American International, Angelique Pettyjohn, Beast of Blood, Beast of the Yellow Night, Beyond Atlantis, Blood Island Trilogy, Blood of the Vampires, Brides of Blood, Cleopatra Wong, Daughters of Satan, Donald Pleasance, Eddie Romero, For Your Height Only, Gerardo De Leon, Hemisphere Pictures, John Ashley, Joy Bang, Killing of Satan, Mad Doctor of Blood Island, Marlene Clark, Nancy Kwan, Night of the Cobra Woman, Roger Corman, Sam Sherman, Savage Sisters, Superbeast, Terror Is a Man, The BLood Drinkers, Tom Selleck, Twilight People, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast, Weng Weng, Wonder Women
If you’re going to talk Sam Sherman and American International Pictures, Roger Corman and Hemisphere Pictures, there’s simply no way you can avoid discussion of the cult cinema of the Phillipines.
Buford T. Pusser, Burgess Meredith, Charlie Varrick, Final Justice, Fletch, Golden Needles, Greydon Clark, hicksploitation, James Bond, Jim Kelly, Joe Don Baker, John Saxon, Joysticks, Mitchell, MST3K, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Pierce Brosnan, Robert Clouse, The Pack, Timothy Dalton, Walking Tall, Walter Matthau, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
Only in the 70’s could a beefy, drawling television character actor change gears and morph into not only an action hero, but even some measure of sex symbol to an audience bedazzled by an aging, Vegas Elvis and the good humored down home charm of Burt Reynolds and Kris Kristofferson…
92 in the Shade, biker films, Cannonball Run, Certain Fury, counterculture cinema, Crazy Larry, Dennis Hopper, Dirty Mary, Fighting Mad, Futureworld, Ghost Rider, hippie films, Jack Nicholson, Killer Force, Lara Parker, Loretta Swit, Nadja, Peter Fonda, Race With the Devil, Roger Corman, Roger Vadim, Spasms, Spirits of the Dead, Susan George, The American Dreamer, The Last Movie, The Trip, The Wild Angels, Warren Oates, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
One of New York’s own, scion of an acting dynasty that includes his famed father, controversial sister and indie film regular daughter, Peter Fonda walked a very different path from the man who raised him, in short order becoming the figurehead of a generation.
Anton La Vey, Boris Karloff, church of satan, Ernest Borgnine, esperanto, Horror at 37000 Feet, Impulse, Kingdom of the Spiders, Outer Limits, Roger Corman, Shame, Star Trek, The Devil's Rain, The Intruder, Thriller!, TJ Hooker, Twilight Zone, Visiting Hours, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast, Wild Bill Grefe, William Grefe, William Shatner
A man of contradictions whose name’s literal derivation is “from the shadows”, yet is one of the most recognizable, well beloved cultural icons of our time. A Canadian actor, nearly all of whose performances were both lensed and based in the States. A “singer” whose recordings consist of hilariously bombastic theatrical spoken word readings…mostly of popular hits of the day. A persona noted for his onscreen virility, despite spending the better part of same busting out of every suit he’s seen in, right from the dawn of the 80’s.
Beloved and mocked in equal measure by cultish fanboys and mainstream audiences alike, oft imitated but never paralleled, we could only be referring to one man: the legendary William Shatner (née Schattner).
Audobon Films, Barbara Broadcast, Calvin Cluver, Camille 2000, Casey Donovan, Cat and the Canary, Henry Paris, Honor Blackman, Janus Films, Lickerish Quartet, Lynn Lowry, Maraschino Cherry, Naked Came the Stranger, Opening of Misty Beethoven, Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann, Radley Metzger, Robbe-Grillet, Score, The Image, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
Born in the Bronx at the dawn of the Great Depression, a young man falls in love with film…and specifically the burgeoning European arthouse cinema coming in from celebrated critical darlings all over France, Italy and even Sweden, whose loftier and more visual (if not downright highbrow) approach to film would later inform his own strange career.
Annie Belle, Aristide Massaccesi, Bitto Albertini, Black Emanuelle, Bruno Mattei, Carry On films, Dick Randall, Emmanuelle, Emmanuelle Arsan, Gabriele Tinti, George Eastman, Jean Rollin, Jean-Marie Pallardy, Joe D'Amato, Julie Lee, Just Jaeckin, Laura Gemser, Laure, Olivia Pascal, Sylvia Kristel, Walerian Borowczyk, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast, Yellow Emmanuelle
At the very dawn of the 1960s, a then-typically “Anonymous” book of erotica appeared on the shelves of the more specialized and discreet booksellers and bodegas of Paris.
A Russian-Pole cabaret singer and contemporary (and collaborator!) of Edith Piaf, Eddie Constantine made his fame in the bohemian Left Bank of Paris…first as a proto-Serge Gainsbourg chanteur…but more famously, as the unlikely star of a long running series of generally hard boiled neo-noir (but just as often, self-mocking and comedically oriented!) crime pictures.