A wonderful supercut of Troy McClure mentioning all of the films that he had appeared in -
We all really miss Phil Hartman
June 18, 1969 -
Sam Peckinpah's violent western elegy, The Wild Bunch, premiered on this date.
There were not enough uniforms for all of the stunt people and extras in the gun battle. If someone was filmed getting shot, the costume people would repair a uniform by washing off the fake blood, taping and painting over the bullet holes, drying the paint and sending either the same or a different performer out to get shot again.
June 18, 1952 -
If we are completely honest with ourselves, everyone has a dark side to their personalities.
Isabella Rossellini, One of Hollywoods' most intelligent and beautiful actresses was born on this date.
Today in History:
European history would have been dramatically different if only for a higher fiber diet.
On June 18, 1817, Waterloo Bridge was opened over the River Thames in London,
Abba's interpretation of Waterloo's significance has been controversial from the start, as it tended to focus less on the military and political implications of the battle than on the feelings of euphoria typically incited by hormonal rushes of erotic excitement.
June 18, 1900 -
The Empress Douairisre, Dowager of China orders all foreigners killed on this date. Among those meeting this fate are the foreign diplomats, their families, as well as hundreds of Christian missionaries and their Chinese converts.
She was apparently having a very bad day.
June 18, 1940 -
The "This was their finest hour speech" was delivered by Sir Winston Churchill to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom on this date.
It was given shortly after he took over as Prime Minister of Britain on May 10th, in the first year of World War II.
June 18, 1942 -
Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE, singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, entrepreneur, record and film producer, poet, painter, and animal rights activist, was born on this date.
McCartney is listed in Guinness World Records as the "most successful musician and composer in popular music history."
June 18, 1959 -
Based on his erratic behavior, the Governor of Louisiana, Earl K. Long, was committed to a state mental hospital on this date.
Long responds by arranging for the hospital's director to be fired, and the new director proclaims him perfectly sane. (It is no secret that the man was completely nuts.)
June 18, 1967 -
Famed guitarist Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar on stage at the Monterey Pop Festival on this date.
There had to be a better way to toast marshmallows.
June 18, 1980 -
... How much for your wife?
The Blues Brothers Movie, starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi premiered on this date. Ounce for ounce (other than Walt Disney's The Jungle Book,) the most amount of dope was smoked on a set in film history during the production of this film.
Paul Shaffer was an original member of the Blues Brothers Band and was supposed to be in the film. But because he was also working on Gilda Live, according to Shaffer's memoir, Belushi fired him for being disloyal to the band.
And on a personal note:
A very big shout out to Johnny V.- Happy Birthday big guy.
And so it goes.