Sunday, 20 May 2018

1972, Film: "Les Malheurs d'Alfred"

The French comedy "Les Malheurs d'Alfred" ("The Troubles of Alfred") premieres on 8 March 1972 in France. The film was directed and co-written by the major star Pierre Richard. Other stars are Anny Duperey, Pierre Mondy and Jean Carmet.

Synopsis
Alfred Dhumonttyé (Pierre Richard), a young architect, has been unlucky since his childhood. Everything he undertakes is doomed to fail. After another fiasco, one evening Alfred decides to commit suicide by throwing himself into the water in a canal in Paris. By an extraordinary coincidence, the same day at the same time and place, Agathe Bodard (Anny Duperey), a depressive television presenter, had the same idea...
Anny Duperey as Agathe Bodard and Pierre Mondy as François Morel
Danielle Minazzoli as Pauline and Pierre Richard as Alfred Dhumonttyé
Pierre Mondy as François Morel, Pierre Richard as Alfred Dhumonttyé and
Anny Duperey as Agathe Bodard
Main cast
  • Pierre Richard as Alfred Dhumonttyé
  • Anny Duperey as Agathe Bodard
  • Jean Carmet as Paul
  • Paul Préboist as the peasant
  • Paul Le Person as the policeman
  • Mario David as Kid Barrantin
  • Francis Lax as Boggy
  • Yves Robert as the Parisian TV viewer
  • Robert Dalban as Gustave
  • Marco Perrin as Orlandi
  • Pierre Mondy as François Morel
  • Evelyne Buyle as Lucrèce
  • Danielle Minazzoli as Pauline
Pierre Richard as Alfred Dhumonttyé and Anny Duperey as Agathe Bodard

"Les Malheurs d'Alfred" French Trailer (1972)

Saturday, 12 May 2018

1971, Cars: Renault 15 / 17

In October 1971 French automobile manufacturer Renault introduced the new Renault 15 and Renault 17 at the "Salon de l'Automobile" ("Paris Motor Show"). The new cars, designed by Gaston Juchet, were coupé versions of the Renault 12. The Renault 15 had two rectangular headlights while the 17 had four round headlights. A second difference between the twin cars were their rear side windows.
Renault 15 TL (1971-1976)
Renault 15 TL (1971-1976)
Renault 15 TS (1971-1976)
Renault 17 TL (1971-1976)
Renault 17 TS (1971-1974)
At the time of introduction 4 front-wheel-drive models were available:
  • Renault 15 TL (coupé) with a Renault 12 "Cléon-Fonte" 1289 cc engine delivering 44 kW (150 km/h).
  • Renault 15 TS (coupé) (rev counter, electric windows) with a Renault 16 TS "Cléon-Alu" 1565 cc engine delivering 66 kW (170 km/h).
  • Renault 17 TL (coupé or fabric sun roofed) (rev counter, electric windows, center console with clock) with a Renault 16 TS "Cléon-Alu" 1565 cc engine delivering 66 kW (170 km/h).
  • Renault 17 TS (coupé or fabric sun roofed) (rev counter, electric windows, center console with clock, tinted windows with laminated windshield) with a Renault 16 TS "Cléon-Alu" 1565 cc engine delivering 79 kW (180 km/h).
Renault 15 (TL, GTL and Automatic) (1976-1979)
Renault 17 TL (1976-1979)
Renault 15 / 17 TL (1976-1979)
In 1974 the Renault 17 TS engine was upgraded to 1605 cc and later that year it was renamed Renault 17 Gordini. In March 1976 the range was facelifted with a new grille. In 1979 both cars were succeeded by the Renault Fuego, in total 209.887 Renault 15's and 94.969 Renault 17's were produced at Maubeuge, France.

Successor: Renault Fuego (1980)
Brochures
Renault 15 / 17 USA (1972)
Renault 12 / 15 / 17 USA (1975)

Monday, 30 April 2018

1970, Car Spotting: "Oud Gevangenisplein" ("Old Prison Square"), Kortrijk, Belgium

First row, left to right
Chevrolet Impala (Third generation), Opel Rekord C, Opel Kadett A, Ford Taunus 12M P4, Ford Zephyr Mark III (213E).

Second row, left to right
Fiat Neckar 1100 Millecento , Citroën Ami 6, Renault 4.

Third row, left to right
Volkswagen 411 (Type 4), Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), Citroën ID/DS, Renault 16, Ford Cortina Mark II, Volvo 140 Series, Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1).

Fourth row, left to right
Unidentified van, Ford (Taunus) 15M P6, Peugeot 404, Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), Citroën Dyane, unidentified dark coloured car, Opel Rekord P1.

Fifth row, left to right
(far left) Citroën 2CV, (right) Renault 4, Citroën 2CV, Vauxhall Viva HB, Citroën Dyane, BMW 02 Series, Opel Rekord C, Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), NSU Prinz 4L, unidentified car probably Alfa Romeo, Citroën Ami 6.


Wednesday, 25 April 2018

1969, Music: Belgian Single Charts 01/03/1969 (BRT, Radio 2)

N° 20
Toon Hermans with "Kiele, kiele, kiele"
- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Toon Hermans
- Highest Position: N° 19
- Weeks in the charts: 3



N° 19
Fleetwood Mac with "Albatross"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Peter Green
- Highest Position: N° 19
- Weeks in the charts: 1



N° 18
Johnny Hoes en de Feestneuzen with "En we drinken tot we zinken!"
- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Mike McGear, John Gorman, Roger McGough, Thijs Van Der Molen
- Highest Position: N° 18
- Weeks in the charts: 3

N° 17
The Marmalade with "Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 10


N° 16
Herman's Hermits with "Something's Happening"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Giancarlo Bigazzi, Jack Fishman, Ricca del Turco
- Highest Position: N° 16
- Weeks in the charts: 3


N° 15
Truus with "Alle Schotten"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Fred Weyrich, Henry Mayer, Nelly Byl
- Highest Position: N° 15
- Weeks in the charts: 2



N° 14
Brian with "Cara Lin"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Feldman, Goldstein, Gottehrer
- Highest Position: N° 8
- Weeks in the charts: 10



N° 13
The Move with "Blackberry Way"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Roy Wood
- Highest Position: N° 13
- Weeks in the charts: 4



N° 12
The New Inspiration with "Mr. Moody"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Daniël Provo, Danny Sinclair
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 12




N° 11
The Scaffold with "Lily The Pink"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Mike McGear, John Gorman, Roger McGough
- Highest Position: N° 5
- Weeks in the charts: 9



N° 10
Nina Simone with "Ain't Got No - I Got Life"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Galt MacDermot
- Highest Position: N° 10
- Weeks in the charts: 8


N° 9
Tommy James And The Shondells with "Crimson And Clover"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Tommy James, Pete Lucia
- Highest Position: N° 3
- Weeks in the charts: 9


N° 8
The Beatles with "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
- Highest Position: N° 5
- Weeks in the charts: 8



N° 7
Peggy with "Ik wil met je trouwen"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Christian Bruhn, Georg Buschor, Willem Lustenhouwer
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 11


N° 6
The Pebbles with "Seven Horses In The Sky"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Luc Smets, Fred Bekky, Hugo Hubert, Bob Bobott
- Highest Position: N° 5
- Weeks in the charts: 12


N° 5
Zen with "Hair"
- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Galt MacDermot
- Highest Position: N° 3
- Weeks in the charts: 10



N° 4
Anja with "De laatste dans"
- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Jenny Dils, Jozef Vriezelaar
- Highest Position: N° 3
- Weeks in the charts: 20



N° 3
Will Tura with "Angelina"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Nelly Byl, Jean Kluger
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 15



N° 2
Engelbert Humperdinck with "The Way It Used To Be"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Roger Greenaway, Roger Cook, Franco Cassano, Gianni Argenio, Corrado Conti
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 13

Sunday, 8 April 2018

1968, Designs: cars, furniture, electronics, clothes

Daf Siluro concept
- Designed and built by by Giovanni Michelotti, Turin, Italy, 1968.
- Based on the Daf 55.
- 1108 cc L4 engine with Variomatic Transmission
- unveiled at the 1968 Geneva Motor Show
Daf Siluro (1968)
Daf Siluro (1968)
Daf Siluro (1968)
Daf Siluro (1968)
Bentley T1 Coupe Speciale concept
- Designed and built by Pininfarina, Turin, Italy, 1968.
- Based on the Bentley T1 Coupe.
- 6750 cc V8 engine
- unveiled at the 1968 Turin Motor Show
Bentley T1 Coupe Speciale (1968)
Bentley T1 Coupe Speciale (1968)
Bentley T1 Coupe Speciale (1968)
Bentley T1 Coupe Speciale (1968)
Nordmende Spectra Futura Stereo System
- Design by Raymond Loewy
- Nordmende, Bremen, Germany, 1968.
Nordmende Spectra Futura Stereo System (1968)
Nordmende Spectra Futura Stereo System (1968)
Nordmende Spectra Futura Stereo System Advert (1968)
'Ad Hoc' dining chair
- Design by Nathan Silver
- Manufactered by Crofton Engineering Ltd., Linton, England, UK, 1968.
'Ad Hoc' dining chair (1968)
Bolle Bottles
- Design by Tapio Wirkkala
- Manufactered by Venini, Murano, Venice, Italy, 1968.
Bolle Bottles (1968)
Bolle Bottles (1968)
André Courrèges and his designs in 1968
Opel Adverts 1968
Opel Kadett (USA, 1968)
Opel Kadett (USA, 1968)
Opel Olympia (Germany, 1968)
Opel Rekord (UK, 1968)
Opel Rekord (Germany, 1968)




Opel Commodore (Germany, 1968)