Monday, March 30, 2020

HIGHEST GROSSING FILMS: THE 1970s

TOP FILMS OF 1970s (unadjusted domestic gross totals)




1. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
2. Jaws (1975)
3. Grease (1978)
4. The Sting (1973)
5. Superman (1978)


6. The Godfather (1972)
7. The Exorcist (1973)
8. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
9. (National Lampoon's) Animal House (1978)
10. Blazing Saddles (1974)


11. Rocky (1976)
12. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
13. The Towering Inferno (1974)
14. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
15. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)


16. Love Story (1970)
17. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
18. Airport (1970)
19. American Graffiti (1973)
20. Saturday Night Fever (1977)

Friday, March 27, 2020

THE BOX OFFICE STARS: 1941

For this 1941 edition of the box office champs, we see Mickey Rooney staying on the list as the most popular star. It is very interesting to see who made the list...



BIGGEST STARS OF 1941:

1. MICKEY ROONEY
2. CLARK GABLE
3. ABBOTT/COSTELLO
4. BOB HOPE
5. SPENCER TRACY
6. GENE AUTRY
7. GARY COOPER
8. BETTE DAVIS
9. JAMES CAGNEY
10. JUDY GARLAND



                                        

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A TRIBUTE TO THE OFFICE

It is hard to believe but NBC's The Office debuted on this day 15 years ago. Here is my little tribute video to commemorate the anniversary...



Thursday, March 19, 2020

HIGHEST GROSSING FILMS: THE 1960s

TOP FILMS OF 1960s (unadjusted domestic gross totals)


1. The Sound of Music (1965)
2. The Graduate (1967)
3. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
4. The Jungle Book (1967)
5. My Fair Lady (1964)


6. Thunderball (1965)
7. Cleopatra (1963)
8.  2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
9. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
10. How the West Was Won (1962)


11. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
12. Funny Girl (1968)
13. The Love Bug (1968)
14. Goldfinger (1964)
15. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)


16. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
17. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
18. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
19. The Odd Couple (1968)
20. Valley of the Dolls (1967)

Monday, March 16, 2020

HIGHEST GROSSING FILMS: THE 1950s

TOP FILMS OF 1950s 
(unadjusted domestic gross totals)



1. The Ten Commandments (1956)
2. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
3. Peter Pan (1953)
4. Cinderella (1950)
5. Ben-Hur (1959)


6. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
7. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
8. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
9. This is Cinerama (1952)
10. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)


11. Rear Window (1954) (tie)
12. South Pacific (1958) (tie)
13, The Robe (1953)
14. Giant (1956)
15. Seven Wonders of the World (1956) (Cinerama feature)


16.From Here to Eternity (1953)
17. White Christmas (1954)
18. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
19. Sayonara (1957)
20. Cinerama Holiday (1955)

Saturday, March 14, 2020

TEN YEARS OF THE PASSING SCENE

As I celebrate 10 years of A Trip Down Memory Lane blog, I am reminded all of the stars and celebrities that have passed away in a decade. Each year I pick a person who is the biggest loss of the year.

Here is a list of the ones I have picked in the last ten years, as well as a runner up. All of the deaths are big losses to the world of entertainment, but their memories live on...

Tony Curtis

2010 - TONY CURTIS (1925-2010) and LENA HORNE (1917-2010)

2011 - ELIZABETH TAYLOR (1932-2011) and BETTY GARRETT (1919-2011)

2012 - ANDY GRIFFITH (1926-2012) and TONY MARTIN (1913-2012)

2013 - PATTY ANDREWS (1918-2013) and JEAN STAPLETON (1923-2013)

2014 - ROBIN WILLIAMS (1951-2014) and JAMES GARNER (1928-2014)


Leonard Nimoy

2015 - CHRISTOPHER LEE (1922-2015) and LEONARD NIMOY (1931-2015)

2016 - GENE WILDER (1933-2016) and CARRIE FISHER (1956-2016)

2017 - MARY TYLER MOORE (1936-2017) and JERRY LEWIS (1925-2017)

2018 - MARGOT KIDDER (1948-2018) and JERRY VAN DYKE (1930-2018)

2019 -  CAROL CHANNING (1921-2019) and ALBERT FINNEY (1936-2019)

Carol Channing

Thursday, March 12, 2020

MY BLOG: TEN YEARS LATER

It is so hard to believe that I have written in this blog for ten years! This blog is older than my one daughter, and in the ten years it has been visited by over 4 million people! This little blog started out as a place where I wanted to put my favorite videos and info on classic stars in one place. Thank you everyone for their support through the years!

Here is my first blog entry from March 12, 2010...


BING CROSBY (1903-1977)

For the first blog entry on this site, I have to dedicate it to my favorite singer and entertainer of all time...BING CROSBY!