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!



Monday, March 9, 2020

HIGHEST GROSSING FILMS: THE 1940s

TOP FILMS OF 1940s 
(unadjusted domestic gross totals)




1. Bambi (1942)
2. Pinocchio (1940)
3. Fantasia (1940)
4. Song of the South (1946)
5. Mom and Dad (1945)


6. Samson and Delilah (1949)
7. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
8. The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
9. This Is the Army (1943)
10. Duel in the Sun (1946)


11. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
12. Sergeant York (1941)
13. Going My Way (1944)
14. Forever Amber (1947)
15. Mrs. Miniver (1942)


16. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
17. Battleground (1949)
18. Random Harvest (1942)
19. The Snake Pit (1948)
20.  The Lost Weekend (1945)

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

RIP: MARK CEDERQUIST

Last week one of my fellow record collector friends passed away. He was more than a collector. He loved vintage jazz and big bands. He is the one that got me started on my You Tube channel. He was a wonderful man that will be sorely missed.

I never met Mark face-to-face, but in the eight years I knew him, he felt like a friend. A friend that always would be there. One of his favorite jazz artists was Lionel Hampton, and he reintroduced me to Hampton's music. We rarely talked about deep personal things, because our love of music that we shared was enough.

Here is Mark's obituary:

The world, in general, and the music world, specifically, suffered a sudden and unexpected great loss on Tuesday, 25 February 2020. Mark “Swingman” Cederquist passed away, peacefully, in his sleep of natural causes. He was 48 years young.

As an audio engineer, The Swingman was unrivaled in his restoration and remastering talents. His passion was always Big Band and Jazz artists and groups. His knowledge in those areas was amazing. Just by listening to the music of those genres, he could rattle off the artist(s), the group and members present when a recording was made, including where it was first recorded, the date, and many times the time of day.

He made great contributions to music fans by remastering, recording, and uploading more than 1000 YouTube videos for all to enjoy.

In addition, he was a passionate Phoenix Suns fan…and his knowledge of that organization and team was amazing. He could rattle off stats and stories better than most. His emotions regarding the Suns spanned the spectrum from complete elation to disgust…a sign of a true fan.

But…as extraordinary as those talents were, his greatest talent was the caring, compassion, and helpfulness he freely gave to his many friends and followers. Those who truly know him realize what an impact he had on them.

He is and will be truly missed, but his soul will always be with us and his memories will endure forever.

He is survived by his mother, Phyllis Duran, his father, Brent Cederquist; his step-mother, Kathleen Cederquist; his sister, Lisa Heidke; his step-sister, Monica Furst; two nephews, Connor and Shane Heidke; and his niece Nikoya Madsen.

RIP Swingman...


Monday, March 2, 2020

HIGHEST GROSSING FILMS: THE 1930s

TOP FILMS OF 1930s (unadjusted domestic gross totals)




1. Gone With The Wind (1939)
2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
3. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
4. Frankenstein (1931)
5. Tom Sawyer (1930



6. King Kong (1933)
7. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
8. Hell's Angels (1930)
9. Cavalcade (1933)
10. Saratoga (1937)


11. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
12. A Star Is Born (1937)
13. Modern Times (1936)
14. Ingagi (1930)
15. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)


16. San Francisco (1936)
17. Shanghai Express (1932)
18. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) (tie)
19. City Lights (1931) (tie)
20. Three Smart Girls (1936)