Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
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Nel blu dipinto de blu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3O1fUEIYIs A clip about Capital Radio, contains some TV adverts shown pre-launch. Brought a brief tear to the eye, seeing Kenny Everett unexpectedly, and looking so young. He reminds me slightly of someone of our acquaintance but it is always dangerous to say such things :-).

YouTube et al are good for finding freaky things like the opening credits of Nanny and the Professor. Soft and sweet, wise and wonderful. Who? Our mystical magical nanny - with her animated blue hat and cloak. At least Juliet Mills didn't sleep with one of the sons, and the Professor didn't kill himself. Unlike a certain series I could mention.
Also the opening credits of WKRP in Cincinnati. The senator, whilst insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

'Nel blu dipinto de blu' is, of course, the motto of the Star Corps.

There comes a point when this crosses over into the really unhealthy, and I sense that this point has been reached.

However, to slightly redeem myself here is a link to a BBC documentary, I am guessing it was probably Arena, in which Reyner Banham drives round LA. It is low res and the colour is somewhat crap.
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=1524953392810656786 He is author of the definitive book on the architecture of LA http://www.amazon.co.uk/Los-Angeles-Architecture-Four-Ecologies/dp/0520219244 Maybe I would have appreciated LA more if I had read it first, although I suspect it is best appreciated from a safe distance.

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