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Jim Janecek

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"A Prize of Gold"
« on: February 02, 2009, 05:39:09 AM »
starring Richard Widmark  Messerschmitt KR175

http://www.microcar.org/blog/2009/02/a-prize-of-gold-featuring-messerschmitt-kr175/

hard to obtain footage of a film not available on VHS or DVD
just the good parts too!
enjoy.

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Re: "A Prize of Gold"
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009, 09:50:10 AM »
Nice one Jim! I have a "Gold Portfolio" book about shmitts, and there is a publicity shot of Richard Widmark by the car and Mai Zetterling (?) inside it which was used fro advertising. I assumed the film had long-since dissappeared. About 10 or 15 years ago I saw a film on TV called Emil and the Detectives, based on a bokk I loved when I was about 7, and there is a brief glimpse of a passing Messershmitt in it, possibly a TG 500. As you get TCM you might want to watch out for that one too!
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Re: "A Prize of Gold"
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009, 09:57:59 AM »
Great film clips! Two things I noticed, the finish of the new KR175 was pretty crumby so I guess we do over restore them and secondly Mr Widmark treated it like a caveman! Every time he got out he just dropped the door shut with a bang as if he was slamming the door on a Cadillac or something, I cringed each time! Great publicity for the company though, I bet it sold a few cars!

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Re: "A Prize of Gold"
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009, 10:43:45 AM »
Hello Bob, if you like these old clips you should watch Some Like It Hot. Yup, that's me in drag on the drums !
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Re: "A Prize of Gold"
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009, 11:03:48 AM »
Oh well, thats two bands you have drummed in dressed as a woman and they are just the ones we know about, I'm beginning to worry about you old chum!   As you can see, when the Sillouettes play we always dress as men! I'm the good looking one on the left! I think we were halfway through playing Apache here. You will also observe the average age of our audience!

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Re: "A Prize of Gold"
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009, 12:48:08 PM »
 Do you mean the one who looks scalped? :D

Well that's two members of RUM with musical talent. With a few more musically endowed persons Jean could have her own band 'The Rumblers' at the Open Day Weekend ;D
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Re: "A Prize of Gold"
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2009, 01:37:04 PM »
Is lead guitarist wearing glasses coz he needs to, or tribute to Hank Marvin?
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Re: "A Prize of Gold"
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2009, 02:07:34 PM »
Rob, If you are getting personal can I recommend you try JUST FOR MEN, "you'll make a nice catch for someone!" . :D :D :D...   How about "The Traveling Rumberries"?


Marcus, The answer is yes and yes. He needs glasses but always just happens to wear black rimmed jobs when we have a gig.  How do I know we were playing Apache? Its the only one I use that electrocoustic guitar in.
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Re: "A Prize of Gold"
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2009, 06:59:17 PM »
I think we were halfway through playing Apache here.

 Mmmm, "Apache". Possibly the third-best instramental of all time in my opnion, after the Tornado's "Telstar" & "Love & Fury" (in no particular order, just depends what day it is!) If the Sillouettes can play either one of those, I'll be in the front row of their next gig. Even more so if they also do Steeleye Span's "Cam ye o'er frae France?" on the same card. The cover-ers of this song have oft-times tried to emulate the lead-in to this song, but none do it like the originals.....

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=L9omHUYoax8

 What do you mean I've gone off topic???.......     ;D

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Re: "A Prize of Gold"
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2009, 09:01:42 PM »
Off topic, Stuart? Since when has any thread on any forum stayed ON topic for more than 4 or 5 posts?!
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Re: "A Prize of Gold"
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2009, 01:34:25 PM »
he film had long-since dissappeared. About 10 or 15 years ago I saw a film on TV called Emil and the Detectives, based on a bokk I loved when I was about 7, and there is a brief glimpse of a passing Messershmitt in it, possibly a TG 500. As you get TCM you might want to watch out for that one too!
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I just had a look on Amazon uk to see if this film is around, but they list a modern Disney (gag choke) re-make. The original one was filmed in Germany (possibly Berlin) in the 1950s, and the location shots are given extra interest and poignancy by the war damage, (just like some of the UK films like the Lavender Hill Mob) as well as the vehicles. I think I will probably give a very wide berth to the Disney one!
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Re: "A Prize of Gold"
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2009, 04:11:57 PM »
Rob, If you are getting personal can I recommend you try JUST FOR MEN, "you'll make a nice catch for someone!"

What do you mean Bob?  How can you recommend it!  He He.
I used other makes in the 1990s, Black, Chestnut and Silver Blond but gave up after a disasterous Sunday night bleaching and dying. My hair turned PINK and all the shops were shut so I had to go to work on the Monday! It caused quite a laugh at the Post Office.

A nice catch? I'm not a fish! Although I have been called fishface once or twice. I don't think anyone would want me now, too stuck in my own old ways.

Me circa 1992 before cutting it all off.


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Re: "A Prize of Gold"
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2009, 04:18:47 PM »
Good grief! It's Bernard Bresslaw from the Carry Ons........ Carry On Calling Me Pink and I'll Deck You !

Any more captions ?
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Re: "A Prize of Gold"
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2009, 04:26:13 PM »
I don't think anyone would want me now, too stuck in my own old ways.

Me circa 1992 before cutting it all off.

Well I would say you were.... A Prize of GOLD  with those locks.



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Re: "A Prize of Gold"
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2009, 04:54:51 PM »
Oh my goodness, you look like Willy Nelson on the quick! All together now..."On the road again, I just cant wait to get......"