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The Beatles in the 70s, the fab four officially broke up in the late 60s, and on paper around 1976, with no more records until the early 90s, with the hit real love. As we can see the ex Beatles stayed remarkably close, into the 70’s 80’s and beyond. The last photo of all four Beatles together was taken around mid 1969 some time in the late summer around August.

As you can see there are many variations, of the Beatles together during the decade of the 1970s. You can see Paul with John, John with George  Ringo with Paul, and so on, but there are no know photographs with all four ex Beatles together. There very well maybe be some unpublished, but non has ever surfaced. That would be cool.

 

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison finished working on The Let it Be  the last Beatles album, during the winter of 70, and early spring. There maybe some photos of the session, but I have never seen them, and John Lennon was never present at any of those sessions as far as I know of.

 

The Beatles photos from the 1970s

 

Battleship game from Milton Bradley, The game of Battleship is believed to acquire its beginning in the French game L’Attaque experienced during The First World War, although parallels have also been drawn to E. I. Horseman’s 1890 game Baslinda, and the game is said to have been played by Russian officers before World War I. The first commercial version of the game was Salvo, published in 1931 in the United States by the Starex company. Other versions of the game were printed in the 1930s and 1940s, including the Strathmore Company’s Combat: The Battleship Game, Milton Bradley’s Broadsides: A Game of Naval Strategy and Maurice L. Freedman’s Warfare Naval Combat. Strategy Games Co produced a version called Wings which pictured planes flying over the L . A . Coliseum.

 

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Each of these earlier editions of the game was comprised of pre-printed pads of paper.
The game of Battleship is thought to have its origins in the French game L’Attaque experienced during World War I, although parallels have also been drawn to E. I. Horseman’s 1890 game Baslinda, and the game is said to have been played by Russian officers before World War I. The first commercial version of the experience was Salvo, published in 1931 in the United States by the Starex company. Other versions of the game were printed in the 1930s and 1940s, including the Strathmore Company’s Combat: The Battleship Game, Milton Bradley’s Broadsides: A Game of Naval Strategy and Maurice L. Freedman’s Warfare Naval Combat. Strategy Games Co created a version called Wings that pictured planes flying over the Los Angeles Coliseum. All of these earlier editions of the game consisted of pre-printed pads of paper.

 

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In 1967 Milton Bradley introduced a version of the game that used plastic boards and pegs. The method of play involved using pegboards and miniaturized plastic ships, and was thought of by Ed Hutchins. In 1977, Milton Bradley also released a computerized Electronic Battleship, followed in 1989 by Electronic Talking Battleship. In 2010, an current version of Battleship was released, using hexagonal tiles. In the latest version, a player’s board features numerous islands on which “captured man” figurines can be placed. Ships may very well be put just around the islands, and only in the player’s half the board.

Battleship was one of the earliest games to be produced like a computer game, with a version being released for the Z80 Compucolor in 1979. Many computer editions of the game have been produced since. In Clubhouse Games for the Nintendo DS, Battleship is known as Grid Attack. It is played on an 8×8 grid, and includes slight variations, such as 4-player gameplay, various ship sizes and shapes, as well as the option to make the ships touch each other. Iterations of Battleship appear as applications on several social networking solutions.

Battleship by Milton Bradley origins from France

In 1967 Milton Bradley launched a version of the game that used plastic boards and pegs. The method of play involved using pegboards and miniaturized plastic ships, and was thought of by Ed Hutchins. In 1977, Milton Bradley also released a mechanical Electronic Battleship, followed in 1989 by Electronic Talking Battleship. In 2010, an current version of Battleship was released, using hexagonal tiles. In the latest version, every player’s board includes numerous islands which “captured man” figurines may be placed. Ships could possibly be positioned solely around the islands, and only in the player’s 1 / 2 of the board.

Battleship was one of the earliest games to be produced as a computer game, with a version being released for the Z80 Compucolor in 1979. Many computer editions of the game have been produced since. In Clubhouse Games for the Nintendo DS, Battleship is known as Grid Attack. It is played on an 8×8 grid, and includes slight variations, such as 4-player gameplay, various ship sizes and shapes, as well as the option to make the ships touch each other. Iterations of Battleship appear as applications on numerous social networking solutions.

 

 

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Bullitt is a 1968 American striking thriller film directed by Peter Yates and produced by Philip D’Antoni. It stars Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn and Jacqueline Bisset. The screenplay by Alan R. Trustman and Harry Kleiner was based on the 1963 novel, Mute Witness, by Robert L. Fish, writing under the pseudonym Robert L. Pike. Lalo Schifrin wrote the original jazz-inspired score, arranged for brass and percussion. Robert Duvall has a little part as a cab driver who provides info to McQueen.

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The film was made by McQueen’s Solar Productions company, with his then-partner Robert E. Relyea as executive producer. Released by Warner Bros.-Seven Arts on October 17, 1968, the film was a critical and box office hit, later winning the Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Frank P. Keller) and receiving a nomination for Best Sound. Writers Trustman and Kleiner won a 1969 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Motion Picture Screenplay. Bullitt is notable for its auto chase scene throughout the streets of San Francisco, regarded as one of the most powerful in motion picture history.b

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rock’em Sock’em Robots is a well-liked two-player action toy and game, produced by Marvin Glass and Associates and was first created by Marx toy company in ’64. It features two dueling robot boxers mechanically operated by the players, and the game is won when one player knocks the head off of the opposed. The 2000s version of the game by Mattel features physically smaller robots. I recall having this toy maybe in the early 70’s. I’m not suture if it was if it was Christmas or what, but my brother, and I played with it for hours, and hours.

Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots made by Marx in ’64
 

 

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The  Anderson Tapes, was released in 1971 by Columbia pictures starring, Sean Connery,Dylan Cannon,Martin Balsam, and Alan King introducing Christoper Walken.  Directed by Sidney Lumet, Walken gets this rare introducing credit for a new up,and coming actor, or actress. Sometimes it could be a curse. I love this move. Its one of 5 or 10 movies that made me want to move to New York City. This film was released about 2 months before, the big Christmas blockbuster Bond Film Diamonds Are Forever, and would be Connerys last Bond appearance before the 80’s Never Say Never Again.

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The Anderson Tapes, was a Gangster film.  The movie begins with Connery, Walken, and another inmate being released from prison after a long stretch, the most interesting thing about the move is. The FBI, and other law enforcement agencies are filming, and video taping there every movement from the start of the move till the very end.  A deal is made with Alan Kings character a crime boss, to rob, an upscale apartment building located at 1 East 91st Street in Manhattan. Dyan Cannon plays Connery’s girlfriend who lives in the building. Well King gave Connery’s team the ok, which consist of Connery, Walken, Martin Balsam, Dick Anthony Williams,and Paul Benjamin, with veteran actor Val Avery. A great cast of new up, and coming method actors, with the old school.

Look for stand out performances by Garrett Morris playing a New York City cop, and well as Ralph Meeker. The Anderson Tapes is a small movie of course. A film not to over shadow, or out do Connery’s Bond a few months later, but a cleaver, very well made film, also by one of my favorite films by Sidney Lumet. He also directed Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon, and Henry Fonda, and Martin Balsam in 12 Angry Men about 13 years earlier. I saw the Anderson Tapes for the first time on HBO maybe in the early 1980’s.

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Remake rating is a five. This film I’m surprised has not been remade. I could see it staring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and maybe Angelina Jolie.

The Anderson Tapes, is clever because it kind of gives the ending away with out really doing it . Of course I’m not going to give it away here or spoil it , but its a fun crime drama with some comedy.

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