Volume 1 Issue 1
18 May 1999
Online Edition
“YEAH BABY!” SHAG-A-DELIC AUSTIN
‘POWERS’ MAJOR L.A. FILM FESTIVAL!


(From Official Press Release)

Coinciding with the massive interest in the forthcoming “Austin Powers” movie and the swinging sixties culture it affectionately spoofs - the American Cinematheque - (the non-profit organization dedicated to presenting festivals of the world’s finest films to public audiences in Los Angeles) will present a major retrospective of movies that capture the fun essence of the Swingin’ Sixties.

The festival, which runs from Friday June 25 to Sunday July 4, will be presented in the Cinematheque's new permanent home - Grauman's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

    
The twenty-three films in the festival were produced between 1963 and 1969 - and were chosen because they reflect all the fun, style, fashion and music of the 1960’s. The majority of the films are British - augmented with a few American classics from the Sixties.

Most of the films have not been seen theatrically in America since they premiered over thirty years ago. And some of the films have never been seen in America - not even on television or video - and this is certain to appeal to movie buffs, Austin Powers fans and Sixties aficinados alike.

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GEORGE HARRISON FINDS ‘LOST’ SONG!

(From The Los Angeles Times)

While waiting for the mystery of the supposed “lost treasure” from the Beatles’ vaults to settle, fans can hear a true-Beatles related “lost” nugget, a song really recorded for a 1968 film but never used. The track, “In The First Place,” was produced by George Harrison for his score of “Wonderwall,” but since he felt there was no place for anything but instrumental pieces in the film, he never submitted it to director Joe Massot.

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OTHER SHAG-WORTHY STORIES!

Mod Film Festival Announced - L.A. Times
“Wonderwall” movie creates stir - Variety
Beatle Rarities Among Highlights Of Film Fest - Press Release



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