Tag Archive: Fremont Theater

Feb 13

As time goes by, Casablanca movie advertisement

Advertisements for the movies Cat People and Casablanca from January 1943.

How do you measure movie success? Cat People was so good in 1942, that it was remade 40 years later with Nastassja Kinski in the title role. Casablanca was never remade. Cat People uses poster type that looks fuzzy or was clawed by cats. Casablanca does not. The Cat People lead actress was Simone Simon …

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Jun 09

Fremont Theater opens, Cal Poly Bachelor’s degrees, World War II week by week


Can I ask a favor? If you think an article is worthwhile could you share a link on your favorite social media? When we had our technology meltdown we were offline for a number of weeks and now need to get the word out we are back. With our blogging technical difficulties resolved it is …

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Dec 31

Phillipine Islands in peril, World War II week by week

December 31, 1941 Telegram-Tribune documents Philippine invasion during World War II.

As 1941 drew to a close news reports tried to find optimistic signs in the face of a reality that was becoming increasingly grim. On December 29 United Press Staff Correspondent, Frank Weisblatt reported from U.S. Army field headquarters in Northern Luzon that “United States and Philippine forces, their tanks, guns and men in large …

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Nov 02

The movie ‘Stunts’ films in San Luis Obispo

TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - A crowd gathers to watch actors Phil Adam, left, and Candy Rialson escape a stunt car on Monterey St during the filming of the movie 'Stunts.'

Today, it is done with digital magic. Glue a few ping-pong balls on a Lycra suit, have the actors stand in front of a green screen, turn on a fan to get the hair moving, roll the camera. Yeah, we’ll let post-production take care of the background. Sometimes, even the actor is optional. Back in …

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Jan 11

Acid Rock flashback


As promised in a previous comment, here are a few extra photos left over from a previous post on Acid rock in San Luis Obispo. Photos were by Jim Vestal.