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Saturday, June 16, 2018

LVC on Italian TV show 'Su e giù' in 1968

An amazing clip of Lee Van Cleef being interviewed by Corrado and indulging in some Spaghetti Western style horseplay on the Italian TV show 'Su e giù' in 1968

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Location: Cortijo de Dona Francisca - Steven's Farm

The iconic location where Angel Eyes is introduced in The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly is located near Los Albaricoques (Agua Caliente in For a Few Dollars More).  The stone circle has grown over, but part of the well remains (the rest of the structure was replicated recently).  The interiors for the location were shot elsewhere in Almeria.

Angel Eyes arrives

Antonio Ruiz spots LVC on the horizon

The replicated pillar was placed much more closely than the original

notice the stone circle has overgrown

 The structure retains it's basic shape

Angel Eyes dismounts

Below are some additional photos from this location.  Click to enlarge!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Master - VHS Covers

Here are a few VHS covers with some interesting LVC artwork, from his 1984 series The Master.
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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Speed Zone Posters

Here are a few international posters from Speed Zone, aka Cannonball Run III, aka Cannonball Fever.

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Cannonball Fever original poster concept art by Robert Tanenbaum. (Orion, 1989) Original poster art accomplished in casein on 20 x 30 in. artists’ board. Featuring vibrant likenesses of the cast. Signed in the lower right of art, “Tanenbaum”. Created by legendary poster artist and illustrator Robert Tanenbaum. From the personal collection of the artist.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018

RIP Gianfranco Parolini (Frank Kramer)

Director Enzo G Castellari, has reported the sad news that Gianfranco Parolini, aka Frank Kramer, has passed away at 94 on April 26th.  Among his credits were the very popular Sabata trilogy (with Sabata and Return of Sabata starring LVC), as well as LVC's final western, God's Gun.

If you haven't checked out the Explosive Media's Sabata Blu-ray set, there is an excellent interview with Gianfranco on the bonus DVD, where he talks candidly about his life and career.
Gianfranco and LVC on set

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Where's LVC?

Can you find him in this behind the scenes photo from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly?

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

For a Few Dollars More - Rare Photos

These rarely seen photos are originally from the collection of Edoardo Ezio Pizzi, the man who handled all publicity and press relations for Unidis and Jolly Films.

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