Friday, October 2, 2009

Please Hear My Plea...

I see that America-centric website Hulu has uploaded an obscure piece of drive-in trash I've wanted to see all my life, Gas Pump Girls (1979). Hulu and sites that link into it (AOL Video and in this case DailyMotion) do not allow viewers with IP codes outside the USA to watch any content. If anyone knows of anywhere else online where I can watch Gas Pump Girls I would be eternally grateful. Thanks.

Behind the Scenes of Late Night with David Letterman (1982)

Well, now that we've seen behind the scenes of David Letterman's personal life, let's go back to the first month of his late night tenure. A shoulder camera captures a behind the scenes look at Late Nite.

Oh heck, while we're at it let's get a bit trashy and take a look at one of the girls David was apparently hooking up with. Some regular visitors to the site might wanna skip the rest of this altogether. I understand. Anyway, This video features one of the women in question, Stephanie Birkitt. Stephanie was the roommate of the purported extorter Joe Halderman. Presumably that is how he had possession of some scandalous material. I thought Letterman's 10 minute explanation last night was fascinating and riveting. A real Jack Paar moment, one for the ages.

Sorry for venturing into near-tabloid fare this morning, but I find the whole Late Night Saga of 2009 rather fascinating and this just makes the year even crazier. This is the only thing I'll say/post on the matter, but if you wish to follow the story in a high-brow manner, getting your news but dodging the tabloid stuff, then follow Aaron Barnhart, the man who used to write the marvelous behind-the-late-nite-talkshow-scenes newsletter The Late Show News. His twitter feed is here.

The Mike Douglas Show with guests Kaye Ballard and Henry Morgan (1965)

The John F. Kennedy Inaugural Gala featuring Joey Bishop, Frank Sinatra, Ethel Merman and Ella Fitzgerald (1961) - Footage Offline - 09/10/10