Vintage & retro entertainment

1960s

The Misfits: A finale for both Gable & Monroe (1961)

While the “finale” in the original article title refers to the fact that this was Clark Gable’s last movie — he died just 12 days after filming of The Misfits ended — looking back, we can see that the phrasing was oddly (and sadly) prescient: Time would eventually reveal that this was Marilyn Monroe’s final film role, too.

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1960s

Sally Field in The Flying Nun (1967)

In one of the stranger television concepts in history, Sally Field played the title role of The Flying Nun — 90-pound Sister Bertrille, who could use her starched cornette to take to the skies if the wind were just right.

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1960s

Batman cancelled (1968)

Holy cancellation! He’s bungling, awkward, even stupid. Corseted in baggy tights with blue satin jockey shorts, he bears only mocking resemblance to the comic-book prototype.

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