They string Niven’s gang and the yanks along with the promise of treasure, in reality to blow up a secret rocket base within, straight out of Thunderbirds, manned by stormtroopers dressed just like the silent security droids from Disney’s . Cosmatos’s direction gets into menace-y overdrive here, as the massive rocket (black, of course, like a giant dildo) is slowly wheeled out, its reflection distorted in a guard’s visor.But before that, we have the most incredible scene in the film, when Stephanie Powers distracts the guards with a striptease to , egged on stage right by a straw hat mugging Charlie, whilst Grange Hill’s Mr Bronson as a grinning German goon rocks back and forth like a dog dragging its arse along the rug. Meantime, every other guard is rushing to the bog, due to Sonny Bono (he plays an Italian-American “chef” with an anachronistic shaggy haircut) and his tainted bolognese.Yes, this is Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. But also much funnier, so funny that it took away from the rest of the picture.And if you find it a little odd to hear dead men telling their own tales via narration, it is less strange than hearing it from a bunch of corpses with toe-tags talking it over in the LA county morgue, which was the way the movie was originally shot. Test audiences at the time couldn’t let go of the joke, which was why it was re-edited this way.News channels, websites and Twitter feeds go crazy with every development involving a celebrity death.From Princess Diana to Whitney Houston and everyone in-between.The year may be omitted when a pictorial, graphic, or sculptural work, with accompanying textual matter, if any, is reproduced in or on greeting cards, postcards, stationery, jewelry, dolls, toys, or useful articles.This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 19 and without a copyright notice.
That the death occurred as Michael Jackson seemed on the cusp of a comeback made the whole affair that much more bizarre.People love to follow the reasons why a famous celebrity has died.And with no end in sight to strange celebrity deaths, we look at 10 truly bizarre celebrity deaths that still make people shake their heads to this day.2 The ex-husband of Cher and the writer behind the classic song “I Got You Babe,” became a U. Congressman and was leading a successful political career in 1998 when he died after skiing into a tree while on vacation in Lake Tahoe.
Age 62 at the time, Sonny Bono seemed perfectly fine when, for no apparent reason, he skied off a trail and into a tree.
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