1961 Movie Mondays: Blue Hawaii

This 1961 fluff-ball of a movie is a great way to see the fashions of the time, and became the template for the rest of Elvis’s signature movies.


1961 Movie Mondays: The Absent-Minded Professor

The Absent-Minded Professor was such a big success at the Box Office for Disney in 1961 that it became the first Disney movie to have spawned a sequel: 1963’s Son of Flubber.

This is the famous “bouncing” scene from the film (funny, but a little long…):

1961 Movie Mondays: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Ahh, Breakfast at Tiffany’s! What a stylish movie! Audrey Hepburn is still setting trends from the looks she sported in this film.

Emblematic of its age, there are plenty of scenes that will probably leave you scratching your head or feeling appalled, but do remember: this was made 50 years ago. We’ve come a long way, baby!

1961 Movie Monday The Hustler

The Hustler starred Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason and was nominated for a bunch of Academy Awards, including best film, best actor, best actress (Piper Laurie) and best supporting actor. The sequel, The Color of Money, was made 25 years later starring Paul Newman and Tom Cruise and people were delirious to see more of the story.

The trailer alone is a masterpiece