Monday, March 29, 2021

Bumps in the Road - Group I

As you may be aware, I've scarcely posted a thing in the last month. Life's just too insane for me to get around to posting anything much. You may find this a common occurrence, as I do at many of the blogs I frequent (some of which lie dormant longer than I have), or perhaps there are some out there who are still chugging along regularly. Bravo for them! As for me, this month nearly signaled the demise of Poseidon's Underworld. But I'm going to continue to keep trying. And what better way than to excavate some bulge pics I've had tucked away. This is one round, with more still to come. Our cover boy is Burt Lancaster during one of his western films. These photos are wildly random, but many have not been seen here before (or perhaps anywhere online before!)

This is Bill Williams during an episode of his series The Adventures of Kit Carson. Can you make out a resemblance (or two!) to his son William Katt (by Barbara Hale of Perry Mason, not pictured)? 

Friends (and rumored to be more than that!) Guy Madison and Rory Calhoun. Not sure what, if anything, can be made out here. Probably just a fold in Madison's pants. But...

Rory was often good for a bulge sighting!

There's a whole post here on Ken Clark, who played the hefty Stewpot in South Pacific (1954), but it was written before I had this fun wardrobe test shot.

I wasn't able to identify the man on the right in this still from the obscure film Daring Game (1968), but it's a revealing portrait.

Also from 1968, The Mercenary (retitled on this still.) That's a hirsute Franco Nero hanging out of the car in some painted on pants.
Robert Shaw is dressed left for Swashbuckler (1976.)

Space: 1999 is frequently the place for some bulge-watching and Nick Tate is a generous contributor to the cause.

Another great bulge provider is Dack Rambo, seen here in Good Against Evil. Not they best quality pics, I'm afraid, but all that was available to me.

We just adored Battle of the Network Stars back in the day. And here we have Dan Haggerty of The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams being helped after a little injury.

His attendees are Kristy McNichol and Miss Joyce DeWitt.

I'll try to give you your fill of western actor Robert Fuller (who later costarred on Emergency!)

Here he is next to John McIntire on an installment of Wagon Train.

Prior to that, he starred on Laramie. It may be his name on this photo, but it's costar John Smith whose pants are grabbing all the headlines in it!

Whatever one's taste, the show seemed to have something for everyone and was a good example of the blond/brunette buddy syndrome.

Behold the lovely Miss Diahann Carroll, appearing on deliriously foxy Tom Jones' variety show. His face is handsome to begin with...

...but, mercy, those pants when he stands up! Carroll seemed to know a good thing when she saw it.

Work it, Tommy!

Later, he took it to the next level during a spicy duet ("Hot Legs") with Tina Turner.

Exciting number... though I didn't really notice Tina's legs. Only Tom's third one!

Charles Van Eman was one of Susan Lucci's playthings on All My Children for a while before spending one season on The Colbys. His white pants have an interesting shape in this "Very Hot Shot."

Most of you know screen adventurer Errol Flynn, in this instance appearing in They Died with Their Boots On (1941.)

He also had some snug pants on!

I was amused by the guy on the ground at crotch level. Seems wise.

This couple consists of Miss Ginger Rogers and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. The movie was Having Wonderful Time (1938.) Don't send me postcards, that's the actual title.

Here, Doug is trying to reach Ginger.

And it eventually works out in his favor.

I finally got around recently to watching The Pride and the Passion (1957), which had a few instances in which Cary Grant showed some bulge.

At one point, he questions two of his men, who also have some intriguing uniform pants. (By the way, that's costar Frank Sinatra at far right in a Phyllis Thaxter-ish wig...)

Skipping into the far-flung future now of 1982, we find Tim McIntire as a troublesome prison inmate. The movie is Fast Walking, which starred James Woods.

I don't think this prison issued undies to its inmates. Ha ha! Tim's parents were famed movie and TV character actors John McIntire and Jeanette Nolan.

Unfortunately, McIntire's career was cut short when a serious bout of alcohol and drug abuse led to a fatal heart attack at only 41. (I know... I somehow seem to always be the bearer of bad news!)

Now an episode of the venerable detective series Barnaby Jones. We already posted about this ep for another reason, but now we turn our eye to guest star Bill Beyers, who is sporting some painted-on jeans.

He and guest star Ed Harris are running a drug operation at a rehab center (!) His jeans at the right are so tight that you couldn't fit another molecule in them.

The other pair are looser, but very worn in the crotch. (Kids... just know that there was a generation or two before you who used to deliberately scrape and scour that area of their Levi's in order to make them more flimsy and revealing... Truth!)

Beyers had been on a short-lived sitcom called Joe & Valerie and, after this, would be a guest on several hit shows like Quincy M.E., CHiPs and The Incredible Hulk before starring on the glitzy daytime soap Capitol for five years. Later, he joined the cast of Santa Barbara. Sadly, he would be gone by age 37, one of so many young men to be claimed during the AIDS crisis.

This nice-looking young man is one David Mason Daniels. Ironically enough, he too worked on Capitol at the time Beyers did, though I didn't know that when I nabbed these pics.

The film is the horror flick One Dark Night (1982) and we catch Daniels in the locker room.


By 1986, he had left acting and later became an active part of Habitat for Humanity. He's still with us today.

Lastly, I give you a blink or you'll miss it moment from Ben Gazzara, who helped supply some of the anatomy in Anatomy of a Murder (1959)!

::::BONUS PICS::::

Looking into Bill Beyers a little further, I found this publicity pic from Joe & Valerie. It could almost serve as an alternate universe cast photo from Taxi, with Beyers in Jeff Conaway's part! That open shirt was soooo 1978.

Giiirrrrrrl.....! It's amazing that a pic like this would be found in a supermarket mag aimed at preteen and teenage girls. (Whose brothers then stole them in some cases! LOL) Till next time....