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Archive for June 26th, 2009

New Appearance!

Don’t worry you haven’t come to the wrong place.  This is still Fandango Groovers Movie Blog, I am just doing a bit of site maintenance. To celebrate my 10,000 hit (that I will hopefully get in the next few weeks) I have changed the appearance of my page to one with widgets (whatever that means). This allows me to put a hit counter on my page (thanks for the advice Caz). 

The downside is that I have lost my custom header.  But don’t worry normal service will resume.  My custom header will return over the weekend.  Until then take a look at this:

Chata Ortega's Bar & Grill

For those who don’t already know the photograph saying Groovers 71 that I use for my header is graffiti inside Chata Ortega’s Bar & Grill a filming location from the movie Fandango. It is located just of I20 in West Texas.  For more information click Ultimate Fandango on my blogroll and select locations from the menu at the top. 

And if you click on my about at the top of this page you will see a photograph of me (Stetson in hand) inside Chata Ortega’s.

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Farrah Fawcett I didn’t intend to blog today but Just have time for a quick note on the death of an icon. With all the publicity over the death of Michael Jackson yesterday it would be easy to miss the sad news that Farrah Fawcett also passed away. She was 62 and had been battling cancer for three years. More a TV star than a film star she will be best remembered as one of the stars of the original Charlie’s Angels. For a full obituary take a look at this:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7924453.stm

For me her most memorable role was not Charlie’s Angels or any of her other TV work but staring with Burt Reynolds, Dom Deluise, Jack Elam and a Dodge Ambulance in The Cannonball Run. Not a fantastic film but enormous fun.

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