Saturday, 16 August 2014

The Daily Teaser — 16-8-2014

You know, I have to confess to having a late night, last night.

Catching a movie, would you believe … ?

Rather an appropriate one, all things considered.

At any rate … ?   It leaves me with something of a full weekend.

Notionally, at any rate: it’s full of things I’d like to get done.

Assuming, of course, I can stop yawning … … 

With that said … ?

With that said, let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw @starlingpoet* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Jaydean scoring twelve out of fifteen, and Debbi bagging fifteen.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 16th August, 1974, saw which band make their début, at CBGBs?
Q2) The band’s original drummer died, this year: who was he … ?
Q3) 16th August, 1944, saw the first flight of the Junkers Ju 287.   The Ju 278 was a test bed what: jet plane, ballistic missile or atom bomb?
Q4) 16th August, 1930, saw the release of Fiddlesticks: the first cartoon with sound, and in colour.   Its creator, Ub Iwerks, famously went on to work for who … ?
Q5) 16th August, 1940, saw the birth of journalist, John Craven.   Which children’s news show did he present?
Q6) Finally … 16th August, 1933, saw the birth of actress, Julie Newmar.   She, Eartha Kitt and Lee Merriweather all played which Batman villain?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th August saw the début of The Wizard Of Oz.   In which year of the 1930s?
A1) 1939.
Q2) The film premiered in Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.   Grauman's Chinese Theater is in which US city … ?
A2) Los Angeles, California.
Q3) The film’s central character was a farm-girl from which US state?
A3) Kansas.
Q4) More to the point, what’s she called?
A4) Dorothy Gale.   (But I’ll accept Dorothy.)
Q5) Who played her … ?
Q6) The film is based on the book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.   Who wrote the book?
Q7) In the book, our heroine wore silver shoes.   What did she wear, in the film?
A7) Ruby slippers.   (The colour was changed, to show off the film studio’s Technicolor process.)
Q8) Terry plays which of the film’s characters?
A8) Toto the dog.   (Apparently, Terry did her own stunts: and was almost killed when she was stepped on, by a munchkin.   She was also paid more than every other actor on the set, bar Judy Garland.)
Q9) Actor, Frank Morgan, played five different roles in the film.   Name one of them.
A9) Professor Marvel, the the driver of the Carriage pulled by the horse of a Different Colour, the Gatekeeper, the Crying Guard AND the Wizard of Oz.   (On his day off, he was Judy Garland’s stunt double … )
Q10) Margaret Hamilton played Miss Almira Gulch: and who else … ?
Q11) The Tin Man famously wanted a heart.   At the end of the film, the Wizard gives him a heart shaped what … ?
Q12) The Munchkins advise the film’s central character to follow the what … ?
Q13) Ray Bolger played which of the film’s characters?
A13) The Scarecrow.
Q14) Which character wanted the Wizard to give him courage … ?
A14) The Cowardly Lion.   (“Put ’em up.   Put ’em UP!”)
Q15) Finally … The central character gets home by tapping her heels together, three times: and saying what … ?
I’ll leave you with this slightly odd tune from Soft Machine … 

And this thought …
“The thing about television is that you can’t fake it. Your sense of discovery must be genuine; you can’t pretend to be surprised.”
Sir Trevor McDonald, born 16 August, 1939.
Enjoy your day … 

*        Good to see you here, Jaydean: feel free to come back … !

†       Yeah, I got carried away, there, Debbi: I could’ve hit twenty, as The Wizard Of Oz is a rich source of questions.   But I thought that would be seriously overdoing it.   (I’d have no-where to put them, afterwards, either: I tend to keep all my old questions.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It is a great movie!

1. the Ramones
2. Tommy Ramone
3. jet plane
4. Disney
5. either Multi-Coloured Swap Shop or Saturday Superstore
6. Catwoman