In the 1960s, GE set out to create Hardiman, a mechanical exoskeleton that could give its user the ability to lift up to 1,500 pounds. Unfortunately, the suit’s size, weight, stability and power-supply issues prevented it from ever leaving the laboratory. Kevin Weir at flux machine recently re- animated the wearable tech to help us imagine what Hardiman might have been.
another fun GE thing
This time ’round, society frill Crawford jumps yacht in a pique of boredom and decides to do a little Greek island sight-seeing in I Live My Life (1935). She ends up falling at an archaeological dig, whose working class Irish archaeologist (Brian Aherne) falls for her. She flirts with the prof, while pretending to simply be her magnate father’s secretary. Much to her shame and chagrin, the love struck digger follows her to the Big Apple but she discovers she may just dig him too. With Frank Morgan, Aline MacMahon and Eric Blore. Directed by W.S. Van Dyke. Newly Remastered
A dapper Maggie Smith in Travels With My Aunt (1972)
Maggie looks amazing
Louis Jourdan - The Swan (1956)
Louis Jordan looks like Colin Firth!
At the fulcrum for this romantic fable’s triangle, a decidedly earthier incarnation of Crawford anchors the opposing points of Robert Young’s affable aristo and Franchot Tone’s sincere country posto. When a wealthy Count decides to prove that circumstance creates character, he plucks the chanteuse of Trieste’s lowest dive from obscurity and sends her Cinderella-style to an exclusive mountain resort to hobnob with the nobs. There she pours on the charm to snag the very wealthy and very engaged Rudi Pal (Young) but finds herself distracted by the attentions of a very eccentric postman (Tone). The Bride Wore Red (1937) was directed by the then only female director, Dorothy Arzner from an unproduced play by Ferenc Molnar. Newly Remastered