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    Ten Swinging Sixties Fashion Shows on Film

    1960s, Fashion • 644 Views

    With over 85,000 clips in their video vault on you tube, we thought it was time to have a dig around the Pathe films archives for some more pop culture gems from the past.

    After wading through hours and hours of fashion film footage from Pathe, It’s now time to strike a pose as we hit the catwalks (and a bus) of the swinging sixties.  Continue Reading

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    On The Cards – Greetings From The Sixties

    1960s • 1103 Views

    The greeting card ritual can be traced way back to the ancient Chinese who exchanged good will messages for the New Year. By the 15th century the custom of sending cards continued throughout Europe. One of the first examples of a Valentine’s Day card is currently displayed in the British Museum in London.

    Here we have a collection of groovy greetings cards from the swinging sixties that escaped the bin and found their way to the loft or thrift store, then the world wide web.

    Happy Viewing and all the best from Voices of East Anglia

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    Australian Women’s Weekly Adverts

    1960s, 1970s, Retro Advertising • 1241 Views

    G’day mate. A few words on Australia Women’s Weekly or simply The Weekly as it is more commonly known. For ages it was the biggest selling magazine down under but has recently been usurped by Better Homes & Gardens.

    The Weekly has been going over 80 years now having started in 1933 by media mogul Frank Packer who was father of Kerry Packer for those of you old enough to remember. For those who are unfamiliar with the name but have a vague interest in cricket then it might be worth checking out. However, we digress. Check out this great archive of material from The Weekly from back in the day. See, we managed two paragraphs there without one mention of Sheilas. Continue Reading

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    Flower Powered – The Mod Top Car

    1960s, Transport • 1911 Views

    When the sixties had finally stopped swinging and The Who’s singer Roger Daltrey started wearing tassels, the word “Mod” became a word that advertisers casually used to brand anything. There was Barbie’s partner Ken with his Mod Doll Hair and his not so modernist moustache. Then there was the more hippy than hipster Mod Generation stickers without a fishtail parka in sight. And bizarrely in 1969 Kraft used the slogan Mod American to sell their cheese slices. To twist the words of Mod icon Pete Meaden – This was cheesey advertising under difficult circumstances.

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    Hit The Road – Ray Charles Souvenir Brochure

    1960s, Literature, Music • 1177 Views

    The life and times of pioneering American musician Ray Charles has been well documented over the years, so we won’t go into great detail with a lengthy biography of the man that was sometimes known as “The Genius”. Another reason to keep this post short and sweet is there’s enough reading material in this 1963 souvenir brochure to keep any eager reader happy.

    We’re assuming this brochure was available to buy for the bargain price of Two Shillings and Six Pence during Ray’s 1963 UK tour, which took in venues such as the Hammersmith Odeon and Manchester’s Free Trade Hall. Disregarding the finer details, take a look through this short, sharp and stylish publication which includes some great pictures, cool graphics and enough arrows to keep any early sixties modernist happy.

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