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Archive for the ‘1970s’ Category

  • retro After Shave Ads

    Common Scents – Fragrance Adverts From The Past

    • 1227 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off

    Back in the day, when it came to advertising men’s fragrances, (or after-shave as it was universally known back then) the more macho the message the better.  Square-jawed actors and models rubbed shoulders with sultry beauties to promote such legendary...

  • Art of Frank McCarthy

    Frank McCarthy’s Movie Poster Magic

    • 1265 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Art, Film, PosterComments Off

    In another of our occasional posts on little-known artists who created very well-known film posters we take a brief look at the life and art of Frank McCarthy a man you quite possibly have never heard of but, if you have even a passing interest in movies (and...

  • Six Million Dollar Safari Suit 1970s

    Six Million Dollar Safari Suit

    • 2329 Views • 1970s, TelevisionComments Off

    Sometime back we looked at the original books behind successful films in our Script Bare (geddit?) post and the first book cover in that particular post was Martin Caidin’s 1972 best-selling novel Cyborg. The following year this was snaffled up, loosely...

  • Brigitte Montfort

    Brigitte Montfort – Brazilian Provocateur Extraordinaire

    • 2643 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Book CoversComments Off

    Brigitte Montfort – noted beauty, fierce intellectual, martial arts expert, Pulitzer Prize wiiner, and CIA agent. Never heard of her? Well, unless you are a big fan of Brazilian pulp fiction it’s unlikely you will have but hey, we’re about to change all...

  • Makedonium monument 7

    Magnificent Macedonian Monument – The Makedonium

    • 2191 Views • 1970s, ArchitectureComments Off

    This is our first post relating to a monument, however in fairness, this is no ordinary monument. Sited within 16 hectares at over 4400 feet above sea-level and overlooking Macedonia’s highest town, – Krusevo, it pays tribute to those who sacrificed their...