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Archive for the ‘1970s’ Category

  • Magnificent Macedonian Monument – The Makedonium

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    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...

  • Do The Rit Thing – Dye Adverts

    • 16664 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Do The Rit Thing – Dye Adverts

    Here we have an assortment of adverts that have more Tie-dye than an audience at a Grateful Dead concert – well perhaps not that much. Although Tie-die is a fairly modern phrase created in the mid-sixties, the earliest examples of the technique...

  • Bust’n Out All Over – Frederick’s of Hollywood

    • 22272 Views • 1970s, Ephemera, FashionComments Off on Bust’n Out All Over – Frederick’s of Hollywood

    Frederick’s of Hollywood is best known for selling ladies lingerie in it’s various stores scattered across the United States of America. The underwear based business was started way back in 1947 by the inventor of the Push-up bra Frederick...

  • Shooting The Hip – Photographer Jeanloup Sieff

    • 17926 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Fashion, PhotographersComments Off on Shooting The Hip – Photographer Jeanloup Sieff

    The chances are you’ve seen his work before but have never put a name to the photographs. His style is very much his own, very French and early on he found his niche and stuck with it. Let’s take a brief look at the life and work of French photographer...

  • The Spy Who Copied Me

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    As one-time vicar, wine merchant, art collector, inveterate gambler and noted partridge shooter Charles Caleb Colton once famously remarked ‘imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’. During the 1960s there seemed to be a series of, let’s call them...

  • Power To The People – Protests From The Past

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    More often than not when we see protests featured in the media they are about the big issues that tend to attract big numbers and almost inevitably big controversy. Here we take a look at the smaller end of the protest spectrum where folk are focusing on...

  • Hugh Hefner – The Pyjama-Clad Activist

    • 13287 Views • 1960s, 1970s, MagazineComments Off on Hugh Hefner – The Pyjama-Clad Activist

    Whilst we know Hugh Hefner is a bit of a lecherous pyjama-clad slimy toad; albeit a somewhat dry and wrinkly pyjama-clad slimy toad these days, we do have a degree of admiration for his, well, let’s call it his chutzpah. We know his contribution to...

  • Swedish House Mafia – Ikea Catalogues

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    Now to Sweden and everybody’s favourite / most hated (delete as appropriate) Scandinavian, flat-pack, bargain-basement, meat-ball serving furniture store and of course, the world’s largest furniture retailer – who else could it be but Ikea or should...

  • Protesting Students in Seventy Two

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    We have to admit, this isn’t the best example of a student protest that we’ve ever seen. There are no placards being waved with witty slogans written on them, there appears to be no angry chanting and there’s not a megaphone in sight. This...

  • View-Master – Keeping it Unreel

    • 18503 Views • 1970s, 1980s, FilmComments Off on View-Master – Keeping it Unreel

    If you were a proud owner of a View-Master stereoscope as a child of the seventies or eighties, you may be pondering how you missed out on such reels as Star Wars, Death Race 2000, Blood Beach and Adult cartoon favourite Fritz the Cat. Don’t worry,...