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Archive for the ‘Literature’ Category

  • Ray Charles Tour 1963

    Hit The Road – Ray Charles Souvenir Brochure

    • 572 Views • 1960s, Literature, MusicComments Off

    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...

  • 1960s library posters

    Sssshhhhh…..It’s Retro Library Posters

    • 4298 Views • 1960s, LiteratureComments Off

    Quite what the future holds for our humble local libraries is a difficult one to call what with the old World Wide Web and almost any information we want available at our fingertips via smart phones and the like. We’d like to think that libraries are still...

  • Swingers

    Singers and Swingers In The Kitchen

    • 6548 Views • 1960s, Book Covers, Food, Literature, MusicComments Off

    Feeling hungry? Thought so. How do you fancy a little something from the ‘scene-makers cookbook’? Or as the cover notes say: ‘Dozens of nutty, turned-on, easy-to-prepare recipes from the grooviest gourmets happening.’ Now before you start sniggering,...

  • The Black Leopard

    Die Swart Luiperd

    • 5860 Views • 1970s, Book Covers, Literature, MagazineComments Off

    As another part of our occasional series focusing on men dressed up with big cat heads, which kicked off with the seminal Lee Lion Head ads, we now take a trip to the South African veldt and cast our beady eye on Die Swart Luiperd also known as The Black...

  • GQ

    We’ve got it Covered – GQ through the Ages

    • 4038 Views • 1960s, Fashion, Literature, MagazineComments Off

    We’re not really the kind of chaps who subscribe to men’s magazines but, hey, if they’re lying around in a dentist’s waiting room we’ll have a crafty scan through to see what we’re missing out on. To get an idea of which men were considered cool...