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Archive for the ‘Literature’ Category

  • Teenage Dreams So Hard To Beat – Vintage Comics

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    Rebellion, religion and lots of romance are featured in these groovy comics aimed at Teenagers in the late Sixties and early Seventies. Enjoy the Sooper Hippie in Flower people and love beads. Witness Mod glamour girl Millie the model visiting Carnaby street...

  • Drum – 1969 Magazine from Ghana

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    While surfing round the world wide web for material for our Soul to Soul post we encountered these scans from a 1969 magazine called “Drum” from Ghana...

  • 25 Groovy Hippy Book Covers

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    Similar to our previous Vintage Beatnik Book covers post, these books about Hippies are a mixture of novels involving the hippy lifestyle and insights into the hippy scene, such as our favourite “We are the people our parents warned us...

  • Just How Did The Stone Roses Get Their Name?

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    We’ve been big fans of The Stone Roses since the release of their eponymous debut album way back when and with their forthcoming reunion coming up this seems particularly apposite. We had always worked on the assumption (as we believe most fans had)...

  • Hunter S Thompson’s Hangover Cure

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    First things first. We’re a broad-minded bunch here at VoEA, however we do not recommend that you try this hangover cure by gonzo writer Hunter S Thompson...

  • Robert McGinnis – Groovy Book Covers

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    Artist Robert McGinnis is probably best known for his film poster artwork. During his career he illustrated over 40 movie posters in total, these included several James Bond films, Barbarella, Sleeper and his first ever poster assignment Breakfast at...

  • Popular Science Leisure Homes Book.

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    Here we have some cool illustrations of Seventies style houses from the Popular Science Leisure Homes Book. The book by Alfred Lees was first published in 1980, it’s packed with various designs including an underground solar house, an octagon house...

  • Welcome to Beatville – Beatnik Book Covers

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    Voices of East Anglia has previously delved into the world of the Beat Generation and went on the Road with Jack Kerouac. Now we’re giving you our favourite Beatnik “inspired” paperback book covers from the past. There are no works by...

  • Cooking with Vincent Price

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    When he wasn’t cooking witches as Matthew Hopkins in the film Witchfinder General, Actor Vincent Price could be found in the kitchen cooking a nice roast dinner. In addition to his acting career, Vincent Price was also a noted gourmet cook. He...

  • Your Beautiful Home on a Budget – 1974 Book

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    Your Beautiful Home on a Budget was a home decorating book published in 1974. It was aimed at people who wanted to brighten up their homes on a shoestring budget. The book was written by Dawn Marsden, who also published a book titled “Planning Colour...