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Archive for the ‘Magazine’ Category

  • Beam Me Up Scotchy

    • 7721 Views • 1970s, Ephemera, Magazine, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Beam Me Up Scotchy

    Apart from a thirteen year interruption courtesy of the Prohibition in America, Jim Beam have been producing Bourbon Whiskey from Kentucky since 1795. Here we mix it up a few centuries later as we take a look at some of Jim Beam’s advertising campaigns...

  • Thirty Jet Magazine Covers

    • 15408 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Literature, Magazine, MusicComments Off on Thirty Jet Magazine Covers

    First published in 1955 by John H. Johnson and still going to this day Jet magazine – so called because of the pace of change at the time – was and still is aimed squarely at the black community in America. Since its first weekly appearance on the shelves...

  • Beat Nick the Beatnik

    • 7964 Views • 1960s, Literature, Magazine, Youth CultureComments Off on Beat Nick the Beatnik

    From 1950 through to ’68 an imprint of DC Comics (National Periodical Publications in case you were wondering) published ‘The Adventures of Bob Hope’. A comic book equivalent to the assorted shows that Bob Hope was involved in during the period. It ran...

  • Moonlighting with Cybill Shepherd

    • 11997 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, Magazine, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Moonlighting with Cybill Shepherd

    Those of us of a certain age (stop sniggering at the back) will no doubt remember iconic US TV series Moonlighting that ran from 1985 to 1989. Many say it was the best comedy of the 80s and it certainly propelled a youthful Bruce Willis into the limelight...

  • Gebrauschsgraphik – Groovy German Art Magazine

    • 7436 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Art, Literature, MagazineComments Off on Gebrauschsgraphik – Groovy German Art Magazine

    From the 1920s through to the present day Gebrauchsgraphik (literally meaning ‘use graphic’ – it’s now called Novum) was a hugely influential Berlin based commercial art magazine. It was published in both German and English and became a truly...

  • Columbia Records Insight Magazine

    • 4692 Views • 1970s, Literature, Magazine, MusicComments Off on Columbia Records Insight Magazine

    Soul singer Gwen McGrae, Voices of East Anglia favourites Chicago, Blood, Sweat and Tears (above), The Cyrcle with their red rubber ball and soul band The Tymes are just some of the artists featured in this 1971 publication. Insight magazine was published by...

  • Gente – Seventies Portuguese Magazine

    • 5490 Views • 1970s, Magazine, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Gente – Seventies Portuguese Magazine

    We’ve been to France to check out some chic Paris Match covers and stopped off in Italy to look at some groovy advertising from the swinging sixties. This time we head to Portugal to flick through the pages of Gente (People) magazine in the...

  • Argosy – The Original Pulp Fiction

    • 5721 Views • 1960s, 1970s, MagazineComments Off on Argosy – The Original Pulp Fiction

    Argosy magazine ran for an astonishing 96 years from 1882 until its demise in 1978. It started as a collection of short fictional stories published on a weekly basis and changed its name from time-to-time as it bought and merged with other titles along the...

  • Jayne Mansfield – Doing the Monkey Bird

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    When a Hollywood actress noted for her publicity stunts whose star is on the wane meets an up and coming soul singer (who happens to be touring Europe with his band) in a hotel on the French Riviera what is the likely outcome? Of course, said soul singer...

  • Hanging Out with Michael Caine in Los Angeles

    • 1694 Views • 1960s, Film, Hanging Out, MagazineComments Off on Hanging Out with Michael Caine in Los Angeles

    Unless you’ve been living on another planet, we guess you’re aware of the work of actor Michael Caine and his distinctive trademark cockney accent.So we won’t bore you with a long biography and list of all his great films like Get Carter...