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Archive for the ‘Sport’ Category

  • Buck White – Muhammad Ali Treading the Boards

    • 3815 Views • 1960s, Popular, SportComments Off on Buck White – Muhammad Ali Treading the Boards

    Back in the heady days of late 1969 a new Broadway musical was conceived based around the book Big Time Buck White by Joseph Dolan Tuotti. Starring Muhammad Ali (or Cassius Clay as he was billed in big block capitals) it was the story of a radical Black Power...

  • Game, Set and Patch – Tennis Wear Sewing Patterns

    • 9208 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Art, Ephemera, Fashion, SportComments Off on Game, Set and Patch – Tennis Wear Sewing Patterns

    Back in the days when Nike was the Greek Goddess of Victory before she became the name of the world’s largest purveyors of sporting apparel, believe it or not, people actually used to make their own sports clothing using nothing more than a sewing machine,...

  • We Proudly Present the Ice Capades

    • 5543 Views • 1970s, Ephemera, SportComments Off on We Proudly Present the Ice Capades

    Never heard of the Ice Capades? Then shame on you. For some 50 years they toured constantly across the North American circuit and were an annual summer fixture at the Atlantic City Convention Hall from 1941 through to 1981. Beat that! Their precocious...

  • Harlem Globetrotters 1968 Souvenir Book

    • 6498 Views • 1960s, SportComments Off on Harlem Globetrotters 1968 Souvenir Book

    The Harlem Globetrotters exhibition basketball team played their first game way back in the twenties, since then they’ve played over 20,000 games in 120 countries. When the team are not shooting hoops with a touch of comedy they’re appearing in...

  • Match of The Day – Playboy Bunnies Versus Apes

    • 5491 Views • 1970s, Film, SportComments Off on Match of The Day – Playboy Bunnies Versus Apes

    We’ve not had many football related posts as there’s more than enough news and views on the subject out there to last anyone a lifetime but here’s something completely different from 1973 which ticks all the right boxes for us featuring as it does men...

  • The Bike Brothers

    • 4434 Views • 1940s, 1950s, Sport, TransportComments Off on The Bike Brothers

    In the UK, Europe and the US at the moment there’s been quite a bit of resurgence in the popularity of cycling which, unless you’re Jeremy Clarkson, can only be seen as a good thing for everyone. Fewer cars on the road, more fit people around thus...

  • On Yer Bike – Retro Cycling Adverts

    • 5604 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Retro Advertising, SportComments Off on On Yer Bike – Retro Cycling Adverts

    Whether you cycle for sporting reasons, to get from home to work or even for your holidays there’s no denying we’re seeing possibly the largest ever growth in cycle-use ever. The sense of freedom, the fact that it is one of the best forms of exercise you...

  • Football – World Cup 1982

    • 2743 Views • 1980s, SportComments Off on Football – World Cup 1982

    Here we are with the next in our World Cup series, and this time it’s Spain 1982. The games were played all over the country, including a few of the big name stadiums, in June/July of that year. As usual we are concentrating on the images around the...

  • Skaterdater – 1965 Short Film

    • 2861 Views • 1960s, Film, SportComments Off on Skaterdater – 1965 Short Film

    Following on from our Sidewalk Surfers post in March 2012 we now go back to the very beginnings of the skateboarding scene with a short 1965 Palme d’Or winning film called Skaterdater. We’ll leave you to guess what the film was about but there are two big...

  • Sidewalk Surfers of Seventy Seven

    • 3159 Views • 1970s, Everyday People, SportComments Off on Sidewalk Surfers of Seventy Seven

    Back in ’77 when shorts were short, socks were long and hair was big, professional photographer Nick De Wolf took these excellent shots of young skateboarders or as they were called in the early days Sidewalk Surfers showing off their skillz...