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Archive for the ‘Television’ Category

  • Frank Sinatra and The Fifth Dimension

    Frank Sinatra and The Fifth Dimension

    • 4173 Views • 1960s, Music, TelevisionComments Off on Frank Sinatra and The Fifth Dimension

    May we present to you the rather excellent Fifth Dimension combining with Mr Frank Sinatra on the 1968 TV special  ‘Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing’. It has to be said Mr Sinatra is looking a little awkward at times but be consoled by...

  • Twiggy and Steed

    Dressed To Kill with Twiggy and The Avengers

    • 3973 Views • 1960s, Fashion, TelevisionComments Off on Dressed To Kill with Twiggy and The Avengers

    Here at Voices of East Anglia we’re no strangers to the world of sixties Spy-fi duo John Steed and Emma Peel. In the past we’ve covered the very short lived 1971 London stage play of The Avengers and cleaned up with some 1960s lux soap ads...

  • The Avengers Stage Play

    The Avengers Stage Play

    • 6944 Views • 1960s, 1970s, TelevisionComments Off on The Avengers Stage Play

    OK you lot. Who out there knew The Avengers once had their own stage play? Well, neither did we until we stumbled across some rather interesting photos and decided to dig a bit deeper. It was 1971; the stage play was technically tricky and massively ambitious...

  • Six Million Dollar Safari Suit 1970s

    Six Million Dollar Safari Suit

    • 8243 Views • 1970s, TelevisionComments Off on Six Million Dollar Safari Suit

    Sometime back we looked at the original books behind successful films in our Script Bare (geddit?) post and the first book cover in that particular post was Martin Caidin’s 1972 best-selling novel Cyborg. The following year this was snaffled up, loosely...

  • pink panther

    Doug Goodwin – From The Pink Panther to Northern Soul

    • 8057 Views • 1960s, Music, TelevisionComments Off on Doug Goodwin – From The Pink Panther to Northern Soul

    Songwriter, composer, pianist, author and carpenter – Doug Goodwin is a man of many talents, a man who has written a number of songs you definitely will have heard of and also the man behind a record that is up there with the very best Northern Soul...

  • Wayne Manor

    Do The Batusi – Wayne Manor Night Club

    • 8156 Views • 1960s, TelevisionComments Off on Do The Batusi – Wayne Manor Night Club

    Whilst our clubbing years are some way behind us now, if someone had the foresight and ambition to open a Batman themed night-club nearby we’d almost certainly be there in a flash, bang and with a kerpow thrown in for good measure. Admittedly this seems...

  • The Shrimp

    Jean Shrimpton on What’s My Line

    • 4903 Views • 1960s, Fashion, TelevisionComments Off on Jean Shrimpton on What’s My Line

    These days the phrase What’s my line? probably has a whole new meaning in the world of supermodels. However back in the swinging sixties What’s My Line? was a weekly American game show that had four panelists blindfolded who were given the...

  • Lou Rawls

    Lou Rawls – Affirmative Action Advert

    • 3200 Views • 1970s, 1980s, Music, Retro Advertising, TelevisionComments Off on Lou Rawls – Affirmative Action Advert

    One of our long-time favourites and a singer with an unmistakable voice lending his authority to an advert encouraging kids from minority backgrounds to find their talent in engineering. What’s not to like...

  • The Munsters Meet The Standells

    Garage and Ghouls – The Standells on The Munsters

    • 4647 Views • 1960s, Music, TelevisionComments Off on Garage and Ghouls – The Standells on The Munsters

    Sixties Garage band The Standells were no strangers to the big screen, they appeared in a couple of low budget films Get Yourself a College Girl and the 1967 cult classic Riot on Sunset Strip (along with fellow Garage rockers The Chocolate Watch Band) They...

  • Roddy McDowall

    Actor Roddy McDowall Goes Ape

    • 5522 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Film, TelevisionComments Off on Actor Roddy McDowall Goes Ape

    Roddy McDowall was often known as one of the nicest men in Hollywood. When asked about the actor’s popularity, fellow film star Ruth Gordon said “He has more friends than anyone I know” If you’ve seen any of Roddy’s Home Movies...