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Archive for the ‘Youth Culture’ Category

  • Beat Nick the Beatnik

    • 6318 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...

  • Falling in Love at Woodstock Festival – The Comics

    • 7486 Views • 1970s, Art, Magazine, Music, Youth CultureComments Off on Falling in Love at Woodstock Festival – The Comics

    You’ve heard the album, listened to the song, seen the film, and got the T shirt or perhaps you were there (man) at the most famous rock festival in history, but now it’s time to take a look at Woodstock – The comics. Here we have not one,...

  • Rock-A-Bye: 1973 Canadian TV Documentary

    • 3134 Views • 1970s, Music, Television, Youth CultureComments Off on Rock-A-Bye: 1973 Canadian TV Documentary

    Back to a time before the Rolling Stones had wrinkles, before Keith Richards started looking like a pirate and a Canadian documentary featuring lots of drugs, lots of police, lots of vinyl and almost inevitably lots of hair. This fascinating piece of social...

  • Mod Trilogy – They Call Us Misfits Documentary

    • 7366 Views • 1960s, Documentary, Film, Youth CultureComments Off on Mod Trilogy – They Call Us Misfits Documentary

    They Call Us Misfits or They Call Us Mods ( Dom kallar oss mods) is a 1968 Swedish documentary that was directed, produced and written by Stefan Jarl and Jan Lindqvist. This video is their first film in the Mods Trilogy series, the second film A Decent life...

  • Stay Sharpie – One Night in Adelaide

    • 4310 Views • 1960s, Documentary, Youth Culture1 Comment

    Evolutionary biologists have long been fascinated with the development of species on the Australian sub-continent and the way they have evolved without the effect of any external influences to create such unique creatures as kangaroos, wallabies and koala...

  • London Mods – Steppin Out in Seventy Nine

    • 17215 Views • 1970s, Everyday People, Photographers, Popular, Youth Culture333 Comments

    Back to 1979 and the filming of ‘Steppin Out’ a short documentary by female antipodean director Lyndall Hobbs studying the youth trends at the time. The film took a look at punks, Blitz Kids (early New Romantics) and the newly emerged ‘79 Mods.  ...

  • Meet The Outlaws – David Mann’s Biker Art

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    If there is such a genre as Biker Art then Dave Mann has to be the leader of the pack. In fact a simple Google of ‘Biker Art’ brings up four of his paintings at the top of the page and five mentions of his name on the front page alone. Here we take a...

  • The Young in Rebellion – Japanese Teens in 1964

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    Back in September 1964 Life magazine published a special issue dedicated to Japan. One article called ‘The Young in Rebellion’ explored the youth culture of the country. Amongst the words were these wonderful black and white photos that...

  • Los Angeles Gangs – 1970s Documentary

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    Unless Black Lace’s Greatest Hits is on the record player, there isn’t much gang banging going on in Suffolk and here at VOEA Towers we are more partial to Rolos rather than cholos. However, we know a great social document when we see one, so we...

  • Lesser-Known Youth Culture – Chicago Gousters

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    Here at VoEA we like the obscure and in particular we like our obscure youth cults. In September 2011 we took at look at the modern American youth cult that is Juggalos and now we look across the pond again but this time to 1960s Chicago and what were known...