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    All Dolled Up

    1960s, 1980s • 2578 Views

    While we all like to think that modern pop music is crass, commercialised and lacking substance (and in fairness it generally is) – we also tend to have this romantic idea that music from a bygone age was all about the groove and was not just about marketing and maximizing revenues for the records companies and ‘the man’. Continue Reading

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    Voxmobile – Bizarre Guitar Car

    1960s, Transport • 6515 Views

    It’s 1967, the USA is on the cusp of the hippie revolution and legendary amp manufacturers Vox (or rather to be entirely accurate VOX) are looking for a new way to promote their wares. We guess they initially considered an amp shaped car but that would be more like a bread van than a rolling advertisement so it seems the next best thing was a guitar shaped car and who better to commission it than the man behind the Batmobile – George Barris. Continue Reading

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    The Shadows of Knight – Doin’ The Potato Chip

    1960s, Music, Vinyl • 1703 Views

    Recently on our Facebook page we posted a picture of a packet of crisps featuring seventies rockers Slade. After making this discovery we thought we would have a good rummage around the web for more of the same, alas we found nothing. However our time wasn’t wasted, as we stumbled across this crisp related gem Potato Chip by sixties Chicago groovers Shadows of Knight. Continue Reading

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    Brigitte Montfort – Brazilian Provocateur Extraordinaire

    1960s, 1970s, Book Covers • 2615 Views

    Brigitte Montfort – noted beauty, fierce intellectual, martial arts expert, Pulitzer Prize wiiner, and CIA agent. Never heard of her? Well, unless you are a big fan of Brazilian pulp fiction it’s unlikely you will have but hey, we’re about to change all that. Continue Reading

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    Diana Rigg – Soap Appeal

    1960s, Retro Advertising • 3514 Views

    Some time back we took a look at Diana Rigg in a replica of her kitchen with Twiggy at the 1967 Ideal Home Exhibition and now it’s time to revisit the girl once known as Emma Peel only this time in her bathroom. Mind you we’re fast running out of rooms in Ms Rigg’s (possibly imaginary) house so this might be the last of our ‘Diana Rigg at Home’ posts.

     

    Here Diana lends her services to the good people at Lux soap (the first ever toilet soap way back in 1924, to this day sold in over 100 countries and generating annual income of over a billion euros for Unilever) with her Bond connection (see below) giving her international appeal. Continue Reading

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