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    Brigitte Montfort – Brazilian Provocateur Extraordinaire

    1960s, 1970s, Book Covers • 2794 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 • 4063 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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    Athena ’68 – Ohio University Yearbook

    1960s, Everyday People • 3562 Views

    This isn’t the first and it definitely won’t be the last time we take a look at an American college yearbook although if we’re honest it’s really the ones from the mid-to-late 60s we tend to focus on mainly for the blend of classic Ivy League clothes, the youthful innocence of another age and the great unscripted photography. Continue Reading

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    Illustrious Sixties Illustrations

    1960s, Art • 3871 Views

    Whilst on our travels around the big old World Wide Web we’ve stumbled across these rather groovy illustrations from back in the day which have been taken from assorted British women’s magazines from throughout the 1960s.

     

    There are a few artists’ names that seem to crop up over and again and it would be rude not to credit them so here’s a nod to Jac Mars, Eric Earnshaw, Frank Haseler, Whittlesea and Coby Whitmore amongst others. Whether these guys (or girls) actually managed to retire to a hilltop villa in the south of France on the back of their illustrations in 1960s women’s magazines is doubtful but they’ve left us a cool legacy and some slightly racy drawings that must have raised a few eyebrows amongst the female readership at the time.  Continue Reading

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    Magnificent Macedonian Monument – The Makedonium

    1970s, Architecture • 2484 Views

    This is our first post relating to a monument, however in fairness, this is no ordinary monument. Sited within 16 hectares at over 4400 feet above sea-level and overlooking Macedonia’s highest town, – Krusevo, it pays tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in the 1903 Ilinden Uprising against the Ottoman Empire carried out by the snappily named Secret Macedonian-Adrianople Revolutionary Organisation (SMARO). For those of you who are not up to speed with your 20th century Macedonian history please feel free to read on. Continue Reading

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