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    The Home Book by Terence Conran – 1982

    Architecture, Literature • 5302 Views

    Although the Home book by English designer Terence Conran was published in 1982, a lot of the designs, colours and the Osmonds posters were still reflecting the flamboyant style of seventies.
    Amongst the pages are giant beds, space age looking sofas, a hippy looking lady sitting on psychedelic sheets and a dog that’s decided to shut its eyes to the whole decorating experience. Continue Reading

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    Pelican Books – The 1960’s

    1960s, Art, Book Covers, Literature • 5600 Views

    Pelican Books is an imprint of Penguin Books and first appeared in 1937 with the book ‘The Intelligent woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism’ by George Bernard Shaw. Pelican was seen as an educational, informative wing of Penguin Books. Various academics were bought in as advisors, and over the coming years they published thousands of titles. Their best selling book of all time remains ‘Aircraft Recognition’ by R.A Saville-Sneath. You get the picture. Continue Reading

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  • Sears 1969 catalogue

    Exciting World of Fashion – Sears 1969 Catalogue

    1960s, Ephemera, Fashion • 5762 Views

    Here we take another look at American department store Sears and this time their 1969 offering for discerning ladies and gents.

    For the outdoor types the on-trend jacket was the Corduroy Bush Coat with pile-lining in the style of the classic Johnny Morris safari jacket, the Edwardian Look was making a comeback for dapper gentlemen in the guise of double-breasted blazers, ladies were offered Snazzy Pants (wild and wooly no less) and to relax at the end of a hard day what could be better than snuggling into a pair of wonderful warm Fuzzy Wuzzy Slippers (high and low styles for every woman or teen on your list). Continue Reading

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    Cannes Film Festival in The Sixties

    1960s, Film • 8565 Views

    Since 1947 stars of the big screen, various rock stars and other celebrities have flocked to the south of France for the Cannes film festival. However in this post we’re focusing on the big names who attended the event during the swinging sixties.

    In this glitzy picture gallery we have Michael Caine with a host of girls promoting his classic 1966 film Alfie, Vanessa Redgrave and the gang on the campaign trail for Blow-up, Voices of East Anglia favourite Sammy Davis Jr enjoying a tipple with fellow actor Kirk Douglas and a group of Daleks avoiding the beach and taking to the streets of Cannes Continue Reading

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  • Stevie Wonder Listening Party

    Stevie Wonder 1976 Listening Party Film

    1970s, Documentary, Music, Vinyl • 2666 Views

    In a previous post we featured the Wonderbus which drove around Sydney, Australia promoting Stevie Wonder’s classic album “Songs in The Key of Life”. This time we have a rare thirty minute film which shows Stevie dressed as a cowboy at the Long view farm studios listening party for the same LP. As the documentary is half an hour long, you may want to stick the kettle on and get the biscuit tin out before you enjoy “A Day in The Key of Life”. Continue Reading

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    I’m Only Dreaming – Retro Bedding Adverts

    1960s, 1970s, Retro Advertising • 5969 Views

    We now go back to a time when you could sleep in a giant sandwich, cuddle up to your dream date all night with a portrait pillow or eat a huge lollipop while reading your favourite book.

    Here we’ve gathered together a collection of  bed related adverts that range from pop art pillows in the sixties through to marshmallow sleeping (or slumber for American readers) bags in 1980. We hope you enjoy our sleepy selection before you go up the wooden hills to bedfordshire. Continue Reading

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