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  • Retro Film Posters from Thailand

    1960s, 1970s, Art, Film • 14823 Views

    We believe these Thai film posters range from the late Sixties to the early Eighties. Some have the English translation of the film title on them, such as The Bug Man, Play Boy and The Return of Dr Chang. Continue Reading

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  • Unexpected Gems – Paul Nicholas Run Shaker Life

    1970s, Music, Television, Unexpected Gems • 978 Views

    Paul Nicholas, for those of us old enough to recall his most successful TV role, is best remembered as Vince Pinner, the ‘lovable rough diamond’ in John Sullivan’s pre-Only Fools & Horses sitcom Just Good Friends. He’s enjoyed a long and varied career since with the theatre being his main focus but he started off in showbiz as a singer and curiously enough his second and third single releases were penned by Pete Townshend and David Bowie respectively. Continue Reading

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  • Seventies Classroom Posters

    1970s, Ephemera, Poster • 14070 Views

    Quiet at the back! Voices of East Anglia are going on a moral crusade. Cast your eyes over this great collection of posters made for American classrooms in the 1970s.
    As well as the colourful illustrations each poster comes with a caption to guide you through life. Now. Go ahead and try. Continue Reading

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  • Hunter S Thompson’s Hangover Cure

    1970s, Literature • 3864 Views

    First things first. We’re a broad-minded bunch here at VoEA, however we do not recommend that you try this hangover cure by gonzo writer Hunter S Thompson. Continue Reading

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  • Robert McGinnis – Groovy Book Covers

    1960s, 1970s, Art, Book Covers, Literature • 13659 Views

    Artist Robert McGinnis is probably best known for his film poster artwork. During his career he illustrated over 40 movie posters in total, these included several James Bond films, Barbarella, Sleeper and his first ever poster assignment Breakfast at Tiffanys.

    He also painted over 1,200  book covers. His work was seen on paperback covers for Avon, Bantam, Berkley, Dell, Gold Medal, Popular Library, Signet  and other publishers. Here are some of our favourites. Continue Reading

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  • Shot In The Dark – Groovy Pinball Machine Art

    1960s, 1970s, Art • 6152 Views

    Flip out to our psychedelic selection of vintage pinball machine back glass pictures. Although the original idea of pinball dates back to the 1700s, the coin operated arcade machines didn’t appear until the 1930s. Our pick of colourful pinball machine art comes from the Sixties and beyond. Continue Reading

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  • Vinyl in Life Magazine

    1950s, Magazine, Vinyl • 8678 Views

    Life magazine started way back in 1936, so it will be no surprise that our favourite physical format of music has made many appearances in the magazine over the years.

    Among our vinyl selection are a few famous faces including singer Peggy Lee leaning on a stack of records and actor Steve Mcqueen with his collection thrown across the floor.  Continue Reading

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  • Sock It To ‘Em – Retro Advertising

    1960s, Ephemera, Fashion, Retro Advertising • 6870 Views

    We guess that advertising socks must of been a pretty tough task. Apart from the pictures and the numerous play on word titles like “He’s got socks appeal”, there’s not too much you can say about a pair of socks.

    Despite this we’ve found some cool adverts scattered around the internet from the 1950s to 1970s.  Continue Reading

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  • Paris in Spring

    1960s, Art, Poster • 3638 Views

    May 1968 saw the first wildcat strikes over France, in particular Paris. It started when students began to protest against University administrators and the police, and it broke out in Lycees and Universities all over the city. Ending in riots and massive strikes all over the country, the government of the time was nearly brought to a standstill, and Parlaimentary elections were arranged for June. This huge time of unrest was seen as a watershed moment in modern French history, as French society rejected the stricter more conservative outlook, and adopted a liberal stance. Continue Reading

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  • A Nostalgic Look At The Future – The Sleeper House

    1960s, 1970s, Architecture, Film • 6429 Views

    “I’m a clarinet player in 1973, I go into the hospital for a lousy operation, I wake up 200 years later and I’m Flash Gordon! said the Woody Allen Character Miles Monroe in the film Sleeper. 

    As the Sculptured house in Colorado resembles some sort of spaceship that has landed on a side of a mountain, It’s no surprise that Woody used it as a location in his 1973 futuristic comedy film Continue Reading

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