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26th June '17 4 822

First Time on Television! 1970s Movies Make Their TV Debut

Before Netflix, before DVD and VHS, before even HBO, once a movie left the theater, you basically accepted the fact that you would never see this movie again... that is, unless the TV networks decided to pick it up much later (and edit it to kingdom come).

25th June '17 8 1005

The 1962 Hipster Coloring Book

The November 1962 issue of Cavalier magazine featured an amusing look at the hip dudes of the day in their "Hipster Coloring Book".

23rd June '17 8 1336

Home '65: A Groovy Look at Mid-Sixties Interior Décor

Home décor in 1965 was, you might say, perfection - the high water mark in 20th century interiors. Why? It was the midpoint between the conservative style of the 1940s and 50s and the over-the-top styles of the late 1960s and 70s

21st June '17 2 1088

Platforms: The Official Footwear of the '70s

If you think of iconic 1970s fashion, you think of bell-bottoms, wide collars, and the shoes have to be platforms. Though the style has literally been around for centuries, platform shoes are inexorably linked with the 70s.

20th June '17 7 3535

Trucker Magazine Calendar Girls of the 1970s

Let's meet some of the Dates of the Month from 1974-1976. It's an interesting look at the styles and "the look" that made trucker's heads turn in the 1970s...

18th June '17 3 1827

A 1977 Science Textbook for Kids and Stoners

In the 1970s, for whatever reason, plastering each and every classroom text with photographs like these was the thing to do. I'm not sure how effective it was in illustrating the concepts, but it sure makes for a fun read forty years later.

17th June '17 4 1528

A Look Inside Magician Trade Magazines from the 1940s-1980s

From "Atomic Candle" and "Cigarette Impalement" advertisements to cheesy magic humor and sexy magician's assistants - there's a lot to love about these old magician periodicals.

16th June '17 12 1897

15 TV Show Board Games of the 1970s

In the 1970s, no television show was off-limits for merchandising; whether it was Grizzly Adams or Charlie's Angels, if it was on TV you could be guaranteed it'd find its way to a lunch box, coloring books, jigsaw puzzle, Halloween costume, or any number of products marketed squarely at kids.

15th June '17 5 1075

Stewardess or Secretary? Career Ads for Women in the 1960s and 70s

Want a career in aviation? No problem. You can be a stewardess or travel agent.

15th June '17 0 2192

Skulls on Vintage Book Covers: A Frightfully Overused Motif

If there was a horror anthology or slightly macabre story to be published - the book jacket designers basically just said, "slap a skull on it."