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1960's

Paddle Pops



More proof that everything is upside-down in Australia, as good old Popsicles become Paddle Pops.

Also, as in our previous entry on Gaytime Raspberry Roughs, I could easily imagine someone getting more than they bargained for when they requested a "paddle pop," especially if you went into a sketchy corner grocery store and asked for the flavor known as "dragon popper" and got some amyl nitrate instead.

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jul 01, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Advertising, Corporate Mascots, Icons and Spokesbeings, Junk Food, 1960's, Australia

Follies of the Madmen #252

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jun 28, 2015 | Comments (0)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Comics, Junk Food, 1960's, Parody

50 guys in one bed

May 15, 1964: the students of Wakefield College in England attempted to set a record for the most people piled in one bed. They were hoping to make it to 50, but when they got to around 47 things started to go wrong. Frazer Cartwright, who was on the bottom, gasped, "Get off... quick... I'm..." Then blood began gushing from his nose, and he passed out. Luckily the audience intervened before he wound up dead. Cartwright vowed never to repeat that experience again.





Sources: The Terre Haute Tribune - May 16, 1964; Tuscaloosa News - May 15, 1964.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Jun 27, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Fads, World Records, 1960's

Happy Birthday Patty

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Everyone wish our Patty a Happy 51st old lady birthday !!
Posted By: BrokeDad | Date: Tue Jun 23, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Holidays, 1960's

Incubus, the Esperanto Movie

According to wikipedia, there are only four full-length films shot entirely in Esperanto. One of these four is the 1966 black-and-white horror film Incubus, starring William Shatner.

The film had an LA premiere, but then, partly because of the Esperanto dialogue, it never found a distributor except in France and fell into obscurity. For years it was believed that all copies of the film had disappeared, until the 1990s when a copy was found in France.

Here's the trailer:



And here's the full-length film:

Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Jun 16, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Horror, Languages, Movies, 1960's

Sunshine Shangrila



There's nothing better for declaring that your production is second-rate than choosing as host not starlet Arlene Dahl herself, but her almost anonymous body double.

This is a capsule of so much early 1960s stuff, including Tikis (Polynesia in Mexico?) at about the ten-minute mark. Some splendid bikini cheesecake as well.

In the end, the weirdest and saddest thing here is that once upon a time Mexico was seen as idyllic, rather than plagued by drugs and violence.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jun 07, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Sightseeing, 1960's, North America

Follies of the Madmen #250

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Yes, men's socks were really improved by the spinoffs of aviation technology, and are somehow emblematic of an era of increased air travel.

From Esquire for October 1962.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jun 04, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Fashion, Air Travel and Airlines, 1960's

USPS Forecasts Its Own Future

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From a 1968 issue of NEW YORK MAGAZINE.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jun 01, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Internet, 1960's, Postal Services

Creepy Crawlers



For every young girl or boy who aspires to become Dr. Phibes.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue May 26, 2015 | Comments (14)
Category: Animals, Insects, Toys, 1960's

El Santo vs. la Invasion de los Marcianos



I regret that I cannot find English-language versions for you. But the visuals are everything.

Complete film below. Wikipedia page for Santo.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon May 25, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Aliens, Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Movies, Wrestling, Foreign Customs, Science Fiction, 1960's
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