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1970's

The Living Theatre, Deceased





With the death this month of Judith Malina, the world will be forever deprived of "happenings" like the one in the first clip, where, I regret, Ms. Malina does not appear until the final few seconds.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Apr 18, 2015 | Comments (1)
Category: Drugs, Avant Garde, Outsider Art, Performance Art, Pop Art, Obituaries, 1970's

The Gospel Singing Jubilee



Those suits! Those hair-dos! Those pop arrangements of venerable tunes! It's Lawrence Welk for Bible-thumpers.

Some background.

Three more segments below the jump, and even more on YouTube..

More >>
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Apr 16, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Kitsch and Collectibles, Music, Religion, Television, 1960's, 1970's

Follies of the Madmen #246

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From Playboy for June 1973.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Apr 13, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Products, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1970's, Women, Cars

Is There Sex After Death?



Some R-rated shennanigans in this trailer for a semi-famous mockumentary.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Mar 28, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Humor, Movies, Sexuality, 1970's

The Pussy Cat Club

A 1970 report by the British news program Nationwide on a group of housewives who didn't believe in gender equality and thought their proper role was to pamper and serve their husbands.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Mar 15, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Wives, 1970's

Steal This Record!



What other ethical choice do you have, if you support Barbara Dane's point of view?

I do feel sorry for her husband, though, working in the coal mine without any shoes. Ouch!

Still, if you insist on purchasing this CD and supporting the vile capitalist system, the link is below.

Sitting in a pool

Rudi Carrell was a popular entertainer in Germany, host of the long-running Rudi Carrell Show. Here he sits in a pool and sings in German as women swim around him.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Mar 13, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Entertainment, 1970's

Bambi the Fire Goddess

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The only other internet reference I can find about "Bambi the Fire Goddess" seems to date her act as far back as 1965. (This foto is from 1970.) It appears then that she had the problem of scorched vajayjay under control.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Feb 19, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Performance Art, 1970's, Dance

Automatic Telephone Dialer

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So this gadget stored a few phone numbers and allowed the convenience of one-button dialing. Would such functionality have been worth $360.00 even in 1978?

Original ad here.

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Feb 02, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Technology, Telephones, 1970's
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