Category:
1960s

Pigeon attacked by clam

Apr 1967: Death match between a pigeon and a clam. And it seems like if a photographer hadn't been there to intervene, the clam would have won.



Terre Haute Tribune - Apr 16, 1967

Posted By: Alex - Sun Nov 19, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Animals, 1960s

Dali’s CHAOS AND CREATION

I would like to find the whole 17-minute video of Dali's CHAOS AND CREATION, especially after reading the description in the newspaper article. But I can only find bits and pieces. The second clip shows a brief image of the motorcycle in the pigpen.







Original article here.



Foto source.



Foto source, more at site.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 14, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Art, Avant Garde, Pop Art, Surrealism, 1960s, Motorcycles

Picnic Table Pyramid

Was it a prank, or was it art?

Des Moines Tribune - Aug 1, 1963

Posted By: Alex - Sat Nov 11, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: 1960s, Pranks

Starved for 11 months

Nov 1959: Helen Putnam, a performer who went by the stage name "The Ten Ton Fun" (her theme song was 'All of me') was accepted into a weight-loss experiment conducted by Frank Tullis of the University of Tennessee. For the next 11 months she was restricted to a liquid diet consisting of nothing but black coffee, tea, water, and 900 calories a day of a milk and soy-based formula.

Except for an occasional few hours, she and three other women in the experiment were confined to a silent, dead-end wing of the hospital. The monotony was broken by visits and telephone calls from family and friends... the long days were unnerving.
"I thought I was starving. I thought the doctors didn't know what they were doing," she said. She wept. Some days she sulked in her room. On others she ranted and raved and several times threatened to leave.

She dropped from 318 pounds to 151, and in doing so became the first woman to ever complete a metabolism experiment of this kind.

I wonder if she managed to keep it off. I haven't been able to find any follow-up info about her.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Jan 21, 1961



Springfield News Leader - Jan 18, 1961

Posted By: Alex - Mon Nov 06, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: 1960s, Dieting and Weight Loss

Driftwood Collection

Whenever I come across stories about collectors of unusual items, I always wonder what happened to their collection after they died. They went to all that trouble to collect it, and then usually relatives end up tossing it all.

Fond Du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - Nov 9, 1965

Posted By: Alex - Sat Nov 04, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Collectors, 1960s

French Key Ring Craze



Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 03, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Fads, 1960s, Europe

Queen of the House



Posted By: Paul - Fri Oct 27, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Domestic, Music, 1960s, Parody

Too Many Tigers



In favor of species extinctions.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Oct 25, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Music, 1960s

Paperbacks from Hell



For Halloween or Xmas, what could be a better gift? A brilliant art and history book about the crazy-ass horror novel covers of yore?

Read a review here.



Posted By: Paul - Tue Oct 24, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Horror, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Books, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s

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