Category:
1960s

Coty’s Body Paint

Introduced in 1967. The idea was literally to paint your arms and legs. Wouldn't seem very practical if you have to constantly worry about the paint rubbing off on things.

Via design is fine



Posted By: Alex - Tue Aug 07, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Fashion, 1960s

New Frontier Board Game

"New Frontier" board game, "THE GAME NOBODY CAN WIN", designed by Colorful Products, Inc. The game is an anti-John F. Kennedy, anti-socialist "twist" on the MONOPOLY board game published by Parker Brothers. The front of the package reads "The Funniest Political / Game of the Century!" over the silhouette of rocking chair labeled "J.F.K.". The game board contains references to Hubert Humphrey, Lyndon Johnson, Edward Murrow, et al. The game was packaged by the Occupational and Training Center of Help for Retarded Children, Inc.


More pix at this link.

A few others here.



Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 07, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Games, Government, 1960s, Satire

Silence Class

I wonder if it was possible to fail silence class. Perhaps by asking too many questions.

(left) Latrobe Bulletin - Feb 19, 1968; (right) Tampa Tribune - Feb 18, 1968

Posted By: Alex - Fri Aug 03, 2018 - Comments (5)
Category: 1960s, Universities, Colleges, Private Schools and Academia

Granny’s Mini-Skirt

Released in 1968. Sung by Irene Ryan who played Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies.



The Tenessean - Mar 5, 1968

Posted By: Alex - Sun Jul 29, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Music, 1960s

The Baileys of Balboa

The Wikipedia page, which says:

The show was primarily developed for the network because its president, James T. Aubrey, insisted that Gilligan's Island, which premiered the same season (and which he personally loathed), would have been a better show if it had centered on the exploits of a charter boat captain operating in a marina, and had his old friend Keefe Brasselle produce his version of the idea in order to prove his point.




Raquel Welch in this clip.





Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 26, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Humor, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Oceans and Maritime Pursuits, Television, 1960s

Stereopticon



Let us know when you bail. The visuals start after 45 seconds.

“Stereopticon treats sense data or phenomena as the root of structured
thought. It is not in the line of experimental films which present
visual and audial phenomena as matter directly perceived. Instead
Stereopticon delineates its own structure by means of a moving interposed
view point and counter viewpoint : by continuous motion it implies or
circumscribes a complete cosmology. The structure is musical and circular,
rather than dramatic and linear, and is constructed of six movements and mood cycles...”

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jul 24, 2018 - Comments (9)
Category: Movies, Pop Art, Surrealism, 1960s, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Sound Effects—U.S. Air Force Firepower

A 1962 release that included tracks such as:

• Sonic Boom: F-104 "Starfighter"
• F-100's Fire Mixed Loads Of Rockets At Ground Targets
• Mass Napalm Attack By F-100's (Ground Bursts)
• Nuclear Bomb Explosion, Yucca Flat, Nevada
• 20 MM Vulcan "Gatling Gun" Type Aircraft Cannon

You can peruse the full list of tracks at discogs.com.



The Akron Beacon Journal - Oct 4, 1962

Posted By: Alex - Mon Jul 23, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Military, 1960s, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

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