Category:
1970s

The Candy Tangerine Man





Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 16, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Stereotypes and Cliches, Exploitation and Grindhouse, 1970s

Cool Breeze



"Cool Breeze is cold business!"

Extra points for the lead actor's extra-juicy name: Thalmus Rasulala.

Wikipedia entry.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jan 14, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Crime, Movies, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1970s

Follies of the Madmen #344



Sleeping couple happy to be awakened by cigarette parade.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jan 03, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Tobacco and Smoking, 1970s

When Havoc Struck



It's never news or entertainment when something goes right, only when it goes wrong. The 1978 TV series WHEN HAVOC STRUCK knew what people wanted. Glenn Ford must've needed a paycheck.

Other episodes on YouTube.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Dec 30, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Accidents, Goofs and Screw-ups, Death, Destruction, Engineering and Construction, 1970s

Cultural Shock

I wonder if somewhere the film of this experiment in 'cultural shock' still exists.

Cincinnati Enquirer - Apr 6, 1971

Posted By: Alex - Wed Dec 20, 2017 - Comments (5)
Category: Anthropology, 1970s

The prettiest Christmas dollies

From Mademoiselle magazine, 1970.





Reminds me of this.

Posted By: Alex - Tue Dec 19, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Advertising, 1970s

Personal body space

As the population increases, we will all have to learn to accept strangers on the street standing very close to us.

One of the students would speak to a stranger on the street and begin asking him questions pertaining to the local police department. While talking the interviewer slowly moved closer and violated the stranger's personal body space. The person's reaction was then filmed.

According to recently collected facts, there were three basic reactions: (1) He-she slowly backed away as the interviewer got closer, (2) He-she struck a defensive pose such as folding arms, looking down, or even turning to one side, and (3) No reaction, though most people do have some kind of reaction...

According to Mark, most people have this "wall" about 18 inches around them that excludes all people from entering. What the interviewers were doing when they moved closer to the person was violating personal body space, causing them to react.

Steve says, "It's a shame this happens because as our world gets more and more crowded, we'll have to get closer together. Let's all start getting closer together and break down that wall."


Terre Haute Tribune - Mar 31, 1974

Posted By: Alex - Mon Dec 18, 2017 - Comments (5)
Category: Experiments, Psychology, 1970s

Official fog watchers

I don't know why, but this seems like a very British type of job.

The High Point Enterprise - Feb 6, 1974



image source: onthewight.com

Posted By: Alex - Wed Dec 06, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Jobs and Occupations, 1970s

Where’s Huddles?



Sure, why not transplant THE FLINTSTONES into a contemporary NFL setting? That'll be a hit, for sure!

Wikipedia page.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 04, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Sports, Television, Cartoons, 1970s

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