Category:
1970s

Al Jarnow





Considering this was originally presented on a kid's show, 3-2-1-CONTACT, can't you see this video giving some poor tyke nightmares?


Posted By: Paul - Wed Feb 24, 2010 - Comments (8)
Category: Science, Television, Children, 1970s

16mm Theater #1

16mm Theater is my new series here on Weird Universe, in which I will share some of the stranger films in my 16mm collection. Today's feature: The Rainbow Bear, 1970

The only way I can describe this film is "acid trip," and if you watch it I'm sure you will agree. Weirder still is the fact that this was apparently made for children, as it was produced by American Educational Films. And the weirdest fact about this short is that it was directed by Bill Meléndez, perhaps best known for A Charlie Brown Christmas.



Sorry about the poor quality, my projector doesn't have a telecine mode and I don't have a proper video camera.

Posted By: Salamander Sam - Fri Feb 12, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Dreams and Nightmares, Drugs, Surrealism, Cartoons, 1970s

Shrunken Head Kit

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Purchase yours now!

Spotted by Regina Orio.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 05, 2010 - Comments (10)
Category: Body Modifications, Celebrities, Horror, Toys, Reader Recommendation, 1960s, 1970s

Tales of the Riverbank



No hamsters were harmed in the making of TALES OF THE RIVERBANK--or were they?!?

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 09, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Television, 1970s, Europe

Soft Machine



Soft Machine was certainly one of the weirder bands of a weird era.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Dec 19, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Music, Surrealism, 1960s, 1970s, Europe

Safety Woman





A school crossing guard is contacted by aliens and given a magic ring and wand in order to save children. Shades of Green Lantern!

Posted By: Paul - Sun Dec 06, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Aliens, PSA's, Children, 1970s

Lena Horne, Rock Star



Last week, we saw Ethel Merman go disco. Well, in 1971, someone thought it would be a good idea for Lena Horne to issue an album of rock standards. Here she is covering Paul McCartney. Much more palatable, but I just don't know about the fit between her talents and rock.


Posted By: Paul - Mon Nov 09, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, 1970s

Ethel Merman Disco Album

Lat night I watched Ethel Merman's first screen appearance, a little musical short subject titled Her Future. She was loud and brassy and weird even in 1930. But 49 years later, with her venture into disco, she was beyond weird.

The actual Tonight Show singing occurs in part 2.







Posted By: Paul - Thu Nov 05, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Music, 1970s

They Had That Back Then? #3

Today's lesson: Flat Screen TV (this is a long one to make up for not posting anything in a while).

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From the February 1972 issue of Popular Science.



More in extended >>

Posted By: Salamander Sam - Sat Oct 31, 2009 - Comments (9)
Category: Technology, Television, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s

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