Category:
Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers

Plasticville, USA

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Original ad here.

With no trace of modern irony, Plasticville USA was once deemed a grand name for an imaginary town. Somehow I can hear a beatnik of the era saying, "Plasticville, man, that's for squares!"

Wikipedia entry here.

More info and some great pictures on this page.

More images via Google.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 23, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Toys, Urban Life, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1940s, 1950s

Gold & Fizdale

A gay couple who were also a professional piano duo playing classical music, while at the same time writing a food column for Vogue and publishing a cookbook? Nothing weird here, move along now!







Posted By: Paul - Mon Sep 12, 2016 - Comments (1)
Category: Food, Music, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1980s

Swinging Little Government



Now, THIS is a great campaign song AND party platform. "Our secret weapon will be the Rolling Stones!"

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 21, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Government, Music, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1960s

L.A. 2017





Just a year away from seeing if Steven Spielberg nailed his predictions from 1971, the year he made this show, L.A. 2017. Seeing elderly hippes still performing some fifty years after the Summer of Love, and knowing the Rolling Stones still go on tours, I think Spielberg might have been on to something!

Posted By: Paul - Fri May 13, 2016 - Comments (7)
Category: Television, Science Fiction, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1970s

Hawk Model Kits

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Original ad here.

It might not be 1965 any longer, but thanks to a revival at Hawk Model Kits, you can get these wacky figurines new again.

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Posted By: Paul - Tue Apr 19, 2016 - Comments (6)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Hobbies and DIY, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1960s

Aliens from Spaceship Earth



The year 2016 would be vastly different and possibly improved if we had all heeded the path outlined for us in 1978 by Donovan.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Apr 13, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Aliens, New Age, Documentaries, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1970s

Bummer



"Flower children are just for plucking!"

Bare female chestal portions in film.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Mar 31, 2016 - Comments (6)
Category: Movies, Music, Pop Art, Sex Symbols, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1970s

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