Monthly Archives: August 2012

Funshine Friday: The New Adventures of Gilligan

Filmation’s animated series The New Adventures of Gilligan first aired on Saturday mornings on ABC in September of 1974. The series ran through 1975 and 24 episodes were produced. A batch of re-runs were shown during the ’76-’77 season and … Continue reading

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Show Toppers: Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (1972-74)

Hanna-Barbera’s Wait Till Your Father Gets Home made its debut on primetime TV in 1972 and ran until 1974. 48 episodes were produced. After The Flintstones and before The Simpsons came along, Wait Till Your Father Gets Home was the … Continue reading

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70s stories in the news: ‘Happy Days,’ Equality ’70, ‘Brady Bunch’

Hit the floodlights! Blast the news round-up theme music! It’s time for ’70s stories in the news’! Today, we take a look at how Happy Days lost its soul, explore a women’s equality story from August, 1970 and check in … Continue reading

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Trailer Tuesday: Foxy Brown

Foxy Brown hit theaters in April of 1974. This iconic blaxploitation film was directed by Jack Hill and stars Pam Grier as the attractive and deadly title character. The film is a sequel of sorts to Grier and Hill’s previous … Continue reading

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Music for Monday: Ian Hunter (with Mick Ronson), ‘Once Bitten, Twice Shy’

Ian Hunter released the “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” single in April of 1975. It was taken from Hunter’s eponymous, debut solo album following his time with Mott the Hoople. Mick Ronson (best-known for his guitar work for David Bowie during … Continue reading

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Rad Ads: Billboard (March, 1978)

Rad Ad time! Let’s dive into the March 18, 1978 issue of Billboard magazine and scope out some delectable, music-related advertisements. This issue featured a 20-year anniversary salute to the Country Music Awards (CMAs) and the artist sitting at the … Continue reading

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