Monthly Archives: January 2014

Funshine Friday: ‘The Little Prince’ – ‘Be Happy’ (1974)

To lead us into the weekend we have a short, sweet and melancholy tune from Stanley Donen’s 1974 movie version of The Little Prince. The Little Prince motion picture was based on the 1943 novella by Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry and … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Ad: Benelli Mini-Cycles (1972)

(Click ad to enlarge) “The real machines.” Benelli is an Italian motorcycle company founded in 1911. According to Wikipedia, Benelli bikes from the 70s command high prices in the used marketplace. Daily 70s Ad #20: Benelli Mini-Cycles originally appeared in … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Ad: Jim Backus For LA-Z-Boy (1970)

(Click ad to enlarge) “You will be the envy of your friends!” Mr. Magoo likes to recline too. Daily 70s Ad #19: Jim Backus For LA-Z-Boy originally appeared in the November 13, 1970 issue of LIFE magazine. (Source: LIFE) Previously … Continue reading

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Mood Music: Ringo Starr, ‘Drowning In The Sea Of Love’ (1977)

Ringo Starr released “Drowning in the Sea of Love” in October of 1977 and it failed to set the charts alight. The L.P. carrying the single, Ringo the 4th, was also unsuccessful. This may not be the best song you … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Ad: Simplicity Mower ‘Wonder Boy’ (1973)

(Click ad to enlarge) “Our generation gap is showing.” All dressed up and ready to scoot around the yard. Daily 70s Ad #18: Simplicity Mower ‘Wonder Boy’ originally appeared in the April, 1973 issue of Popular Science magazine. (Source: Popular … Continue reading

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Trailer Tuesday: ‘The Man Who Would Be King’ (1975)

Director John Huston originally intended to film The Man Who Would Be King (based on a short story by Rudyard Kipling) in the 1950s with Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable. The production didn’t come together until the 1970s, allowing Sean … Continue reading

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