Monthly Archives: January 2015

Funshine Friday: Kings Dominion Theme Park Commercials (1978)

Happy Funshine Friday! Here’s a pair of 1978 commercials for Kings Dominion theme park. The first spot features perennial favorite, Dick Van Dyke. Kings Dominion is located in Virginia and opened in May of 1975. It is the sister park … Continue reading

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Trailer Tuesday: Woody Allen In ‘The Front’ (1976)

On this edition of Trailer Tuesday, we take a look at a 1976 coming attraction for The Front. Woody Allen stars in this tale of blacklisted writers and performers in 1950s New York. Co-stars include; Zero Mostel, Herschel Bernardi, Michael … Continue reading

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Music For Monday: Billy Paul, ‘Thanks For Saving My Life’ (1974)

“Thanks for saving my life. For picking me up, dusting me off.” It’s Monday, let the music commence! Here’s Billy Paul (best known for “Me And Mrs. Jones”) singing “Thanks For Saving My Life” in what appears to be a … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: Willy Wonka’s Candy Factory Kit (1971)

“Chocolate not included…” A slight change of pace for today’s FF edition. Instead of a kid’s program from the 70s, we have a commercial that surely ran during a beloved children’s show before slipping into obscurity. Here’s a very cool … Continue reading

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70s Moments: Paul Lynde, ‘Hating Hollywood’ (1976)

“Hollywood Squares’ Paul Lynde Feels Like a Round Peg in TV’s Square Hole” Cranking back the dial to September, 1976, we find this People magazine cover story on Paul Lynde. Mr. Lynde, famed actor and comedian, does not like the … Continue reading

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Music For Monday: Métal Urbain, ‘Panik’ (1977)

Another Monday has rolled around and that means it’s time to politely tap our feet and bob our heads to some 70s music. Or, maybe pogo. Pogoing is good too. Here’s Parisian punk rock band, Métal Urbain performing their first … Continue reading

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