Category Archives: 70s Culture

Rad Ads: Las Vegas – Sahara Superstars (1972)

Here’s a rather splendid November 1972 ad for the Sahara hotel in Las Vegas promoting the Congo Showroom’s superstar headliners. Let’s see, we’ve got Johnny Carson, Frank Gorshin, Jack Benny, Sonny & Cher, Johnny Mathis, Rowan & Martin, and Buddy … Continue reading

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Who Remembers?: Farrah Fawcett Hair Care Products (1979)

Who remembers that actor-model-superstar Farrah Fawcett (Charlie’s Angels) had her own line of hair care products in the late 1970s? I had certainly forgotten, but this photo pulled from the end credits of a 1979 game show brought the memories … Continue reading

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Rad Ads: Gottlieb’s ‘Dragon’ Pinball Machine (1978)

“Startling BEAUTY AND THE BEAST graphics.” Get a look at this fancy, high-tech Dragon pinball machine from D. Gottlieb & Co. Arcade state-of-the-art and ready to wow players in late ’78. Previously on Rad Ads: Florence Henderson, ‘Conversations’ Record (1970)

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(Holiday Repeat) School Movies: ‘Halloween Safety’ (1977)

***With Halloween just around the creepy corner – it’s time for a Holiday Repeat!*** “Don’t stop in the middle of the street for any reason.” Happy Halloween Weekend, everyone! You may be ready for a wild bout of frantic trick … Continue reading

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70s Baseball: In Praise Of ‘Ugly’ Uniforms

Todd Random at The New York Times describes “Why I Love Ugly Uniforms.” The uniforms in question being the bright and stylishly suspect Seventies baseball gear of teams like the Houston Astros, Oakland A’s, and San Diego Padres. NYT quote: … Continue reading

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70s Shots: New York In The Seventies

Inspired by HBO’s series, The Deuce, Esquire magazine has published 50 photographs of New York City from across the 1970s. There’s lots of great shots worth investigating; grungy street scenes, regular folks going about their business, as well as fancy … Continue reading

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