Category Archives: The 70s

Bye bye 1970s

And now the end is nigh for the 10 days of the 70s.  Hope you enjoyed reminiscing, it was a good decade for those being there. At least I enjoyed it.

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And now for some last mix of stuff that I didnt know if to delete or not but here it is. Some good awful commercials and mixed with some dubious superheroines.

Madeline Smith

And why not some lovely pictures of Madeline Smith more noted from Hammer horror movies in the 70s and of course in 1973 she played the Bond girl Miss Caruso in the post-titles sequence of Live and Let Die, the first James Bond film starring Roger Moore. She was recommended for the role by Moore himself, having previously appeared with him in an episode of The Persuaders! on TV.

Top grossing movies 1979

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1. Kramer vs. Kramer
2. The Amityville Horror
3. Rocky II
4. Apocalypse Now
5. Star Trek: The Motion Picture
6. Alien  // May 25 – Alien, a landmark of the science fiction genre, is released.

Todays 70s pinup

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So what about 1979?

Do you remember:

¤ May 4 – Counting in the previous day’s British general election shows that the Conservatives have won and Margaret Thatcher becomes the country’s first female prime minister, ending the rule of James Callaghan’s Labour government
¤ March 8 – Philips demonstrates the Compact Disc publicly for the first time. image

¤ June 28 – Felicia Day, American actress, writer, director, violinist, and singer is born.
¤ July 1 – Sweden outlaws corporal punishment in the home.
¤ July 8 – Los Angeles passes its gay and lesbian civil rights bill.

Cybill Shepherd

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She won the “Miss Teenage Memphis” contest in 1966 and the “Model of the Year” contest in 1968. She became a fashion icon and went on to grace the cover of every major magazine, as well as famously act as spokesperson for L’Oreal. This lead to her acting and on her screen debut in Peter Bogdanovich’s The Last Picture Show (1971). Nominated for Most Promising Newcomer, Shepherd continued to build her film career with influential roles in The Heartbreak Kid (1972) and Taxi Driver (1976).. but most of us probably remember her from Moonlighting tv series in the 80s with Bruce Willis.  Well I do at least.

70s items

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1970s orange Philips 22GF 113/03E Portable record player. Gosh…

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So had one of these lovely phones on our kitchen wall,  matched the awful orange floral wallpaper.  Yikes what a nasty kitchen that was thinking back about it now 🙂

Afraid I had a monchichi as well, I was just 5 years old in my defence 🙂

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Sexy yellow

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Vroom vroom

Top grossing movies 1978

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Oh Animal House,  what a great movie.

1. Grease
2. Superman
3. National Lampoon’s Animal House
4. Every Which Way but Loose
5. Heaven Can Wait


Grease recut as a Exploitation trailer

Todays 70s pinup

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So what about 1978?

Do you remember:

A lot of serial killing going on this year.

¤ January 28 – Richard Chase, the “Vampire of Sacramento”, is arrested. He was an Americanschizophrenicserial killer who killed six people in a span of a month in Sacramento, California. He was nicknamed “The Vampire of Sacramento” because he drank his victims’ blood and cannibalized their remains.
¤ February 1 – Hollywood film director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees to France, after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl.
¤ February 15 – Serial killer Ted Bundy is captured in Pensacola, Florida.
¤ February 16 – The Hillside Strangler, a serial killer prowling Los Angeles, claims a tenth and final victim.
¤ March 6 – American porn publisher Larry Flynt is shot and paralyzed in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
¤ June 12 – Serial killer David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam,” is sentenced to 365 years in prison.
¤ June 19 – Garfield, which eventually becomes the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip, makes its debut.
¤ December 22 – Chicago serial killer John Wayne Gacy, who was subsequently convicted of the murder of 33 young men, is arrested.

Top grossing movies 1977

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This was the year when my sci-fi craving got what it needed with Star Wars and Close Encounters.

1. Star Wars
2. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
3. Saturday Night Fever
4. Smokey and the Bandit
5. The Goodbye Girl

Harlem style

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1970s Harlem style

Cool cats or what? 

So what about 1977?

Do you remember:

¤ May 25 – Star Wars opens in cinemas and later becomes the historic highest grossing film for that time.
¤ June 25 – American Roy Sullivan is struck by lightning for the seventh time.
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¤ July 14 – Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden is born
¤ August 16- Elvis Presley, the “king of rock and roll”, dies in his home in Graceland at age 42. 75,000 fans line the streets of Memphis for his funeral.
¤ August 19 – Groucho Marx, comedic legend, star of stage and screen, dies of pneumonia at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, at the age of 86.
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¤ October 17 – 18 – German Autumn: GSG 9 troopers storm a hijacked Lufthansa passenger plane in Mogadishu, Somalia; 3 of the 4 hijackers die.
¤ November 22- British Airways inaugurates regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.

Farah Fawcett

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And can’t have a 70s revival without an angel, Farah Fawcett of course.

Top grossing movies 1976

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1. Rocky
2. To Fly!
3. A Star Is Born
4. All the President’s Men
5. The Omen

Twiggy

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She is mostly from the swinging sixties but think I have to add her to the 70s as well. Twiggy is best remembered as one of the first international supermodels and a fashion icon of the 1960s.

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Todays 70s pinup

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Girl selling flowers on the side of a road in Oklahoma 1973

So what about 1976?

Do you remember: ¤ January 18 – Super Bowl X: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Dallas Cowboys, 21-17, in Miami. ¤ April 1 – Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak ¤ April 3 – The Eurovision Song Contest 1976 is won by Brotherhood of Man, representing the United Kingdom, with their song “Save Your Kisses for Me”. ¤ July 29 – In New York City, the “Son of Sam” pulls a gun from a paper bag, killing 1 and seriously wounding another, in the first of a series of attacks that terrorize the city for the next year. image   ¤ July 31 – NASA releases the famous Face on Mars photo, taken by Viking 1. ¤ September 6 – Frank Sinatra brings Jerry Lewis’s former partner Dean Martin onstage, unannounced, at the 1976 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon in Las Vegas, reuniting the comedy team for the first (and only) time in over 20 years. ¤ December 1 – The Sex Pistols achieve public notoriety, as they unleash several 4-letter words live on Bill Grundy’s early evening TV show. ¤ November 29 – Anna Faris, American actress is born. image

Top grossing movies 1975

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1. Jaws
2. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
4. Dog Day Afternoon
5. Shampoo

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