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British Kids From the 1960s Had Some Really Dark Predictions for the Future

Some of the most interesting predictions for the future don’t come from expert futurists or well-financed think tanks, they come from average kids. Today, we have video from the 1960s that features kids talking about their own vision for tomorrow. And it’s depressing as hell.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, War, Bbc, Britain, Automation, Nuclear War, Predictions, Brexit, 1960s, Nukes

Was Jane Jetson a Child Bride?

A viral tweet about the 1960s TV show The Jetsons recently brought up a troubling question. Was Jane Jetson a child bride? The answer: Not quite. But it’s easy to see why people might be outraged.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cbs, Jetsons, 1960s, Jane Jetson, Hanna Barbera, Age Of Consent, The Jetsons, Classic Animation

Archive of the incredible mid-1960s magazine, "fact:"

In 1963 Attorney General Robert Kennedy prosecuted Eros magazine publisher Ralph Ginzburg for violating federal obscenity laws when Eros ran 8-pages of photos of a naked black man and naked white woman embracing each other (see page 72 of the fourth and final issue of Eros). After a long trial, which went to the Supreme Court, Ginzburg was found guilty and in 1972 was sent to federal prison. He was released on parole eight months later. (Arthur Miller said of the conviction, a man is going to pr...
Tags: Post, News, Media, Supreme Court, Time, Magazines, Arthur Miller, 1960s, Robert Kennedy, Goldwater, Eros, Bertrand Russell, American Nazi Party, Robert Anton Wilson, Ralph Ginzburg, Herb Lubalin

Decades Party Outfit Ideas

First, 20th, 40th, 60th, 70th, 80th, 90th, 2000th decade party? Still stumped on the perfect outfit for your favorite era? We've got you covered. Total 1950s vibes over here! For some, a decades party is just another one of those college party themes that requires you to hit up Party City or Amazon to get a solid costume. For others, it’s a night to pretend you live in another era and add your style to the retro look. Maybe you’re a flapper from the '20s, a hippie in the '70s. The possibilitie...
Tags: Amazon, College, Asos, 1940s, 1990s, 1960s, 1980s, 1920s, 1970s, Gatsby, Jackie Kennedy, Party City, Tie Dye, Fashion Tips, 2000s, Decades

These Were the Flying Hospitals of the Future in 1960

Do you need urgent medical care but are far away from a hospital? We’ll bring the hospital to you! At least, that was the futuristic idea behind this edition of the newspaper comic, Closer Than We Think. And while it still feels a long way off, there are signs that we’re slowly but surely moving into a direction where…Read more...
Tags: Science, Closer Than We Think, Health Care, 1960s, Arthur Radebaugh, Mobile Hospitals

Unknown Worlds #54 - Steve Ditko art

Unknown Worlds v1 #54, 1967 - A timid high school teacher seeks closure after his own death in this oddly humorous Steve Ditko tale. His illustrations border on whimsical but most of the figures are too stiffly drawn. The only point of interest is the large opening panel, featuring a strangely cloaked figure suspiciously similar to Ditko's later Doctor Strange (see interior page below). [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Science Fiction, Comics, 1960s, Steve Ditko, Ditko, Ted F, MiscPub

The Ultimate Guide to Jackie O's Style

The First Lady of Fashion.We’ve been breaking down our list of 16 classic fashion icons everyone should know. Last week, we covered Audrey Hepburn, the actress and humanitarian who stole our hearts on and off-screen. This week, it's all about a totally different figure, the American icon Jackie O! Jackie’s life was totally fascinating, and there are so many accomplishments we could cover. Be sure to check out our sources at the end for more on the legendary Mrs. Kennedy. To find out some amazin...
Tags: College, White House, Inspiration, View, John F Kennedy, Retro, Jackie, Kennedy, 1960s, George Washington University, Jacqueline, Dillard, Jacqueline Kennedy, Jackie O, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Aristotle Onassis

Avengers #66 - Barry Windsor Smith art

Avengers v1 #66, 1969 - Testing the limits of adamantium, the Avengers discover an unseen foe seeks possession of the indestructible new metal. Barry Smith is tasked with his first Avengers tale, resulting in artwork teeming with youthful enthusiasm. Despite some clumsy figure drawing, his page designs are fresh and innovative. The surreal decorative splash on page 13 and the Vision taking [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Marvel, Smith, Avengers, Superhero, 1960s, Barry Smith, Ted F, Barry Windsor Smith

The Ultimate Guide to Audrey Hepburn's Style

For every woman who ever wished to have "Breakfast at Tiffany's"We’ve been breaking down our list of 16 classic fashion icons everyone should know. Last week, we covered Edie Sedgwick, the model who took over magazine covers in the '60s and was a muse to Andy Warhol! This week, we're switching things up and covering one of the most famous fashion icons of all time... Audrey Hepburn.  Audrey Hepburn is an inspiration. There's so much to admire, from her fight to overcome the hardships of WWII to...
Tags: London, Movies, College, Inspiration, Netherlands, BAFTA, Andy Warhol, West End, Breakfast At Tiffany's, Audrey Hepburn, Unicef, Givenchy, 1960s, Brussels Belgium, Tiffany, Audrey

"The majority of white Americans vote for Republicans for president, unless they were born after 1981 or between 1950 and 1954."

I'm reading that factoid in "The Coddling of the American Mind" by Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff. "Why is there a little demographic island of Democrats among white Americans born in the early 1950s?" I'm on that island, so I'm interested in the answer, which — as I listened to the audiobook — I assumed was Vietnam.Haidt and Lukianoff cite "the period of emotionally intense national political events" around 1965-1972  when we "islanders" were in our politically impressionable years, ages 14 ...
Tags: Law, Chicago, Vietnam, 1960s, Nixon, Richard Nixon, Manson, Caitlin Jenner, Jonathan Haidt, The Draft, Ann Althouse, Greg Lukianoff, Chuck Braverman, Vietnam Haidt, Lukianoff, MLK RFK Black Panthers Tet

The Ultimate Guide to Edie Sedgwick's Style

Meet 1965's 'Girl of the Year'We've been breaking down our list of 16 classic fashion icons everyone should know. Last week we talked about the French blonde bombshell Brigitte Bardot. This week, were talking about American muse Edie Sedgwick. View the original article to see embedded media. This gorgeous fashion model was also an actress and inspiration to Andy Warhol. She lived a shocking double life as both a pop culture icon and a struggling addict who battled mental illness. Getting into...
Tags: College, Inspiration, Models, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Vanity Fair, Brigitte Bardot, 1960s, Santa Barbara California, Tennessee Williams, Edie, Steve Madden, Edie Sedgwick, Harvard When, Retro Style, Dress Asos

The Ultimate Guide to Brigitte Bardot's Style

This French starlet's sexy style totally changed the game.We’ve been breaking down our list of 16 classic fashion icons everyone should know. Last week, we took things back to the 1920s and covered dancer-activist extraordinaire Josephine Baker. This week, we're hopping over to France to talk about one of the most famous models and actresses in Europe... Brigitte Bardot! All About Brigitte J'adore B.B View the original article to see embedded media. Brigitte was born in 1934 in Paris, France...
Tags: Europe, College, France, John Lennon, Inspiration, Bob Dylan, Models, Paris, Marilyn Monroe, Elle, Brigitte Bardot, 1960s, Paris France, Macy, Bardot, Brigitte

"Politics has its virtues, all too many of them — it would not rank with baseball as a topic of conversation if it did not satisfy a great many things — but..."

"... one can suspect that its secret appeal is close to nicotine. Smoking cigarettes insulates one from one’s life, one does not feel as much, often happily so, and politics quarantines one from history; most of the people who nourish themselves in the political life are in the game not to make history but to be diverted from the history which is being made."Wrote Norman Mailer in "Superman Comes to the Supermarket" (1960). I've quoted that before, but it's jumping out at me today as I'm looking...
Tags: Smoking, Law, Chicago, Hilton, Miami, Vietnam, Donald Trump, David Denby, Harper, 1960s, Nixon, Democratic Party, Daley, Humphrey, Norman Mailer, Michigan Avenue

The Ultimate Guide to Janis Joplin's Style

Fashion for the wild child!Over the last few weeks, we’ve been breaking down our list of 16 classic fashion icons everyone should know. Last week, we covered always elegant actress and princess Grace Kelly. This week, it’s all about a completely different kind of super star—Janis Joplin. Janis was a rock, blues, and soul singer. Her distinctly amazing voice and carefree approach to being herself have made her a symbol of '60s music and style. Keep reading to find out more about her early life, ...
Tags: Music, Texas, California, College, Inspiration, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Woodstock, 1960s, Grace Kelly, Tina Turner, Madison Square Garden, Kohl, Cass, Rock Roll Hall of Fame, Janis

Junkyard Find: 1968 Ford LTD Sedan

Full-sized Detroit sedans from the 1960s, cool as they are, don’t get much interest from those willing and able to take on project cars. With so many millions of these big boxy four-doors made — they were the default mode of transportation for most Americans back then, remember — plenty still sit in barns and […] The post Junkyard Find: 1968 Ford LTD Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Ford, Autos, Detroit, Denver, American Exceptionalism, 1960s, 1968, Ltd, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Ford LTD, Land Yachts, 1968 Ford LTD, American Sedan

"Eleanor Roosevelt lived across the hall in the 1940s when we first moved in."

"My mom, Jane Bishir, was a Midwestern girl who’d come to New York to make it as a writer and became the closest of friends with Vivian Vance long before she was on 'I Love Lucy.' She was my godmother. My godfather was the best babysitter on God’s green earth, Garth Williams, the illustrator for all these wonderful books. He would be doodling, and there was one evening where he showed me three or four spiders: 'Which spider do you like?' He and E.B. White were going around the bend to avoid the ...
Tags: Art, Music, New York, Law, NYC, Woody Guthrie, Oklahoma, Charlotte, 1960s, Eleanor Roosevelt, Greenwich Village, Vivian Vance, Ann Althouse, Arachnids, Burl Ives, Garth Williams

7 Fake Journalist Names the U.S. Government Used to Spread Propaganda During the 1950s

Back in the 1950s and 60s, the American government’s foreign propaganda arm, the U.S. Information Agency (USIA), invented fake names for journalists to plant stories in newspapers. In 2016, I wrote about Guy Sims Fitch, just one of the pseudonyms that was used globally. But I recently stumbled upon a few more names…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cold War, 1950s, Nuclear War, 1960s, Soviet Union, United States Information Agency, President Eisenhower, USIA, U S Information Agency USIA, Guy Sims Fitch

A delightful and insightful look at the beach party film genre of the 1960s

The Royal Ocean Film Society examines and contextualizes the beach party movie genre formula perfected and then milked dry by the genius marketers at schlock house American International Pictures. (more…)
Tags: Post, Video, News, Film, 1960s, Royal Ocean Film Society, American International Pictures, Teen Culture, B Movies, Surf Culture

The Ultimate Guide to Diana Ross's Style

A Supreme's approach to elegance.Over the past month, we've been breaking down our list of 16 classic fashion icons everyone should know. Last week, we covered Jane Birkin — a symbol of effortless European fashion. This week, we'll be talking about the American icon, influence, and hero that is Diana Ross.She's known to many as the most successful female entertainer ever. With countless awards to her name and a string of chart-topping hits, Diana is a stunning example of a powerful woman who has...
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, College, Inspiration, Smokey Robinson, Diana, Rolling Stone, Detroit, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Diana Ross, Rca Records, 1960s, Supremes, 1970s, Jane Birkin, Golden Globe

The Ultimate Guide to Jane Birkin's Style

Hint: there's so much more to her style than just the Birkin bag!Over the past month, we've been breaking down our list of 16 classic fashion icons everyone should know. Last week, we covered Cher — the singer/actress you all know and love. This week, we'll be talking about an influential figure on the European fashion scene, Jane Birkin. View the original article to see embedded media. The singer/actress/model/muse took over international pop culture in the 1960s and 1970s with her chic, undone...
Tags: England, College, France, Inspiration, Models, Royal Navy, 1960s, John Barry, 1970s, Jane Birkin, Carnegie Hall, Andrew, London England, Jane, Birkin, Serge

"How Trump Withstands So Many Controversies... The word 'treason' is being thrown around..."

"... to describe how President Trump seemed to take Russia’s side during his summit meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin in Helsinki, Finland. But as with every major controversy that Mr. Trump has faced, it’s unclear if anything will happen as a result."An excellent topic, well-explored on the NYT "Daily" podcast with Michael Barbaro. I recommend listening to the whole thing. There's no transcript, but from the notes on the show:Under fire for contradicting United States intelligence report...
Tags: Jimmy Kimmel, Law, Putin, Michael Barbaro, Stephen Colbert, Washington Post, White House, Russia, America, United States, Communism, United Nations, Cia, Treason, John Brennan, Mccarthy

The Ultimate Guide to Cher's Style

She's always 'Dressed to Kill'.We’ve been breaking down our list of 16 classic fashion icons everyone should know. Last week, we covered pin-up model Bettie Page — a gorgeous woman who became a symbol of classic American beauty in the 1950s.This week, it’s all about Cher. Cher’s pop culture title is “the Goddess of Pop," a fitting moniker, since her bohemian, Aphrodite-like beauty has been pined after for decades. She's still pushing the fashion and music boundaries today.Known for her wide-ran...
Tags: Usa, Australia, California, College, Inspiration, New Zealand, Cher, Guide, 1960s, Phil Spector, Eagles, 1970s, Tony, Kohl, Sonny, Sonny Bono

"Green Acres The Musical is a fast-paced, contemporary story that features the best in comedy, music and dance. This is the spirited musical comedy love story of Oliver and Lisa Douglas."

"He is a high-powered, Manhattan attorney and she is an aspiring fashion designer and, together, they are living ‘the good life’ in New York City. Faced with the overwhelming pressure to run his family’s law firm and live up to his father’s reputation, Oliver longs for the simple life, but New York and all that it has to offer is Lisa’s perfect world. What happens when two people in love find themselves wanting opposite lives sends us on a journey that is both hilarious and filled with heart."Th...
Tags: New York, Law, Congress, Abc, Wikipedia, New York City, America, Chicago, Broadway, Manhattan, Cbs, Theater, Vietnam, Cher, Donald Trump, Oliver

"Fifty years ago today, I awoke to a radio that was playing the famous recording from Mutual Broadcasting System reporter Andrew West, who was an eyewitness to Robert Kennedy’s assassination..."

"... at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Terrible little political junkie that I was, I had been up late watching returns from the California primary that RFK had just won — but not late enough to learn of the assassination that West’s panic-stricken voice indelibly described: 'Senator Kennedy has been … Senator Kennedy has been shot! Is that possible? It is possible, ladies and gentlemen! It is possible! He has … Not only Senator Kennedy! Oh my God! … I am right here, and Rafer Johnson has ...
Tags: Law, California, New York City, Assassination, New York Magazine, Kennedy, 1960s, Bobby, Robert Kennedy, RFK, St Patrick, Oswald, Ed Kilgore, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, Rafer Johnson

11 down-and-dirty GM action ads of the 1960s

Ads courtesy of the Automotive History Preservation Society. Add dirt, add drama! It was a simple and effective recipe for 1960s new-car ads at General Motors and some other automakers. A dirt road or sandy beach would allow a Division’s latest offering to produce a cloud of dust that would make its performance and appearance seem a bit larger than life. After all, it wasn’t just quick, it was also creating its own sandstorm. The same tactic could be applied to piles of leaves being blown off ...
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Malibu, 1960s, Pontiac, Chevelle, Hemmings Daily, Vintage Ads, Corvair Monza, New-car Ads, Automotive History Preservation Society Add, Pontiac Fullsize

Sea Hunt #8 - Russ Manning art

Sea Hunt v1 #8, 1961 - Hired by an archeologist, the main character explores an underwater cave and discovers a trove of prehistoric bones. Not surprisingly, Russ Manning's most interesting pages are ocean and underwater scenes. His second tale, involving an armed robbery at a prestigious yacht club, displays a knowledge of 1960s California architecture and lifestyles. His overview of the club [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, California, Adventure, Dell, 1960s, Manning, Russ Manning, Ted F

2 men and 2 women encounter the 1964-1966 display at the LBJ Library.

I took these 2 photos on April 13th, when we were in Austin, Texas.This is not a café post/open thread. I want to discuss the aspects of the 1960s on display here, the aura of creepy entombment, etc. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Museum, 1960s, Austin Texas, LBJ, LBJ Library, Ann Althouse

JOHN WILCOCK: Editing the Los Angeles Free Press

From an ongoing biography of John Wilcock, by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall. (See previous Boing Boing posts) Ethan Persoff is currently working on a daily comic book/audio series called The Bureau. Listen to a complete playlist of all current tracks. [soundcloud url="" params="color=#ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Sco...
Tags: Feature, News, Comic, Wilcock, Frank Zappa, 1960s, Charles Bukowski, Nietzsche, JOHN WILCOCK, Marcel Duchamp, Ethan Persoff, Scott Marshall, Los Angeles Free Press

Junkyard Find: Small Block Chevy-swapped 1969 Jaguar XJ6

The Series 1 Jaguar XJ, built for the 1968 through 1973 model years, sold fairly well in the United States but became a rare sight in self-service wrecking yards well before the 20th century was through. I photographed this ’69 in a Northern California yard all the way back in 2007, when I was busy […] The post Junkyard Find: Small Block Chevy-swapped 1969 Jaguar XJ6 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, United States, Autos, Jaguar, 1960s, Northern California, Jaguar XJ, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, British cars, 1969, Xj, British Leyland, small block Chevy, Jaguar XJ6

JOHN WILCOCK: The East Village Other's Nasty Review of Andy Warhol's Chelsea Girls From an ongoing biography of John Wilcock, by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall. (See previous Boing Boing posts) Ethan Persoff is currently working on a daily comic book/audio series called The Bureau. Listen to a complete playlist of all current tracks: [soundcloud url="" params="color=#ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&s...
Tags: Feature, News, Film, Journalism, Comic, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Wilcock, 1960s, Nietzsche, JOHN WILCOCK, Ethan Persoff, Scott Marshall, Chelsea Girls, East Village Other