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Tales of the Wizard of Oz is a cute cartoon from 1961

Tales of the Wizard of Oz is a cute cartoon from 1961 which features stories about the characters from the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. From YouTube: The series features stories derived from characters created in L. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Cartoons, The Wizard Of Oz, Frank Baum, The 1960s


Watch Carnival of Souls a haunting 1962 independent horror film

Recently, I watched the obscure, 1962 independent horror film Carnival of Souls on Archive.org. It's the one and only feature film that Herk Harvey directed and was made on a budget of $33,000. Starring Candice Hillgoss, Carnival of Souls tells the tale of a woman who becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival after a traumatic accident. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Movies, News, Cult Movies, The 1960s, Herk Harvey, Starring Candice Hillgoss Carnival of Souls


Thanks for the laughs and the high weirdness Felix Anthony Silla (Cousin Itt)

I just saw on the Hollywood Page of Death that Felix Anthony Silla, aka Cousin It on the original The Addams Family died on April 16th. He was 84. The Hollywood Page of Death writes: Silla was a film and television actor and stuntman, known for his recurring role as the costumed character of "Cousin Itt" on television's The Addams Family, with the voice usually provided by Anthony Magro. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Addams Family, SILLA, Goth, Cousin Itt, Classic TV, The 1960s, Felix Anthony Silla Cousin Itt, Hollywood Page of Death, Felix Anthony Silla, Anthony Magro


New line of action figures for psychedelic 60s cult TV show "The Prisoner"

A beautiful officially-licensed line of action figures for Patrick McGoohan's ground-breaking 1967 TV show The Prisoner? Here, take my money!Image: Screengra
Tags: Post, Video, News, Kickstarter, Action Figures, Patrick McGoohan, The Prisoner, The 1960s


The allure of 60s cigarette commercials

Boing Boing pal Jim Leftwich turned us on to this ten-minute collection of Newport, Kent, and York TV ads from the 1960s. Jim writes: Woah, no wonder everyone smoked. They sold the lifestyle hard. And I'm grooving on the Newport vibe. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Cancer, Cigarettes, Jim, Newport, Vintage Ads, The 1960s, Jim Leftwich, Newport Kent, York TV


Looking back at electronic music pioneers Silver Apples

Silver Apples, the New York electronic duo from the 1960s, never gets enough credit. A collaboration between Simeon (Simeon Oliver Coxe) and Danny Taylor, the band was mainly active between 1967-1970, but their music caught the attention of artists of the time such as Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon and they influenced everyone from German electronic music pioneers to Suicide, Radiohead, Stereolab, and Portishead. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, New York, News, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Electronic Music, Experimental music, Portishead, Danny Taylor, Silver Apples, The 1960s, Simeon Simeon Oliver Coxe, Radiohead Stereolab


Who remembers S&H Green Stamps?

When I was a kid, I was fascinated by S&H Green Stamps. These were little official-looking black and green stamps that were given out at grocery stores and other retailers, gas stations, even inside packs of cigarettes. You would store your stamps in Saver Books and then you'd shop in the S&H Green Stamps Idea Book to redeem your painstakingly-collected stamps. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Coupons, Retail Therapy, Green Stamps, The 1960s, Brands Will Be Brands


The history of the little-known, short-lived "pocket records" format

This Techmoan video looks into a little-known record format from the 1960s, the under-4" 45 RPM flexi-disc known as a Hip Pocket Record or a Pocket Disc. The format was an attempt at targeting the growing young teen market but it never gained a sustainable consumer base. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Records, Pop Music, Pop Culture History, The 1960s


How Jimi Hendrix derailed The Lulu Show and was banned from the BBC

On the evening of January 4, 1969, the Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared on the live Lulu Show in Britain. To play out the program, they were supposed to play "Hey Joe." But after a bunch of dressing room hash and the breaking news that Cream had just broken up, Jimi had other ideas. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Bbc, Jimi Hendrix, Britain, Rock N Roll, Jimi, The 1960s, Art imitating pranks, Lulu Show


Kids in the 1960s predicting the 21st century is dark AF

I was kind of shocked to see how dark and dystopian these British school childrens' visions of the year 2000 were. But then, it was a time of intense Cold War tensions. As a kid growing up in that era, I frequent had nuclear annihilation dreams. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Futurism, Forecasting, Year 2000, The 1960s


The Dolphin House, a documentary on John Lilly and Margaret Howe's attempts to communicate with dolphins

When I was a teen seeker and consciousness tweaker, books like John C. Lilly's Man and Dolphin and Programming and Metaprogramming the Human Biocomputer were my jam. Then his Ketamine use got more extreme (up to 24 injections a day) and his writings became too bizarre and unintelligible even for a space cowboy like myself. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Dolphins, John Lilly, John C. Lilly, Interspecies Communication, The 1960s, Margaret Howe


7 space movies from the 1960s

In this OldFuturesVideo, they render their opinion on the best space movies of the 1960s. They only count films where at least a third of the film happens in space (so no Planet of the Apes). The main thing I liked about this list is that it reminded me of some films I still need to watch (Phantom Planet and Planet of the Vampires). — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Sci-fi, Best Of, Phantom Planet, B Movies, The 1960s


Take a trip back to November 29, 1965 with this pristine color copy of the music show Hullabaloo

NBC's Hullabaloo aired for a little over a year, but during its short life it featured some great musical guests. In this episode you can see performances by The Byrds, Jackie DeShannon, David Winters, Chad & Jill, and Paul Revere & The Raiders. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, TV, News, Nbc, Paul Revere, Hullabaloo, The 1960s, The Sixties, Jackie DeShannon David Winters Chad Jill


Harry Nilsson's "One (is the loneliest number)"

I didn't know that Three Dog Night's 1969 version of "One (is the loneliest number)" was a cover until today. It was written and recorded by singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson in 1968. While I like the Three Dog Night version (and Al Kooper's, too) I think Nilsson's is better. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Nilsson, Harry Nilsson, Singer-songwriters, Al Kooper, The 1960s


Enjoy this thrilling 1960s kids' show, Diver Dan

Diver Dan was a live-action kids' show which I remember watching as a tot. It was aired in short cliff-hanger segments of about seven minutes. I saw it either on the Denver-produced version of The Bozo Show or Blinky's Fun Club. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, TV Shows, Denver, Dan, The 1960s


RIP, Dawn Wells

Dawn Wells, the actress who most people likely know through her role as Mary Ann in the wack-a-doodle 60s sitcom, Gilligan's Island, has died from COVID-19. She was 82. Read more here. [H/t Don Webb] Image: Screengra
Tags: Post, News, Obituaries, Gilligan's Island, Gilligan, Mary Ann, Dawn Wells, Don Webb, Sitcoms, The 1960s


If you enjoyed the radio shows on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, here's two hours of Boss Radio from 1968

The sounds of 93 KHJ "Boss" radio coming from car speakers in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was a great highlight from the movie. If you want to hear more KHJ from its heyday, here are two segments from The Real Don Steele's show on KHJ Los Angeles, from June 15 and July 4, 1968. And here's a YouTube video the sights and sounds of KHJ:
Tags: Post, Hollywood, News, Los Angeles, AM Radio, KHJ, Don Steele, The 1960s, KHJ Boss


If you enjoyed the radio shows on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, here are two hours of Boss Radio from 1968

The sounds of 93 KHJ "Boss" radio coming from car speakers in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was a great highlight from the movie. If you want to hear more KHJ from its heyday, here are two segments from The Real Don Steele's show on KHJ Los Angeles, from June 15 and July 4, 1968. And here's a YouTube video the sights and sounds of KHJ:
Tags: Post, Hollywood, News, Los Angeles, AM Radio, KHJ, Don Steele, The 1960s, KHJ Boss


"Thermo Thelma" in this deck of Old Maid cards from 1968 still freaks me out

I had this Old Maid deck when I was a kid. I liked the oversize cards and the Paul Coker Jr-esque illustrations, but I share Steve Banes dread of Thermo Thelma, who "is looking at me with that over-sized rectal thermometer in her cruel clutches!"
Tags: Post, News, Card Games, Steve Banes, Nightmare Fodder, The 1960s, Thermo Thelma, Paul Coker Jr


1965's 'Eve of Destruction' by Barry McGuire

Over and over and over again my friend...
Tags: Video, Music, News, Nostalgia, Barry McGuire, The 1960s


Retired Pope Benedict XVI blames clerical sex abuse on the 1960s

The 1960s is the culprit behind the neverending barrage of clerical sex abuse incidents plaguing the Catholic Church, writes retired Pope Benedict XVI. Apparently, the 1960s is a Manson-like monster that brainwashed innocent Catholic clergy to commit unspeakable acts under its command. The 1960s must be captured and brought to justice. The 1960s should be punished for victimizing the clergy under its spell, perhaps by subjecting it to strappado, interrogatorio mejorado del agua, or one of the ma...
Tags: Post, News, Bbc, Catholic Church, Catholic, Pope, Pope Benedict XVI, The 1960s


This is a 1960s TV commercial for prunes starring Ray Bradbury

This TV commercial for prunes (directed by Stan Freberg) stars Ray Bradbury, who keeps insisting he never mentioned prunes in any of his stories. I like the futuristic home with the people-moving tubes and the giant television screen, though I was nervous that Malcolm McDowell and his droogs were going to waltz into the front door at any second and cause trouble. [via r/ObscureMedia]
Tags: Post, Video, News, Malcolm McDowell, Ray Bradbury, Stan Freberg, The 1960s