Posts Tagged ‘sixties’

Petulia, 1968

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Petulia, starring Julie Christie, George C. Scott (who looked a little like Sean Penn then) and Richard Chamberlain, was shot and set in San Francisco in 1967. An odd film but interesting in that it’s one of the few in which the villain—if he is a villain—occupies traditional decor while our main protagonist, a divorced doctor, occupies the modern.

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Our Man Flint, 1966

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Screenshots from Our Man Flint  (1966) from architectural site Pushpullbar. Our Man Flint was a James Bond parody starring James Coburn.

Not sure if my current trip through 1960s irreverence and parody is unseasonal or not.

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Che by Félix Beltrán

Friday, December 31st, 2010

This poster of Che by well known Cuban designer Félix Beltrán was commissioned by the Castro government upon news of Che’s 1967 murder in Bolivia. Soon after Che’s body was found, versions of this poster were produced in a number of different languages for all the embassies in Cuba, while the Spanish-language version lined the streets of Havana on the day of his 1967 memorial parade here.

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Canada and Australia chill glasses, 1966

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

I just found this thing in a box; it originally came from my grandfather’s house. It’s the Ikon Quick-Frost Glass Chiller and Sterilizer. It has competing “Made in Canada” and “Australian Made” labels (the Australian one is the round sticker inside the plastic unit, with the red boomerang; while the can reads Made in Canada).

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Woodstock nostalgia

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

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Interior decorators, 60s nostalgia, and slang

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

 

 

From Nat Shapiro’s funny, grumpy quotation collection Whatever It Is, I’m Against It.

 

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