Tag Archives: 1970s

Hot Pants Were The Sexiest Clothing of the 1960s and 1970s

Hot pants, or ‘short shorts’ describe extremely short shorts, which may be worn by women or to a lesser extent, by men. The term was first used by Women’s Wear Daily in 1970 to describe shorts made in luxury fabrics such as velvet and satin for fashionable wear, rather than their more practical equivalents that had been […]

Vintage 1970s Photos of New York Street Life and Home Life

Dancing at the Ice Palace During Bartenders Weekend Cherry Grove Fire Island, NY September 1977

Paradise & Purgatory: SASSY ’70s Suburbia & The City juxtaposes intimate images of home life on Long Island alongside NYC street and night life – the likes of which have never been seen. Quirky, nostalgic and a bit naughty, it’s a genuine cultural capsule of a decade that captivates today’s generation. The photos and stories […]

Strike a Pose – Australian Fashion Photos in 1960s and 1970s

'Granny' dresses, 1975

In 2008 the National Archives created the touring exhibition Strike a Pose, with guest curator Lee Lin Chin. Australian style of the 1960s and 70s is explored through the eyes of government photographers during a period of cultural and social change. A sample of photographs from Strike a Pose are showcased here, along with commentary by Lee Lin Chin. (Via Australian Archives) You […]

ABBA & Disco’s Influence

This event is entitled Disco’s Influence on European Dance Music. And we’re kind of going to be looking at that topic with a case study of ABBA. And we’re very pleased to have our dear colleague, James Wintle with us this evening who’s going to give this wonderful lecture for the first portion of the […]

18 Vintage Photos of New York Disco Era in Bushwick 1970’s and 1980s

NYC in the late 1970s and early 80s could best be described using Charles Dickens’ phrase “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Meryl Meisler’s photographs documented it with compassion and humor. As the city neared bankruptcy, crime rates rose, epidemics of arson and crack made the Big Apple seem […]

25 Photos of Freddie Mercury That Will Make You Love and Miss Him More

Freddie Mercury (1946–1991) was a British singer-songwriter and producer. As the frontman of Queen, Freddie Mercury was one of the most talented and innovative singers of the rock era. We know his most famous photos and videos, which are mostly from concerts, video clips and special shoots. So here’s a collection of 25 photos that […]

If You Wore Bell Bottoms and Watched “Charlie’s Angels,” Chances Are You’ll Remember “Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific” Shampoo

Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific was a popular shampoo in the 1970s and 1980s. Manufactured by the Andrew Jergens Company, the shampoo had a strong floral scent that softened after rinsing and remained in the user’s hair for some time. The product’s unusually long name was satirized on The Simpsons. In one episode, Patty Bouvier waxes […]

The 15 Best Queen Songs

Freddie Mercury, the legendary, golden-voiced lead singer of Queen, passed away 25 years ago this month due to complications from AIDS. Before his death, though, he and his bandmates—Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor—became one of the biggest rock bands in the world. After starting as a prog rock band with fantastical influences, Queen […]

Halloween: story behind the masked killer of cult horror film

The director and co-author of the first Halloween movie reveals how he came up with the idea of ​​the character Michael Myers, the white-masked psychopath. Not sure we really want to know it … More than a dozen days before the release of the Halloween reboot , the cult horror film revealed to the general […]