Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Where the Bullets Fly--R.I.P. Tom Adams



British actor Tom Adams died in December of 2014. Back in '66, however, he was reprising his role as Charles Vine, the Second Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World, in this first of two sequels.





Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Flight of the Phoenix



Although it opened in the last weeks of '65, THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX was a big hit during '66.







Sunday, January 11, 2015

Laugh


A good way to guage popular trends has long been to watch the covers of Archie comics. Here. Let's take a look at the 1977 dated issues (as well as the 2 1967 issues that would have come out in late '66). Above, we see slot car racing, for instance.


Drive-in movies


Long hair


A perennial favorite--snow


bellbottoms


Classroom TV


Another old favorite--jalopy gags


And the go-to beach gag


the new beat


Swimming pools were all the rage


superheroes


loud rock groupd


The British Invasion


And finally, pop art!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Wish Books


What did people get for the holidays in '66? Check this site out to see complete Wish Book catalogues from Pennys, Sears and others!