Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sears Christmas Catalog--1966

For many, this was THE most important item in the house in the months leading up to the holidays in '66.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

R.I.P. Walt Disney

Probably the worst pop culture news of '66 was the death in mid-December of Walt Disney, arguably the single most important man in 20th century pop history. 


Monday, December 10, 2012

The Stones in '66

The Rolling Stones have been in the news much lately for their 50th Anniversary concerts. Here's a wonderfully obsessive site that details what they were doing back in 1966!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Gary Lewis and The Playboys-Sure Gonna Miss Her

Jerry Lewis's oldest son, Gary, came into his own with his well-deserved mid-sixties success with his group, The Playboys. This was just one of their '66 single releases but it's my favorite one.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Our Man Flint Trailer

Actor James Coburn's breakthrough role after years as a character actor, Derek Flint would be the most  serious rival to James Bond if his two cinematic adventures of the sixties had been a little more serious.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Was there ever a cooler robot than the LOST IN SPACE no name robot? Spotted this '66 toy, which I used to have, on Facebook.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Beetle Bailey in '66

In 1966, Mort Walker's popular BEETLE BAILEY newspaper strip had to contend with controversy as the then-ongoing war in Viet Nam made the military much less popular than it had been in previous decades. He manages to weather the storms with good humor and clever ideas and the strip still flourishes today. The volume seen here collects all of the daily and Sunday strips from '66.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Grace Kelly

Lots of gorgeous, sexy gals made the scene in '66 from Twiggy and Barbara Feldon to Marlo Thomas and Raquel Welch. But here we have Grace Kelly, by this point PRINCESS Grace, ten years retired from making movies but still the most beautiful woman in the world in '66!

Photo by Yul Brynner.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Not With My Wife, You Don't!

Tony Curtis was as big a star as they came in '66. Bigger than future PATTON George C. Scott, oddly cast here as his romantic rival for lovely Italian star Virna Lisi. A pre-Bunker Carroll O'Conner co-starred.