4/17/15

Vintage Wheels #21: Chicks 'n' Rides


Is there anything cooler than a vintage lady alongside a vintage ride?  That's a rhetorical question, so don't answer.  Just enjoy the view...


4/14/15

Movie Reviews #45: The House that Dripped Blood (1971)



I can talk to you all day about a movie, but when it comes to typing it into a formal review, complete with plot summary and well-thought-out critique, I'm not your guy. That sounds like a lot of work; and I'd rather spend my time just watching another movie.

That being said, I do like sharing what I've watched and hearing your thoughts as well.  This week I watched a flick that is near and dear to my heart - The House that Dripped Blood.


The Boob Tube #54: TV Guide (March 22-28, 1980)


Is it just me, or does "The Controversy Over 'The Day Christ Died'" strike you as hilarious juxtaposed next to the gang from Sheriff Lobo?

Yes, I know.  You'd think with Retrospace in hibernation for a year, I'd be bursting at the seams with a variety of retro topics.  Yet, here's yet another TV Guide.  I can't help it - I've got a box of these, and they simply must be shared!


4/12/15

Catalogs #38: Argos Catalogue Babes (1978-1981)


Argos is a retailer that anyone in the UK is familiar with, but not many Americans recognize the name. Their catalogs (or, as they say over there- "catalogues") are pretty similar to a JC Penny's or Sears variety selling a mix of everything from gardening equipment  and lava lamps to bath towels and Star Wars action figures. And, of course, they had models to help sell their wares.

Like Barker's Beauties on the Price is Right who could make even a can of Folgers seem titillating, , these old Sears and JC Penny catalogs had all manner of pretty ladies modeling their home furnishings and braziers.  Young lads in the US held their catalog foxes dear (especially the ladies of the lingerie section) and I'm sure the 70s/80s kids in the UK held their Argos models in similar regard.  Argos definitely holds its own.

4/10/15

The Retrospace Podcast Archives


There aren't any new episodes here, but it made me sad that all those old podcasts have died a horrible death (thanks, Rapidshare).  Well, a few of you have requested that I resuscitate these dead links,so I've uploaded a bunch of them again.

If you're not familiar with these old podcasts, take note that these are just music and random retro-commercials, trailers, etc.with no talking (as in the Horshack Redemption)  - sort of a heavenly hash of retro-audio off the beaten path.

Who knows - maybe I'll do some more of these.  In the meantime, enjoy some recently resurrected podcasts from yesteryear...


4/7/15

Vintage Gams #6: Celebrity Gams


I considered making this a top 20 list, but things got frustrating.  Of all the singers, actresses, models in decades past, how can you nail down the top.... I suppose it can be done, but I've only got about an hour. Anyway, I decided to simply roll out a hefty gallery of miscellaneous celebrity gams instead.

Many of you will be upset to find the likes of Catherine Bach and Priscilla Barnes on the same list as Betty Grable and Raquel Welch.  My only response is that a good set of stems is a good set of stems, regardless of the decade.  I'm sure if Catherine Bach had been born thirty years earlier, she would've fit in just fine with the pin-up girls of the day.

I know there's some critical legs not in this list.  With any luck, this is only the beginning of many more celeb gam posts to come.  Enjoy!

4/5/15

Mini Skirt Monday #183: A Salute to Military Minis



For a few years in the early early 1970s, miniskirts were a part of female military dress.  Granted, a lot of these photos are from college ROTC, Angel Flight programs, but the fact remains: for a wonderful, albeit brief, moment in time, the US military embraced minis.  So, let's salute these fine ladies in uniform by having a look...

The Horshack Redemption #22: Prime Cut (1972)




This week The Professor and yours truly get into the 1972 action flick Prime Cut (1972) in which we admire Lee Marvin's shiny white loafers (aka "the Half Cleveland").  There's a sausage bludgeoning, sex slavery, and a profusely sweating bad guy that's not Gene Hackman. You won't want to miss it.

But before we dive into the feature, we count down our 3 best and worst movie theater experiences.  There's talk of projectile vomit and disgusting things coming from Robert Downy Jr.' s mouth.   Like I said, you don't want to miss it.

4/2/15

The Boob Tube #53: TV Guide (Oct. 28- Nov. 3, 1972)


For some reason this one hit me squarely in the "nostalgia zone".  Lots-o-memories from this particular issue.  Let's stroll through another issue, shall we?