5/4/16

Magazines #50: McCall's (March 1969)


Here's a bunch of pages from a 1969 issue of McCall's.  No articles (nothing in here interested me), just ads and fashion... but that's enough for me.  Enjoy.

5/3/16

Double Feature #29: Psycho Killers '87


Tonight's Double Feature is Blood Rage and Anguish, both from 1987, and both featuring a tormented killer; however, the films couldn't be more different.  Let's have a look...

5/2/16

Vintage Style #49: T-Shirts (Part 2)


Our closets here at Retrospace are so full of T-shirts, we couldn't fit them all into one post.  Here's another round of glorious vintage tees... and please, I beg of you, don't ever wear your t-shirts ironically. Iron-Ons - Yes.  Irony - No.

Vintage Style #48: T-Shirts (Part 1)


The 1970s truly was the decade of the T-shirt.  In prior decades, it was just too casual for public use - plus, they weren't emblazoned with your favorite bands, etc.  In the 70s, it was an identity statement, and with iron-ons, you could have a limitless selection of choices.

By the late 1980s, T-shirts were relegated to concert tees, and lame Ocean Pacific/Panama Jack varieties.  The once ubiquitous tacky tees took a hit during the Reagan/Bush era - but at least it wasn't a common practice to wear your t-shirts ironically. (groan)

Anyway, here is Part One* of a heaping pile of ads and images from the T-shirt's glory days, when it seemed like every magazine, every product, and every pop culture figure could be worn across your chest.  It's an interesting time capsule - let's have a look....

* Part Two coming very soon!

4/27/16

Comic Books #57: EEEAAAHHH! and Other Screams of Terror


What does one say when attacked by a stalactite monster or giant totem bear?  Well, it turns out there's lots of options.  "EEEAAAHHH!" is a popular one, but "AAARRRGHHH!" is pretty good too.  Let's look at some screams and exclamations from comics from yesteryear...

4/26/16

Vintage Scan #48: Bachelor's Beat (March 7, 1969) Part 3


Here is our third and last installment for the March 7th issue of Bachelor's Beat.  But have no fear - we have several more issues to go.  Can you dig it?

4/24/16

Mini Skirt Monday #214: Yellow Minis



Over the years, we've done red minis (MM 199), pink minis (MM 188)  and way back in 2011 we did the little black dress (MM 74).  We've even done stripes (MM 92).

Well, today we're moving on to yellow.  I'll refrain from any Coldplay reference, and move right along to the pictures...

4/22/16

Vintage Men's Mags #44: Women with Weapons


The men's action rag gets a bad rap for being misogynistic.  Sure, there's no doubt they were... but they also featured a ton of powerful women as well.  For every helpless damsel being tortured by Nazis, there was a badass chick with a gun some schmuck's hide.

So, here's a stack of dangerous dames, lethal ladies, and warrior women for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.

4/21/16

Album Covers #46


It's time for our forty-sixth helping of vintage vinyl covers.  As always, they're odd, awful, and slightly sleazy.  Enjoy.