Magazines #46: US Weekly (April 25, 1983)

A great time capsule with TV reviews, swimsuits, an article on The Evil Dead, the top ten songs and movies of the day, and a slew of entertainment miscellany from the Grand Old Year of Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Three.  Enjoy.


Wonder Woman: S2E3

Season 2, Episode 3 - "The Man Who Could Move the World" (original air date - September 30, 1977)

This episode touches on the rather sensitive subject of Japanese Internment Camps and features one of the more sympathetic and three dimensional foes in the series.  There's mind control, mine fields, and Steve Trevor in some groovy 1970s fashions.  Let's watch...


TV Guide #9: Oct. 6-12, 1973

October 1973: The Yom Kippur War was starting, VP Spiro Agnew resigns in disgrace, and John Lennon was getting his phone tapped by the FBI.   A lot bad stuff going on in the world; it was nice to have the boob tube for escape.  Here's a look at what was on from the 6th through the 12th of October 1973.


Mini Skirt Monday #195: Sitting Minis

Today's Miniskirt Monday Theme: Seated (No Chairs or Sofas Allowed).  Why confine ourselves to such an arbitrary rule?  Without a theme, we're just ogling a bunch a girls in short skirts.  With a theme, we have a purpose.

So, here are 46 pictures of girls on fences, rocks, benches, pianos, walls, window sills. and all manner of other non-chair, stool or sofa sitting areas - all pulled from old yearbooks, newspapers and other 40+ year old paper sources. Pretty much all of these should be new (not copied from old MM posts). Enjoy.

When Work Was Groovy #12: Office '86

The July 1986 issue of a color computing magazine called Rainbow offers some dynamite photographs of life in a publishing company's office space.   The fashions, the computers, the decor -- it's an 80s wonder to behold.

It doesn't really matter what office space this is; it's enough just to gaze upon it. But for those interested, this is the Falsoft publishing building.  The business started small in 1981 as a local Kentucky color computing rag printed on a dot matrix printer.  The magazine Rainbow grew rapidly over the next few years, and branched into PCM magazine "The Personal Computing Magazine for Tandy Users", and VCR "The Home Video Monthly magazine".

Anyway, here's a look inside where the magic happened...


The Vintage Home #20: Homeowners How To (March-April 1978)

Homeowners How To  (Vol 03 No 2 Mar-Apr 1978) is a nice little window into the vintage homestead, featuring lots of classic 70s decor, advertisements and even fashions.  Let's take a look at some of the highlights....


The Boob Tube #51: I Dream of Jeannie (S5 E13)

"Jeannie, the Matchmaker" (Season 5, Episode 13) aired December 16th, 1969.  Despite it being  Jeannie's last season with the gags getting a little well-worn, it still has all the mojo of the original episodes, if not more so.  They'd really honed the situational chaos down to an art by the fifth season, yielding some genuine comedy gold.  And it doesn't hurt that there's lots of miniskirts to be found amid the over-the-top shenanigans.  Great fun lies ahead - read on!


Double Feature #8: Unlikely Chick Magnets

Tonight's Double Feature brings you two very unlikely studs: Don Knotts in The Love God? (1969) and the terribly goofy looking Robert Askwith, who inexplicably has girls throwing themselves at him throughout Confessions of a Driving Instructor (1976).  Enjoy.


Vintage Scan #39: International Musician And Recording World (Sept. 1977)

Other than a nice article on Steve Marriott (Small Faces) and how new wave will save live music, this magazine is essentially a catalog of music equipment advertisements.  Certainly, it will interest any musicians out there, but even the non-musicians like myself will find plenty of music nostalgia to make a browse through the September 1977 issue of International Musician And Recording World worthwhile.  Here is a link to download the whole thing, or read on to gaze in wonder at a few selected pages.  Enjoy!



Just for Laughs #11: Men's Magazine Comics

By the late sixties, men's magazines had largely stopped being fun and games, and become more akin to gratuitous guides to female genitalia and the "ins and outs" of intercourse. Simply put: they'd become hardcore. Back in the Mad Men era, they were a bit more light-hearted, which naturally meshed well with comics.  These risque gags were sprinkled throughout nearly every girly magazine during the 50s and 60s,  But by the time the 70s rolled around with their hardcore sensibility; comics just seemed too tame for consumption.

Of course, Playboy continued their grand tradition of including risque illustrations.  Meanwhile, the new breed of skin mags (namely Hustler and Penthouse) brought aboard comics which were every bit as hardcore as the photography.  And thus the Golden Age of so-called "good girl" comics was over.

But not on Retrospace.  I'm keepin' the flame alive because I think these comics have value.  They're not only amusing and great insights into the past, but I find particular enjoyment from the artwork.  Each artist has his own style, and to see how each pulls off a gag is awesome to behold.  So, If you like 'em, I'll bring more.  I've tried to supply representatives from a variety of different magazines and artists.  Enjoy!