The Groovy Age of Travel #10: Plane Interiors

I'll be traveling all next week and, alas, there will be no Retrospace posts during that time.  But in honor of the occasion I thought it was fitting to post a pile o' plane pictures.  Back when the inside of an aircraft didn't mean being stacked like sardines... back when there were ashtrays in the armrests.  It was a different time...

Cinema #37: Comedy Movie Poster Art

Up the Creek (1984) - "Who says a bunch of boobs can't win a race?"
I love these old comedy movie posters from the 1960s- early 1980s.  There was some pretty decent artwork involved, and a healthy dose of wink, wink, nudge, nudge naughty humor as well - a winning combination.

Rather than look at the entire posters, let's just stare in awe at the illustrations.  But don't worry, I'll provide the title and tagline. Enjoy!


The Horshack Redemption #23: Revenge of the Cheerleaders (1976)

In this episode The Professor and Gilligan run down their top three songs ruined by their music video. Then it's on to Revenge of the Cheerleaders (1976).  Aloha High School is about to get turned into a shopping mall! Whatever will the Aloha sluts do?  Listen to find out!

As always we give you the movie's drinking game and our expert opinions - because when it comes to 1970s drive-in classics, we be experts.  This is an episode you don't want to miss.

Download episode, visit the website, and like us on Facebook.

Proceed onward for the screen capture gallery....


Mini Skirt Monday #184: Steps, Stairs and Minis

Way back in 2012 (can you believe it's been that long?) we did a Miniskirts and Stairs theme.  Well, it's been three years and we're due for another.  Enjoy!


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...


TV Guide #5: 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!


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.


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...


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!


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.


TV Guide #4: 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?

Fumetti #3: Horror Fumetti

Why is this woman running from a giant mosquito wearing only her underwear?  If this sort of thing bothers you, this may not be the post for you.  You see, we're diving in to vintage horror fumetti for adults, and things are liable to get batshit crazy.  Buckle up, it's going to be a terrifying ride...


Artful Conception #26: Carried (Part 7)

When you go through as much retro stuff as I do, it's hard not to notice certain patterns, certain overly used motifs popping up time and again on magazine covers, movie posters, album artwork, comic books, etc. One such design is the carry - the damsel-in-distress being carried by a monster or hero.  It's a conception we've gone over six times before, but there's simply so much out there, that it deserves even more attention...