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  • Fun aloft: The airlines' 'Great Lounge War'
    Fun aloft: The airlines' 'Great Lounge War'
    Business was booming and airline traffic forecasts looked rosy in the mid-60s when the carriers ordered their first jumbo jets. But when the twin-aisle Boeing 747s and McDonnell Douglas DC-10s rolled off the production lines in the early 70s, a...
  • Memorable 1970s TV theme songs from sitcoms and dramas
    Best TV theme songs from the 1970s you've come to love
    The 1970's had its share of very catchy and extremely popular TV theme songs that are instantly recognizable today. One of the most memorable standouts from a successful TV show is usually its theme song. In past decades, such as the 1960'...
  • Clairol Herbal Essence shampoo
    Vintage shampoo sells on eBay for $305
    Rare and vintage are two qualities that can result in big money on eBay. The terms rare and vintage may conjure up images of cars, electronics, or paintings, but what about if the item is a bottle of shampoo? A bottle of 1970s vintage Clairol...
  • Tickle deodorant
    Vintage Tickle deodorant sells for over $100 on eBay
    Tickle deodorant was a fun and whimsical product in the 1970’s. A colorful roll-on deodorant that came in four scents including citrus, herbal, floral, and unscented. The fun dispenser made it even more entertaining to use because it claimed...
  • 1970s 'Disco Inferno' trivia night was infernal far out fun at Smithsonian
    1970s 'Disco Inferno' trivia night was infernal far out fun at Smithsonian
    The SmithsonianNational Portrait Gallery's 1970s "Disco Inferno"trivia night Nov. 14 was infernally far out fun.Few of the players at the popular "After Five" event had been born until long after the "Me Decade"...
  • 1970s trivia night Nov. 14 at Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery
    1970s trivia night Nov. 14 at Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery
    Relive the "Me Decade" and test your knowledge of 1970s history, pop culture, politics, and the arts at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery's monthly trivia night Nov. 14 at 6:30 PM.Disco music that night may jar your memory...
  • Valerie Harper, despite terminal brain cancer, spoke at National Archives Apr.16
    Valerie Harper, despite terminal brain cancer, spoke at National Archives Apr.16
    Valerie Harper, four-time Emmy winner for her role as Rhoda, and now suffering from terminal brain cancer, spoke to a rapt, adoring audience at theNational ArchivesApr. 16.The program was webcast live and will be archived on the National Archives...
  • National Archives goes funky for 1970s fascinating color photo exhibit (Photos)
    National Archives goes funky for 1970s fascinating color photo exhibit (Photos)
    The staid National Archiveswent funky and groovy, with "Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project", a visual time capsule of that "Me" decade, the dawning of the age of environmentalism. Whether you lived...
  • French Connection II
    'French Connection II,' a worthy sequel to an Oscar winning movie
    "French Connection II," is an interesting sequel to the award winning film, "French Connection." This time you have Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman) in Marseilles. Fernando Rey revived his role as the drug kingpin in the movie...
  • Saturday Night Fever
    Top ten selling albums of the '70s
    The ‘70s brought us everything from bell bottoms to Rubik’s cube, as long hair toking hippies became a symbol of the times with their tied dyed shirts, rose colored glasses, and paisley designs.The ‘70s saw the breakup of the...
  • Cover of "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
    Christmas songs of the 1970s
    The third installment of this series examined Christmas music written in the 1950s and 1960s. In the 1970s, rock artists of various genres dominated the music scene, and the Christmas music written in that decade reflected those varying styles....
  • 'Sisters of Death'
    DVD review: 'Sisters of Death'
    Let's take a look at 'Sisters of Death,' a late '70s thriller which shows the dangers of sororities. Well, unless you had something better to do. A sorority initiation goes horribly wrong, leaving one pledge dead. Seven years later, the girls...
  • 'A Boy and His Dog' movie poster
    ‘A Boy and His Dog’ on a big screen
    It’s a rarity that an obscure movie from as far back as 30-plus years ever makes it back to the big screen, but 1975’s “A Boy and His Dog” is one of the exceptions. At least here in Sacramento at the community movie...
  • A beginner's guide to progressive rock (part one)
    A beginner's guide to progressive rock (part one)
    As Pat Benatar once wrote, “love is a battlefield.” What seems to be a principle flaw of this statement is the confusion of metaphor and simile—in the midst of such profound philosophizing, it seems the erudite scholar meant to...
  • Keitel & De Niro
    Scorsese at 70: The Breakout, Part 1 (1970s)
    WRITER'S NOTE: 2012 marks the 70th birthday of Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese. So during the year, the National Classic Cinema Examiner will present a series of articles marking this great milestone. This article focuses on the...