Category Archives: 1979

1970s VHS Nostalgia

I have been going through some of my old VHS tapes, which I burned to DVDs. Who remembers this ad campaign from 1979? About these ads

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Jean Renoir, Orson Welles and the Dim Remembrance of Things Past

Journalists are fond of telling and retelling their favorite war stories. These are raucous tales of daring exploits — usually mixed with strong drink — of great personal heroism, of triumphs on deadline and other various noble achievements, often involving … Continue reading

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Memorial Honors Victims of American Airlines Flight 191

Image: A video simulation of the crash of Flight 191. Credit: History Channel. Madhu Krishnamurthy writes in the Chicago Daily Herald that more than 1,000 people are expected to attend the unveiling on Saturday of a memorial in Des Plaines, … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – Bullock’s Wilshire

This rather amazing cape with hood and feather boa from Bullock’s Wilshire has been listed on EBay. The vendor says she bought this about 1979. Bidding starts at $75.

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