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Sep
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The Pan Am Experience, a 70s-repro film set you can visit for the cost of a real airline ticket.

 (via Pan Am Experience | Pan Am Flies Again)

The Pan Am Experience, a 70s-repro film set you can visit for the cost of a real airline ticket.

(via Pan Am Experience | Pan Am Flies Again)

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Crime of Passion was the Million Dollar Movie on KHJ Los Angeles via
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Crime of Passion was the Million Dollar Movie on KHJ Los Angeles via

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Sep
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Culture appears more monolithic than ever, with a few gigantic corporations—Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon—presiding over unprecedented monopolies. Internet discourse has become tighter, more coercive. Search engines guide you away from peculiar words. (“Did you mean … ?”) Headlines have an authoritarian bark (“This Map of Planes in the Air Right Now Will Blow Your Mind”). “Most Read” lists at the top of Web sites imply that you should read the same stories everyone else is reading. Technology conspires with populism to create an ideologically vacant dictatorship of likes.
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Mr. Pardo’s decision to stay at NBC when “The Price Is Right” departed was fortuitous because that left him available to announce a new NBC show that made its debut in 1964, “Jeopardy!” A trivia show in which contestants tried to provide the questions after seeing the answers, it was hosted by Art Fleming, who made a point of thanking Mr. Pardo by name in each episode, helping to elevate him further out of the announcer anonymity of radio.
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The image was the stuff of epic literature, high or low. … The sun, poised between perpetual rising and continuous setting, forged an eternal radiance.
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The image that started it all. Lauren Bacall on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, March 1943.

The image that started it all. Lauren Bacall on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, March 1943.

(Source: loomings-jay.blogspot.com)

Aug
8th
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On this date 40 years ago, Richard Nixon submitted his letter of resignation. (“I will resign the Presidency effective at noon tomorrow…”)
(via Quiz: Did Richard Nixon ACTUALLY say that? - The Washington Post)

On this date 40 years ago, Richard Nixon submitted his letter of resignation. (“I will resign the Presidency effective at noon tomorrow…”)

(via Quiz: Did Richard Nixon ACTUALLY say that? - The Washington Post)

Aug
6th
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Colbert “1974” edition: truly best episode ever.

 (via Stephen Colbert remembers Watergate-gate, wears copious amounts of hair gel - The Washington Post)

The graphics, the sets, the wardrobe, the hair, the scandal, the history—so much retro goodness. Even made sitting through yet another self aggrandizing interview with Pat Buchanan tolerable.

Colbert “1974” edition: truly best episode ever.

(via Stephen Colbert remembers Watergate-gate, wears copious amounts of hair gel - The Washington Post)

The graphics, the sets, the wardrobe, the hair, the scandal, the history—so much retro goodness. Even made sitting through yet another self aggrandizing interview with Pat Buchanan tolerable.

Aug
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The Bee Gees - Nights On Broadway - The Midnight Special, December 1975

Still perhaps my favorite from their decades-long cavalcade of hits, and a highlight of the “Main Course” lp they recorded in Miami with Arif Mardin (note Berry and Robin in selections from their loud shirt and pastel polyester resort wear wardrobes, even in December).

(Source: youtube.com)

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James Garner, Howard Morris, Tony Randall, Howard Duff in 1962’s Boys Night Out. Starring (and produced by) Kim Novak, this silly mid-century “sex comedy” was supposed to revive her film career. Instead, it helped James Garner make the leap from Maverick to the big screen. TCM plans a day-long marathon tribute to Garner’s work, in better roles than this one, on July 28.

James Garner, Howard Morris, Tony Randall, Howard Duff in 1962’s Boys Night Out. Starring (and produced by) Kim Novak, this silly mid-century “sex comedy” was supposed to revive her film career. Instead, it helped James Garner make the leap from Maverick to the big screen. TCM plans a day-long marathon tribute to Garner’s work, in better roles than this one, on July 28.