Other Retro Pages
Hippies, Flower Power, The Summer of Love
(Things that make Baby Boomers get all misty-eyed and nostalgic)
- a 3 day music festival that ran from August 15, 1969 to August
18, 1969 in upstate Bethel, New York. "If it wasn't for the U.S. Army, Woodstock might
not have happened." Richie Havens, who I am
quoting completely out of context and in a rather misleading fashion. This
happens in newspapers every day, but they don't admit to it! Read the whole very
interesting tale called "How
Woodstock Happened ... Part 1" to see what I mean. Peace baby! RH
Summer of Love
- refers to the summer
of 1967 in San Francisco's
district. Like most things, by the time it hit the newspaper
mainstream, the cool part was over. Here is a newspaper article from '67 on the
Summer of Love
Great Hippie Music
all summed up nicely by Time/Life in an album set aptly
called "Flower Power".
What's On TV In the '60s
- Wagon Train - In the middle of Indian country, the
wagon train runs into Sarr. Darland and a group of orphan boys.
Darland has started a home for these youngsters in an abandoned
ghost town and he's doing his best to provide the unwanted children
with proper guidance.
- Virginian - Retired sailor Kevin Doyle - who's looking
for a wife - is captivated by the Morrow twins, Judith and Susan.
Doyle is more entranced by Judith, but she insists that she'll never
leave her sister.
- Beverly Hillbillies - Back in the Ozarks for a
the Clampetts decide to help cousin Pearl in
her efforts to trap a husband - and Mr. Brewster is the man
RETRO-SPECTIVE THE DECADES PAST:
Van Nuys California Sept 20, 1963
Students Comment on Campus Crazes
Now that school is underway, undoubtedly
fads and era sees will be springing up throughout the
Valley and taking hold in junior and senior high
schools and colleges.
Barbara Lilian JS, Van Muys High School: "This semester seems r a t h e r quiet as far as fads are concerned.
Of course, all the girls are wearing the A-line dresses and skirts as well as shirts and jumpers. "And the natural look
seems to be reappearing on campus that is: less ratted and dyed hair and less make-up."
Jim Nelson IS, Valley State College:
"Although there have been fads among school students f r o m the 20s on,
I feel that these crazes are beginning to fade out. "The student of
today is actually more serious about his studies, and although he does
spend some time in extra-curricular activities, a great deal of these
events are more meaningful.
Gloria Reese 16, Reseda High School: "Most of my friends and I
participate In the various fads provided they don't go too far. We might
as well admit that most of us take part in these crazes to attract
attention, which, indeed, the crazes do."
Bill Srliaefi-r 17, Polytechnic High School:
"My friends and I don't take part in fads and crazes, and we feel
they're on their way out. As students realize that their major purpose
in attending class is to study, all fads will lose out entirely."
Judy Howard 19, Valley College: "No one
can deny that crazes do have a part, like it or not, on the high school
and college campus. The extent to which the fad occupies the student's
time is the principal point to be considered."
"As long as there are females on campus, there
will he fads in clothing. This year it's the little boy and "Oliver"
look along with the popular A-line and coachmen skirts."
Ren Denis 16, C a n o g a Park High S c h o o l
: "Although it's a little early to note trends that are apparent on
campuses, I feel that school would not be school without some nutty
crazes. This is especially true for college students."
ABLE TO REMEMBER THE '60s?
RELATE! FLASHBACKS WELCOME.
OH SHUT UP YOU STUPID ACID FREAK
On a recent morning in the Haight-Ashbury, three long haired,
hippie girls skipped merrily down the main street of hippieville holding
hands and singing, -"We're off to see the wizard the wonderful wizard of
The wizard, a blond - haired youth of about 24, sat at a table in the
window of a Haight-Ashbury coffee house. He chatted with the girls briefly
and they walked away. "No, I didn't sell them any acid,"
said the wizard, whose nickname comes from the fact that he distributes the
product of an amateur chemist known throughout Bay area hippie circles as
"Ows"- short for his real name. "I'll drop by their
pad later," the wizard said. "This place is loaded
with narcs (narcotics agents). They know
who I am and what I'm doing, but they also know I'm smart enough not to
carry the stuff around with me." 1967
Things a 1960's Housewife might read in the newspaper:
- Surveyor lands on moon (1966)
- Castro To Permit Relatives To Leave Cuba - Families Forfeit All
Get Smart ran from 1965 to 1970.
CONTROL agents Maxwell Smart, the Chief
and Agent 99 battled KAOS (the bad guys), who I guess were supposed to
be Russians, but sounded suspiciously German.
Movies/TV Shows Set in the
Custom Of Afternoon Tea Is Revived
How long has it been since you have seen a silver dish used for
the calling cards for which it was intended?
It has probably been almost as long since you put on a hat and
attended an afternoon tea at home. Both are reminders of a more
But Mrs. Leslie Murray Jr. invited three generations of women to
Sunday afternoon tea recently, proving that, while that form of
entertaining may be infrequent, it is certainly not forgotten.
The tea table was centered by carnations with the tea service on
one end and a punch bowl on the other. Small cookies and cakes
replaced the familiar sweet rolls and hardier fare of the more
typical morning coffee.
Silk prints and linen afternoon dresses were worn instead of
shifts or more tailored linens and cottons of parties held earlier
in the day.
Again, the idea of combining age groups works out to good
advantage. Women of all ages enjoy talking, and the chance to
exchange ideas among grandmothers, mothers and daughters provides a
The Arizona Republic Phoenix, Sun., June 19, 1966
1968 Shelby GT 500-KR Convertible Limited Edition (Very Cool Car! See it
1961 - Breakfast at Tiffany's
Turn On, Pad, Travel Agent,