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ID Bracelets

ID bracelets confirmed a person's identity, but they were so much more useful than that. When boys gave their sweethearts their ID bracelets, that couple...

Penny Loafers

In 1876, George Henry Bass created the G.H. Bass shoe company, and in 1910 he introduced the world to the elegant comfort of the...

Red Ball Jets

Before Air Jordans infected youngsters with the hysteria for footwear, Red Ball Jets were there. These were the only canvas sneaker to put on your...

Car Coats

The baby boom prosperity provided a streamlined, tail-finned car in every garage, and plenty of spending money to drive into town with. Department stores moved...

Capri Pants

By the 1950s, Italy had already influenced the short pin curl cut, the stand-up collar on crisp cotton shirts, and now the slim calf-length...

Brylcreem

Created in 1929 and mass marketed as the first man's hair product, Brylcreem was a greasy hair cream that was run through the hair,...

Brothel Creepers

These thick crepe soled shoes first walked onto the scene when British Teddy Boys adopted the "brothel creeper" shoe style as a part of the...

Beehive Hair

The 1950’s reveled in the outrageous works of art created from hair, and the bubble-like bouffant was teased to even greater height and tamed...

Freezy Freakies

The winter gloves that would produce little cartoons characters on them - if it got cold enough. Unfortunately they only seemed to work when it...

Wizard of Wor

“Fight me! I am the Wizard of Wor!” Part Pac-Man, part Alien, part Dungeons and Dragons, Bally Midway’s Wizard of Wor took gamers down into...

Asteroids

In the years after Star Wars (1977), anything involving outer space, zippy interstellar craft and dangerous battles was golden. Into this arena of sci-fi fantasy...

Mary Millington

  Mary Millington was found dead in bed at her home at Walton-on-the-Hill in Surrey in 1979 by her husband Richard Maxted. By the bed...

Jensen Interceptor

The Jensen Interceptor was a sporting GT-class car, hand-built at the Kelvin Way Factory, West Bromwich (near Birmingham) by Jensen Motors between 1966 and 1976. The...

Mobile Telephones (Cell Phones)

               

Discman

Sony launched the digital audio revolution in 1983 with the first compact disc player. In 1984 they went one better, by introducing a miniaturised CD player...

Hands Across America (1986)

On Sunday 25 May 1986, Americans were asked to simultaneously hold hands across a 4,137-mile route stretching from California's Santa Monica Pier to New...

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Shopping in the 1960s

With the arrival of more money in people's pockets to spend on both essentials and luxuries (first in the United States from the late...

Ladybird Books

Ladybird books were all printed and published in Loughborough, UK. The company was set up by local writers and industrialists early in the 1900s (to...

Bill Cosby

William Henry Cosby Jr was born in 1937 in the Mount Airy section of Germantown in Philadelphia. He attended Germantown High School but dropped...

Key Parties

'Swingers' would throw their car keys into a pot in the middle of a swirly-pattern carpeted room, have a few Campari and sodas and...

Cost of New Holden Cars (Australia)

1961 EK $2212 1962 EJ $2102 1963 EH $2102 1965 HD $2320 1966 HR $2167 1968 HK $2215 1969 HT $2326 1970 HG $2394 1971 HQ $2730 1974 HJ $3594 1976 HX $5186 1977 HZ...

After Shave

The liberated new man of the 70s was not afraid of scents. A whole new arm of the perfume industry opened up especially to...