I’m dedicating this post to one of my favourite eras, the 1970s, I guess because well, I was there but I wasn’t there (too tiny to appreciate it) … a time in history in amongst the idealism of the 60s and the materialism of the 80s.
Back in the 70s, people …
Drank a classic cocktail:
Grapefruit and gin cocktails:
90ml gin, 1 cup ruby grapefruit juice, 10ml cointreau, ice, shaken – not stirred, with lime slices.
were like this movie:
The Virgin Suicides. One of my favourite movies set in the 70s but made in the 90s – I enjoy Sofia Coppola’s style. Subtle yet unnerving.
had hair like this:
rocked this look:
Jaws. The book which inspired a movie; both responsible for scaring a generation of people every time they went to the beach and still does now.
marched for social and political awareness:
The women’s movement had it’s second wave in the early 70s.
and partied here:
Studio 54, the place to be, for anyone who was anyone in the late 70s.
saw this wedding:
I don’t think anyone back then or since for that matter, was quite as rockstar as Mick and Bianca. Hands down best wedding ever. Respect.
watched this movie:
I never saw the point of the remake with Nicole Kidman et al. I mean, the original Stepford Wives was a response to the women’s movement and was intended as a satire so the remake was a bit irrelevant .. the original really is a classic though.
watched these TV shows:
The Goodies, MASH, The Muppet Show, The Young Doctors and the Brady Bunch; an interesting time for TV – British humour, anti-war politics, Kermie, sexy medical shows and a squeaky clean all American family.