The launch of Sputnik and the space race led to an era of optimism which influenced pop-culture in America and overseas. We imagined where we might live, the clothes we might wear and the cars we might drive. Words and phrases such as astro and space age entered our vocabulary as a way to describe […]
Posted by Jim Konicek on July 22, 2014, under Fun Films, Motion Pictures, Universal News Collection.
This week in Universal News, the 1967 Fall fashion preview, featuring an outfit for the fashionable highway robber and “wearable” butterfly decals that are “up-to-the-minute but not gimmicky.” From the release sheet: FASHIONS London designers show Fall Fashions. Included: capes, high collars, highway-robber outfits, complete with mask and two flint-guns. More practical: black tunics and […]
This week in Universal News, it’s “another great day for the Irish” at the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade. In attendance were Robert Kennedy, Mayor John Lindsay, Governor Nelson Rockefeller, and James Farley, Postmaster General under Franklin D. Roosevelt and one of the first successful Irish Catholic politicians in the United States. From […]
Posted by Jim Konicek on March 17, 2014, under Motion Pictures, Universal News Collection.
This week in Universal News, fashionable ladies demonstrate the latest gadgets at the National Wine and Liquor Show in Chicago, including cocktail mittens and a portable keg tap that makes beach picnics a breeze. The soundtrack for this reel no longer exists, but you can read the script below to get a sense of how […]
Posted by Jim Konicek on March 10, 2014, under Motion Pictures, Universal News Collection.
This week in Universal News, designer Marc Bohan makes his debut with the House of Dior. The summer preview featured “less flutter and more shape”, with retro 1920s styles. From the release sheet: HOUSE OF DIOR SUMMER PREVIEW: Preview of the House of Dior’s summer, 1961 collection, the sensationally successful showing that marks the Paris […]
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