Monday, August 31, 2009

Bear down!

This is just a random found image, but this is exactly what everyone in Chicago looked like in 1986.

Bears looked good last night, but even though I am from Chicago, I'm a lot more cautiously optimistic than average. Their secondary looked like tissue paper as Denver's lesser tier receivers and Kyle friggin' Orton had no problem carving them up last night.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

early 80s fashions, elderly Cajun style (and some Yankees)

Ken Burns' documentary "Huey Long" seems like an unlikely place to find great American vintage style (though Long was a dapper gentleman himself), but Burns' 1985 documentary captures a time and place that has since disappeared- and not just the Kingfish. The folks that he interviewed had a unique style that took me back to my own childhood in Louisiana- a unique and particular style that has since vanished. The landed Southern aristocrats he interviewed looked the part, as did they journalists, historians, and Cajuns.

I haven't been back to Louisiana much in the past years, but I suspect that the Wal-Martificiation of America has also not left Sportsman's Paradise unscathed. The folks have long past as has a unique part of America and American history.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Dorothy Stratten and Hugh Hefner

These two seem to keep finding me lately. Something about a girl in striped kneehighs, man.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Playboy's Roller-Disco and Pajama Party (1979)

"In November 1979, Richard Dawson hosted The Playboy Roller Disco and Pajama Party (sic) on ABC With musical entertainment provided by Chuck Mangione and the Village People, most of the activity focused on Hefner and several dozen skimplily clad Playmates roller skating to disco music on the tennis courts, dancing in the mansion's great hall, anAdd Imaged lounging by the swimming pool and grotto." - from Mr. Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream.

grabbed from some YouTube video. Is that Dorothy Stratten in the final shot? She is not listed as appearing in this on IMDB. Hmm, maybe it's not her, but she was PMOY in 1980. PS. Star 80 is awesome- Eric Roberts' best work.

You may also know Chuck Mangione from his appearances on King of the Hill.