Archive for April, 2009

Gayle Sayers and Billy Dee Williams on the set of "Brian’s Song" (1971)

Posted in chicago, football, photography, Seventies on April 23, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

it seems that something gets in my eye every time I watch this classic.

Gayle Sayers is one of the all time greats on and off the field.

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Le Sex Shoppe on Hollywood Boulevard (1977)

Posted in los angeles, lost souls, photography, vanishing America on April 23, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

“View of Le Sex Shoppe located at 5507 Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue. The storefront is completely covered with marquees and painted advertisements that read: “Books. Magazines. Film. Adult. General”; “Open 24 hrs. Books for all”; “Le Sex Shoppe”; “Adult marital aids. Novelties”; “Movie arcade .25 cents”, etc. “

William Reagh, photographer

Pendleton ad (1974)

Posted in ephemera, gentlemen, Seventies, still made in the U S of A on April 23, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Jeez, is this artwork Seventies enough for you? The sort of monochromatic plaid with fake fur collar jacket reminds me of Archie Bunker and every Polish grandfather in Chicago.

Pendleton is still pretty right on in my book. I love their flannel shirts and hunting jackets. I still have my heart set on an old school Pendleton blanket from before WWII.

Paneling made easy! (1963)

Posted in ephemera, lost arts, manliness on April 23, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Spot illustration from Popular Mechanics, 1963. I love the woodgrain look to this woodcut (?) spot illustration.

The New York Dolls- a band you’re gonna like, whether you like it or not (1973)

Posted in american heroes, American music, badassery, made in usa, New York, showmanship, vanishing America, youth culture on April 22, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

advertisement from Creem Magazine, 1973

Evel Knievel for Chuckles brand candy (1974)

Posted in celebrity endorsers, Seventies on April 22, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

“Diamonds, not to mention sponsor’s decals, are a boy’s best friend”

X ray comparisons of ’63 cars (1963)

Posted in cars, ephemera, made in usa on April 22, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

from a Rambler ad, Popular Mechanics, 1963.