Archive for movies

vintage homemade Star Wars t-shirt (1970s)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 21, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

As much as I like vintage printed t-shirts, I love DIY homemade vintage t-shirts even more.   l love the creativity, effort and quirkiness that went into something like this.   They are like little personal time capsules. 

(via DenverMullets)

Pizza Hut Back to the Future II solar shades (1989)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 26, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

What a great product tie-in!  These insane sunglasses were sold at Pizza Hut in 1989 to promote the release of Back to the Future II.   It seems that the blue ones with the yellow overhang were the most common.  These can still often be found in thrift stores, probably because the other ones are not as instantly recognizable and work well for a totally 80s halloween costume.

image grabbed from Clintonlovespizza

Joan Crawford’s hand drawn custom sweatshirt (1930s)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 19, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

grabbed from an ambitious project collapsing

Corey Feldman dons an X swatch in “Dream a Little Dream” (1989)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on March 13, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

Ah, the legendary X-rated Swatch!   The X-rated Swatch, or X Swatch, was originally released in 1987  but quickly developed a cult following amongst the Youth Crew Straightedge crowd. Through the clear lense of hindsight, it seems a bit incongruous on the wrist of noted narcotic enthusiast Master Feldman and I believe there was a rumor at the time that this ceremonious scene of the donning of the X Swatch in the Corey Squared vehicle, “Dream a Little Dream”, was Feldman’s nodding wink to signify his commitment to the XStraightedge Hardcore CommunityX.  Somehow I think not.

I’ve owned two of these in my life.     The first X Swatch I procured was Continue reading

“I can see my own death”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 29, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

Name this movie in the comments and list your favorite parts.  annnnd go!

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Sammy Davis Jr. for Alka-Seltzer (1978)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 14, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Poor Candy Man!  He must have had a difficult time securing celebrity endorsements in 1978- a few years before a career revitalizing appearance in the Shakespearean tragedy uh “Cannonball Run” but sheesh!  This is a stretch.  The copy and idea is all wrong!  Where’s the candy?  And wasn’t Sammy Jewish?

Yes I Can: The Story of Sammy Davis, Jr.“>

Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985) exterior shots

Posted in fuzzy childhood memories, how much art can you take?, movies with tags , , , on August 22, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Establishing exterior shot of Pee Wee Herman’s house

Establishing shot of the mall from which Pee Wee’s bike is stolen.

Mario’s Magic Shop, next door to the Bookworm’s Bookshop.

Chuck’s Bike-o-Rama! I miss Woolworth’s.

109 AM where Pee Wee goes on the air to get the word out about his bike.

The night of the meeting. Every light in the house is on.
Outside of the Buxton residence. Staid appearance contrasts sharply with the fun loving and uh ecclectic appearance of Pee Wee’s yard. I’m sure the HOA loved him.

Noir-ish alley where Pee Wee is confronted by muggers. Rain and elongated shadows mock standard Noir images.

Madam Ruby’s. Pee Wee’s eyeline is used throughout the film to tell the story in a very traditional way, somewhat recalling early slapstick comedies.
Hitchhiking to the Alamo. Fence establishes bucolic scene. I love how Pee Wee adds creativity and flair to everything he does. Bindle appears out of nowhere.
The memorable and real dinosaur gas station.
“There are thousands and thousands of uses for corn, all of which I will tell you about right now!”
San Antonio bus station.
Rodeo riders’ RV park.
Phone booth deep in the heart of Texas.
Outside the Apache Bar. Fun fact: the biker babe was played by Cassandra Peterson, aka Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
Warner Brothers studios.
Pet shop fire.

The world premiere of Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.