Jane Fonda in Barbarella (1968)
Zenith Trans-Oceanic Royal 3000-1. made on June 10th, 1968.
This radio was taken to Woodstock by the original owner. It runs on 12 volts of power, weighs twelve pounds, and uses 12 transistors. The radio has nine bands, including AM, FM, and many shortwave bands, tone control, time zone chart, dial lamp, headphone port, and has a telescoping antenna that is 6 feet tall when fully extended. John F. Kennedy had an early version of this radio on his desk during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. It was truly a high end radio meant to pick up stations from all over the world.
Sylvania Sun Gun II, model SG-55. Made in 1964. This thing is genuinely terrifying, but I love it. It is a movie light, and it is so bright it will light up a whole room and blind you. It is amazing how powerful it is. The lamp and reflector get well above 650 degrees fahrenheit, and it can burn stuff that gets too close. Despite getting so hot and being so bright, it is 100% safe to use. You just have to be careful.
A young Freddie Mercury pictured at his flat in London
January 17th, 1968
A young Elton John posing in one of his first photo shoots
Claudia Cardinale, 1968
Viceroy super 8mm movie camera. Model 206. Made from 1968 to 1973. This particular one was made in 1969.
I may be a dude, but I love fashion.
Nowadays, fashion revolves around being quirky and different from the norm. But, for some reason, we take inspiration from the 1920s swinger outfits.
Now, I’m not against taking inspiration from past generations, not at all. But…really?
The 1920s? The era right before the greatest financial crisis ever and one of the deadliest wars in human history? I mean, we liked the 1920s so much, we even inherited the financial crisis that they had to deal with!
But, if we are gonna copy a fashion era, let’s make it a good one. I personally love the 1960s mod culture of Britain. Now, this is a personal bias, but I would rather walk around the streets of Savannah in a sharp suit with nice Italian boots than goddamn overalls and a beard that looks like it hasn’t been trimmed since the Great Depression. But, maybe you do like the 1920s style, and I do think there is some good fashion from that era. But I would rather be a 1960s British mod than a 1920s swinger. What do you think?
Royal Caravan typewriter made in 1964. The same kind of typewriter used by Bob Dylan. It can be seen in the photographs of Dylan using the typewriter above.
qu’est-ce que je fais…je sais pas quoi faire…
The only noteworthy thing I’ve ever done is buying the Beatles Stereo Box Set for $237.99 on eBay. Goodnight
Ladies wool hat. Made in 1962