Rolling Stones 1966 North American Tour

Rolling Stones 1966 North American Tour

Apr 6, 2012

In the summer of 1966, the Rollings Stones toured North America for the fifth time, beginning June 24 in Lynn, Massachusetts, and ending July 28 in Honolulu, Hawaii. They played the Forest Hills Tennis Stadiums Music Festival on July 2, 1966. The following day they played two shows at the Asbury Park (New Jersey) Convention […]

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1966: The Right to Remain Silent

1966: The Right to Remain Silent

Apr 4, 2012

Even casual viewers of Law and Order know that the half-way point of virtually every episode has been reached when one of the police leads informs the “perp” of their “rights” (often accompanied by a sarcastic quip): You have the right to remain silent.  Anything you say can be used against you in a court […]

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Beatles '66

Beatles ’66

Apr 3, 2012

Nineteen sixty-six was a year of transition for The Beatles and pop culture. On March 4th, John Lennon made his infamous wise crack that the Beatles had gotten bigger than Jesus, forever tarnishing the contrived squeaky clean image that their backers were marketing. On August 11 he apologized, saying “I didn’t mean it as a […]

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A Tale of Two Dustys

Mar 30, 2012

Before A Little Kiss aired, there had already been some reports that a song was replaced at the last minute; the original ending song, Dusty Springfield’s “The Look of Love” was discovered to be anachronistic, and was swapped out for a 1966 Dusty hit (her biggest solo hit ever in the U.S., actually): “You Don’t […]

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Mod Fashions in A LITTLE KISS

Mod Fashions in A LITTLE KISS

Mar 26, 2012

The first couple of seasons of Mad Men portrayed most of the female characters as being sartorially stuck in the 1950s: wide mid-calf skirts, crinolines, Peter Pan necklines and chiffon scarves. Make-up was childlike: peachy-pink nails, bright red lips. We all remember the constant reminders to Peggy Olson in the pilot episode that she needs […]

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Boots

Boots

Mar 7, 2012

You’re not a sweet young thing. You’re not the virgin next door. You’ve been married and divorced. You’re a grown woman. I know there’s garbage in there somewhere. – Lee Hazlewood, writer/producer of “These Boots Were Made For Walkin’” to Nancy Sinatra, circa 1965 Sometimes you can see a revolution when it starts; sometimes it […]

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The Future

Jan 31, 2012

This post was inspired by a comment made by Smiler G (http://www.lippsisters.com/2011/04/26/flashbacks-2/).  During the past four seasons, Mad Men has covered many real world events, such as the 1960 Election, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the bombing of 6th Street Baptist Church bombing in Alabama, the Kennedy Assassination, and other real world events. What event(s) would […]

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Christmas Cards From the Drapers and the Francis'?

Christmas Cards From the Drapers and the Francis’?

Dec 20, 2011

When my Mom’s basement flooded with 5 feet of water this past September, we had a lot of stuff to go through, including two bags mid-century  Christmas and Greeting cards.  Sadly, I had to dispose of all these memories, but not before I photographed every one of them, for I’m currently ‘reviving’ them with Photoshop […]

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"Betty Draper" and the Maddicts at the Antique Store

“Betty Draper” and the Maddicts at the Antique Store

Nov 22, 2011

November 1,2011. I had a funny experience today.  While at a favorite antique shop today with my darling mother, I was taking in all the nostalgia around me when my eyes fell on a strangely familiar doll.  It had up-swept blond hair,  and a luxuriant, strapless pale blue brocade gown. “That doll looks like Betty […]

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America In Primetime Episode 2: The Man Of The House

America In Primetime Episode 2: The Man Of The House

Nov 9, 2011

The theme that cuts across all of American male life is ‘not living up to some standard’. – Marshall Herskovitz Man Of The House, the second episode in the excellent PBS series America in Primetime, premiered on PBS last Sunday night. Now midway though its four-week run, the series has already examined women on TV […]

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TV Series/DVD Rental Recommendation: The Kennedys

TV Series/DVD Rental Recommendation: The Kennedys

Nov 1, 2011

  FYI: The Kennedys is now available on DVD, The Reelz Channel will be re-running it starting November 6th (check your cable listings for more details) and it is now available through Netflix (DVD and Blu-ray) ———————————————————————————————————— Quite a few Mad Men fans either grew up in the 1960s or enjoy watching things that take place in […]

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Television Review: The Hour (Hours Two and Three)

Television Review: The Hour (Hours Two and Three)

Oct 5, 2011

I’ve watched three episodes and I am as ambivalent as I was when The Hour started.  I like it. I don’t like it.  This is a good, solid show that I think could be better.  I was expecting a British Mad Men, and what I got was a Rubicon flavored spy/mystery filtered through a British […]

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Discussion: Do you plan to watch "Pan Am" or "The Playboy Club"

Discussion: Do you plan to watch “Pan Am” or “The Playboy Club”

Aug 3, 2011

This fall brings two Mad Men inspired period pieces on major networks. While they may not be as good as our beloved Mad Men, the networks clearly see a market for shows set in the early 1960s. Do you plan to watch Pan-Am on ABC or The Playboy Club on NBC this fall?

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