Author Archives: MyVintageGeneration
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: December 8, 2013
The music headlines in December 1967 shocked fans of soul when Stax star Otis Redding died in a plane crash. The front page of this British weekly says it all. Otis Redding appeared on the December 9, 1967 episode of Cleveland television show Upbeat on WEWS-TV. Here he performs “Respect” from that appearance. Tragically, Redding [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: November 29, 2013
In the years and decades since the Wizard of Oz was released in 1939, thousands of products have come out with images of our fave Oz characters. Pictured above is a vintage peanut butter jar depicting the Tin Man. It was released by Swift & Company. They had own line of smooth and crunchy butter [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: November 23, 2013
The UK’s most famous doctor turns 50 this week. Doctor Who debuted on the BBC in November 1963.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: November 15, 2013
We are quickly approaching the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination. The most famous film taken that tragic day was a 26.6 second home movie by Abraham Zapruder, but there are other amateur films and photos. According to author Vincent Bugliosi at least 32 photographers were in Dealey Plaza at or around the time of the [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: November 3, 2013
The Beatles Rubber Soul album reminds me of the fall. The cover to Rubber Soul is a classic. It was taken by Robert Freeman at John’s house in Weybridge. The photo that appears on the cover is cropped and elongated — here’s the original photo by Freeman.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: October 25, 2013
This Halloween let’s feature a trio of ghosts singing the Lennon and McCartney classic I’m Looking Through You. The friendly ghosts performed the tune on The Muppet Show.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: October 21, 2013
This summer I came across a family collection of vintage slides. Someone in the family went to Japan in the 1950s and the New York World’s Fair in 1964. Most of the shots were of iconic images like the Unisphere at the World’s Fair. I thought the shots from Japan were most interesting. They were [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: October 16, 2013
This season, how about a bit of fall fashion from London circa 1967? I quite like the butterfly-on-the-back motif. Enjoy this week’s My Vintage Video.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: September 15, 2013
Blomer & Schuler was a toy company based in Nuremberg, Germany. They were founded in 1919 and became known worldwide in the 1930s for manufacturing mechanical tin toys. Many of these toys featured carousels or mechanical animals. I found this toy at the local flea market. Unfortunately, it doesn’t turn, but I still think it’s [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: September 13, 2013
Beware ‘cos a killer is on the loose this Friday the 13th. Enjoy the original 1980 movie trailer to the ultimate slasher film. Jason Voorhees is the deranged, mass killer and he’s after Kevin Bacon!