Following on from my 1950s fashions post, here are some brilliant video clips from the 1960s. The first clip is great for a walk down Memory Lane as it features the mini-kilt, my favourite in 1966. I bought my mini-kilt from C&A (Coats and ‘Ats as it was known in my family). My dad went…… Continue reading Swinging Sixties fashion shows
Henry Wood was born #OnThisDay in 1869
Sir Henry Joseph Wood (3 March 1869 – 19 August 1944) was an English conductor best known for his association with London’s annual series of promenade concerts known as The Proms. In 1893 a new concert hall opened in London. The hall could seat over two thousand people and the sound quality was the best…… Continue reading Henry Wood was born #OnThisDay in 1869
1960s New York
Some great film but you might need to turn off the soundtrack. 1963 https://youtu.be/vOsWc-zdL-U 1963 https://youtu.be/8Pc3jkb433w 1968 https://youtu.be/2qGv304RXsA Thanks for visiting my blog today.
Great 1970 Biba video
Interesting insights into the Biba way of design and sales in this film clip. https://youtu.be/tPrdEDzHbm8 Fascinating interview with Barbara Hulanicki. https://youtu.be/cqxJmsmhfqI Wish I’d kept the Biba mail order catalogue I sent for in 1969! Thanks for reading my blog today.
A 70s look at the Sixties
There’s an interesting interview with Mary Quant in the middle of this film and some great Sixties shots to start with but the last part of the film can only be described as bizarre. https://youtu.be/0K4deOA8uDg Thanks for reading my blog today.
Crazy furniture from the 1960s
I can’t say we had any furniture like this in our house in the Swinging Sixties. https://youtu.be/w9AzRzV0Bpw But the chair which almost falls over looks fun. Thanks for visiting my blog today.
Brilliant 1968 film of the English Riviera
Eight minutes of British seaside holiday fun from 1968. Loved it! https://youtu.be/0w7auXfqsqY Thanks for visiting my blog today.
Interesting Interview with Twiggy
Following on from Swinging Sixties Icons this is an interesting interview with Lesley Hornby aka Twiggy in which she hints at a movie career. https://youtu.be/Y1uNxKKLnok And we all know what happened next. https://youtu.be/SHba06Y8TA0 But I couldn’t remember if Twiggy had made any other films, so quick Wiki search to see what else she was in:…… Continue reading Interesting Interview with Twiggy
Top of the Pops January 1964
Top of the Pops started in 1964 and this is how the show opened. https://youtu.be/fylk9ZvJVnc According to number-ones The Animals were at the top of the charts with “House of the Rising Sun” in July 1964 so presumably this clip was from then. The BBC TOTP website says the show started on New Year’s Day…… Continue reading Top of the Pops January 1964
Vidal Sassoon shows some extraordinary hairstyles in these Pathe News clips.
Interesting developments in hair styling between 1955 and 1967. https://youtu.be/43MVpFEh_pQ https://youtu.be/-1n3EdETCOU Thanks for visiting my blog today.
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