April 21, 2018

Contemplating the shrine to the mid-60s.

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Detail of the display, from the LBJ library,  under the 1964-1966 sign:

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The model on the cover of Playboy looks kind of like Ann Margret, but it's Venita Wolf, She was a minor actress who lived from 1945 to 2014 — not too minor to have a Wikipedia article:
Venita Wolf... appeared in the Star Trek episode "The Squire of Gothos" (1967) as Yeoman Teresa Ross.



Other than that, she had only a short stint on popular television from 1966 to 1969, including guest roles in The Flying Nun, The Monkees, Gunsmoke and The Beverly Hillbillies, among others. She appeared unbilled in The Oscar (1966) but her only feature film credit was a supporting role in the beach movie Catalina Caper (1967)...
"Arabesque" was a 1966 movie. It was, like "Charade," one of those Hitchcock movies not by Hitchcock but by Stanley Donen.

"The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby" is a Tom Wolfe book from 1965. Here's its Wikipedia article:
Many versions of the book are headed by an incomplete quotation from Kurt Vonnegut: "Verdict: Excellent book by a genius." Vonnegut's full quotation was "Verdict: Excellent book by a genius who will do anything to get attention." 
Speaking of orangeness, there's Tang. And that grand triad of mid-60s fun: the Spirograph, the Frisbee, and Operation.

34 comments:

rhhardin said...

Get Smart had an episode where LBJ called, on a longhorn-shaped telephone receiver.

traditionalguy said...

That was the new era of Color TV broadcasts and new very expensive TVs. But the first ones were smaller and darker like these Exhibits seem to be.

EDH said...

As a remember it, the white All American Frisbee was very heavy, almost too heavy for a casual toss.

rcocean said...

"Arabesque" was a 2nd rate "Charade" which was a 2nd rate "To Catch a Thief"

Sorta summarizes the decline of America.

Like from Ike to JFK to LBJ.

EDH said...

Forget Wolfe or Vonnegut, "Go, Dog. Go!" was a volume in my library at the time.

rcocean said...

When doing the movie Peck kept telling the Director:

"I'm no Cary Grant"

Which he certainly wasn't.

traditionalguy said...

Interesting contrasts: A sophisticated Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren paired with Julia Childs lacing up chickens for roasting.

Bay Area Guy said...

Anne-Margaret and Sophia Loren in one post? Yowza! Yowza!

David Begley said...

Wolfe is way better than Vonnegut. Kurt was jealous.

Sydney said...

Also, Go-Go boots.

Zach said...

Vonnegut's full quotation was "Verdict: Excellent book by a genius who will do anything to get attention.

The legend of "The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine Flake Streamline Baby" is that Wolfe pled writer's block after visiting the car show. The editor took pity on him and asked him to send in his notes for another writer to work from. And then published the notes verbatim.

Judging from the next 50 years of output, it's possible that Wolfe just writes that way.

Guildofcannonballs said...

I've often thoight Ann Margret's character in "Grumpy Old Men" was Althouse-s archetype of free success.

It wasn't confirmed until I noticed the lack of an Ann Margret tag.

If you are scared, you're not nearly enough so.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Thinking as I, sometimes expeessed unusually, that many problems,not Satan-related, and most that are too, could be anticipated and prevented had only folks been aware of my knowledge, is obligating Catholocism.

I owe you change within yoursleves, and receive you shall.

Groups ain't individuals even when summed, as sadly crudeness is a neccesary component, and GIVE THE DEVIL HIS DUE.

Mind you.

Ralph L said...

Ultra Mod!
Is this the museum's idea of early Women's Lib?

Sophia's spread-eagle looks more uncomfortable than sexy.

Charlie Currie said...

My dad was the manager of the toy department at Sears during part of my youth. He would always bringing new stuff home for us to try out. One night he brought home a Pluto Platter - I think it was made by Wham-O - somewhere along the line they became Frisbees. The Pluto Platter had all the planets around the edge.

Charlie Currie said...

1966 was the year I was drafted. 1966 is the year my car was manufactured.

Big Mike said...

Well, Althouse, you answered my question on the other post about whether they included Playboy magazines in the exhibit. Thanks.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Heard a song by Za h Warner tonight.

Might be too embarrassed, yes it happens to us genius' too, to follow up.

You'll know all by not the not sayin' of nuttin'.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Round Deuce (Xeuce):

Thinking as I, sometimes expressed unusually, that many problems, not Satan-related, and most that are that too, could be anticipated and prevented had only folks been aware of my knowledge, is obligating Catholocism.

I owe you change within yourselves, and receive you shall.

Groups ain't individuals even when summed, as sadly crudeness is a neccesary component, and GIVE THE DEVIL HIS DUE.

Mind you.

Guildofcannonballs said...

People can't name the enemy Satan and wonder why Heilein the story writer isn't held up God esteemed-wise.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Oh but the "Jesus Story" is just another story of course 'cause we're all smarter than Scalia ever was. He old school. He dead. We new school.

We will forever be new school whilst Scalia keeps teach8ng in his own way.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Metoo# think the white on black rape plague/epidemic, is the "duh no further proof is needed duh" verification rape is completly asexual.

None of you racist devils would dare think rape involves factors other than whites overpowering blacks becauze whites are evil, so just remember and repeat louder next time.

The white on black college rapez are the only reasons blacks haven't excelled. Reparations include a lot more than what was "gained."

Guildofcannonballs said...

We all know the rapists, the whitez, protect each other, in order to rape the blacks. That is power. Free for all rapin'.

Power evil whites Lord over everyone.

Guildofcannonballs said...

I can't remember not repeatedly rapin' non-whitez, that'z how ingrain3d it is.

Guildofcannonballs said...

The stats show very conclusivley rape is only about power, and whites are the only ones ever to have or ever eill to have, power, ergo all those white bitches raped don't now, and nor will they ever, have anything to complain about.

White British teens or younger and Americans too deserve their reperations, but the young girls especially deserve it good and hard JFK-style in all holes.

You shut
the fuck up if you disagree or rhhardin will shame you for your soap opera woman-ish non-acceptance of child rape, massive or not.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Oh and fuck the Jews.

Just 'cauze no Jew has ever had any power and I as a white always have and always will all the power, shalom, I will rape all the Jews even though no Jew could ecer.possibly, seriously, ever rape rape a dumb lil 18 year or young shiksa like that lil whore Mariel Hemingway who slutted out that bald cunt to Woody because she wasn't not a good Jew but no Jew at all.

Hey any Catholic girls, no matter how young, you've hearx Bily Joel right? So lose thr knickers.anti-semite racist homophobic bigot.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Billy the prayers not said for you enable you to genocide all decency, as you are SO much infinitely better than all those dimbass hypocrite fans you got (earned).

William said...

I saw the movie, read the Wolfe book, and undoubtedly saw the centerfold. The other stuff--Jacqueline Susan and Julia Child--didn't register at all. I don't remember the centerfold or anything about the Wolfe book, but I do have some vague memories of the Arabesque film. Of the memorabilia, the Arabesque movie was for me the most memorable.

Guildofcannonballs said...

I think, as the Kevin Federline of an earlier age, nobody ought remember Barbie Bush.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Too bad the Bush name wasn't Reaganized. Then nobody would give a shit about George or George or Jeb or Babs. Decent folks, unlike each and every Bush, would care more about somwthinf than only, obsessively, themselvez, so nakedly tribal and fame-whoringly.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Hey if my use of tribal didn't trigger any Jewz then let's just go ahead and trigger it noe.

Bush/Jew tribal.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Sad Melania showed up, at least the potUS didn't affect to the metro-queers.

jack hoysted said...

i thought it was going to be about the shorts

madAsHell said...

Is the woman in front of the "Arabesque" movie poster embracing the theme, and wearing period correct clothing?