Monday, April 7, 2014

Random Weirdness: 70s Photoshop - Magic or Madness? (Part 2)

Wow, it's been over a year since our first post on 70s photoshop technological wizardry.  And as the Wolf Brand Chili ad used to say "Well, pardner, that's too long..." 

For those of you that missed the first post on 70s Photoshop - Magic or Madness, click here:

As you can plainly tell, Kathy, Karen and the two brunettes are perfectly attired for a day at the beach riding around in a jeep (which appears to be stuck).  What?, you mean to tell me that the sundresses they're wearing are NOT appropriate?  Oh, dear, JCPenney reached for photoshop magic but I'm afraid they produced madness instead!!

You may be thinking "Why is there a jeep?"  Good question.  Don't worry, the jeep is part of a larger theme for this photo shoot.  We'll get to that later........

I admit that I had to study this pic a long time to figure it out.  It was like "What the.....???"  Finally, I realized that  the background must be a view from inside a plane's cockpit.  What this has to do with the models and their spring fashions completely escapes me.  Not only is this madness, it is pure insanity!!

Bonus points for those of you who know the identity of the model to Shelly Hack's right (in the cute yellow hat).  I won't spoil it for the others...

Yep, that's "her" again next to Shelley.  This is a little better pic than the one above, so you may have an idea by now.  Although this is the other half of the pic above, it's still pure madness!!!!!!

"All Aboard!!"  Karen, Kathy, and the brunette look way too cute to board that boat (which kind of looks like a shrimp boat?!?) in the background.  Yeah, "Knits Go everywhere" except for a shrimp boat.  Once again, this is sheer madness!!

We've had three pic in a row of  70s photoshop madness.  Where, oh where, is the magic??..........

"I'm leavin' on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again...."   I'm not sure if these models are supposed to be on the tarmac in front of this plane or what?  Obviously you couldn't do that today.  Of course, air travel was so very different back then.  Is this finally photoshop magic?  Well, it's not quite the madness of the previous pics, but, let's face it, no real magic here.  It's just kind of lame really (despite the gorgeous smiles of these gals).

As you have probably picked up, the overall "theme" of this photoshop series is "travel" .  I guess it is supposed to show how these happin' JCP fashions are perfect for the young, "jet set" crowd or something.

Still, it's kind of hard to explain the next two pics....

Now we've gone from a shrimp boat to a freighter or some kind of tanker?  I'm sorry, but Karen is not suitably dressed for that.  More madness!!

I just had to include the other half of the above pic for one simple reason: Kathy in a long dress in front of the ocean.  Huh???  Maybe the technicians just didn't have anywhere else for this.

As you may recall, we finished the last post on 70s photoshop with Kathy in a long dress with a Oktoberfest look.  Hey, that reminds me.  It's Saturday afternoon, so what the heck.  I think I'll "Roll out the Barrel" again!


  1. I think the girl in the yellow hat is Kim Basinger. Without the second photo I would not of figured this out.

    1. Yes, I believe that you are right! I only noticed that it was Kim Basinger from the second pic also . She did a little catalog modeling back then. There are several well known actresses that modeled in the catalogs and she was one. Shelley Hack was another, but there were some others also.

  2. Madness? Well it was the seventies, there might have been chemicals involved (and I'm not talking about developer, stop bath, and fixer) - Dave in NV

    1. Come to think of it, yeah, the 70s are a bit of a haze to me also. Ahhh, those were the days, weren't they?

  3. PS - but on second thought inhaling developer, stop bath, and fixer fumes might induce madness...

  4. The brunette in orange is Karen Welsh a good friend of Kathy's.

    1. Thanks for the info. It is always good to identify those models! I'll have to keep my eye out for her when putting togetehr future posts.