We're going to start a new category where we take a look at the Big Book catalogs from each year of the 70s. It is part of my continuing mission as a Historical Blogger to properly document this fascinating and pivotal era of modern history.
And first up is the 1970 (1). This was a very interesting year for a number of reasons: the hippie era of the 60s had pretty well run it's course but the disco era was still several years away. So, you see in the fashions of the early 70s a transitory mixture that is searching for the next big thing. Also, 1970 was when Kathy first made her appearance in the Big Book catalogs, but it was still hit or miss as we shall see...
First up is a snapshot of some of the covers of the Big Book catalogs of 1970....
So when does our Kathy make her entrance into the Big Books? Perhaps in one of the summer catalogs? (3)
The 1970 Sears and Aldens catalogs were pretty much busts on Kathy Loghry pics. What about Penneys?
footnotes: (Yeah, it's been a while since we had any, but any article of such detailed historical research is going to have some!)
(1) Yeah, okay, 1970 is technically the last year of the 60s, not the first year of the 70s (because there was no year zero, that's why the movie was titled "2001 A Space Odyssey", not 2000), but only about 1 in 50 people know that and only about 1 in 500 care.
(2) Kathy Jackson was a VERY popular model in this time frame. However, I admit her career peaked when I was still somewhat young. I do plan on a special post featuring her (and some of the other models).
(3) Is that a purse or a lunch box in the lower right corner???