Saturday, February 29, 2020

Model Poses: Arm in Arm!!

We've looked at a few of the stranger model poses in past posts:  The Look Down, The Look Away, and The Flamingo among them.  But there's one that is not so much strange as it's, well, nice!!

It's the "Arm In Arm", and when you think about it, it's a little strange, but also, well, nice!!  Karen and Kathy demonstrate it quite well here with the added well known model pose "The Lean In."

Kathy uses the stool to good effect to show off those groovy 70 plaids and platform shoes.  Meanwhile those other Donna and Barbara are doing the Arm In Arm.

Kathy and Jill are locked Arm In Arm on their way to class.  Talk about driving all the college guys crazy!!

Another pose of the Arm In Arm.  Kathy had the technique perfected! Nice!!

Sunday, February 23, 2020

When Life Was Groovy: Chemistry Sets!!

Not only was life groovy, it was fun, exciting, and, well, downright dangerous!!

Yes, I'm talking about the chemistry sets that kids used to play with.  And these were the  real deal complete with Bunsen burners, glass test tubes and really, REALLY cool chemicals like sodium cyanide, lead acetate, potassium nitrate (also known as saltpeter, you know, for making gunpowder), and sulfuric acid, among others.

What you WON'T find is namby pamby stuff like gloves or safety goggles.  I mean, what could possibly go wrong????

Instead of safety equipment, one apparently had to wear a tie while creating a chemical reaction to liberate chlorine gas (yes you could do that with these sets!!)

Yep, not a safety goggle in sight.  Go ahead young chemist and hold that glass beaker full of explosive chemicals right in front of your eyes!!

Sorry, ladies, creating dangerous chemical reactions in your own home was exclusively the domain of boys.  No Girls Allowed!!

You'll just have to be content with a boring Lab Technician kit.  I mean it says that it's been "safety tested" right on the front.  How can that be any fun?!?!?!?

 They were even endorsed by Superman!! So of course they were cool!!

Okay, okay, I guess the girls were allowed to play with the chemistry sets too.  I can just imagine the conversation:

"Bobby, in the manual it says not to mix those two chemicals together like that."

"Nah, it'll be fine."

Ten minutes later: "Whatever you do, don't tell mom."

But as dangerous as the chemistry sets might have been, there was something even worse...
Yep, your very own atomic energy lab!!  I mean how neat-o cool is that!!  And yes, it had real uranium and radon samples!!!  I mean read the box: Exploding atoms?? check, Background radiation??, check, "Safe" radioactive materials??, check, check, and CHECK!!

And what's not included??? any sort of safety equipment of course!!

Somehow, I doubt that one could sell something like this today on the open market.  If you tried, you'd probably get a visit from the Dept. of Homeland Security!!

So what has become of these classic toys of our youth????

Oh good God NOOOOOO!!!  Plastic equipment??? PLASTIC????  No chemicals????? and worst of all it includes, gasp, safety goggles!!  No wonder kids prefer to sit around all day and look at their cell phones!!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Butterflies Are Free!!

Today women have butterflies on their, well, you know.  But back in the groovy 70s, it was different...

Well these dresses don't seem to be so special except that they are worn by Wendy, Cay, and Kathy  Where are the butterflies, you ask???

On Kathy's shoulders as pins!!  Very classy, very feminine, and quite unlike today I must say!!

All pics are courtesy of Blue Senshi.  Thanks!!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

That's So 70s: Cheery Plaids and Pinwale!!


What's better than plids?  Well how about cheery plaids??  Wendy, Kay and Kathy certainly are pretty happy and cheery in these groovy 70s plaids!!

Speaking of pretty...

Plaids in the 70s weren't only cheery, they were pretty also.  At least Kay and Kathy make them pretty!

So the title mentioned pinwale. What's that????
Well what every it is, Kathy, Kay, and Colleen seem happy.  Colleen is even giving us a rare smile!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Sizzlin' By the Shore: First Look at Summer!!

Despite being in February, Spring Break and summer are just around the corner!!  And I know that after seeing these pictures, the heat is on!!!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Cool it While Waiting!!

For teh mother to be, nothing could be more important than to "Cool It!"

Yep, the standard maternity outfits here!!!  Large, tent like shirts and stretch pants.  But in the 70s, at least you had those mode color styles!!

 In addition to being cool, "perky" was the other key factor in maternity fashion choices, apparently.

Just because you're expecting, doesn't mean you have to miss out on the summertime fun (well, at least not ALL of it) with these flower pattern swimsuits.

Or you can get dressed up too!!  Why all the dour looks???  You're supposed to be happy!!

That's better, lots of big similes here.  And why not?? These gals are keeping their cool!!

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Montgomery Wards 1970

Let's go back to early in Kathy's career with a look at some groovy pics from Montgomery Wards 1970!!!

And once again we find Kathy and Karen.  What a pair!!  Here they are doing "The Look Down" pose.  Nice balls, I mean the ones on the ground of course!!
Once again with those two.  Here we have a variation called 'The Look Away."  I'm not sure what they are looking at, but it must be interesting!

The two models on the right are still doing "The Look Away" while Kathy is doing a variation of the contrapposto by putting her best foot forward.
This would have been such an awesome pic if was not so small.  Kathy definitely has a mischievous look on her face!!