Posts tagged with ‘1960s

Russell Johnson, Professor on Gilligan’s Island, dies at 89

Originally from northeastern Pennsylvania, Johnson served in World War II before pursuing an acting career. He acted in several TV programs in the 1950s and ’60s, including “The Adventures of Superman,” “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “The Twilight Zone.” However, his most famous role came along in 1964: The Professor on “Gilligan’s Island.”

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How incredibly different would the world be today had the Beatles never discovered psychedelics?

How incredibly different would the world be today had the Beatles never discovered psychedelics?

Behold, the original space age Ford Mustang that never was

In 1962, Ford’s mission when creating the Mustang was simple— to make a fun, compact sports car for twentysomethings that couldn’t afford more expensive, higher end kinds of muscle. But before the Mustang took on its iconic 1960s muscle car shape, the original prototype was this weird, space age James Bond thing. 

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Rediscovered short film of the day: “Mickey Mouse Goes to Vietnam” by Lee Savage and Milton Glaser

Created in 1968, this is not an official Disney short, but it was created by Savage and Glaser as an underground anti-war film. They creators were never sued by Disney, though there was talk of legal action. Instead, the film just kind of disappeared until it recently showed back up on YouTube.


IHC After Dark short films: “The Alphabet” by David Lynch (1968)

An early, bizarre and absurdist short film by David Lynch that explores the world of one woman’s nightmares.

Promo film for GM’s Futurama ride at the 1964 World’s Fair

General Motors promotional film follows a young boy as he rides the Futurama 2 ride at the 1964- 65 New York World’s Fair.


In 1967, Walter Cronkite shows the home office of the 21st century

It’s a decent setup, but it would be impossible to predict in the 1960s that everyone would have all of that in a device in their pocket, and they’ll use it to look at videos of cats falling off furniture.

Why it would have been impossible to fake the moon landing in 1969

With incredibly high quality special effects now at the fingertips at almost anyone with a laptop, it’s easy to imagine that it’s always been as easy to fake something like a moon landing. But this incredible argument is the end all be all of the Apollo hoax. Why? Because in 1969, we absolutely had the technology to put people on the moon, but we DID NOT have the film and video technology to fake a realistic moon landing hoax.

IHC After Dark: Rare Pink Floyd performance with Syd Barrett from 1967

This is a video of Pink Floyd performing one of the very 1st songs that rocketed them into fame. No David Gilmore in this video. It is a performance in the late 1960’s, when Syd Barrett was still the defining force of the psychedelic sounds of Pink Floyd.

Musician Ravi Shankar died yesterday at the age of 92

Here he is at Monterey Pop in 1967. 

Morning music: Otis Redding “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”

Otis Redding, anybody?

The Flintstone’s Fred and Barney selling Busch beer from 1967

Fred and Barney were not only big fans of Winston cigarettes, they were also big on Busch beer. 

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